Although it is not an easy task, we have dared to select the most powerful Naruto characters, either in the Classic phase, as in Naruto: Shippuden, in the OVAs, games … Basically everywhere!
We have not only taken into account the Kekkei Genkai, Bijū, classifications and techniques (taijutsu, ninjutsu, genjutsu, etc.) to configure this list, but also the historical importance of each character throughout the events of the series.
20 most powerful Naruto characters
Attention, this article is loaded with spoilers!
This powerful “artificial shinobi” is actually two: the union between the White Zetsu and the Black Zetsu . The white version consists of a human created artificially from the DNA of Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage. Meanwhile, the black version was created by the fearsome Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, with the aim of helping her be reborn in the future.
In addition to being one of Akatsuki’s most powerful members, Zetsu is on this list for being the “gateway” for the resurgence of the “Demon” (a “loving nickname” for Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki).
Former member of the Hidden Village of the Arena, Sasori is one of those ninjas with whom we assure you that you would not like to stumble … especially when he is in a bad mood.
Considered one of the most powerful members of Akatsuki, Sasori has in his record acts that demonstrate the dimension of his power and, at the same time, of his cruelty. Responsible for high-level crimes, this skilled puppet manipulator ( Kugutsu no Jutsu ) managed to assassinate the Third Kazekage (who was considered the most powerful ninja in the Sand Village).
Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough to prove his power, Sasori was still able to invade an entire country by himself!
18. Kakashi Hitake
From the beginning of the series, Kakashi-sensei proved to be one of Konoha’s strongest shinobis. In addition, all his power was enhanced after receiving a Sharingan eye from Obito Uchiha, his friend who died during the Third Shinobi World War (or at least it was what everyone believed …).
Before occupying the post of Sixth Hokage , just after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi’s dexterity and abilities made him occupy the title of Captain of the Anbu and Commander of the Shinobi Allied Forces.
Kakashi is that sensei that inspires respect for everyone!
17. Killer B
Do not be fooled by the “lovely” rhymes of Killer B, the guardian of the Hidden Cloud Village. This shinobi has impressive agility and gave Sasuke a lot of work when they were involved in combat.
In addition, Killer B is classified as a Jinchūriki , that is, he has a Biju (Beast with Tail) inhabiting his body – Gyūki, also known as “Eight-Tails.” But, what makes Killer B an exceptional ninja is the fact that he is one of the few with the ability to fully control his Biju, empowering and perfecting all his power.
Gaara was always despised by the inhabitants of his land, the Hidden Village of the Arena, since, like Naruto, this shinobi was born under the “curse” of being a Jinchūriki. Gaara houses Shukaku in his body, also known as the Una-Cola Biju.
Considered one of the most powerful ninjas of the Country of the Wind, Gaara of the Desert has unique features that do justice to its title of Fifth Kazekage , such as the manipulation of the sand and the Liberation of Magnetism (its Kekkei Genkai).
Gaara is also a Kanchi Taipu , that is, a “Perceptive”, managing to identify the exact location of his enemies simply through his chakra. In other words, Gaara can defeat his adversaries without even keeping an eye on them.
15. Kabuto Yakushi
His exceptional intelligence and perception, coupled with the dominance of powerful ninjutsus and his ability to modify his own DNA, make Kabuto one of the most feared ninjas in the shinobi world.
By the way, thanks to the DNA alteration skills, this medical ninja managed to incorporate two super-powerful kekkei genkai into his own body: the Attack of the Twin Demons (divide his body at the molecular level) and Shikotsumyaku (ability to manipulate his entire bone structure ).
Orochimaru’s right and spy arm is also capable of applying Kyūinjutsu , a chakra absorbing technique, very useful for “stealing” the enemy’s energy and storing it in his own chakra reserve.
Kabuto may officially be a Genin , but his mastery of special techniques, such as Senjutsu , Hiden and Invocations, along with his great insight, makes him a difficult adversary for any Rank-S shinobi .
He is one of Konoha’s legendary sannin , along with Tsunade and Orochimaru, all under the training of Sarutobi (Third Hokage).
Even without any Kekkei Genkai or special ability, Jiraya is one of the most prominent shinobis in the ninja world. Popularly known as Sannin Range , this “super-pervert” has the ability to invoke toads (gigantic, by the way) and masterfully use the Senjutsu . In addition, Jiraya still has the most powerful Rasengan there is (except for Naruto, of course).
Jiraya’s powers are comparable to those of a Kage. By the way, he was initially chosen to occupy the position of Quinto Hokage, but since that was going to hinder the production of his series of magazines for adults ( Icha Icha ), he ended up rejecting it.
Another legendary sannin of Konoha, considered the kunoichi (the female version of shinobi, for those who do not know) more powerful in the world, in addition to having the title of doctor with greater wisdom. Tsunade returned to Konoha as Quinta Hokage and uses all his immense strength to protect the village from enemies.
In addition to being very good at taijutsu , Tsunade also manages to master various transformations of nature, such as Fire, Water, Earth, Lightning, not to mention the Liberation of Yin and Yang.
This kunoichi also dominates extremely strong medicinal ninjutsus , which allows it to heal itself and its companions of serious wounds and in a short time.
A legendary sannin from Konoha (along with Tsunade and Jiraya) and one of the most famous and dangerous nukenin of the Hidden Leaf Village. Orochimaru’s power is scary!
Leader of the Hidden Village of Sound (which is nothing but a place for Orochimaru to do his extravagant experiments), this shinobi managed to kill the Third Hokage and give Naruto a lot of work in his Four Tails form.
Body modifications are typical of Orochimaru, which manages to fully manipulate the shape of your body at will, either to attack, defend or heal.
The Power of the White Serpent , as his body modification ability is known, also allows him to use the Reincarnation of the Living Corpse to transfer his soul to other bodies, thus maintaining his immortality.
Orochimaru dominates even high level ninjutsus , managing to use all the five transformations of nature, in addition to the Liberation of Yin and Yang. But, the types of ninjutsu he uses most are those that involve snake techniques, with the ability to invoke giant snakes and use them to attack their opponents.
Resuscitating the dead and using various secret techniques is also in the “curriculum” of Orochimaru, a ninja who is not easy to defeat me by now.
11. Itachi Uchiha
We can say that Itachi is Professor Snape of the Naruto world (Harry Potter fans will understand perfectly).
This shinobi prodigy is one of the most powerful of the Uchiha Clan, early occupying the post of Captain of the ANBU. Everything was going well until Itachi decides to kill all the members of his Clan, with the only exception of Sasuke, his younger brother.
Itachi becomes a Nukenin of Rank-S, one of the most wanted international criminals, and joins the Akatsuki team .
Obviously, as is an Uchiha, the Kekkei Genkai of Itachi could not be other than the Sharingan. By the way, one of the most powerful Sharingan we can find in the ninja world.
This shinobi also has the ability to invoke crows to defend themselves, as well as to control various elements of nature, such as fire, water, wind, yin and yang.
10. Minato Namikaze
Also known as Konoha’s Yellow Lightning, due to his incredible ability in Lightning Liberation, Minato is one of the legendary shinobis of the Hidden Leaf Village and … Naruto’s father !
Minato could demonstrate all his power when Konoha was attacked by the terrible Nine-Tails and, honoring his Fourth Hokage title, this shinobi did everything to protect his village, although not without some sacrifices …
Using a powerful sealing technique, Minato managed to contain the Nine-Tails, locking him in the body of his newborn son, dying heroically during this process.
Due to its huge chakra reserves, Minato was able to use very powerful ninjutsus (such as Rasengan), in addition to Senjutsu , Fūinjutsu and an excellent Taijutsu .
9. Obito Uchiha
Under the pseudonym of Tobi , Obito manipulated Akatsuki in order to destroy the world and replace it with a new one.
This shinobi is one of the most notable members of the Uchiha Clan, being therefore able to master the Sharingan and the Mangekyō Sharingan. In addition, Obito also owns a Rinnegan – which belonged to Nagato.
All Obito’s power was demonstrated in the “one on four” battle, where he challenged Naruto and Killer B (in his perfect jinchūriki forms), as well as Guy and Kakashi (experienced jōnin).
Already put to talk about jinchūriki, Obito had locked in his body three beasts of different tails: the Ten-Tails, the Shukaku and the Gyūki. Do you think it’s too little?
Obito (or Tobi) is a Rank-S ninja traumatized with war and disillusioned with the world and, because of that, a great danger to all Shinobi nations.
Founder and leader of Akatsuki , this ninja acts under the pseudonym of Pain , and came to the conclusion that people would only come to value peace after feeling the meaning of true pain.
Nagato is the most powerful member of Akatsuki (and the only one who is not classified as a nukenin in his village, the Hidden Rain Village), being the bearer of an exceptional amount of chakra. And since he owns a Rinnegan, he easily learns and develops a wide range of powerful ninjutsus .
Nagato was even able to control all the transformations of nature during his childhood, which left Jiraya, his sensei in Ame’s Orphaned team, quite admired.
But Nagato’s most powerful technique is, without a doubt, the Six Paths of Pain , which allows him to control six different bodies as if they were his, from the reincarnation of dead ninja corpses.
This is a very advanced and forbidden technique, dominated only by Nagato and Obito Uchiha.
7. Sasuke Uchiha
One of the most iconic characters in the entire series, Sasuke is undoubtedly one of Naruto’s most beloved and hated shinobis. It doesn’t matter if you are #TeamNaruto or #TeamSasuke , because the incredible power that this ninja possesses is indisputable!
Considered one of the last members of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke is in control of two of the three Sandai Dojutsu (“Eye Techniques”) – the Sharingan and the Rinnegan. He even developed the powerful Mangekyo, an advanced form of Sharingan that only develops in people who have experienced very intense trauma. As any good super fan knows, Sasuke witnessed the murder of his entire family at the hands of his own brother: Itachi Uchiha.
6. Hashirama Senju
The First Hokage of Konoha could not help but be on this list. Known as “God Shinobi,” Hashirama founded the Hidden Leaf Village in collaboration with Madara Uchiha, who until then was his friend.
Hashirama managed to master innumerable different techniques, with the Liberation of Wood being his specialty. Just so that you have an idea of the power level of this shinobi, after his death his cells were studied by the entire ninja world.
5. Hamura Ōtsutsuki
Son of Princess Kaguya and brother of the legendary Sage of the Six Paths (Hagoromo), Hamura Ōtsutsuki is considered one of the first human beings to be born with the chakra. In addition, he is also the founder of the Hyūga Clan (Hinata himself), being the bearer of a very powerful Byakugan .
Together with his twin brother, Hagoromo, he was able to enclose the Ten-Tails (maleficent version of his mother), an act by which he has won a position among the four most powerful characters in the series.
4. Madara Uchiha
Madara is the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan, known for having founded Konoha next to his former friend Hashirama, the first Hokage.
As he is the most powerful member of the Uchiha, it is clear that Dōjutsus like the Sharingan and the Mangekyō Sharingan are extremely strong in Madara. But, as if that were not enough, he also developed the Rinne Sharingan , dōjutsu that originated the Sharingan and the Rinnegan.
In addition to the powerful dōjutsu, Madara also dominates several other techniques at the maximum level, from her taijutsu to the senjutsu . However, it does not end there … The summit of Madara’s power materialized in the form of the fearsome Ten-Tails, the personification of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki with the Divine Tree.
Madara’s fight with the Shinobi Alliance is to take your breath away. We can say that it is the Chuck Norris of the ninja world!
3. Naruto Uzumaki
Dattebayo! It is clear that Naruto has to be among the most powerful ninjas in the world, after all the boy spent his life speaking that he would become a Hokage and did not give up until he succeeded.
The current Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village evolved quite a bit throughout the series and became a true living legend, being able to conjure incredible jutsus . And that without counting his ability to control all nine types of Bijū (Chakra Monsters) that inhabit his body.
(Da) ttebayo! (「(だ) っ て ば よ!」) Is Naruto Uzumaki’s slogan, which he uses at the end of most of his sentences, as a way to make his speeches and statements unique. Dattebayo and its variants do not have a literal Spanish translation, however the word “Believe it” was used in the English dubbing, “Go yes” in Spain and “Really” in Latin America.
2. Kaguya Ōtsutsuki
No one would say that the first “ninja” in the world was actually an alien … Kaguya Otsutsuki is the matriarch of the Ōtsutsuki Clan and arrived on Earth more than a thousand years ago, at a time when wars between humans were endless.
Considered immortal, Kaguya was the first to consume the fruit of the Divine Tree , being able to generate and control the chakra, the central energy of all ninja art. Therefore, this Princess has the unique gift of being able to absorb the entire chakra of the world.
Everything was going well, until Kaguya lost all the love he felt for humanity and established chaos among mortals by creating an incredibly powerful beast, known as the Ten-Tails.
Kaguya manages to create dimensional portals and change his powers according to the environment where he is. In addition to managing to control all the elements of nature, it also has the Sharingan and the Byakugan. Who is the brave who dares to face her?
1. Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki
Also known as the Sage of the Six Paths , Hagoromo is nothing less than the creator of the ninja world and the ninjutsu, the famous technique used through the concentration of the chakra.
In addition, Hagoromo was the only one (with the help of his brother Hamura) to defeat his powerful and terrifying mother, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, who had become the legendary Ten-Tails.
He did not actually destroy it, but was able to imprison it within himself through a sealing jutsu , thus becoming the first Jinchuriki (people who keep beasts of tails inside his body) of the world.
As if all this were not enough to choose him the most powerful ninja, Hagoromo is also known as a divinity among the Shinobis , mainly for his struggle to spread peace and wisdom to all corners of the planet.
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