Top 10 Best Naruto Shippuden Characters

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

Itachi put all of his chances for a good future on the line in order to rescue his village and ensure that Konoha continues living in peace. In addition, with all the love he had for his clan, he murdered them, except for Sasuke. He wanted to be killed by him and to direct all his hatred towards himself, so he wouldn't go and destroy the village once he realized the real story of Itachi. Itachi never put his own desires first but always prioritized the wills of others, doing it with all the love he had inside him.

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

Nagato is the best character on the show. When he first appeared in the anime as a hologram, I'm sure everyone watching the show thought, "Who is that guy? He appears to be the leader. He must be very powerful." Just by hearing his voice (Japanese voice), you can tell he is a badass character.

Then, when he shows himself as Pain, kills Jiraiya, and attacks Konoha, you realize you were right: this guy is goddamn powerful. "Only knowing real pain can you achieve peace." "Pain to the World." When he said that, I got goosebumps.

His philosophy, although radical, is somehow true. People often only understand others and appreciate what they have through pain, through the loss of something really important in their lives. That's when we begin to appreciate things.

Nagato suffered a lot in his life, losing his parents, his best friend, his village, everything. That's why he became so powerful. And before he died, even though he killed many people, he proved he was a pure-hearted person by reviving the entire Leaf Village. He was a good man with a good heart and dreams, but everything was doomed because he suffered a lot. He lost faith.

The story of Nagato was amazing. Naruto is the best show ever, and The Akatsuki's saga is the best saga in the show. It is perfect. Nagato is the boss. Period.

3 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.

A love at first sight and a favorite at my zenith of anime characters. He's dazzling in appearance and in battle, and he's fun.

I love Deidara. He is funny, and I like what he can do with his hands.

4 Sasori Sasori is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Obito Uchiha Obito Uchiha, also known by his alias 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.

He is the best there is! Obito is the most loyal and brave shinobi, even as a kid. He may not have been the genius or the strongest on the team, but he saved his teammates' lives, thus ensuring their safety. He achieved greatness not by sacrificing his life for the village but in his own way, making great contributions by protecting those he loved in the smallest ways.

Obito achieved far greater greatness than Kakashi in terms of power, intelligence, and strength. He's cool, mysterious, and charismatic, with a mix of badassery that makes him a compelling character.

8 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.

I love Jiraiya (Ero-Sennin). He's the one that Naruto mostly looked up to. Without him, Naruto wouldn't be as strong as he is today.

Jiraiya is like Naruto's personal mentor. He should be in 3rd place. He can summon a giant battle toad. Naruto wouldn't be who he is without Jiraiya.

Jiraiya is second to no one but Itachi in terms of character. Honest to God, he deserves a MUCH higher spot on the list.

9 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

The Fourth Hokage deserves the fourth spot. He was kind, gentle, smart, and had amazing speed due to his jutsu, earning him the nickname Konoha's Yellow Flash. He was truly devoted to his village, to the extent that he even sacrificed his life for it. He saved the Leaf Village from the Nine Tails twice: once during the birth of Naruto and then 16 years later when Pain attacked the Leaf Village. And if you all look closely, you will find that he is even more handsome than the so-called Sasuke. He is the best!

This guy could have taken out Obito and also taken out Killer Bee and Raikage at the same time. He was something else, and plus, his speed.

10 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

Madara is the best. It was all Tobirama's fault that things got screwed up. Madara was finally beginning to heal from Izuna's death, and when Hashirama wanted to name Madara as Hokage, that gave him a purpose. The moment Tobirama stepped in and said all of those cruel things (probably knowing Madara was there, considering he was one of the best sensory ninja around, yet claimed "I wasn't infusing chakra." B.S.), it changed everything. Adding to that, even Orochimaru claimed that basically everything Tobirama did as Hokage created problems way down the line. Madara didn't even want to strike Sasuke down due to how much he resembled Izuna. That is some love for your family.

The Contenders
11 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.

I love the First Hokage! He's a very strong shinobi and cares a lot about the people of Konoha. Without him, there wouldn't even be a Tree Leaf Village.

Plus, he's very funny! Haha.

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

Naruto should be number one, not because he is the main character of the series, but because of his personality. He becomes stronger all the time while still remaining true to his own heart and being sensitive to others' feelings. Also, he is anxious to prove he is mature and smart enough to handle any situation that comes his way. Naruto works for his goals and lets no one stop him from being happy.

A lot would confuse his carefree attitude during a dangerous situation with plain silliness, but that is actually the most rational way of staying on top. Once again, Naruto should be number one because he is the most powerful, not just through the amount of chakra he holds but by his ability to hope for a better life while still remaining happy. - R.A.M.

14 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
15 Zetsu Zetsu is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Spoiler alert! Zetsu was created by Kaguya Otsutsuki, the first person to have chakra. His plan was to revive Kaguya. He might have been very annoying sometimes, but he had a goal: to revive his creator and outsmart Madara Uchiha, making Madara think that he created peace.

Classic guy. Very adept in his role as Madara's sidekick, and he is able to manipulate his abilities well. Great guy to have on your side... if you can trust him.

16 Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
17 Tsunade Senju Tsunade is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Tsunade is a great shinobi. When people called her legendary, she really deserved it because she could heal any kind of wound. To the other haters of Tsunade, she is the only female Hokage. She saved everyone by using her Byakugou seal to summon Katsuyu and heal them.

After that, she fell into a coma, and people blame her for being the most useless Hokage.

18 Izuna Uchiha
19 Tobirama Senju Tobirama Senju is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
20 Might Guy Might Guy is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
21 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 should be the second-best character. One reason is that he, like Naruto, is always fighting and trying to prove himself. Additionally, he yearns for a life filled with true happiness and love. Although he may seem passive, he is just as passionate about achieving his dreams as Naruto is.

Also, I know it isn't explicitly stated, but Naruto and Gaara are, in truth, the best of friends. They are like blood brothers-in-arms. For instance, they haven't seen each other for years, and without notice, they meet again after such a long time. Immediately, they act as if they hadn't been in opposite places for years. They must truly be destined to be best friends forever because why else would fate bring these two uniquely compelling characters together again?

Gaara should definitely be the second most popular character in the series and the second-hand man to Naruto. - R.A.M.

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

When Kurama smiled at Naruto, I cried so much!

23 Neji Hyūga

I have liked Naruto a lot because he can change other people's lives with his own opinion. But, going beyond understanding, I am well over impressed by Neji. He was one of the earliest to cut through the nonsensical belief about fate. He has proved to be the best of the Hyuga clan. He has never failed any expectations. Next to Shikamaru's high IQ, he is second.

His gentle fists can block the chakra network - just the very thing that 99% of ninjas and shinobis depend on. He is obedient, confident, skilled, and powerful. People may not be that interested in him, but I am.

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

Hinata should be higher on the list. Unlike half of the other characters in Naruto, Hinata actually fought and trained to get stronger, which she accomplished. She was also willing to sacrifice herself twice for Naruto. Personally, I don't think it was just because she loved Naruto, but also because she wanted to make herself useful and protect him.

It's tiring to hear you Hinata haters saying she's useless, has nothing to offer, and is a stalker. You all are obviously lacking intelligence in certain parts of your brain because she has actually fought off enemies many times. She isn't a stalker. She's just shy. Picture this: you see your crush whom you barely talk to, but you see him around. Of course, you want to talk to him, but you can't because it's like, "Who am I to him?" Try putting yourselves in Hinata's shoes.

25 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.

He's strong, cool, and helpful. The best thing is, he admits he's not the best, acknowledging several times that the next generation is assuming control.

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