The counting of steps, the smell of gunpowder, the sound of clashing swords. This is the duel; gentleman’s right, settler of disputes, restorer of honor, a really easy way to get yourself killed. Duels took many forms over the years, including some very unusual conflicts. In the fourth installment of a four-part animated video series,  we recount history’s most unusual duels along with the lessons learned.

Lesson learned: Aim carefully.