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"This is Deputy Chief Jim Bravura! Come out with your hands above your head!"
―Jim Bravura

Jim Bravura (unknown - 2011/2012) was the Deputy Chief of the NYPD and, later, a Homicide unit lieutenant. A dedicated policeman, he has the strict belief that any cop should act within the law, often very much in contrast to the outlook of Max Payne.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

At some point before 2001, Bravura joined the NYPD and then became the deputy chief of the department. By the time Max Payne joins the NYPD, Bravura was an Inspector.

Valkyr caseEdit

In 2001, Jim Bravura has a position as the NYPD Deputy Chief and leads the police chase against Max Payne, but has difficulty catching up to Max during his rampage through the criminal underworld.

Eventually, after killing Nicole Horne atop the Aesir Headquarters building, the fugitive surrenders to Bravura's SWAT team willingly, and is taken away in their truck.

Cleaner caseEdit

By 2003, an exonerated Max now works as a detective for Bravura, who has demoted himself to Homicide lieutenant. Bravura debriefs Payne after his shootouts with the Cleaners in Annie Finn's warehouse and his apartment complex.

He assigns Valerie Winterson the case of the murdered Senator Gate, in which Mona Sax is the prime suspect.

After Max Payne is caught working with the fugitive Sax in an Upper East Side apartment shootout with numerous Cleaners, Bravura orders the detective to remain at his desk and type up a detailed report of the incident.

Bravura is later seen in the New York Memorial hospital, attempting to find and interrogate a hospitalized Max about the death of Winterson when Mitchum, an Ingram-wielding commando sent to eliminate Max, guns the police lieutenant down. When Payne finds the security room, he can see Bravura being operated on via a surveillance camera. Payne remarks that Bravura is 'too stubborn to die.'

Later that night, in Senator Alfred Woden's office at his manor, Max turns on the television and sees Kyra Silver's NYNN report, which says that Bravura is in stable condition after being shot.

Later lifeEdit

Following the events of the Cleaner case, Bravura returns to work. At some point later, Bravura summons Max to his office where he and Max agree that, due to Max shooting Winterson, he will quit the NYPD. Bravura promises to get Payne a pension, and asks Max if he ever lied to him. Max also reveals to Bravura that Winterson was the lover of Vladimir Lem, the man who was behind the Cleaners. Before Max leaves the office, Bravura asks him to stay in touch. Bravura and Max stay in contact until around 2011-2012, when Jim Bravura passes away due to a heart attack. [1]

In Max Payne's dreamsEdit

Jim Bravura appears in Max Payne's nightmares. Payne "fights" Bravura once in a dream and, equipped with a Beretta, he and Winterson fire at Payne, but both cops are "killed" by Max.

PersonalityEdit

According to fellow police officers, Bravura routinely demotes himself in order to stay closer to the police officers who work on cases in the field.

He is a former alcoholic and suffers from insomnia. Bravura is also seen swallowing painkillers routinely under stress, akin to Max Payne, and may be addicted to them.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Aside from Max Payne, Bravura is one of the few characters that survives the events of the first two games of the series. However, he does not appear in the third game, as he dies several months before the events of Max Payne 3. His death and relationship with Max after the Cleaner case are mentioned in the second Max Payne 3 comic, "Hoboken Blues."

AppearancesEdit

QuotesEdit

"This is deputy chief Jim Bravura from the NYPD. You are to cease your criminal activities and surrender immediately."
―To Max Payne
"What were you thinking? Were you thinking at all?"
―To Max Payne
"What happened out there? You killed her!"
―To Max Payne, speaking about Valerie Winterson's death
"Bull....shit!"
―Bravura's last words before passing out after being gunned down

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