The number 43 has held many different significances over the years. The newest significance of the number will surely eclipse any previous, however: heretofore, the number 43 shall be known as the exact number of lines of dialogue spoken by Henry Cavill‘s Superman in Batman vs. Superman(And that’s counting agonized yelling as a line.)

Some brave, masochistic soul on Reddit’s Movies board saw Zack Snyder’s critically derided new picture enough times to compile all the instances of the title character actually speaking, and made a shocking discovery. Superman hardly speaks at all in what is ostensibly his own film (only 452 total words, more than 200 less than Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2), his most dense concentration of dialogue being eight whole lines during Lex Luthor’s party scene. Reddit user coolerthanabagofice clearly did their homework, cataloguing each individual line of dialogue into a neatly organized list, featuring such gems as “Hey, I was going to cook,” “I miss you too, Dad,” and of course, “Find him! Save Martha!”

“Hey, I was going to cook… Surprise you.”
“I don’t care… I don’t care what they’re saying. The woman I loved could have been blown up or shot. Think of what could have happened.”
“I didn’t kill those men if that’s what they think… If that’s what they’re saying. Don’t know if what’s possible?”
“It’s like a one man reign of terror. This bat vigilante has been consistently targeting the port and the adjacent projects and tenements and as far I can tell, the cops are actually helping him.”
“Why aren’t we covering this? Poor people don’t buy papers?”
“Perry, when you assign a story, you’re making a choice about who matters. And who’s worth it.”
“Who is that?”
“Mr. Wayne… Mr Wayne! Clark Kent, Daily Planet.”
“I’m sorry?”
“What’s your position on the Bat vigilante in Gotham?”
“Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city. Good people living in fear.”
“I’ve seen it, Mr. Wayne. He thinks he’s above the law.”
“Most of the world doesn’t share your opinion, Mr. Wayne.”
“The police won’t help, the press has to do the right thing.”
“When the planet was founded, it stood for something, Perry.”
“She was my world… And you took her from me…”
“Next time they shine your light in the sky, don’t go to it. The bat is dead. Bury it. Consider this mercy.”
“I didn’t see it, Lo. I was standing right there and I didn’t see it.”
“I’m afraid I didn’t see it because I wasn’t looking… All this time, I’ve been living my life the way my father saw it.”
“Righting wrongs for a ghost. Thinking I’m here to do good. Superman was never real, just a dream of a farmer from Kansas.”
“It did on my world. My world doesn’t exist anymore.”
“Did the nightmares ever stop?”
“I miss you, too, dad…”
“I’ll take you in without breaking you… Which is more than you deserve!”
“What have you done?”
“You think I’ll fight him for you?”
“She’s safe on the ground. How about you?”
“Where is she?!”
“Lois, I have to go to Gotham to convince him to help me. Or he has to die…”
“No one stays good in this world.”
“Bruce… Please… I was wrong. You have to listen to me… Lex wants to…”
“You don’t understand! There’s no time!”
“Stay down! If I wanted it, you’d be dead already!”
“You’re letting him kill Martha!”
“Find him! Save Martha!”
“Luthor, he wanted your life for her’s. She’s losing time.”
“My mother needs me.”
“You lost.”
“Did you find the spear?”
“This thing is from another world.... My world.”
“She with you?”
“I love you…”
“This is my world… YOU are my world.”
“AHHHHHHHHHHGHHH!!”

But what does this all amount to, apart from one Reddit user very clearly in need of post-traumatic counseling? A critic could draw all sorts of conclusions from this surprising information, extrapolating a lack of interest in character development from writers David Goyer and Chris Terrio, or perhaps all this silence is an unfortunate byproduct of the film’s commitment to darkness for its own sake. Either way, the people of Earth owe you a debt of gratitude, coolerthanabagofice. Your noble sacrifice has made the world a safer place for people who want to know what Superman says, but staunchly refuse to see Batman vs. Superman on principle.