Personally, I just don't see the point in turning this into something its not, and
renaming it, all in one fell swoop. If the all-too-vague definition makes you think of something that is
a trope, you can just take that to YKTTW
. You can even take along any examples you see that happen to fit.
As it stands, what this describes is too vague and all-over-the-place to really be described as a trope. As ccoa points out, it's possible to see at least two different tropes and one audience reaction in this.
Cutting it, and allowing people to YKTTW
any actual tropes they may think they see, will clear up a TRS slot, and with only six examples, which don't all match any particular actual-trope definition, nothing of value will be lost.
But we can do this the hard way if that's what people prefer. The results should be exactly the same, so I don't see why it matters so much which approach we use. I'm not volunteering for YKTTW
duty this time, though, because I've already got several in the air.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.