I rocked out to Ozzy Osbourne's Prince of Darkness album all morning to prepare for writing this column. The reason will make sense the more you read, but mostly I'm excited to flex some history brain muscles this week. Historical figures are high on my list of interests, second only to foreign foods and notorious serial killers and the latter crosses over a bit this week. Of course, it's rare that anime depictions of these characters stay true to their real lives; they're cybernetic wizards or forbearers of doom. So, mind your step for spoilers. Also, a quick shout out to my friend Brittany S. for putting together the graphics for the column this week. And, with that, I offer you some of anime's most interesting uses of Western historical figures.