Kalique might be more of a smiling manipulative person, but we don't get to see much of her. She scared me a bit more than Balem.
The movie had way too many plotty points, and while it was visually stunning, I think it needed a bit more editing.
In the failed wedding scene between Jupiter and Titus, there were people in the 'gathering' area, all watching the wedding events. Who were these people? Would any of them attempt to curry favor with the new monarch?
For some wild reason I had a short dream where one of those elite gifted Jupiter his slave. Who was an alien futuristic version of Lurkio from Up Pompeii. Lurcio thinks that convincing previous Master to give him to the new royal was a great idea. He gets the advantage point of whispering to her culture points, and letting know who is whom. Plus he's got a master who is a bit uncomfortable holding a slave, so she's likely to be more lenient.
I definitely remember where she's wanting to free him and Lurcio is telling her she can't do that. It's an insult to the Master who gave him to her, and it's also like Jupiter is saying he's an unworthy slave.
My mind goes weird places.