Balem Abrasax (Eddie Redmayne), who is currently in possession of the Earth, is confronted by Kunis’ character Jupiter. After claiming title to Earth by visiting Ores, the original human home world where bureaucrats confirm her genetic identity, Jupiter ("Saraphi reborn") refuses to allow Balem to harvest Earth for the youth serum.
Balem: My mother taught me what was necessary to rule in this universe.
Jupiter: Like... killing people?
Balem: I CREATE LIFE!!!... and I destroy it. ... Life is an act of consumption, Jupiter. To live is to consume. ... Now, the human beings on your planet are merely a resource waiting to be converted into capital, and this entire enterprise is just a small part in a vast and beautiful machine defined by evolution designed to a single purpose—to create profit.
Jupiter: If that’s what your mother taught you, then I can see why you hated her.
Balem: I loved my mother.
Jupiter: And yet you’re trying to kill me.
Balem: My mother made me understand that every human society is a pyramid and that some lives will always matter more than others. It is better to accept this than to pretend it isn’t true.
Jupiter: Is that why you killed her?
Balem: (striking Jupiter on the face) HOW DARE YOU!!!