Aaand of course the first Darkness guy looks like an uptight douchebag. This may sound odd (just an observation!!) but are all Spaniards from the 1700-1800's a bunch of 'holier than thou' assholes? Cuz we all know they've cooled their jets by now.
This guy kinda looks like a 'Legend of Zorro' villain.
... Nah the English were just assholes. But the Spanish were supposedly 'holier than thou' about it. I"m not sure which. I suck at history but I do remember: English = wimpy dumbass, Spanish = handsome jerks, French = prissy, badass jerks, Germans = oooh crud, Italians = 'eeeey.
In other words, the Old World was full of brash, bullheaded morons who fought over the New World like spoiled little brats. Being an American, I take great pride in that we eventually kicked all of their asses.
Real shame that Natives still got the short end of the stick in all of it. I might be part Cherokee but I don't think there's a way to prove it.
The modern word is all cowards and backstabbers. In the old world you settled a dispute the way our nature demands, with blood and steel. Now with all those nuclear devices and automatic rifles, modern warfare mostly has tuned into a grownup's game of "I now shoot lasers!" - "Ha, my shield is laser-proof!". Also, don't pretend America was any better. There been enough knee jerk stupidity to easily be put on par with whatever the others were doing at the time. Take pride in a victory that did the last blow to an already crippling empire on land that had unspent resources and allowed for large expansion (why did you think they were attempting to seize land there for themselves in the first place?). History played in your favor, don't get too cocky about it since now you are suffering from the same disease the fell the mighty empire you cut yourself off from but this time there is no more land to explore and no more room to expand. You are all faced with the same question as we are: What now?