Best Naruto 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 is not that strong in jutsu or fighting in general, it is his backstory, he sacrificed himself, was as selfless as he could be, and killed an entire village except for his brother. Also, someone asked him to destroy the village. This just shows how trustworthy he is, he won’t lie to you, If he says he will do something, he will do whatever he has to do to make sure he does that thing.

I'm just going to say it; Itachi is easily the most overrated character in the entire series and one of the most overrated characters in Anime as a whole.

I'm not saying Itachi is a bad character. In fact, I find him fascinating in some circles. But after reflecting back on Naruto, I was not happy with how the Uchiha Clan (Particularly Sasuke, Itachi and Obito) get too much sympathy and favouritism, especially from fans and Kishimoto. I wouldn't be lying if I said the second-half of Naruto was more about the Uchiha than it is about the title character. Itachi isn't overrated because he's a bad character. Itachi is overrated because his fandom makes him out to be some sort of paragon which he clearly isn't. If anything, his attempts at being a protector of Konoha were terrible, a fact that he comes to acknowledge. Also, the whole "he has more wisdom than Hashirama" is poor writing on Kishimoto's part as there's really no credibility behind it.

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Itachi is such an excellent anti-hero.

His Tsukuyomi, Mangetsu Sharingan etc are all extremely badass attacks. Itachi gives off a strong impression in all of his fights as a true threat.

And then his backstory. Sacrificing so much for the village; including his own family... That is beyond sad. I despised how Itachi was given no choice but to do so. Itachi had to carry so many burdens on his own; it's truly heartbreaking.

And Sasuke; Itachi truly loved and cared for him. It's horrible how twisted their relationship became due to the secret he was keeping. Honestly, Itachi deserves more.

Naruto is an anime/manga that is, despite my nostalgic love for the series, littered with poor character writing. By the end of Shippuden, there are hardly any well written characters. Genuinely, not even one. The best three are Itachi, Shikamaru, and Gaara, but even these three have their issues. And Itachi is no exception. People point out, correctly, that he became a walking asspull. Even still, he is by far the best written character in the series, the only one with some level of depth, who doesn't just announce whatever it is they're thinking like an exposition robot, and, most importantly, one of the only characters to actually acknowledge his faults, to have even the smallest amount of self awareness.

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

If people think they're life is bad because of people rejecting them, or bullying them, or ignoring them, or...you get the point. Look at Naruto's kid life. No one would even look at him without cringing! So he pulled pranks because he was insanely lonely. But that didn't stop him from having a kind heart. he just needed some love, and I think almost everyone can relate from that. that's why he's such an amazing character.

All he need is a little bit of love. Naruto struggled through his childhood, but when he got the chance he took it, and we're all glad he did! Determined, strong, good-hearted, and funny, there's nothing not to like about this guy. Always fighting for what's right, this is a truly inspiring character on-screen. Thank you.

Naruto is the character that inspired me as a young teenager to not give up; and to try living again.

I love Uzumaki Naruto's character greatly.

Yes, as a kid he was really annoying sometimes; always playing pranks and being reckless. But I have a feeling that he was that way in order to gain attention. As a kid who was all alone; Naruto would most likely be pretty desperate to be noticed; even if it's for bad things. I feel like he needed acknowledgment; for somebody to praise him and notice him for once, instead of hating him.

And once people started to do that, Naruto really began to mature as a whole. He acts out much less than he used to as a child.

What gets me emotional is that despite being hated by the villagers for hosting Kyuubi; Naruto always did his best for them and never gave up. He has such a kind heart; and truly cares for and accepts his friends greatly.

Because of his painful childhood, Naruto also wields the strongest jutsu of all ...more

He had one of the hardest childhoods I've seen on-screen. His heart stayed true through it all and when he got the chance to prove himself, he did not throw it away. He's a great ninja, a character everyone should look up to.

3 Kakashi 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.

Kakashi has always been one of my favorites. I have always known that Kakashi was one of the strongest characters, not in brute strength, and he doesn't have some tailed beast inside him, but he endured a horrible childhood. Yes, many other characters have too, but I think Kakashi's might be one of the worst. He never knew his mother, his father committed suicide, Obito "died" infront of him, he killed Rin and was forced to live with the shame and guilt when he didn't mean too, and he became cold and distant. He turned down many of the teams because they didn't know one simple thing, teamwork. Then he trained Team 7 into the great people they are today. Naruto is the Hokage, Sakura is a Jonin, and Sasuke is...well, uh...one of the most powerful shinobi of his time. Not saying that Kakashi was a Hokage himself. One of the best characters in Naruto.

THIS MAN SHOULD BE FIRST. Ok, this man is a perfect character, obviously the best, like look at him. Kishimoto made this character so cool, I think he has been brought up in most of the episodes. This dude has one of the saddest backstories. He never knew his mom, his dad committed suicide, Obito died protecting him, he killed rin, Minato died, then it turns out the man trying to end this world and kill Kakashi many times is his childhood friend Obito himself, then, in the end, Obito dies in his hands he evaporates in front of him.

Kakashi trained Naruto into who he is today. He went through so much in his childhood. His parents died, his teammates died, and he went into a state of depression. But with him pushing his students to the max, he finally found a team worthy of his training. He shaped Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura into the legends they are. He shouldered so much as he took on the title Hokage, but I think he's always though he would make a great Hokage.

He made the main character into who he is today. Yes, other people had an impact on Naruto, but Kakashi was his sensei. He had the worst childhood. His mother died when he was very little, his father commited suicide because he (Kakashi's father) saved his friends, both of his teammates died, and he went into a state of depression. But he stayed good in the heart. He showed wisdom and experiance in his lessons for team 7, to put friends above duty. He is defindenty a character you should look up to as a child.

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

Sasuke had a hard early life. His older brother destroyed his entire clan. Yes, he did some really bad things, but because he had lost his path for reasons like he was avenger, and because of the curse mark. Yes, he was very arrogant, but he turned good.

Even though Sasuke does annoy me greatly at times, I have to admit that he's a really interesting character. (I used to be a Sasuke fangirl myself at one point).

From the start, he starts off as really interesting; with his desire for revenge and his calm, collected nature. But as time goes on the burning hatred within Sasuke starts to unravel.
This process of watching as Sasuke's hatred slowly consumes him was an experience like no other.

I feel like Sasuke had many moments in which the series became centered around him instead of Naruto- receiving Kakashi's training, getting a curse mark from Orochimaru; having an immense backstory etc. There were so many elements to his character that made him a real joy to watch.

But on the negative side, he is such a horrible guy sometimes. I know that he is traumatised greatly by Itachi and the massacre of his clan, but he really does take out his frustration on others A LOT.
On Sakura, Naruto, the members of Team Taka ...more

I know Sasuke is a controversial character, but I must say that I do like him. He's an interesting, badass and (kinda) relatable villain, and while Sakutards may never forgive me for saying this, I'm going to do so anyway: Sasuke did the right thing when he tried to kill Sakura. Think of that what you want.

His whole family died and his clan died and his home destroyed. That's a lot to throw at a kid. YAWN. I don't feel like typing anymore. Deal with it.

5 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 had the worst childhood. Yes, so did Naruto and Sasuke, not mentioning Kakashi, but their parents died. Gaara's dad tried to kill him! His village ignored and feared him, and the only person he thought loved him hated him too. His siblings were kept from him also. That's the most terrible childhood. Yes, he turned into a killler machine, but its vaguely understandable. He was ripped from any love in his life, and nobody went to help him like Naruto and Sasuke. But he pulled through this and became Kazekage. A special character.

He has lost the most out of all the characters, everyone who he thought loved him didn’t love him. Meanwhile Shukaku(1 tails) threatened to take over his body while he was asleep. Those 2 things made him feel lonely and have insomnia. So it’s not a big mystery why he became a killing machine. He grew up with the philosophy that he was a monster, while also thinking no-one could love him, he only changed when he was fight naruto (another thing I want to mention, he was strong enough to kill almost everyone he saw in his way, so he was pretty strong.)

His development and progression from a sweet yet abused child to the cruelest person alive and a sadistic, psychotic, completely insane and absolutely TERRIFYING serial murderer to an amazing philosopher and proud leader of his people with hordes of fangirls is incredible, to say the least. If only he wasn't so emotionless and had been able to find love...

How he went from being one of the scariest characters in the Chuunin Exam arc to a wonderful, kind Kazekage is such good development. Gaara's past was so sad, yet after finding love in friendship he becomes so wonderful!

ALSO HIS SAND ABILITIES ARE SO COOL! Though Shukaku at first made things quite scary.

Not gonna lie though, personally I feel like Gaara helped make the Chuunin Exam arc much more of a threat. He was my favourite from the moment he said, "Shut up or I will kill you" (weird lol). So glad to see him develop into the guy he is now.

I hope he can get a good night's sleep soon. Apparently its Shukaku's fault that he has black-rimmed eyes; as that's how scary his tailed beast used to be in the past.

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

I was a bit torn over who to chose, Rock Lee is one of my favorites, but I choose Hinata. She's sweet and gentle and caring, but that doesn't stop her from being powerful. she's an inspiring character and one of the only Naruto characters that gets from little to 0 hate. She had a difficult childhood, not as bad as some, but hurtful and undeserving all the same. She saw Naruto as something special and one-of-a-kind before anyone else did. Not as a monster like almost all the rest. A perfect character.

Hinata is great. She has a great history, I must remember that she was abused as a child and that marked her a lot. Using her insecurity as an argument against her is terrible.
Hinata is a secondary character, did not appear much, but is captivating. She went from an insecure, incapable and weak girl to a great woman and ninja. She was brave, strong and capable.
Neji trained her and clearly has credits for that. Hinata is not to blame for NEJI'S CHOICE. NEJI CHOSEN TO DIE. Hinata loved Neji as a brother, she never saw him as a bad person. Should I remember that while he played psychological games with her at the Chunnin Exam, she continued to call him a brother? If there was someone who didn't want Neji dead, it was Hinata. You can be sure.
As a ninja, after being trained by her brother, she was able to master an extremely difficult jutsu of the Hyūga clan. She was called a master by Kishimoto. This is no small thing. And it was no accident.
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She is the Empress Supreme, the most wonderful fictional character of all time, in my opinion at least.

Hinata-sama (I have no clue why I've started calling her "Hinata-sama") is the most gorgeous fictional character of all time, and I can't help but feel attracted to her. Blank Period Hinata, at least, because I don't want to be weird. I hope that, somehow, one of the many parallel universe versions of myself IS Naruto Uzumaki so that it doesn't feel like my heart is trying to get in the way of my favorite ship. Or maybe, that would even further make why I love NaruHina so much make sense. Huh, that's an interesting thought. Regardless, she's also the absolute best and strongest fictional character of all time. Because I have had similar issues with cruel family members and self-doubt issues, I can very much relate to Hinata, which may be why I'm attracted to the character. Because, in a weird sense, she resembles me. And her eventual overcoming of her issues is inspirational ...more

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 consistently 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 academy; 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 ...more

7 Shikamaru Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I wish I could have his laid-back personality. Not the part that I want to be a cloud or anything like that, but I worry about school, and home, and chores, and I wish I could just stop. Shikamaru's not worried about anything. But when he puts his mind to something, you know you're going to win, no matter how long it takes. A wonderful character.

Intellectual, calm, collected and really wonderful. I love his pineapple hairdo.

Shikamaru is interesting because he seems really lazy sometimes (which can be a bit annoying) but behind his laziness; he is formulating endless battle strategies. What a badass character! He is so direct about his feelings for his friends and allies too; a really caring man.

And man, when Shikamaru sets his mind to something; HE DOES IT.

Also Shikamaru and Temari's dynamic is so good

Shikamaru cool and all, and I honestly have nothing against but I didn't think he'd make it this far up. He's (to me, don't get me wrong) just a tad bit plain and not an overall interesting character. To brush this up, his most likeable arc is the one following on Asuma's death. This upset tend me because I didn't particularly like his character or death in the series. Asuma's a character that they don't pay attention to but when they have the intention of killing him off, try to make him a lovable character before his death (which is a bit rushed). Oops, I ranted about Asuma on Shikamaru section. MY BAD

Shimmer is number one he is care free and played back about every thing except his duties when it comes time to lead a mission he throws the laziness out the window he will get things done no matter what if a situation looks bad he can all ways find a way to win. He doesn't need Ikea genki or jinjuriki Iowa beat his enemy's he doesn't even need jutsus that are that strong his idea of training is playing a game of shogi with Asuma. He doesn't discredit any one ushering everyone's unique abilities to better the team he could probably beat any one if he had time to think. By far the best character in the anime

8 Rock Lee Rock Lee is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

One of my favorite characters of Naruto. At first I couldn't stop laughing with the funny duet of Lee and Sakura, not mentioning Lee and Guy! And I couldn't stop crying when Gaara crushed him leg and arm. Never ending determination is something we all wish we had, but Lee has it. A spirit of fire will always burn bright in him. Unique in his own way, without genjutsu or ninjutsu, you would think that would make him weak, but it only makes him stronger. My favorite of almost all of the characters, Lee will always be with us.

Rock Lee is a very unique, funny, interesting, and overall powerhouse character. Lee has charm in his personality and he has been my favorite character ever since I first saw him. People like him is why the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover" exists because although he looks weak, he's incredibly strong. He can't use any ninjutsu or genjutsu and he doesn't need to because he is really that strong with arguably being the best taijutsu ninja EVER! Lee was so strong, he was the second strongest genin leaf ninja (he took down Sasuke with ease plus he doesn't count as a leaf ninja anymore since he left the village) Overall, he is an amazing character!

He may not be the most powerful out of Naruto characters but he has the best spirit that if paired with any sort of ninjutsu or genjutsu would make him more powerful than any sage that ever lived by the time he reached Itachi's age (obviously his taijutsu is enough to make up for it). Based on BEST CHARACTER alone, Lee is a boss. His character is the most unique and extreme among all the characters of Naruto (apart from Gai Sensei (which still has slight differences). He's the most; perseverant, energetic, strong, righteous (which doesn't always make the best character but who in their right mind would want Lee any other way), (not quite fastest but he'll get there)... He's not yet the most powerful but he's the best character even based on unique personality alone and makes 'Naruto' so much better!

Full of spirit, hard work and determination. I like how despite lacking Ninjustsu skills, Lee trained so hard in Taijutsu that he became a boss at it!

Lee is funny, comedic relief executed correctly. Naruto would not be as good without Rock Lee and his cheerful antics.

9 Madara Madara Uchiha is a fictional manga and anime character in the Naruto series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He appears for the first time in "Part II" of the manga and the Shippuden anime adaptation, as a major villain.

He started the eye of the moon plan! Without him there would be almost no story, because there wouldn’t be any ideas to start the infinite tsukoyami, (eye of the moon plan)!

Not only is he so badass that Kishimoto had no idea how he was going to kill him, resorting to introducing a goddess, he's a more well-rounded character than most would think.
He grew up in a clan where their rules about what's accepted and what's not were ingrained into him, causing him to be at a loss as to what to do when he found out Hashirama was of the Senju. He warned him of the trap the Uchiha had set, but decided to cut off their friendship and give everything to his clan.
He was prideful, which prevented him rom accepting Hashirama's offers of a truce, which was further cemented after Izuna's death, but accepted that he was weaker, or at not strong enough to protect the Uchiha from the Senju and Hashirama, and accepted the alliance.

And he was an amazing villain too. All hail Madara-sama.

Madara is a powerhouse, he is skilled in hand to hand, knows thousands of jutsu, and was smart enough to plan and predict nearly everything that happened in the Naruto series. He became so strong that the directors had no choice but to get rid of him and introduce someone else because he was getting to strong to fast for them to find a way to get rid of him. Needless to say he's an uchiha bad ass who surpassed the sage of six paths in power and brought the ninja world to it's knees

Madara uchiha is the only character in Naruto I can relate to. He goes through all of this deep childhood pain and realizes that humas truly make this world a sick place. His cause is just and I can say that if he had succeeded nobody would care, because they would never even know. We would never know that we were in a fake world of perfection and peace

10 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.

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 than 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 the best character in the Naruto Franchise next to Naruto himself, and here's why: Jiraiya's goal was to train the savior who would bring about peace to the Shinobi world. That means he is almost wholly responsible for the entire series of Shippuden. The only other "secondary character" who could hold a candle to the code of honor and the respect I give this guy is Itachi, because Itachi was so misunderstood and followed his own ninja way. I keep thinking that in a way Jiraiya is, in a lot of respects, Kishimoto himself. It was the ONLY death in Naruto that I even felt any connection to the character. I get that there are a couple others that may be above Jiraiya in popularity, but lets face it: No one understands Sasuke, his "dark side" just makes him look like a whiney baby, and despite all his power, he's really not that cool of a character. Jaraiya carries the most heart and honor in the entire series, has great comedic relief, and packs serious power. He is the man ...more

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.

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Jiraya is by far my favourite character. Probably one of the most dedicated ninjas in the village wasn't afraid to die for a vital information that would come to be the main reason they defeated Pain. Funny, Intelligent and Humble, invited to be Hokage twice and refused both times! One of the most introspective characters in the narutoverse he traveled across the world writing and thinking finding himself. Professor to not 1, not 2 but 3 of the most powerful characters, Minato, Nagato and Naruto. Was one of the most powerful ninjas in the world and in full strenght not even Itachi would be a challenge since in Sage mode Jiraya was invulnerable to genjutsu. In my opinion it was the most real character of them all who really evolved as a human being

The Contenders
11 Neji

Neji is super powerful, she mastered the byakugan, to the point where she has a way to detect things in her blind spot, she easily defeated naruto (and all of her other enemies) by stopping their chakra from being used, and before you say naruto is more powerful, keep in mind that the only reason naruto won is because he has chakra from 9 tails!

Neji whole skill set level is nothing but pure beast. he dominates in both offense as well as defense and hey not to mention he's a pure genius. Naruto (although I do love him) and sasuke both have extra powers that they can call on where as neji just fights with his God given skill set and is still beasty! Naruto has the nine tails and sasuke has the dark power from that awful orochimaru which gives both of the immense power. neji just has his own skills... If neji would go up against Naruto and sasuke without there extra powers, neji would be victorius. that's why neji reins supreme over every Naruto character! On a side note temari should have been on here. she is the best girl on Naruto hands down!

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 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.

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

THIS MAN SHOULD BE SECOND, also why is pain and Nagato on this list they are the same characters. I don't even think I need to talk about him, Another Perfect character, the Best anime Philosophy ever. He also has a very sad childhood story.

I love his quote, "To know true peace, you must know true pain." It's so true. Like in Inside Out, you have to know sadness to know happiness. I don't know to much about him, but he's still one of the characters that made an impact on me.

She has improved her rinnegan and jutsus to the point where people called her God, also she’s the leader of the strongest villain organization in the ninja world!

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

13 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.

Obito doesn't have the saddest story but one of the best (my opinion) he lives as a villain but dies as a hero. I love his story because it's my story ,(I'm just going to pretend I'm obito rn). Just being in love hurts, especially when the person you love is in love with your best friend. I'm am disrespected by my people and I just can't keep up with my bestfriend. I'm not with my parents, though I don't really know them. I died protecting my bestfriend from being crushed, so people thought I was dead.My bestfriend lived by my words chose not to get revenge and to never leave your friends. I watched the girl I'm in love with get killed by my bestfriend ,though I didn't know what happend at the time. Although it may be one death, her life was worth 100 lives to me. I started to see the real cruel world. I started to lose hope. So I gave up, then I got saved by a boy like me but he had hope. Then I died protecting that boy.

Favorite character in a million years. Why did he have to go throught all that pain and suffering. He didn't deserve it. I wish Rin hadn't have died or else he would have to have gone through that

Obito was so much like Naruto, a knucklehead who had a dream of being respected and aknowledged as the strongest ninja in his village. They were both looked down upon by their village, Naruto for being a jinchuuriki and Obito for being a failure from a strong clan, though Naruto suffered a lot more. They probably would have had similar destinies, if it weren't for him sacrificing himself to save Kakashi and Rin. When Madara saved Obito Obito looked up to Madara like a grandfather, and carried out his requests simply because he was the only one who cared about him. He wanted his dream was for world peace, which he shared with Madara to come true.

He is adorable, and has a very sad story. He had been doing everything in order to bring peace and quite, wished to reunion with his love for life (Rin). And to relieve people from pain, pain from losing their family, love and home. However he was deceived and
confused (by Madara). He wanted to go via shorter way to accomplish his aim (as he told to Naruto during their battle) then eventually he lost his way. But, at the end, he insighted his sins (credits to Naruto and Kakashi) and repented and compensated them, at least by rescuing Sasuke and saving Kakashi's life.

14 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.

She’s always tries to persevere, she would even kill herself to finish her mission, also she can be extremely powerful, because her clay birds can go over long distances, so unless they have a sharingan, or good reflexes, she can snipe them from a nearby building.

Deidara is my #1 boy. Do you have any idea how hard it is for a ninja and a male at that to rock that hair like Deidara does. Blonde hair and blue eyes are irresistable. Man I wish he didn't die.

hahaha, yes! Here he is, my dear blonde bby Dei! He's my favorite naruto character. He's cute, funny and yes, he's out of his mind, but still easily a very likeable character. Especially the "Un" at the end of his sentences. He's amazing.

I like Deidara a lot, and I think he has really cool abilities, but I think he says "Art is an explosion" too much. Also, he helped kidnap Gaara, and he was a jerk towards Sai. Translation: he bashed my all time favorite character, called him a weakling, threw bombs at him, and abusively used his brother as a human bomb. I shall enter the manga solely to kill him in the most slow and painful way possible. I'm sorry, I do like Dei, but I think Sai should be here. Ugh, people are going to hate me.

15 Guy

A very funny character, but with depth that some characters don't have. Kakashi's rival (a very deserving one I'd say!), he gave Rock Lee purpose when he felt he didn't have one, and he taught the lesson that you have to believe in your self and that hard-work beats talent. Why do you think Lee dresses and looks like him? Inspiriting to the end, we're lucky we know Guy.

Are you kidding me, might guy at 29
This guy is the reason kakashi never succumbed to darkness
he gave rock lee a purpose in life who then inspired naruto that hardwork can also get results.
He proved that hardwork can beat talent
In spite of having minimal chakra he went head to head with kisame and madara, kisame who was the tailless tailed beast and madara who had all the tailed beasts inside him, plus the rinnegan.
Why on earth is he not number 1, Naruto would've only been half as good as it was without him.
Naruto had willpower, but he also had talent, it's true he really did, might guy on the other hand had absolutely nothing going for him and he'd still give naruto a good fight. Might guy's life and character is the real testament to what can be achieved with effort and persistence, not naruto.

He is a very hardworking and a funny character. Who had carved Rock Lee into a very good ninja. Just with his taijutsu he almost killed madara.

One of the most inspiring characters in Naruto. He was a legend for teaching ninjas not only to be skilled, to be a inspiration and to be a good ninja.

16 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 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!

One of the best Naruto villians! No even sure if he is actually a villain or not. Later on the series his intentions become really complex. I really love his neverending ambition to achieve his goals. It really inspires me. For some people he may be twisted and creepy but for me he is just perfect!

Gah, without orochimaru I probably would have given up on the series!

(SPOILER ALERT)
When he died I checked if he was going to be revived, because he's the most interesting evaaa!
He is totally awesome, interesting, wonderful, creepy, funny, and weird.

He's special, and totally drop dead gourgeous with his beautiful eyes, black hair and pale skin!

How is Lord Orochimaru below Sakura? Sakura is so useless and weak she keeps saying that she'll be the one to save her friends but in the end she always gets saved by her friends and she's just so annoying. Lord Orochimaru is so powerful and strong he's a sannin and the sharpest of them this guy's a genius

17 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.

He is quick, my bad, VERY FAST! He beat tobi who can teleport as well, but Minato is faster. Minato dodged 4th raikage's fastest speed attack. The third hokage, fighting against orochimaru, stopped Minato's ressuruction because he would have died in seconds. Minato thought ahead of Naruto and nine tails, and seals 9 tails in his son and put different seals. He OWNED THE 9 TAILS! Could have beat all pain/nagato in way less time than jiraya because of his high intelligence, speed and tactics. Best in taijutsu and analysing. BASICALLY BEST NINJA, and COOLEST!

Minato deserves to be higher on this list for several reasons.
1. he was a VERY good ninja
2. he created the Rasengan
3. He taught his own mentor(Jiraiya)
4. he was the youngest Hokage ever
5. he could actually handle part of the ninetails being sealed inside of him(AND was able to calm part of it down in no time)

Minato seems to be one of the most skilled shinobi in all Naruto because he fought the nine-tails and Obito and he even sacrificed himself along with his wife to save his village and his son.
He even got the chance to be a hokage at an early age which makes him the youngest hokage ever been, he's even more powerful than his son Naruto and he is so fast that he can beat the raikage's speed

He is the yellow flash and the hero of the 3rd great Ninja war. He sacrificed himself to save konoha and his son.even in 4th great ninja war he played an important role.

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

I'm not to far into the episodes, but Temari is smart, powerful, and one of the best female characters I've seen! She's not useless like Sakura, she's not stupid like many characters (I'm looking at you Tenten. You were pathetic in the Chunin exams preliminary rounds) and she can hold he own against many powerful characters. She's married to Shikamaru? She just got 100 times better.

Temari is just a really great character, believe it!

Temari is a badass Wind-style user, but I wish she had ended up with someone better than Shikamaru.

Unlike the majority of female Naruto characters, she has a distinct personality that was not to serve as an object nor provider of affection to any of the male cast. Adding to this, she has proven to be more than capable of defending herself against other ninjas whilst being able to effortlessly defeat other (see her fight with Ten-ten).

Overall, she is a breath of fresh air so to speak when it comes to the cast and her tom-boyish personality whilst initially brash and hurtful can become quite addictive over time.

Married to Shikamaru somehow made him think not all women are troublesome, and these people are one of kind so she has to be on here, plus she is very pretty

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

Tsunade is so strong/strong-willed, powerful, awesome, beautiful and to top it all off she is caring and hilarious too! She has saved so many lives thanks to her impeccable healing skills, where she proposed that every squad should contain a medical ninja. Her character has such a tragic past, however Tsunade has proven that she can overcome this by showing strength and courage, particularly seen when she battled Orochimaru and eventually accepts her title as hokage. For two/two and a half years she trained Sakura to become so much stronger in battle and also stronger in terms of mentality, as seen when Sakura performs medical ninjutsu or is within battle. Without Tsunade they wouldn't have survived the Second Shinobi World War or when Pain striked,since the village would have literally been turned into dust. It's also amazing how much she cares about characters such as Naruto, where she literally gambled everything upon him and allowed him to participate in the Fourth Shinobi World ...more

Tsunade is STRONG, COOL, interesting and fun. Tsunade scenes are always really good with her punchy humor and bold personality.

Love her! My favorite character! Tragic past lots of history and personality. Even though she herself never wanted it she reluctantly accepted role as Hokage and lead the nation through difficult times. Obviously her strength is awesome but so is her healing abilities of others and herself! As proven with her fight with Madara and Pain.

Tsunade has many times been called the strongest and most beautiful woman in the world and the greatest medical-nin. Jiraiya credits her with winning the Second Shinobi World War for Konoha, and she created the entire system of medical-nin that has saved so many lives over the years.

20 Kiba

While this might be an underappreciated opinion, I love Kiba and I wish he had more screentime and development, considering he is Hinata's teammate. Amazing design (especially in Shippūden), unique concept, cool abilities... one of the best aspects of fanfiction is that it can finally give Kiba the love he deserves as the incredible character he is.

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

YAHOO! Let's go Akamaru and all the other kiba inuzuka fans. Kiba should be in the top ten come on he's strong, cute, funny, got cool wolf and dog like jutsu and is just down right awesome! Come on, who doesn't love dogs like akamaru and a ninja like kiba? Awesomest tag team on naruto. Kiba is my favourite!

He is cute... And he is kind strong and I mean come on he has a puppy at the beginning of the story who he always kept on his head and in part two that puppy is a dog he can ride

21 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.

Funny, strong, brave and talented, he's just a really likeable guy. I think his compassion even in great times of adversity is really admirable and I like how he makes time for people and is accomodating when he really doesn't have to be. He's always going the extra mile. Also he's an absolute boss in battle and I love how he and Tsunade are related, as they're both great characters in their own right but their family link just makes them all the more likeable!

I love it when he is happy then all of a sudden when his brother gets mad at him and tells him to shut up, he gets sad all od a sudden, its like he has mood swings

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

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! )

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

Let's be real honest without help from Chiyo Sakura would've died.
She would've been utterly destroyed.
Also a pretty unique character, cause he's ya know, a puppet.

Sasori is my Senpai in this series. I don't like when people say that he lost to Sakura because he didn't! He technically lost to Granny Chiyo, who set a trap in advance. Sakura was just being useless, having a sword through her gut and all. SASORI IS THE ONLY REASON I EVEN WATCH NARUTO ANYMORE! Gawd, guys, I mean, if he didn't suddenly jump back to sanity, he could've killed the both of them. He's also my main in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

Sasori should be number 1. He's adorable and badass at the same time! I love him so much! And his parents were killed by sakumo Hatake when he was very young, which is what caused him to become cold over time. But he still has good qualities. And Sakura did NOT defeat him, he chose to die. In fact, if it wasn't for Chiyo, Sasori would have killed Sakura. How can anyone not like Sasori?

SASORI IS JUST PLAIN AWESOME!, and you guys are so wrong saying that he lost from sakura because HE DIDN'T! Lady chiyo said that he wanted to die and if memory serves sakura got sasori's blade running through her gut and collapsed on the floor! That weakling (sakura) could have never beat sasori! And by the way sasori was so close to winning but he chose to die by LADY CHIYO's trap got it! He still had plenty of strength left and by the way on his second sasori puppet I saw not even a single scratch! SO GET THIS IN MIND SASORI NEVER LOST TO SAKURA HE CHOSE TO DIE! ( I love this guy)

23 Suigetsu Hozuki

I love his sassy attitude. His character design is AWESOME! I love his pointy teeth and his white hair. Also, his name. His name is perfect!

Whoever said they were in love with him, I agree with. He is so playful and funny. He also is kind sometimes.

Suigetsu is funny and cruel! On top of that he is a skilled swordsman

He's the funniest character ever for me I'm in love with him...

24 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.

There are so many reasons. She is the only woman strong enough to make the akatsuki. She is the strongest female. Her chakra bank is beyong huge. She was brave enough to fight the strongest shinobi alive with hardly any chance of surival. She was strong enough to come close against Tobi. If she had had full knowledge of his abilities she would have been able to increase the length of time her jutsu went on for and won. She was loyal to Yahiko and Nagato and she has a unique jutsu.

Also she is beautiful, like really beautiful

The only reason she was in the akatsuki because she was friend with Nagato. She screwed everyone over by not destroying pains eyes. She can’t think for herself ever naruto talk no jutsu pain and does a 180 and konan just goes with it. She also thought she could kill obito but she thought he was Madara so she thought she could take out Madara Uchiha.

Love Konan... The most badass chick on Naruto! I would say she is probably the strongest chick too! She stood out, not all preppy like the other girls. Along with Anko, I think she is the coolest...

Damn you Madara... Damn you...

I don't know why you guys think she's beautiful because in my opinion she makes Sakura look like a goddess. She is ugly! And that piercing makes it worse

25 Sage of Six Paths

Open your eyes people
He's a GOD

How tf is the sage of six paths not top 10

He is already in the list. He is Rikudou Senin, currently in 25th place.

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