Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900's, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle. when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland. Rushed to the front, his kill-count quickly rose. His fellow Finns nicknamed him The Magic Sniper, but to the Russians he was Belaya Smert, The White Death.
Yi Sun-sin was a Korean soldier in the 16th century. Throughout his career he had built up a reputation as an exemplary leader with a brilliant eye for military decisions. Despite this, he had received few promotions and had made fewer friends within the military due to his 'no nonsense' stance on nepotism and corruption. But when Japan invaded the defenceless Korean coast in their darkest hour; the government begrudgingly admitted there was only person for the job.
Lapulapu was a Chieftain of the Filipino island of Mactan in the 16th century. When the European explorer Magellan, arrived at his homeland and pushed Christianity on his people he resisted. Even after every other Chieftain had accepted the new faith he stood firm.
The European's were eager to make an example of this apostate, but things would not go the way they'd planned...
Eugene was a French aristocrat born in the 17th century. After being snubbed by the French King for his ugly face and frail body, he rose through the ranks of the Austrian military and bought the Arrogant French King and his army to its knees.
Zumbi was a descendant of Angolan royalty who was enslaved and sent to Brazil. He led a guerilla war against the Portugese, and built a city deep within the Amazon rainforest for runaway slaves.
Ned Kelly was an Australian living in the 1850s. His family was poor, and were often targeted by police. Unhappy with his life he becomes a bushranger and takes the country by storm with his brazen robberies and burning hatred of the police force.