Kuvira is an excellent manipulator. Because I don’t think there’s any other way to read this than a power play. It’s just a very deft, non-aggressive (or covertly aggressive) one. She uses her personal connection to these people as a way of disarming them, presenting herself as the reasonable, conciliatory one in an interaction where the other person is angry or confused.
My personal Kneeling Experience began with the word "Beg".I got an "are you serious???" expression,to which I responded with a steely-eyed,Damn right I'm serious sort of stare.it must have been more impressive than I realised,because the knees bent and hit the floor,and stayed there until permission to rise was granted.Unusual experience.Not sure how I feel about it.