- "This is the Bravo's Dance, the Water Dance. It is swift... and sudden!"
- ―Syrio Forel
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Bravos are young swordsmen that prowl the city of Braavos during the night. They dress in party-colored finery and actively seek out fights to prove their skills. Most will fight with little cause, such a man's opinion on who is the city's most beautiful courtesan, and some with no cause at all. Anyone carrying a sword after dark in Braavos can be challenged to a duel. Simply placing a finger on your sword while facing a bravo is akin to challenging them.