I loooooove the one-eyed dragon himself, Date Masamune! He lost his eye to disease and took over the "family business" at age 18. Okay, well, he small pox would've killed him if it took his eye, so he gouged out his eye. I'm actually getting a mini Date clan flag for my desk. This guy was around in the Edo period and led his first campaign at age 14. He was allied with the Tokugawa and Toyotomi clans and when Ieyasu (Tokugawa) was on his death bed, Masamune read him some Zen poetry. He was also a Christian and allowed people to come and preach in his province and freed a missionary from the Tokugawa's prison. He's the Yin and Yang that I am - tough with a deep soft side.