Hailing from a long line of Japan’s daimyo (think territorial lords that basically had a monopoly on the island’s real estate game), Date Masamune was set up for a silver spoon type of existence, fattening off the spoils of his inheritance. But from a very young age, Masamune had his eye on something more. And when we say “eye,” we mean eye. One. The legendary general lost sight in one of his peepers after a childhood battle with smallpox, lending him the fearsome visage of a Bond villain.