Best Naruto Characters

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The Top Ten

1
Itachi
I just find him incredibly elegant and sad. His whole background story is extremely tragic, yet he chose to sacrifice everything for his village and his little brother. His jutsu are also amazing.
I agree sasuke kills itachi because itachi let him, obito (tobi) even said
itachi could beat sasuke so easily that he won´t see it. even naruto will lose to him with his sage mode. Itachi can control time with the tsukuyomi. he control every jutsu that he has better than sasuke. his susano has the legendary sword, and sasuke don´t have it.
the whole anime goes around the uchiha clan incident itachi made the plot amazing by having everything predicted and precalculated
[Newest]I really like him
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2Sasuke
Sasuke and his clan is the one who makes the plot story to be great and fantastic. Remember? Masashi Kishimoto created Sasuke inorder to have a thrill and excitement in the series. He created Sasuke so that the main character, 'naruto", will have a best companion and at the same time, a rival. Yes, Sasuke became cruel and everyone judged him to be one of the worst character in the story and considered as an international criminal. BUT TAKE A LOOK, Sasuke only lose his path because of the tragedy that he's clan had suffer. Just try to put your situation in Sasuke's own. Imagine that your family was murdered with your own brother/sister. Imagine that your own beloved country/village ordered one of your family member to kill all of you where "IN FACT", your own clan/ancestor created and love the village. The village betray your clan. The village that your clan almost give there life to serve for it's sake will be the one who will end up all of your lives just because of a threat? Then now, can you imagine if that situation happens to you. Is it too much atrocity and unfair? Sasuke was the REAL victim of Konoha. But, despite of everything, Sasuke still wants to serve Konoha and he will still continue his clan's legacy. He is very wonderful, no words can describe how he is great. That's a "REAL" hero and he deserve to be called as a HOKAGE. Uchiha clan did very far for Konoha and I think, someone that is an "UCHIHA" deserve to have a position like that and we want "UCHIHA SASUKE" to accomplish it. Beside, Sasuke graduated the academy with the highest academic honor and the smartest student in his batch (Even Shikamaru's intelligence still cannot surpass him. Lets give Sasuke a chance to rule the ninja world (Naruto, you maybe have it next time after Sasuke).

Naruto would be boring if Sasuke is not created.

I don't WANT TO REPEAT THE "MADARA-HASHIRAMA" STORY!

<3I LOVE SASUKE SO MUCH <3

"UCHIHA FOR A CHANGE AND FOR THE BETTER"

:And for all the critics who still criticize Sasuke, "YOU ARE ALL HEARTLESS, SELFISH AND HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING"!
Shikamaru is smarter then Sasuke. The reason sasuke got a better academic score than shikamaru is cause he doesn't give a damn about exams. there just a drag
I don't like where the story is going! Sasuke is an intelligent and powerful man who has patient and he never reveals his plans before he reaches his goal. I think Kishi has forgotten how the uchihas characters are. The only thing he has in mind is Sasuke being evil and naruto being an angel. And that they have to fight each other. I doen't see why Sasuke wants to kill Naruto. I only see why Sasuke wants to restore his clan and become hokage.

I really think that Sasuke is the best character and I hope you see the good in this character as well! He is nothing like Orochimaru so doesn't try to make him like that. I would say that Sasuke is more like his brother, Itachi, but with the goal to become hokage and restore the clan. I really want to see him fulfill his goals. He is an smart man so if he really wants to take revenge on Konoha he should do it now, but he doesn't cause he will lose his chance to become Hokage. The same if he fights naruto. I he fights naruto, I can only imagen ig being the same battle as madara-hashirama (but I still think sasuke should win cause he deserves it) or the sanin battle (if sasuke takes the same pattern as Orochimaru I will get pissed and bored). The only interesting and new thing is that sasuke becomes hokage.

I will get pissed if Sasuke dies and doesn't become hokage. I think that the only people deserving to be a hokage right now is an uchiha. If the people of Konoha knows the true story behind the uchihas they will think the same. I mean what Madara, Obito and Itachi did to protect Konoha and their friends. And how the Konoha people betrayed and made the uchihas the cruel people.

If Kishi has the chance to do a sequel to naruto Call it UCHIHA I would easily read it!

I think Kishi is still missing the whole story about the uchiha clan. Hope he makes a movie where he favoures the uchiha.
To the person who wrote:Sasuke and his clan is the one who makes the plot story to be great and fantastic. Remember? Masashi Kishimoto created Sasuke inorder to have a thrill and excitement in the series. He created Sasuke so that the main character, 'Naruto", will have a best companion and at the same time, a rival. Yes, Sasuke became cruel and everyone judged him to be one of the worst character in the story and considered as an international criminal. BUT TAKE A LOOK, Sasuke only lose his path because of the tragedy that he's clan had suffer. Just try to put your situation in Sasuke's own. Imagine that your family was murdered with your own brother/sister. Imagine that your own beloved country/village ordered one of your family member to kill all of you where "IN FACT", your own clan/ancestor created and love the village. The village betray your clan. The village that your clan almost give there life to serve for it's sake will be the one who will end up all of your lives just because of a threat? Then now, can you imagine if that situation happens to you. Is it too much atrocity and unfair? Sasuke was the REAL victim of Konoha. But, despite of everything, Sasuke still wants to serve Konoha and he will still continue his clan's legacy. He is very wonderful, no words can describe how he is great. That's a "REAL" hero and he deserve to be called as a HOKAGE. Uchiha clan did very far for Konoha and I think, someone that is an "UCHIHA" deserve to have a position like that and we want "UCHIHA SASUKE" to accomplish it. Beside, Sasuke graduated the academy with the highest academic honor and the smartest student in his batch (Even Shikamaru's intelligence still cannot surpass him. Lets give Sasuke a chance to rule the ninja world (Naruto, you maybe have it next time after Sasuke)." You do realize that there is many simlar situations to sasuke's situation-as horrible as it is-in real life and in the Naruto anime and manga who had it way worst like the Holocaust but you do not see or hear the Jews hating, wanting revenge, wanting to kill, acting and being "emo" and cold, wanting world domination etc against Germany and its people and later the whole world like sasuke situation of revenge on Itachi, Konha, and later the whole world and so my point is that when I think of sasuke's suffering, I think of of how the Jews suffered the same way except more and worse than sasuke and do not hate or try to kill Germany or all of mankind because of the Holocaust
[Newest]This guys just awesome no thanks to Naruto this guy deserves the win
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3Naruto
He's not perfect, he's not the most powerful one, but he does everything only with his will-power that's what makes him the best.
Naruto is awesome. Even in childhood when he had no one he kept the emotion in and lived his life. He had lots of friend who gave him support. He has lots of confident when he hadn't. He kept trying hard to become a Hokage and became successful so that's why he is the best HOKAGE!
Naruto is epic, he can do things others can't. He has an amazingly awesome demon fox within him. And the SAGE MODE! It's awesome. Whenever I see Naruto on T.V., I smile. He's so stupidly cute.
[Newest]Naruto is an awesome friend. There's no denying that.

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4Kakashi
graduated at age 5, chunin at age 6 then jonin at age 13. nuff said.
Kakashi is the most rounded character. He has his dark past, yet can still make jokes and play around. He feels guilt for those he lost, but he tries to teach his students how to deal with their grief and guilt. Not only can he teach, but he is one of the top shinobi in the village. Not to mention that he was given a position with ANBU at the age of 13 for crying out loud!
Kakashi is one of the most skilled shinboi of the hidden leaf. he is the leader of team 7 and has the Sharingan in one eye. He is also the creator of chidori and has a wide variety of other jutsu of most elements thanks to his sharingan. Kakashi is the son of Sakumo Hatake The white fang of the hidden leaf who was a shinobi of kage level. he was also elected to be hokage and is a big fan of Jiraya's book "make out tactics. "

[Newest]This is why Kakashi is one of the best characters in Naruto. He went through so much pain and suffering as a child yet he never turned bad or evil. He also represents Naruto and Sasuke in the fact that he represents the goodness in Sasuke and the badness in Naruto. The reason behind this is because his life is similar to Sasuke's in the sense that he lost everyone who is precious to him but still decided to be good. And he represents the bad in Naruto in which he is mostly always the one to finish off the enemy and kill them for Naruto because he is trying to keep Naruto pure and untainted because he understands the pain of killing someone and what it does to you. Anyways that is my opinion on why Kakashi is the best character in Naruto and my personal favorite character
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5Gaara
The Naruto anime cartoon without Gaara would be less tasteful. Great story, great powers, just captivating. In the first part of Naruto series Gaara is also a little scary.
Gaara only number five? This is a travesty D: Gaara is going to crush all of you! Gaara rules!

RC

Yeah, I feel like he should at least be number four (above Sasuke, I believe).
Gaara is cool because he crushes people with sand. Not like Naruto and the others crushes people with bare hands. Gaara should be on the top list because he is way stronger than Naruto!
[Newest]Gaara because he can kill almost anyone just by thinking about it and he's cute.
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6Shikamaru
Shikamaru is so cool. I mean he uses a mediocre set of jutsu combined with his genius level IQ to best all of his opponents, including Hidan.
He's such an interesting character. He's so laid-back, but he jumps into action when his friends are in danger.
Shikamaru should be # 3 next to Naruto and Kakashi! He is so cute I wanna go inside the manga because of him! Laugh out loud Tobi and Nagato weren't even on the list.

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[Newest]The moment Shikamaru used shadow possession to knock Kin unconscious, I thought, "Oh, we're dealing with a smart one here". That scene caught me so off guard with its ingenuity that I laughed way too hard at it and replayed it a dozen times. With how Naruto was going so far, I was not expecting someone to use such logic instead of brute force. And Shikamaru only kept getting better after that. Good lad, him!
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7Minato Namikaze
This guy owned madara, nine tails, known as the yellow flash of the leaf, instant teleport to his seal, and also sensei of kakashi, student of pervy sage, and the inventor of rasengan from just looking at the tailed beast bomb... BEST NINJA EVER
I believe he is the best character in my opinion, he can beat anybody by just teleporting.
He is the fastest ninja ever... Even madara can't match his speed
[Newest]One of my favorite Naruto character Naruto dad go Minato

8Madara
Madara is one of the most powerful, evil, and epic character in the Naruto series. He is the most diabolical character ever and I'm glad Masashi Kishimoto decided to make him a Main Antagonist because he is so awesome!
Very cool ulimate ridiculously powerful character. Madara has been heared around the world, he's legend! Not to mention there's more to be see from him and he's not leaving anytime soon
His get a sharingan from the god ti kill senju family. But he failed to killed hashimaru senju than uchiha family want to friend again with senju family.
[Newest]He is badass. He had a dream and he was a finger tip close from completing it. He killed Naruto and sasuke. He is also the strongest Naruto character

9Rock Lee
Um? Have you seen him fight Garaa? He knows no other Justu style and STILL kicks so much ass, plus he has a Beatles' hairdo and he wears super heavy weights that make craters when they fall! DUDE, THIS GUY IS SO AWESOME.
Bruce Lee based character, thumbs UP!
Rock Lee can own almost anyone in a fight. He so fast Raikage has has a hard time seeing him. He going to kick Sasuke's ASS in the ninja war.
[Newest]If I were to pick any character from the Naruto series to be my friend, it would totally be Rock Lee! He's nice, sweet, funny, cute, hard working, etc. You Rock Lee!
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10Neji
my 4 favs are Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara, and Neji

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Neji is the best! He's hot, strong, and smart, and the only jonin of all the K11. He also had many difficulties in the past, and and with a little help from Naruto and Hiashi, he became the amazing Neji of today. Even though he acts like the cool guy that doesn't care, in actuality he really cares for Lee, Tenten, Hinata, and the rest of the K11. And that's still not mentioning that he sacrificed his life for Hinata and Naruto.
Neji is more cool than hinata
A genius indeed

What a nonsense why did hinata is more famed than neji
That sulks
Ken
[Newest]Neji is so badass he beat someone with 2 fingers. He's one of the coolest ninjas of all time

Neji's character development is also very awesome. At first, he appears as a guy you just hate, but when you learn about his tragic background you'll feel sorry for him. Neji also becomes a nice guy after turning to the good side.

The Contenders

11Hinata
Hinata is awesome. Her moves are graceful and she is a pure angel. I think Hinata is the most beautiful and cute character out of naruto characters.
What makes Hinata a strong character is something that far surpasses beyond the simple idea her being the kindest of all Naruto characters, which she is. She is among the few characters in the series that consistantly demonstrates the ideals and values celebrated by Ninja society: the Will of Fire, and staying true to one's Nindo, their Ninja Way. Hinata, like Naruto and Rock Lee, has always had the most to prove. Naruto was ostracized as the Jinchurriki and failed for years at the ninja acadamy; Rock Lee was a failure at ninjutsu and genjutsu and faced the possibility of dying from his surgery, or never doing taijutsu again; and Hinata was regarded as a failure as a ninja by her own family, with her father emotionally abusing her as being worthless and her own cousin attempting to murder her. However, all three of them refused to back down, and stuck to their ninja way. All three of them were underdogs who would keep battling even if they were sure they would die. It is these characteristics that made Naruto cheer for a girl he barely knew. Hinata is a true ninja and hero.
She's strong physically and emotionally! Some people say she's weak! She's just shy and has lack of self-confident but she's strong! Maybe stronger than sakura! And has a mature instinct when it comes to love!
[Newest]She's sweet. She's gorge. No other character is better.
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12Nagato
Why is Nagato number 15 on the list he should be number 1. I mean seriously I would personally put him number one (because he is my favorite). His story and background are hands down the saddest in the whole anime. Why put him under characters such as Hinata. That doesn't mean I hate her she is still one of my favorites she is In the top 10 I can admit she is the best and my favorite female character in the series but still Nagato should be higher on the list and why putting him below that ass hole sakura. Nagato all the way he is the best.
the true identity of pein
Nagato should definitely be number 1. His story, the creation of the six paths of pain, his abilities- make one of the most original and epic characters of all time. The character of Pain got me interested in anime!

13Kiba
he's adorable. he's strong, funny and a bit ego. & love him. he's my first and last fav character ever.
He's just awesome, very powerful, funny and awesome. The best I have ever met.
Yeah he rocks!
WHAT?!?!? Kiba? 13?!?! You've got to be kidding me! He should be right next to Gaara! He's so hot! What's wrong with you people! He may not be the best a techniques but he is wild and fearless that's what makes him THE BEST! And he's the most adorable anime character I've seen! Other than Gaara
[Newest]Seriously? Kiba's a jerk, I don't like that guy

14Jiraiya
He gave naruto his name. He was a grandfather for him. He made him the hero. And he came back from the dead to write the numbers on the back. He was the man who trained 4th hokage. And is a player at the age of 50. And he also had to conserve as much chakra as he possibly could because he knew absolutely nothing about Pain, while gathering information about him/them at the same time. And they were his students so he is much stronger then that. He even killed one of them and Jiraiya had not mastered sage mode. And he was like "oh itachi and kisame I will kill you now" and they even ran away. He could have beaten pain if he wanted to. So why is he on 15th place? He was the best.
Jiraiya is below Sakura? This list is really messed up? I would have actually voted for either Itachi, but I saw he's already on top of the list, so I decided to vote for Minato, but that's when I saw Jiraiya below Sakura!

First off, Sakura is stupid, ugly, not mature at all, and incredibly selfish? Which idiot said that Sakura was selfless? All she did in Part 1 was rely on Naruto and not even care about him. Isn't that shouting out selfish towards you? She even is selfish towards Naruto in Shippuden when she played with his feelings. She was also keeping in mind that Hinata almost died trying to protect the one person she loved and respected. Hinata is a true hero and one of my favorite characters. Sakura is also useless. When people say she's not useless because of her medical ninjutsu! HELLO PEOPLE! Konoha is FILLED with medical ninja. Hinata is a natural at medical ninjutsu and is sooo much stronger than Sakura.

Now back to why Jiraiya is AWESOME. He was trained under the 3rd Hokage and trained the fourth hokage. He is also strong, super powerful, kind, and caring. He gave Naruto his name and passed on the jutsu to Naruto (rasengan). He made Naruto feel like he had family. He also scared away ITACHI!
He simply seems the most awesome character to me. People like different things because of many reasons may it be the culture to which you belong to, maybe the things you have experienced in life, maybe things you always wanted to have or become. Anyways whatever be those reasons, I like Jiraiya the most. Seems to me like the most inspiring and influential character to Naruto,.. Plus he is badass.. So there,..
[Newest]Love it when he does research

15Obito Uchiha
Only #15? Obito should at least be on the top ten or even better top five, for all he's been through he deserves it.

Obito was an orphan (probably) with little abilities which made him be looked down upon for like 13 years of his life. Then he met Madara and at that point became a puppet. Obito was deceiving Nagato, Madara was deceiving Obito and kayuga/black zetsu was deceiving Madara.

What kind of sick life is that? Poor Obito, just another pawn:(
His loyalty and love to his most precious rin has driven him to no longer believe in a such thing as peace. After seeing rin killed with his very own eyes by the one who promised him to protect her, obito was struck with pain, and it is the kind of pain that makes this character so cold yet so sad.
He must be the best because of just being boss and read manga 600 to 608
[Newest]Obito/Tobi is the best Naruto character ever. His jutsu allows him to dematerialize and rematerialize. Meaning if he wanted to he could win any fight.

16Hashirama Senju
Flawless!
Descendant of the Loving Son (and an Ambassador for Peace)
The Strongest Ninja Ever
Good Husband and Good Father
(I want to be like him! )
The hero of humanity, without him konoha wouldn't exist, the world of shinobi would have been under the control of evil forces. He is the model of any shinobi in naruto. Even madara almost worship him

17Deidara
Art is a blast! It is an explosion! Katsu!
None can beat him!
He's just awesome!
He got a kekkei gen kai!
Dude this guy is a terrorist how can you not like an anime terrorist? Art is an explosion. Enough stuff
Art is an EXPLOSION. Anyone that has 4 mouths, blonde hair, blue eyes, and can blow up anything they want are AMAZING. To who ever thinks Sasuke killed Deidara you are wrong it is clearly obvious Deidara sacrificed himself to kill Sasuke (though Sas-gay doesn't deserve it). Deidara gives a whole knew meaning to going out with a BANG! Pyromaniacs for the win UN!
[Newest]He broke into Gaara's house and dragged him out like a rat! "Alright, Gaara. You're coming with me! " "No, no! Sand coffin! Sand coffin! Sand coffin! " "Eh, shut up. (Bombs Gaara). Alright, Sasori. Sorry for keeping you waiting for like thirteen hours. I got the desert rat out of its hole. Let's go? " I love Gaara; he's a really cool character! I just found it funny how an a-hole like Deidara just walks into Gaara's village and steals the latter like there was no tomorrow. Plus, Deidara and Tobi were really funny together!

18Sakura
I love her! Sakura is the most balanced character in the series, she's not the best, but her qualities are various: she's beautiful, smart, skilled, mature, respectful, selfless and kind, even if most of the people claim that she's a monster because she beats Naruto up. Gosh, that's just for the sake of humor, it's more than obvious that she really cares and respects him. She does that because sometimes he really deserves it, you have to admit, but that's not because she enjoys beating people up, but because she wants to better him. So, Sakura for the win!
Her flaws are what actually make her human, and more relatable. So what if she beats Naruto up? I can't stand it whenever someone bashes on her for some stupid reason like "her boobs are too small" or "she's weaker than Hinata". As a remark I would like to say I do not hate Hinata as a character in the story, but I do hate the fandom. I don't see as much Sakura-lovers bashing on Hinata as Hinata-lovers bashing on Sakura.
I tried liking Hinata but I found it impossible only because of the fandom.
Anyway, back on topic, there are countless reasons on why I love Sakura more. (This is also related to shipping) In contrast to Hinata, she is the girl who constantly remembers Naruto's hopes and dreams, mainly being Hokage. In all my years reading Naruto, I have never seen Hinata mention this once. The only thing closest to it is her slapping Naruto awake after Tobi tempted him to go dark.
She is such an awesome charecter! She is smart sweet, strong, sharp and afcorse beautiful. She loves naruto and sasuke so much and she has a pure heart, all she wants is to have team 7 back together smiling, happy and having fun as they deserve. I Olson think that she is an inspiration and a huge rowmadole for many people. And the spiecial thing about her character is that she is real as in a realistic person who is nice loving and caring for the peaple she cares about, she olso achieved a lot by learning in hands of tsunady and being a medical ninja(one of the best) and focusing her talent of easily controlling chakura in her super human strength ability. And she becomes so useful! I really hope that kishimoto ceeps letting Sakura have her moments of glory... if he doesn't then all of the years that I watched naruto sesies in are just a big waist of time!
[Newest]She is just so awesome I mean and in the forth great ninja war she healed hundreds of her comrades in just a few minutes and her monstrous power is like amazing
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19Orochimaru
He is the most evil villain in the Natuto series. He has truly amazing abilities and is kind of immortal, as he couldn't be killed hut instead SEALED. He could really stand in battle vs the tailed Naruto, even in a body that had lost an amount of power and health. Sasuke attacked him when Orochimaru was at his weakest, really in a bad health... Maybe elsewise he wouldn't have been able to beat him? Oh and lastly... He killed the 3rd Hokage!
Come on guys, he's such an epic villain, and yet he's so far down the list? We have to do something about this!
Orochimaru is most definitely the most interesting villain this series has ever had. Without a doubt, I would consider him one of the most memeroable villains of all time.
[Newest]He's the man but people r stupid, underrated character,

20Pein
The most awesome character of all. I am amazed to see him in number 20. Lower than INO, are you kidding me! I don't know who all are voting in this thread but seems like they just want to vote for girls who hardly played any part in the series. Pain worked as a pedestal for naruto to grow up. Pain is in the league of itachi and jiraya. The unsung heroes!

The most powerful doujutsu, based on the philosophy of Buddha, representing the omnipresent quality of God (because he is present in multiple places at the same time) with a history that brings pain to your heart. What a tragic hero with a summonings like "emonic statue of the outer path" and ninjutsu like shinra tensei and chibaku tensei. Bloody hell. If Pain is not in top 5 then this isn't a serious list.
I love pein because he's not just a character but a symbol of pain. To know true pain is his philosophy and he utilizes his god like powers to ensure his enemies are destroyed. Besides that he infiltrated and destroyed a whole village all while fighting some kage level ninja (kakashi, naruro, etc. ) And if that's not enough he resurrected all the ninja he killed afterwards. Plus his essence and aura are almost palpable, I mean you can feel the power from this guy and his voice and his theme mix well together. Pain is also one of the scariest characters and everything he does he thinks is alright because bringing pain to people is what he thinks is fair and righteous and he feels justified for his actions. Even though he is just being manipulated by Nagato, Pain (pein) is one of the best characters and the best villain. P.S. itachi is a good guy
Are a lot of people on here girls because I'm pretty sure Hinata being graceful is not cool its kind of lame. I'm fine with Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and those guys but anyone like hinata is stupid. Another thing is rikudou sennin is the sage of six paths and we don't even really know anything about him except that he is the greatest ninja ever. However this doesn't make him all that great cool is not just reputation. Lastly pein is so deep when he talks putting meaning in his word and I have to say this was the best fight by far in Naruto history.
[Newest]This guy should be on top 5

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