Top 10 Most Powerful Ninjas In Naruto

Add to the list if you feel like doing so. This is primarily for manga readers but anyone can vote.
The Top Ten
1 Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He can unite the tailed beasts willingly, can influence a person's decisions through his will and ninja way, and he created a jutsu that combines Rasengan with the Wind Style, a feat that Minato Namikaze couldn't do. It cuts its opponent through sheer destructive power, attacks at the cellular level, and severs chakra lines inside the body. He mastered Sage Mode, something that even Master Jiraya, the Toad Sage couldn't do, and he controlled Kurama long enough to befriend him. Hands down best ninja ever. A ninja is not measured by the number of jutsu he can wield, but by the way he uses his/her abilites to help others. Naruto Uzumaki leaves the others in the dust.

You could see Naruto's rock-hard determination from the start. People in the Village hidden in the leaves ignored him and shunned him so much he did crazy things. But he stayed good in the heart. He is easily the best.

Without any help, from Jiraiya he wouldn't learn his father's jutsu the rasengan. Then Kakashi, Yamato and the advise of Asuma, he would've perform the Wind Style: Rasenshuriken and surpass his father. Then the Sage Toads, he would've learn Sage Mode and surpass his Jiraiya. Finally Killer Bee, he would've master and tame his tailed beast "Kurama" and become comrades.

The Main Point is Naruto Uzumaki is Strong he will became the next Sage of the Six Paths.
That's what the other tailed beasts said.

Literally speaking, Naruto is obviously the strongest since he is the main protagonist in the story line so he has to achieve his goal for Hokage and become the strongest ninja or the franchise because that is a rule the director and original creator of a anime have to follow, if it wasn't then Naruto would not have been the main protagonist or at least not the show would not have been such a success. Therefore the director/ original creator has to make the main protagonist the strongest to max the success for this anime this may not be right ( I mean the rule they have to follow cause Naruto is obviously the most powerful ninja) because I got this idea from a different comment.

2 Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Itachi is simply strong. It was obvious Tobi feared him and eventhough tobi wanted to attack Konoha, he knew Itachi would prevent him from doing that so he had to find a way of getting rid of Itachi and he knew Itachi's only weakness was Sasuke, so he easily manipulated Sasuke. Even Madara acknowledged the strength of Itachi and would not want to fight Itachi. Itachi will take down Naruto in seconds if he wants to and Sasuke is a piece of meat to him. Even Orochimaru admitted that the combination of himself and Sasuke couldn't take down Itachi. He was the only one who couldn't be controlled by Kabuto during the resurrection, even Nagato was controlled controlled. Itachi is in the same class as the sage of the six path, the first hokage and madara as he is a self-made ninja, no one had to give him power or train him. This dude was the head of ANBU at age 9, can you beat that?

Itachi Uchiha is the greatest and strongest shinobi of all time, even when he was just eight years old he mastered the sharingan and at the age of thirteen he was able to awaken his mangekyo sharingan which awakened by only few of uchiha's. He sacrifice his whole life only for his village and his little brother Sasuke uchiha... Even when he was dying by a life causing disease he made himself alive through medicine to complete his first and last will of dying in the hands of his little brother Sasuke Uchiha...

Itachi is the best in my opinion, he can use all the powers of the ms and is a badass, he hold his own in front of sasuke while he had a sickness which some people would probably not move. He endured a lot of pain and still pushed sasuke to the limit, he broke out of the edo tensei and technically bet nagato by himself easily. He had to die because if he didn't he would've rekt everyone and stopped madara from resummoning the ten tails, also he planned even after his death and prepared everything, he is a true legend.

Itachi Uchiha is one of the strongest because he only died because he wanted to. Because he wanted sasuke to be the one that kills him and even then, he basically let sasuke win. On top of that after his death during the war when all these great shinobi of the past are brought back with the reanimation justsu and being controlled by kabuto. Itachi breaks free and takes control of himself giving him a second chance to do what ever he wants. No one else has been able to do that.

3 Madara Uchiha Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, ...read more.

Come on guys. Right now the resurrected Madara is the ultimate badass. He has eternal Mangikyeu Sharingan and Rinnegan, can do anything that Nagato could and more. He also has the Senju DNA and so capable of using wood techniques. He can control the tailed beast. Although he is very arrogant he is also very intelligent. Right now no one can take on him alone, except Rikudo Senin (But come one that guy is considered a god). Although perhaps Minato AND Hashirama could put up great fight. I won't vote for Itachi because Madara can do anything he can. Except for Genjutsu perhaps but oh well Madara is still stronger.

As Of 6-26-2014 Madara Uchiha Would Be The Strongest
First Of Course Hashirama Did Beat Him. But Now Madara Has A Immortal Body That Heals Injuries, an unlimited amount of chakra.. He Can Control Tailed Beasts, He Can Now Use Wood Nature, He Has Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Rinnegan, He Has Perfected His Susanoo, Left The Five Kage On They're Death Bed. I believe that soon he will obtain power of the sage of six paths but Naruto and sasuke will find a way too kill him... (This is since 6-26-2014! ) I believe in the end. Naruto Will be the Main and Most Powerful Shinobi Ever Too Exist..

Crushed the five kages at once with ease, he can make a perfect susanoo, absorbed Hashirama's power, caught all of the tailed beasts, can summon meteorites, awakened the rinnegan, how powerful is he? According to Tsunade, even his name itself is power, also if one of his plans fail, he actually doesn't care of it since he can make another one quickly, oh yeah and also even though it was for a short time, he fought vs. the entire shinobi alliance and tailed beasts BLIND!

Come on people we all know madara is greatest. He held his own against the present kage. He has shanringan and is able to have it transit to the rinnegan.. His name alone brings fear to the world. Those of you that play storm 3 should kno. The why tobi was using his name. The nine tails doesn't like him controlling him, he even said it to naruto he don't like madara and rather naruto control him. So that means even the nine tails is scared or him in my opinion.

4 Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze was the fourth Hokage of Village Hidden in the Leafs and the man responsible for sealing the nine-tailed demon fox inside Naruto Uzumaki when he was born. Doing so cost him his life, and before dying he asked that the villagers not see Naruto as the monster within him, instead wanting ...read more.

Well after all leaves are open, Minato cannot remain at the topmost echleaon as long as raw power is considered, but that was never his forte to begin with. Minato's lightning-fast self re-positioning and top-tier Uzumaki level sealing skills literally makes him virtually untouchable. Manipulating battlefields in a rapid yellow flash and sealing and teleporting entire biijus and bijudaamas is what we know him for. It will be a regret we could not see much of his battle. He came and went like a flash before we could understand properly kekeke.

A true geius. Especially due to the fact that he has no bloodline. Tobi can teleport because of sharingan. Madara has rinnegan, sasuke has inferno style due to sharingan and they are S-Rank beasts. A few of them can even control tailed beast. Itachi is a beast with his MS. But Minato has nothing. No sharingan, rinnegan, byakugan nothing. But he still beat Kyuubi and Tobi. He only sacrifised himself because he simultaneously faced two above S-Rank opponents but he still almost beat them.
If this isn't a genius what else is?

He is the strongest because he is the father of the main character and the one who actually made naruto who we know him to be by sealing the nine tails in him. Ever since childhood naruto wished to surpass the Hokage but most especially the fourth, even when he did not know that the fourth was his dad. Second of all ninja's like jiraya, kakashi and fourth raikage also stated that minato was a ninja like no other. Fourth Raikage who encountered him a couple of times could not think of anyone to defeat him. Kakashi thought only naruto could surpass the fourth. For Jiraya he was the child of prophesy who created an incredible jutsu that even the previous Hokage would marvel over. He created the rasenngan which became the ultimate jutsu of the main character naruto before then the son of the sage of six paths Ashura was the only one who wielded that power and know one could figure out such a power until the Fourth recreated it and named it. Minato is a ninja who never lost a fight in his ...more

Minato is the strongest because he's practically untouchable and can. He's speed combined with de Flyng Thunder God technique can beat almost everyone, he only need touch the enemy once and place his seal on him. Besides that he has a powerful defense using space-time barrier.

5 Hashirama Senju Hashirama Senju is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. He was a legendary shinobi, who led the Senju clan prior to and after forming Konohagakure with his rival, Madara Uchiha. After the founding of Konoha, he became the First Hokage.

Hashirama was probably the 2nd most powerful ninja ever to live beside the Sage of the Six Path. His weakeness was his compassion which is why people do not fear him as much as they would Madara. The manga clearly shows that the Uchiha was a 2nd rate clan next to the Senju while Hashirama was their leader. Yet Hashirama always thought of Madara as his elder, respected him, and even wanted him to be the 1st Hokage. This man has it all, UBER chaka, Unlimited healing powers, Incredible ninjutsu, and a powerful heart; cares about everyone deeply, even his enemies.

Hashirama Senju is the co-founder of the Hidden Leaf and one of the two strongest ninja of his time the other one being Madara Uchiha. He is the First Hokage of Konohagakure no Sato and is the first and only Senju tohave used and completely mastered the Wood Style bloodline. One the battlefield he is a true force of nature and an efficient battlefield commander. Off the battlefield he is an honorable and happy-go-lucky man that always does what he feels is right. He is also humble to the point of complete self-deprication. And to this day he is recognized as the most Powerful Hokage in the History of the hidden leaf. And to be honest I think Hashirama is a distant relative to Naruto cause those two are so alike its hilarious.

He should be the next one after the Sage of the Six Path. He has incredible physical strength, massive chakra, healing ability, sage mode and the true wielder of the powerful wood jutsu which enables him to overpower tailed beast. But on top of it, he's a very kind-hearted person, so kind that Tobirama often had to scold him, haha. He's just the best Hokage and shinobi ever, someone with godlike power but so down to earth.

He has wood style and he is a sage. Just because madara got the rinnegan doesn't mean that he is better. Naruto is worse than hashirama and he still beat 5/6 pains with sage mode alone so it is safe to asume that hashirama's sage mode would be able to handle madaras rinnegan. Also madaras wood style - even though powerful - is still not on the level of hashiramas. Hashirama could use his sage mode in conjunction with the wood style to make that gigantic 1000 armed wood statue thing that towered over the 9 tails and madara did not have any technique like that

6 Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Well if Naruto is 1st, then Sasuke should be tied or second. Most people don't vote him because he's a jerk and I agree. It's understandable, but it goes against the point of this poll. Though this bull crap about Sasuke and Madara being able to whoop Naruto annoys me. Example: someone said Madara defeated the Five Kage and Naruto cannot. Well Madara was an Edo Tensei zombie which gave him an advantage though he would've still won. However, Naruto could've also defeated them after gaining the Sage's yang power. Another example: someone said Sasuke could control the Nine-Tails and defeat Naruto. Has this person read the ending? Sasuke duked it out with Naruto and they tied. So no he is not stronger. The gist of this rant is, don't make judgments mid-anime or mid-manga depending what you do (probably anime). Make the assumptions of who is stronger at the end.

Title is "Top 10 Most Powerful Ninjas In Naruto" not "Top 10 could have been Most Powerful Ninjas In Naruto" as such he grew stronger than either Minato, Hashirama and Itachi so he should be above them. Madara and Sage of six paths are hard to rate but they should be above Naruto and Sasuke. If anything Kaguya should be Nr. 1, even if she isn't that cool or impressive since it took the powers given from the sage and combined effort of you know what ninjas just to seal her, yes not kill her, seal her.

Come on guys, this poll isn't about who you like, it's about who's the most powerful and Sasuke definitely ranks at top 5 at least. Tobi even state to Zetsu one time that in time, Sasuke would be more powerful than Nagato and Itachi. Sasuke took on all5 kages, defeated Danzo who could use izanagi and then withought taking a break, fought and almost killed kakashi. Without Naruto being able to contol his kyuubi, Sasuke would have beat the pulp out of Naruto. Many characters in the anime said that Sasuke was super powerful. How is he in 9th place, I don't understnad

Look personally, Sasuke is my favorite character, BUT that is not why I am going to say right now that he and naruto should be tied at number 1. I'm saying that because it's true. Sasuke is just ridiculously strong, possesses the 6 tomoe rinnegan in one eye and the eternal mangekyo sharigan in the other, while also being unfathomably amazing with fire, lightning, and inferno (which he himself created and is the sole user of it not considering amaterasu as inferno style.) styles. Furthermore, his taijustu is only matched by naruto's taijustu, and in conclusion the guy can really best anyone besides naruto, who he would still TIE because naruto wouldn't be able to beat sasuke and the same is true the other way around

7 Nagato "pain" Nagato (Also known by his alias "Pain") is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He chose to invade a village without a tailed beast or huge army, completely obliterate the village, created the moon, and was still capable of reviving everybody he killed afterwards. Oh, did I mention that he is in a wheel-chair like contraption? Alright, let's recap. Itachi decimated his clan (with help) and Madara fails to usurp the throne, Nagato effaces villages from maps. Enough has been said. It's not like he is the leader of a league of S-rank missing ninjas. Oh wait...

Pain can summon the gedo statue, emit a soul taking dragon that kills anyone on contact, can emit almost unlimited amounts of chakra to all the other pains who can appear and dissapear in the blink of an eye. His true ideals were for peace, and if he coincided with naruti they would make an unstoppable team. Pain can use advanced summoning jutsu to call upon a great number of creatures all with insane abilitys and can portrude blades out of his arms... Every pain has different deadly jutsu, and one ( almighty push) can destroy an enire village at once, and after he did that he could do it again in another 5 seconds.. He almost killed naruto, he DID kill the entire leaf village as well as a lot of rain village ninja, he can use intense genjutsu with his rinnegan, and he killed KAKASHI in about 8 minutes, as well as destroyed an entire village. Lets face it, the world will never know true pain until they know nagato.

Sorry but I can't understand why he is only 8th. Guys only one of the 6 pains could stand against Naruto when he had 6 tails. He would have defeated him if the other tails didn't evolve. And keep in mind that was only one pain. I think he underestimated Narutos Sage force and lost 5 of his pains due to that. He could have easily defeated him if he took the fight seriously

Uzumaki descendant blessed with the rinnengan, powers of the sage of six paths, can attack with 6 different bodies, when revived into his prime he used all abilities in his own body. Able to revive hundreds of people at cost of his own life. Was leader of the akatsuki and won the civil war in the rain village.

8 Obito Uchiha Tobi is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Obito has the most powerful based mangekyou of all the uchihas even greater than ms madara, ms sasuke and ms itachi. He has kamui, who makes him intangible in the real world via transfer of his body to his own dimension. He can warp you into his dimension with his vision especially after getting his complete set of eyes. He can use a perfect susanoo proven when kakashi using his eyes and which is not an uchiha by blood can use, what more for a true blooded uchiha. He is the only ninja who can access the dimension of the most powerful being in Naruto series which is Kaguya Ootsutsuki.

Obito Uchiha is one of the strongest ninjas ever known, even though Naruto does beat him it's only because that the series is for Naruto. HE has incredible power and can do things with the Rinnegan that no-one can do.

Obito was strong even without being a jinchuriki godlike sage. And his Susanoo is the best one I think. He never lost to Naruto, he gave in to his inner self. He's stronger than most of these ninja above him. Actually all of them. And he's smart.

Even throug he was acting under madara. He was the one who was going to make dreams, into realitty (literaly) and he has the most unik sharingan, making him capeapel of being the Best assasin in the world (with no ofense that man, is a living ghost). Just to put the mark over the I, I would like to see Itachi take down fiffty Anbu, without getting a single scratch.

9 Rikudou sennin

Oh, come on people. It is not about who your favorite character is (Naruto Madara Hashirama Itachi).Vote rationally. It is obvious that Hagoromo is the strongest and I admit it eventhough he is not my favorite one. He went from Byukugan to Sharing and finally Rinnegan. He is so powerful and Naruto's power equals not even half of Hagoromo's. Only if Naruto and Sasuke combine their powers do they have some possibilities of beating him (even though they would never fight). And I am annoyed that Itachi is so high. He is my favorite character together with Sasuke but definitely not the third strongest.

Dude how can The Sage of the Six Paths not be the most powerful? Even the real Madara reveres him as a god. He defeated and sealed the Juubi into himself in a time where there were no ninja! He spawned the two most powerful ninja tribes, the Uchiha and the Senju, and he was also the first person to awaken the Rinnegan. He united the ninja world, discovered the secrets of yin & yang chakra, and created the 9 tailed beasts using his Creation of all Things jutsu. He INVENTED the ninja way. No one will ever match his power.

I suppose rikudou sennin is the best. He is the god of all the shinobi. He has created all the possible ninjutsu. I suppose this should be the correct rankings. Naruto doesn't even have the flair to beat the 5 kage who were supposed to be nothing in front of madara. I think this should be the rankings:
1) rikudou senin
2) hashirama senju
3) madara uchiha
4) minato namikaze
5) tobirama senju and izuna uchiha (madara's younger brother)
6) naruto uzumaki
7) itachi uchiha
8) nagato uzumaki (he is of the uzumaki clan)
9) sasuke uchiha
10) killer bee
11) obito uchiha (tobi) and so on...

Undoubtedly the most powerful ninja ever. He used to be respected like god. He was the one who fought the 10 tails beast & sealed it inside him, before he died he divided the Chakra into nine tailed beasts. His sons are the ancestors of Uchiha & senju clan. Rikudou Sennin is Undoubtedly number 1 shinobi since he had both Powers of Senju & Uchihas. He is the Source. The FIRST!

10 Sage of the Six Paths Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo), known to the world at large as the Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin, English TV: The Sage of the Six Paths), was a legendary god-like figure who founded Ninshū, which led to the creation of the ninja world. He was the ...read more.

He is a Sage...he created all tailed beasts out of himself...besides Kaguya he is the most powerful being, and his brother is right after him. No way Naruto can beat him, he couldn't beat Kaguya because he required Sasuke besides him, and not just because of the sealing power, but because Naruto alone couldn't deal with her...

Either people do not know who this dude is, or just do not care about "powerful ninja", but which one they like the most.

Hands down! The Sage of the Six Paths is the strongest right now. He was the legendary god-like figure who founded the arts of ninjutsu and created the ninja world. He defeated the Ten-Tails in battle and sealed the beast within his own body, thus becoming the very first jinchūriki.

He must be on top ahead of Naruto since he is the father of asura and indra who decended as Naruto and sasuke. Don't forget when madara obtained six paths power he became the strongest yet he didn't obtained all of power of sage of six path's power.
my top 5 list:
1.sage of the six path
2.hashirama senju
3.Naruto uzumaki
4.madara uchiha
5.minato

He could easily beat Naruto and Sasuke. Madara was able to be like this guy but not exactly as powerful, and it took both Naruto,Sasuke and all the allied forces to defeat Madara.

The Contenders
11 Kakashi Hatake Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the story, Kakashi is the teacher of Team 7, consisting of the series' primary characters, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno.

If he didn't have to spend his energy on protecting everyone else from dying, I'm pretty sure Kakashi would be one of the most dangerous ninjas. Plus it feels like he has yet to go all out on any enemy he has come into contact with yet. He's always holding back and is methodical in his attacks. And can I point out once again, he is always protecting someone from dying. Is there anyone in konoha (and probably most of the ninja world, if there was ever a Kakashi series I'm sure I would be validated in that statement.. ) that doesn't owe their life to this ninja?

To be honest I view kakashi as the biggest badass of the series everyone the group comes into contact with reveres kakashi as a legend. He is easily the coolest and funniest character in the series and he even unlocked the mangyeko sharingan with a stolen eye. In addition kakashi has never truly gone all out on an opponent being that he is always protecting a comrade like when he fought one of the paths of pain, and sauske after his fight with danzo. Due to kakashis respect and compassion for others, his humor, the respect earned from everyone in the shinobi world, and his tactical fighting prowess he can be considered one of the top ninja in naruto and, as a comment said before me, not many in Konoha don't owe their life to the great kakashi hatake.

He is/was the sensi for the main character so he shaped Naruto into the powerhouse ninja he is today. he's smart, which is less than I can say for many of the characters. With his Sharingan, he earned his nickname: Copy Ninja Kakashi. I haven't seen most of the episodes, don't judge, so I can't wait to see Kakashi's offical backstory and see him in action!

Lots of people underestimate Kakashi for a reason that is unknown to me. Kakashi is a genius for starters (he is smarter than Shikamaru), he possesses the Mangekyou Sharingan, became a Jonin when he was a pre-teen... Is there anything he can't do? While he can impress anyone with his fighting ability, what I really love is his intelligence. Nothing fools Kakashi.

12 Tobi Tobi is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Akatsuki Mastermind, Fighting the war, can regenerate limbs, can stay intangible for 5 minutes straight, master of space time ninjutsu, and tailed beast suppression and control, and rinnegan in left eye sharingan in right eye.

What? He could kill Itachi in 2 minutes -. -

13 Kaguya Otsutsuki (Mother of Sage of Six Paths) Kaguya Otsutsuki is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Honestly I think Kaguya should be #1. It's true that nobody really likes her, but that doesn't stop her from being the most insanely powerful ninja of all time. It took the combined force of Naruto AND Sasuke, both enhanced with those special powers from the Sage of Six Paths, AND they had a bit of help from Obito as well. That's just crazy okay! She might even pose a bit of a challenge to Saitama (although to be fair I've never actually watched opm but my cousin made me watch some of the fights on youtube. :3 ) All there really is to say everyone has already said-- Kaguya is just...

She is the most powerful shinobi to have ever existed. Mother of sage of 6 paths. First person to have chakra. Won several wars all by herself. Only person in this anime to have all the great 3 dojutsu-sharingan, byakugan and rinnegan (well, later madara also gets). Cast the infinite tsukuyomi in the world. Even the sage of 6 paths himself said that she is stronger than him to sasuke and Naruto. I would definitely say she is the strongest character. Those who have any problem with my comment may freely ask me. I am online anytime.

She's been defeated twice by only the most ridiculous of odds. The Sage of Six paths (the guy so powerful he transcended space time to power up Naruto and Sasuke) and his brother (the guy who also transcended space time to have a casual conversation on the moon) both teamed up to beat her the first time. The second loss was against Naruto and Sasuke with powers granted to them by the sage of six paths, Kakashi with 2 mangekyou sharingan allowing him to use perfect susanoo with full on kamui and sakura in her strength of one hundred jutsu. Also with the second fight the sage made it so sasuke and Naruto only needed to touch her at the same time to win and they barely managed to do that!

She is just ranked lower because she is just given lesser screen time than the top rankers of this list. no one actually get to see her true strength. Besides, a lot of people can't accept the fact that they're all time favorite Madara is not the final villain at all. And the manga/anime even said, she is the beginning of all, so if it wasn't for her, this chakra-wielding shinobis wouldn't exist. They'll just all remained taijutsu ninjas.

14 Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Even Danzo said Shisui earned his place as the strongest Uchiha, he also has Mangekyou Sharingan and Susanoo. He can also teleport

Even by Uchiha standards, Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members the clan ever had, noted by Danzō Shimura as the strongest Uchiha of his time. His abilities made him a high-ranking ninja and captain of his own squad he had great mastery of the Body Flicker Technique His mastery of the Sharingan rivalled that of Itachi's It also granted him access to powerful genjutsu techniques, the strongest of which was a unique genjutsu noted to be of the highest calibre, Kotoamatsukami

It is said by the creator of Naruto that Itachi can beat Madara. Shisui is stronger than Itachi. Therefore, Shisui is stronger than all Uchiha.

He is a mastermind in strategy and some say even smarter than itachi... Genius

15 Tobirama Senju Tobirama Senju is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Evil... EVILL! (Read the Harsh truth) But seriously, he may not be as powerful as someone like the sage of Six paths, but likely is the best suiton user ever and invented EVERYTHING (Even the hiraishin, the edo tensei and root)

He discovered many kinds if jutsu so I believe he is powerful also he is a hokage..and also using teleportation just like minato namikaze...

Before Minato, was called the fastest ninja in the world. Killed Izuna Uchiha, wielded spacetime Ninjutsu, and created Edo Tensei.

He rocks! I love him!

16 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Third Hokage called "god of shinobi" in his prime. Mastery of all forms of shinobi combat. He has various types of ninjutsu such as sealing techniques, shadow clone techniques, fire style, earth style, shurikenjutsu and summoning jutsu. This gave him title as professor and in his old age he was able to fight against orochimaru, the first and second hokage.

It said in the manga, in his prime he was the strongest hokage and strongest of all the kages. The author of the series said he was the strongest. That makes it less opinion and more fact. We only saw him fight when he was old and worn out, yet he was still on par with other S rank ninja in that state.

He has reaper death seal

According to Iruka, he was said to be the strongest Hokage Konoha ever had. That inclodes the first Hokaga Hashirama Senju who beat Madra. The Second Hokage Tobirama Senju, The Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, the Fifth Hokage Tsunade Senju and the Sixth Hokage Candidate Danzō Shimura.

And I got that from the manga

17 Gaara Gaara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is the jinchuuriki of the one-tailed shukaku and can control sand that is stored in his gourd.

He has great defense, he thinks things through and memorises peoples skill. he's been through many things and that's a good thing, ge has a lot of experience. In the first part he was like Psycho on a rampage but when he fought Naruto he listened to what he said and relised he needed to change fir the better so he did. He listens to what people have to say abd from experience knows what choices need to be made, and like Shikamaru analyses his opponent. Not many people can go through his defense or even hurt him but the sand gives him an advantage to attack the enemy without them being able to hit back. He is q very strong Shinobi

Gaara for one, is Kazekage, but that doesn't mean much when you're talking about legendary ninja. He is the only person to be born with a defense so powerful that nobody had touched him until Rock Lee in the Chuunín exams, and Gaara ended up winning that battle, even after Rock Lee performed a Lotus, and opened five of the eight chakra gates. Gaara even learned how to control the sand that had protected him since birth. Naruto even stated that Gaara has a better ultimate defense than The Third Raikage, that must mean something. Bottom line, Gaara deserves at least one of the top five spots for the most powerful shinobi.

Gaara deserves to be on the top 4, I consider he has an incredible defense ability, and, as kazekage, has gotten more powerful than ever, but he's not very fast without his sand abilities, that weakness can turn the situation pretty bad if he runs out of sand, his sand gets immobilized, and without sand he would have to use only taijutsu, which isn't Gaara's speciality.

Defense: 9.9/10
Attack: 9/10
Speed: 8/10

Gaara was strong enough to be Kazekage at 15, even without his tailed beast. He must have incredible stamina to control all that heavy sand! He keeps up with the other kages while fighting madara and that's AFTER he aldredy had fought reanimated kages earlier. He caught the giant stone and saved all other kages. I don't know why people seem to think his weak, since he is incredibly strong even without shikaku and easiliy beat his father, an former kazekage at his young age.

He has the ultimare defense and won against lee even after he opened his chacra gates. As much as I like Naruto, he would sand no chance against Gaara without Kurama. If they had fought without the power of tailed beasts, Gaara would have won. I also adimre Gaara for changing his ways and life so dramatacly, it must have been very hard, so his mentally strong as well and does not give up easily. When hi fought with Deidara he used his last strenght to save his people though many despied him and he knew they ...more

18 Orochimaru Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

HE killed 3 hokage 4 kazekage without breaking a sweat. He even faced tsunade monstorous punch and it did little damage to him just breaking his mask he is so powerful itachi itself said that if he has to fight with oro in ninjutsu orochimaru will kill him easily. And he faced four tail when he was so weak and jairiya was almost killed by the four tail punch. So he should be in top three

Strongest of the legendary Sannin, defeated Hiruzen Sarutobi, wields EdoTensei of The First 4 Hokagesand is nearly impossible to kill. He his also considered a genius amongst other things

I think Orochimaru should come 3rd in thge list. After all he is really powerful.

19 Jiraiya Jiraiya is a fictional character in the Naruto anime and manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Introduced in the series' first part, he was a student of Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi and one of the three "Legendary Sannin" along with Orochimaru and Lady Tsunade, his former teammates.

Jiraiya was a powerful ninja and respected by all. Under his protection, Naruto was always safe. Two of the most powerful ninjas of their times, Itachi and Pain held Jiraiya in high regards. Itachi with Kisame at his side said that a fight with Jiraiya would have resulted in all of their deaths. Pain meanwhile commented that the his battle with Jiraiya would be truly hard Jiraiy known about the his true secret; meaning the true workings of the six paths and the use of clones. Not only that, he was powerful enough to be considered for the title of Hokage over Tsunade however turned it down. Also, his students were all Hokage level ninjas (I.E. Minato, Kakashi, "Pain" etc. )

Jiraiya was defeated by Pain since no one was aware of Pain's secret, I.e. the power of the Rinnegan that enabled him to control six of them at once. Jiraiya defeated 3 of the Pain's including Yahiko Pain(Which was the strongest of them) but was outmatched due to Pain's secret. He fought to his death to pass the valuable information he collected so that his present disciple, Naruto could defeat his former student, Nagato and undo Jiraiya's mistake of considering Nagato as the child of prophecy who was going to bring destruction to the world rather than bringing peace.
Jiraiya being martyred enabled Naruto defeat pain. So it can not be stated as simply as "He could not even defeat Pain"(Pain is not a matter of joke himself)

I wonder why Jiraiya-sama is so low on this list. After all, he is the one who mentored both Minato and Naruto. He mastered the Toad Sage mode and helped Naruto develop some of his techniques. He was even strong enough to be considered as a candidate for Hokage. Speaking of Hokage, he was the student of the Sandaime and one of the Legendary Sannin. Doesn't that speak a lot of his power already?

One of the three legendary sannin. He's a pervert but taught the fourth hokage, the Ame orphans, and Naruto. All of them became strong in their own way. Minato became the fourth hkage, the greatest hokage of the hiiden leaf, who excels in fuuinjutsu and sealed the Kyubi. Nagato and Konan surieve again Hanzo and Nagato took down Hanzo. Naruto the Kyuubi host was super strong and master a ton of techique and was one of the two child of propecy. Jiraiya was half way though sage mode which was no an easy feat and surive in battle against Hanzo!

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21 Deidara Deidara is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

He is definitely one of the strongest charismatic ninja's (Nuke-Nin) of all time, especially if it gets to his Art.

He has developed his own type of Jutsu (Kibaku Nendo) and perfectet it to an unreachable standard... !

No one will ever really understand what his art really meant to him and/or the hole world... But those who don't respect his Art won't ever be better then him...

He is just the best

He is so cool. I love how he has mouths in his hands that can make clay "living" and then make it explode!

You're right! He's a genius one! And of course a handsome man too! My Favorite Phrase... "Geijutsu wa Bakuhatsuda! " (Translation: Art is an Explosion! )

He took down Gaara the kazekage (one tail) and the three tails. This guy is pretty amazing

22 Sasori Sasori is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasori was unbeatable. He allowed himself to die that is the only reason he is dead in the first place. His puppet style was endless. It was a shame to kill of this character at this point in the story.

He honestly had a very tough opponent. The only reason he lost was because granny Chiyo also had puppet skills. Can you name anyone in the series who can take on 100 puppets with poison weapons? I can't

Sasori should be at least in top. Deidara which was able to win over to Gaara who is on top ten was on lower against Sasori.

Best villain ever

23 Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Konohamaru is obviously one of the top three best in the series, he was trained by naruto, and mastered the sexy jutsu at a very young age. Top three at least.

What you are high

He has great potential and will likely surpass Naruto one day

24 Juubi (Ten Tails)

Take the bijuu fuse them together and you have this thing. Even the rikudo sennin saw it was to dangerous and the entire fourth shinobi war was to stop its revival

Obito can even kill 4 hokages using ten tails power,and even kabuto and orochimaru,... I think he must be on rank 12.

25 Kakuzu Kakuzu is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He is really cool and knows all the. Main elements

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