Nicole's love for Richard is rather odd, but it is still there. This was first seen in " The Gi " when Penny was sticking up to Gumball after everyone laughed at him. Nicole seems to approve of Gumball and Penny's relationship. Sign In Don't have an account? Until Nicole met Richard, she felt like she had to win and succeed in order for people to like her.
Along the way, Nicole's parents do not approve of their relationship, and in her late teen years Nicole storms out after having a fight with them much to the dismay of her mother and at the same time Richard's mother kicks him out.
In " The Shell ," Nicole was proud when Gumball finally confessed his feelings. However, when Nicole's fiery spirit allowed her to defeat Yuki in a tournament, Yuki was dishonoured and left the US to practice more martial arts to get back at Nicole one day. Their relationship is given further exploration in " The Choices.