Vsauce Discusses Whether All Is Actually Fair in Love and War

In the latest episode of Vsauce, host Michael Stevens breaks down the old proverb, “All is fair in love and war,” exploring how the concept of fairness actually applies to the battlefield and matters of the heart.

In video games, if the bad guys really wanted to stop you, why do they walk around in such predictable patterns? Wouldn’t their chances be better if they just came right at you? There’s a great term for this: “mook chivalry.” It’s as if there’s a sort of unwritten Geneva Convention that applies to fictional baddies.