Best Naruto Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Itachi

I just find him incredibly elegant and sad. His whole background story is extremely tragic, yet he chose to sacrifice everything for his village and his little brother. His jutsu are also amazing.

I agree sasuke kills itachi because itachi let him, obito (tobi) even said

the whole anime goes around the uchiha clan incident itachi made the plot amazing by having everything predicted and precalculated

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Itachi and his story are... Legendary. How he trained and became an exemplary shinobi, how he selflessly undertook the devastatingly brutal mission the village assigned him, knowing he would have to throw away his chance at ever living a happy life again. He was forced to kill his parents, but was able to throw together a brilliant plan to both save his brother, and give him a path to follow that would lead to Itachi's own self-punishment for his actions in the Uchiha Massacre.

Even then, he prolonged his life with constant use of medication to keep him alive long enough for Sasuke to grow up and "kill" him for his "sins against the village". He did all of this while convincing EVERYONE that he was a monstrous villain working with the Akatsuki.

During his fight with Sasuke, while he was nearly blind, with his organs failing, Itachi continued to fight, and to fight so eloquently that he made Sasuke run out of chakra, ...more

He is like a real... Sant who sacrificed himself to the life and happiness of the others... He is the best character in naruto

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

He's not perfect, he's not the most powerful one, but he does everything only with his will-power that's what makes him the best.

Naruto is awesome. Even in childhood when he had no one he kept the emotion in and lived his life. He had lots of friend who gave him support. He has lots of confident when he hadn't. He kept trying hard to become a Hokage and became successful so that's why he is the best HOKAGE!

Naruto is epic, he can do things others can't. He has an amazingly awesome demon fox within him. And the SAGE MODE! It's awesome. Whenever I see Naruto on T.V., I smile. He's so stupidly cute.

Yes defiantly my favorite

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

I don't like where the story is going! Sasuke is an intelligent and powerful man who has patient and he never reveals his plans before he reaches his goal. I think Kishi has forgotten how the uchihas characters are. The only thing he has in mind is Sasuke being evil and naruto being an angel. And that they have to fight each other. I doen't see why Sasuke wants to kill Naruto. I only see why Sasuke wants to restore his clan and become hokage.

I really think that Sasuke is the best character and I hope you see the good in this character as well! He is nothing like Orochimaru so doesn't try to make him like that. I would say that Sasuke is more like his brother, Itachi, but with the goal to become hokage and restore the clan. I really want to see him fulfill his goals. He is an smart man so if he really wants to take revenge on Konoha he should do it now, but he doesn't cause he will lose his chance to become Hokage. The same if he fights naruto. I he fights naruto, I can only ...more

Well... All that I have to say about him perfect... I got HOOKED to anime and started drawing manga just because I of him and now I LOVE manga at first I wanted to draw him only but after some time manga became my hobby

To the person who wrote:Sasuke and his clan is the one who makes the plot story to be great and fantastic. Remember? Masashi Kishimoto created Sasuke inorder to have a thrill and excitement in the series. He created Sasuke so that the main character, 'Naruto", will have a best companion and at the same time, a rival. Yes, Sasuke became cruel and everyone judged him to be one of the worst character in the story and considered as an international criminal. BUT TAKE A LOOK, Sasuke only lose his path because of the tragedy that he's clan had suffer. Just try to put your situation in Sasuke's own. Imagine that your family was murdered with your own brother/sister. Imagine that your own beloved country/village ordered one of your family member to kill all of you where "IN FACT", your own clan/ancestor created and love the village. The village betray your clan. The village that your clan almost give there life to serve for it's sake will be the one who will end up all of your ...more

HE should be 1

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4 Kakashi Kakashi Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

graduated at age 5, chunin at age 6 then jonin at age 13. nuff said.

Kakashi is the most rounded character. He has his dark past, yet can still make jokes and play around. He feels guilt for those he lost, but he tries to teach his students how to deal with their grief and guilt. Not only can he teach, but he is one of the top shinobi in the village. Not to mention that he was given a position with ANBU at the age of 13 for crying out loud!

Kakashi is one of the most skilled shinboi of the hidden leaf. he is the leader of team 7 and has the Sharingan in one eye. He is also the creator of chidori and has a wide variety of other jutsu of most elements thanks to his sharingan. Kakashi is the son of Sakumo Hatake The white fang of the hidden leaf who was a shinobi of kage level. he was also elected to be hokage and is a big fan of Jiraya's book "make out tactics. " -

I'm surprised he's not on top 1 or 2. He's dark and mysterious but at the same time charming and playful. I love how blunt and relax he is that sometimes his opponents would get annoyed by him. He's also hilarious. Remember when he was acting all weird around Naruto while they were training to get control of Kurama. I was laughing my ass off! And when Naruto and Sakura pretended to spoil his favorite book and Naruto was able to do the thousand years of death jutsu on him Lol. This anime would've been boring without him.

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5 Gaara 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.

The Naruto anime cartoon without Gaara would be less tasteful. Great story, great powers, just captivating. In the first part of Naruto series Gaara is also a little scary.

Gaara only number five? This is a travesty D: Gaara is going to crush all of you! Gaara rules! - RC

Yeah, I feel like he should at least be number four (above Sasuke, I believe).

Gaara is cool because he crushes people with sand. Not like Naruto and the others crushes people with bare hands. Gaara should be on the top list because he is way stronger than Naruto!

He can kill 100s of Ninja without even moving a damn muscle,Can anyone else do it.

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6 Madara Madara

Madara is one of the most powerful, evil, and epic character in the Naruto series. He is the most diabolical character ever and I'm glad Masashi Kishimoto decided to make him a Main Antagonist because he is so awesome!

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

His get a sharingan from the god ti kill senju family. But he failed to killed hashimaru senju than uchiha family want to friend again with senju family.

Pure powerhouse

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

Shikamaru is so cool. I mean he uses a mediocre set of jutsu combined with his genius level IQ to best all of his opponents, including Hidan.

He's such an interesting character. He's so laid-back, but he jumps into action when his friends are in danger.

Shikamaru should be # 3 next to Naruto and Kakashi! He is so cute I wanna go inside the manga because of him! Laugh out loud Tobi and Nagato weren't even on the list. - feiy_o6

SMART GUY :D

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8 Rock Lee Rock Lee

Um? Have you seen him fight Garaa? He knows no other Justu style and STILL kicks so much ass, plus he has a Beatles' hairdo and he wears super heavy weights that make craters when they fall! DUDE, THIS GUY IS SO AWESOME.

Bruce Lee based character, thumbs UP!

Rock Lee can own almost anyone in a fight. He so fast Raikage has has a hard time seeing him. He going to kick Sasuke's ASS in the ninja war.

A character that's not as talented as everyone else but catches up with them with his extreme dedication and training. This guy right there taught me to not give up no matter how hard your goal seemingly is. Thank you Rock Lee

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9 Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze

This guy owned madara, nine tails, known as the yellow flash of the leaf, instant teleport to his seal, and also sensei of kakashi, student of pervy sage, and the inventor of rasengan from just looking at the tailed beast bomb... BEST NINJA EVER

I believe he is the best character in my opinion, he can beat anybody by just teleporting.

He is the fastest ninja ever... Even madara can't match his speed

This guy is super hot he was the fourth hokage, the creator of rasengan,naruto's dad he is sooo awesome and kind hearted and sooo cute

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10 Hinata

Hinata is awesome. Her moves are graceful and she is a pure angel. I think Hinata is the most beautiful and cute character out of Naruto characters.

What makes Hinata a strong character is something that far surpasses beyond the simple idea her being the kindest of all Naruto characters, which she is. She is among the few characters in the series that consistantly demonstrates the ideals and values celebrated by Ninja society: the Will of Fire, and staying true to one's Nindo, their Ninja Way. Hinata, like Naruto and Rock Lee, has always had the most to prove. Naruto was ostracized as the Jinchurriki and failed for years at the ninja acadamy; Rock Lee was a failure at ninjutsu and genjutsu and faced the possibility of dying from his surgery, or never doing taijutsu again; and Hinata was regarded as a failure as a ninja by her own family, with her father emotionally abusing her as being worthless and her own cousin attempting to murder her. However, all three of them refused to back down, and stuck to their ninja way. All three of them were underdogs who would keep battling even if they were sure they would die. It is these ...more

She's strong physically and emotionally! Some people say she's weak! She's just shy and has lack of self-confident but she's strong! Maybe stronger than sakura! And has a mature instinct when it comes to love!

Hinata is best female in Naruto

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11 Neji

my 4 favs are Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara, and Neji - animedude7

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

Neji is more cool than hinata
A genius indeed

What a nonsense why did hinata is more famed than neji
That sulks
Ken

The best character in the series, point blank cut and dry.

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12 Jiraiya Jiraiya

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

Jiraiya is 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.

Now back to why Jiraiya is AWESOME. He was trained ...more

In my thinking this should be like this:
Itachi
Naruto
Gaara
Jiraiya
Kakashi
Hinata
Obito
Madara
Nagato
Shisui

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13 Nagato Nagato

Why is Nagato number 15 on the list he should be number 1. I mean seriously I would personally put him number one (because he is my favorite). His story and background are hands down the saddest in the whole anime. Why put him under characters such as Hinata. That doesn't mean I hate her she is still one of my favorites she is In the top 10 I can admit she is the best and my favorite female character in the series but still Nagato should be higher on the list and why putting him below that ass hole sakura. Nagato all the way he is the best.

First you must understand pain, then you will realize he deserves to be first.

This guy forced himself to be great just so he could protect the little guys (kinda like Naruto), I really love his personality and devotion. His ideal was strong and effective (insane thou):walk a mile in each others shoes. Forcing pain on people wasn't the best method but all he wanted was peace. He should be top 5 because even though he isn't an uchiha, he could stand and utilize the Rinnegan pretty well, his presence sent fear running through everyone, splitting the paths was a genius idea (not as effective but genius), his shinra tensei is the best, the name Pein/Pain is cool, he is a true tragic hero, understanding that his ideal was too extreme he gave his life to rectify his sin... now that's a hero!

Nagato should definitely be number 1. His story, the creation of the six paths of pain, his abilities- make one of the most original and epic characters of all time. The character of Pain got me interested in anime!

Rinnegan, he's dope.

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14 Kiba

he's adorable. he's strong, funny and a bit ego. & love him. he's my first and last fav character ever.

He's just awesome, very powerful, funny and awesome. The best I have ever met.
Yeah he rocks!

WHAT?!?!? Kiba? 13?!?! You've got to be kidding me! He should be right next to Gaara! He's so hot! What's wrong with you people! He may not be the best a techniques but he is wild and fearless that's what makes him THE BEST! And he's the most adorable anime character I've seen! Other than Gaara

Huh! Kiba, like a better Naruto!

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15 Deidara Deidara

Dude this guy is a terrorist how can you not like an anime terrorist? Art is an explosion. Enough stuff

Art is a blast! It is an explosion! Katsu!
None can beat him!
He's just awesome!
He got a kekkei gen kai!

Art is an EXPLOSION. Anyone that has 4 mouths, blonde hair, blue eyes, and can blow up anything they want are AMAZING. To who ever thinks Sasuke killed Deidara you are wrong it is clearly obvious Deidara sacrificed himself to kill Sasuke (though Sas-gay doesn't deserve it). Deidara gives a whole knew meaning to going out with a BANG! Pyromaniacs for the win UN!

Art is an exploison!
Katsu!
Love deidara
Deidara is life
Deidara is love

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16 Obito Uchiha Obito Uchiha

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

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

What kind of sick life is that? Poor Obito, just another pawn:(

His loyalty and love to his most precious rin has driven him to no longer believe in a such thing as peace. After seeing rin killed with his very own eyes by the one who promised him to protect her, obito was struck with pain, and it is the kind of pain that makes this character so cold yet so sad.

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.

1.Itachi (agreed)
2.Naruto(agreed)
3.Sasuke(Agreed)
4.Kakashi(Not agreed, that was Obito's place)
5.Gaara(Agreed)...
10.Hinata(are u kidding me she was never in the game)

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17 Hashirama Senju Hashirama Senju

Flawless!
Descendant of the Loving Son (and an Ambassador for Peace)
The Strongest Ninja Ever
Good Husband and Good Father
(I want to be like him! )

The hero of humanity, without him konoha wouldn't exist, the world of shinobi would have been under the control of evil forces. He is the model of any shinobi in naruto. Even madara almost worship him

Strong-willed, passionate, handsome, loving, and powerful. He achieved his dream through perseverance and hope alone.

He's so good with his wood stlye

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18 Pein

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

The most powerful doujutsu, based on the philosophy of Buddha, representing the omnipresent quality of God (because he is present in multiple places at the same time) with a history that brings pain to your heart. What a tragic hero with a summonings like "emonic statue of the outer path" and ninjutsu like shinra tensei and chibaku tensei. Bloody hell. If Pain is not in top 5 then this isn't a serious list.

I love pein because he's not just a character but a symbol of pain. To know true pain is his philosophy and he utilizes his god like powers to ensure his enemies are destroyed. Besides that he infiltrated and destroyed a whole village all while fighting some kage level ninja (kakashi, naruro, etc. ) And if that's not enough he resurrected all the ninja he killed afterwards. Plus his essence and aura are almost palpable, I mean you can feel the power from this guy and his voice and his theme mix well together. Pain is also one of the scariest characters and everything he does he thinks is alright because bringing pain to people is what he thinks is fair and righteous and he feels justified for his actions. Even though he is just being manipulated by Nagato, Pain (pein) is one of the best characters and the best villain. P.S. itachi is a good guy

Are a lot of people on here girls because I'm pretty sure Hinata being graceful is not cool its kind of lame. I'm fine with Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and those guys but anyone like hinata is stupid. Another thing is rikudou sennin is the sage of six paths and we don't even really know anything about him except that he is the greatest ninja ever. However this doesn't make him all that great cool is not just reputation. Lastly pein is so deep when he talks putting meaning in his word and I have to say this was the best fight by far in Naruto history.

Pain

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19 Orochimaru 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.

Come on guys, he's such an epic villain, and yet he's so far down the list? We have to do something about this!

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!

Orochimaru is most definitely the most interesting villain this series has ever had. Without a doubt, I would consider him one of the most memeroable villains of all time.

BRUH WHY NOT IN THE TOP 10'S HE IS A GOD OF ANIMATION AND THE LORD OF THE SOUND SHE DOESENT BELONG ON NUMBER 20 - Narutomaster5000

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20 Sakura Sakura Sakura is the heroine of the series NARUTO and the only female ninja of Team 7. During the first chapters, she is physically weak and has an immense crush on Sasuke and dislikes Naruto . Her strengths include her excellent chakra control and being generally smart as shown by in the first part of the ...read more.

I'm sorry but I have to disagree with Sakura being at number 18. Sakura is a beauty, book smart, skilled in medical ninjutsu. There were some good times like her fight against Sasori and such, but there is so much bull with this character.I'm not saying she is completely useless but Sakura she would pick Sasuke over Naruto any day- this dude, Naruto saved your life more than once. Sasuke tried to kill her on 3 occasions and almost succeeded. She constantly cries over Sasuke but a rule of the ninja/shinobi is that your not supposed to cry. He showed her no affection but a simple thank you. She is a player that is one thing. She tried to play with Naruto's heart by saying she loved him. She did not love him and she is always trying to beat up Naruto but when it comes to Sasuke she won't physically harm him. She ended her friendship over a guy what does that say about her. She drugged her comrades believing she could kill Sasuke. That's dedication I guess but really you just got in the ...more - narutoallday

She is hated for stupid reasons anyway her haters always say she is useless hinata is more useful blah blah and there proves from fillers fillers always make hinata do things and make sakura worse than she is in the main story anyway sakura is hell strong she is from the top medical ninja in the world she is smart if not genius she always get 100% in test she learn fast have the best chacra control funny badass I just love her

Let's see... As everybody knows in this post, she is not as good as naruto, itachi, sasuke,... But she is one of the best charcter, because she's one of the ninjas who increased her habilities more thanks to her master tsunade.
Now she is strong, and very sharp minded because, as you all can see in the fourth great ninja war she is the only one who discovers white zetsu, and as everybody saw at the very beginning she destroid sasori, and many other characters such as fuen karenbana... So the final conclusion is that there's no one like her in this universe.

Why the he'll is she 20!? She deserves to be at the top 10.

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