“Now we will begin the dance. Remember child, this is not the iron dance of Westeros we are learning, the knight’s dance, hacking and hammering, no. This the bravo’s dance, the water dance, swift and sudden.” – Syrio Forel
A Game of Thrones spoilers (Season 1) after the jump.
Arya: Syrio says a water dancer can stand on one toe for hours… Tomorrow we’re going to catch cats.
Ser Meryn Trant: Arya Stark, come with us child… Your father wants to see you.
Syrio: And why is it that Lord Eddard is sending Lannister men in the place of his own? I am wondering.
Ser Meryn: Kill the Braavosi and bring me the girl.
Syrio: Arya child, we are done with dancing for the day. Best you are going now. Run to your father
Ser Meryn: You are quick for a dancing master
Syrio: You are slow for a knight
Arya: Syrio, RUN!
Syrio: The first sword of Braavos does not run.
Syrio Forel: I based Syrio on the TV version. In the books he’s described as bald.