Chris is asked about his opinion on the world; he simply responds in a deadpan tone "the world sucks". Chris is chased out by an angry mob.
Zig Zagged: ???
Chris isn't called out for his cynicism.
Chris isn't cynical at all, but he isn't idealistic either.
Enforced: The writer is making a work which discourages cynicism, even though does so in an self-righteous and condescending manner.
Lampshaded: "I expect you idealists to come up with such a response like that."
Invoked: Bob tells Tom to get Chris into realizing that he is ruining his own life with his cynicism.
Defied: Chris is cynical, but decides to keep it to himself so that he doesn't get called out by the unsympathetic and self-righteous idealists.
Discussed: "What is it going to make Chris to accept that being idealistic is the right path to life?"
Conversed: "Does it seem that the writer is making Chris an Designated Villain since all of the idealists are like jerks towards him for his cynicism?"
Deconstructed: Bob tries to convince Chris out of his cynicism and Chris says he might have a point. After all a true cynic is cynical about their own cynicism.
The idealists realize that offensive tactics and anger are worst ways to disprove cynicism, because cynicism is, after all, anger and hatred manifested as a form of philosophy, and any insult directed at it will simply be assimilated. In order to justify that cynicism is for losers, they have to prove it realistically.
Chris' cynicism got so bad that this has left Tom and the rest of the idealists no choice but to have him kicked out of society with no point of returning, leaving him to fend for himself out in the wild. However, this leads to Chris being more justified than ever in his conviction that the world is a Crapsack World, thanks to the betrayal and the experiences in the Crapsack World that is the wild. Thanks to having to fend for himself, he is physically stronger now as well, and hungry for revenge...