This Emotion is certain you are doomed. When you put Despair into play, give it a +1 Intensity bonus for every 2 Bliss Essence counters on Emotion cards on the Main board. Mark the Intensity bonus with an appropriate Intensity token.
This is a Strong Emotion. It enters play, when the Mild Emotion PESSIMISM is Empowered.
Empower is a Spirit Action available in the Full Game rules.