Quote Originally Posted by Captain M View Post
She did believe him but she was angry anyways, because of his attitude, the stress of being in a death match, the disappointment of losing their new allies and their only source of food. It was just too much.

In my opinion one of Hopeless' biggest strenghts is believable character moments and interactions, that Nico&Chase moment included. It might seem out of character for Nico. But it's an impossibly hard situation for everyone to be in.
After a long hard think and a bit of reading Undercover, I kind of agree with you. The entire point of Arena was bringing out completely new sides to characters. Not a fan of what he did with Nico in Undercover, though.