Irony isn’t strictly correct either. In the example used, it would only be ironic if Simba were so broken up about causing the death of his father that his actions actually DID cause the death of someone else he loved. What they’re describing here is justaresult of omniscient or multiple POV storytelling, where the audience is aware of facts the characters are not. And only slightly related, if you listen to Alanis Morisette’s song, “Ironic,” exactly one of those situations is actually ironic. The rest just suck.