In a lapse of judgement, Nova accuses Loup of lacking the ruthlessness required to get ahead in the game. The manís stoic composure ruptures. As is natural to the captain, Nova responds to Loupís flash of aggression with his fists. He is, however, quickly backed up by his towering right hand. He clings to his pride with a piercing stare back at Loup, unflinching throughout the verbal assault and flying spittle.