Top Ten Naruto Characters With the Hardest Life

The Top Ten
1 Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Yes, It's hard to be itachi. Just for the village he destroyed his dream, killed hia family and the worst thing is that he didn't get recognized even though he was diss...

His dream crushed, pacifist by heart and still had to do the untinkable.. his life was the most tragic in all of anime, he had to burden everyting, play te badguy and no1 could know what he did. and still he is the most complex character ever in all of anime, he was still sane even after such big burdens. he knew that he was a badguy so he had to atone for his sins by being killed by his younger brother. that is the life of Itachi Uchiha, the most tragic hero ever and still unselfish.

He loved too much.
His heart was too kind.
That's all I can really say.

Killed his clan to stop a war, became a villain and later died by of course his brother. He did everything for the village but to this day people still diss him... :(

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

Doesn't need to be explained, but why the heck not anyway. He was always following his brother's shadow and wanting to prove himself worthy of the Uchiha name. He looked up to Itachi, and then Itachi killed the Clan and spared only Sasuke, calling his life pathetic. Sasuke needed a purpose in life, which was revenge on his own brother, despite his past. Everything he knew was gone in an instant, and he was confused and didn't understand. His brother was suddenly evil. He was suddenly shunned by everyone. He was lonely, watching the other kids and their parents happily walk away, staying in the shadows and dreaming of revenge on Itachi for messing up his life. Then he found friends in Naruto, Sakura, and a parent figure in Kakashi. He found a different purpose in life, to protect his comrades. He almost forgot about revenge...and then Itachi showed up once more and tried to take away Naruto, his friend; rival; and reason for living. Then he watched helplessly as his teammates ...more

Duh. Kinda Witnessed his brother kill his clan.

3 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.

Gaara's life was extremely difficult! The saddest part was when he tried to play with the other children, and they faced him with prejudice. He is also an insominaic, suffering from Shukaku.

Like Naruto only no one cared for him until he met Naruto.

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

Everyone hated him, everyone dissed him for 12 years or so of his life and he was orphaned.

5 Haku

I had a hard time deciding between Haku and Gaara because they both have tragic stories however Gaara lived and became a kazekage loved by many and his life improved. Unfortunately Haku wasn't as lucky. Here is his life story: He was born in a slow village and had a kenkai Genkai like his mother and when his father found out about the kenkai Genkai he killed his mother and tried to kill him too but then Haku killed him by accident in fear. Haku was then all alone until he met zabusa who took him in to live as his weapon and tool and Haku did that and served him as a tool to the point of sacrificing his life to save his. He didn't live long enough to realize that he had become precious to Zabusa too.

Haku's life story was so sad it made me cry! He died young and thought that he failed Zabuza,since the latter was also dead. He threw his life away to protect his master!

Sorta same life as Sasuke, same life as Naruto... Died and still thinks he's a tool.

6 Kakashi Hotake

He had to burden his dad's eath at 4 years old and saw the body himself, he saw his friend Obito 'die' because of his actions, he then killed Rin by accident, breaking his promise to Obito. Then he went into the Anbu nad literally killed people without thinking twice about it. Shortly after his sensei died, losing all the people he ever cared for. Later, he had to bear witnessing his student becoming a rogue ninja and then finding out that Obito was still alive and a criminal

Mom dead, Dad suicide, sensei dead, unintentionally killed Rin, saw Obito die twice... Had to witness his friend go from fun to not so much. Basically he had to live through all of this but unlike most characters he didn't go evil.

While everyone is naming the typical characters that stand out like naruto, sasuke and Itachi, I still think that Kakashi's life, while not suprassing Itachis life in the hardest element, it still is one of the most heart vreaking stories in Naruto.
Just think about it: just because his is a genius, he was made genning at age 4-5, starting a hard cold-killer life before he even hit puberty! And, he witnessed his dad suicide at the same age: found him dead, lying in his bedroom floor with a sword in his body. Traumatizing, right? And his mother is presumed dead, so he was left as a 5 year okd orfaned genin hated by the entire village (that's the reason his dad killed himself). He was shunned, was friendless. Kinda like Naruto in this: was hated by a reason beyond him.
Then, made Chuunin at 5-6, also the youngest ever. Went to a lot of war missions while still being a kid.
Then, made jounin at age 11-12, got his best friend, Obito,killed indirectly as a product of his descision ...more

7 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.

Pain of Rin's death and the fact she didn't love him is the reason he helped Madara out in the first place. He wants to be with Rin again and will attempt to kill Kakashi ( including Pain arc as he creared Pain) twice. The guilt of this lead to hisome scafrice

Orphaned probably... Well his life was ok until he met Madara then it just got bad... Very bad.

8 Pain/ Nagato Uzumaki

His family died, his friend died, he had to meet Obito and killed Jiraiya... His master from konoha which were those same idiots came from, idiots.

9 Nagato Uzumaki
10 Konan Konan 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.

Everything like Nagato only she loved pain and she witnessed Nagato's death... Thus the end of team Jiraiya, saddest death ever.

The Contenders
11 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.
12 Zabuza Momochi Zabuza Momochi was the first major antagonist of the Naruto manga and anime series. He was an S-class Rogue Ninja from the Land of Water's Hidden Mist Village and the master and teacher of Haku Yuki.

Had to kill all of his class and was treated like a toy from the leader of the hidden mist

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

When you look at other characters ' entire lives, well, they suffer quite a lot of pain and events that change themselves. The story for Sasori of The Red Sand is just sad and sad. This guy appears to be impatient and tends not to trust in anyone - but hardly anyone knows he had spent his entire childhood just to wait desperately. His innocent soul was gradually spoilt due to a lie which seems to be harmless, accompanied with constant loneliness that nobody can even understand and share. Only the strong belief and love in art can ease his injured heart, which also lead him to wrong perception of lives : puppets can even replace human. He also appears to be heartless, as he had always hated the term of what called emotion in human beings. But ironically, he died because of his left emotion. A moment of hesitation killed himself. How tragic!

He had a really sad life with Chiyo lying to him and he went into a emotionless state and then at his death and when he fighted Kankuro he had that bit of heart left in him and his theme...that pulled my heartstrings :(

14 Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki 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.

So he killed his comrades for a living and we can assume his clan and family are dead. He basically followed the rules and somehow ended up a criminal as if that doesn't suck, following the rules was bad.

15 Hinata Hyuga Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Called a failure many times her father couldn't care less about her and didn't care if she died while being genin said a person like her is not needed in the hyuga almost killed from her own cousin, got hurt from her sis because she didn't want to harm her. Ignored from Naruto even though she almost died from pein. Always in the shadows. But after 8+ years everything turned okay.

True that hinata did have a sad childhood for a female character. like to be honest she is the 3 female character or 2nd with the saddest childhood, but with the males Nah... she would most likely be like no.20 counting the male character but probably the 2nd or 3rd or even 1st for the female. since tsunade lost her lover and her lil brother, and konan was an orphan the rest were okay.

16 Neji Hyūga
17 Shikamaru Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

In Shippuden his life went down hill FAST, his sensei died and his dad died.

18 Kushina Uzumaki Kushina Uzumaki is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
19 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.
20 Rock Lee Rock Lee is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Seriously, he born in a ninja world without any ninjustu control. He passed his life work hard

21 Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno is the main heroine of the series "Naruto Shonen Jump!" and Naruto Shippuden. She is the only female ninja of Team Seven. Her family consists of her mother, Mebuki Haruno and her father Kizashi Haruno. Her clan is likely not very well known around Konoha and up until "Boruto: Naruto Next ...read more.

Know that sakura is more hated than loved by the fandom, is so sad.

Being saved and being always left behind and fighting for a place that is sad

22 Karin Uzumaki
23 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.
24 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.
25 Kaguya Otsutsuki Kaguya Otsutsuki is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
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