Most apocalyptic scenes are somewhat unpleasant: black skies, crumbling buildings, crushed bodies.
This, of course, does little for morale.
They wake up after being battered, their Super Robot unresponsive, and Chiro and Antauri are gone. No leadership, no guidance.
They need to find them; they need to win.
"Oh, I hope they're okay," Nova whispers. Otto gives her a sorta-kinda-thumbs up.
"Hey," Sprx says in an attempt to comfort Nova. "We're the hyperforce! What's the worst that can happen, right?"
Author's note: And thus begins Sprx's descent into defeatism.