This Emotion is certain you will lose. When you put Pessimism into play, after giving it Essence, check the total number of Essence counters on each team’s Emotions. If there are more Bliss counters than Gloom, give Pessimism a +1 Intensity token.
This is a Mild Emotion. If this Emotion is Empowered, it is replaced with a Strong Emotion called DESPAIR.
Empower is a Spirit Action available in the Full Game rules.