Best Naruto Characters

The Top Ten

1 Itachi

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.

He's stronger than Madara? ...more

Besides, there are more interesting characters like Kakashi, Jiraiya, Zabuza, Gaara, and Pain.

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.

Most well groomed character in history of anime. Evolution of Itachi is simply mind blowing. If there were no shippuden, Kakashi would have won this by big margin, but the way Itachi evolved through shippuden is really phenomenal. His skills, sense of patriotism to ability to foresee future is unparalleled. I really wish some day in Boruto anime writers decide his face on the mountain as the best kage konoha never had.

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

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

Naruto is so memorable because of this amazing character. He gave so much hope during such dark times despite being resented for having the kyuubi. Naruto showed people the path of kindness and friendship and with his own hard work achieved his dream of becoming Hokage. He has come a long way and we as fans have also grown up with him.
Naruto will always have a hold a special place in my heart.

WHAT! Second place! What's Naruto doing in second place! The show wouldn't be called Naruto if if he wasn't the main character. It's not called Itachi. ITS CALLED Naruto. Naruto! I don't know if you have or haven't seen some of the latest episodes of Naruto or not, in those episodes Naruto becomes friends with the Nine tails and the Nine tails allows Naruto to use all of his power. And Naruto does use it multiple times throughout the series. It wasn't just a one time thing. So what I'm saying here is that Naruto is not only the main character of the anime Naruto but he can easily beat the crap out of Itachi any time, any day.

First of all, Itachi could not beat Naruto in sage mode. Itachi is not even close to as strong as Naruto, he's got the nine tails chakra mode and the full nine tails chakra mode which could literally destroy Itachi in the blink of an eye. The only way that you could think that Itachi is better than Naruto is by being a huge fanboy. I mean the show is named, literally named after Naruto himself. Do ya really think the author would let Naruto lose to someone that's barely even been in the series of Naruto. But I do agree that Itachi would've beat Sasuke, if he wasn't half blind during their death battle. And that's all.

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

Truthfully I am torn between Kakashi and Itachi. But why I chose Kakashi? Well his whole life from the young Kakashi to Hokage Kakashi made more impact on me and also a good representation that not all who experienced pain and tragic past will mold you as an evil man.. Also, they draw him as a very cool and badass sensei! yep! you cannot deny it. And I love his low key, laid back style but strong and amazing ninja out there feared by many ninjas.. and yeah.. he's really HOT!

Kakashi is the best sensei. A bit perverted, very mysterious, cool, and full of wise quotes.

It's really sad once I found out that what lies beneath all of his wisdom is a sad past. The story with Obito and Rin is just really sad, highlights an important message on whether friends or duty should come first.

Also his lightning attacks are super sexy; the dog crew he summons are so cool AND HE IS JUST ALL-AROUND HOT!

This is why Kakashi is one of the best characters in Naruto. He went through so much pain and suffering as a child yet he never turned bad or evil. He also represents Naruto and Sasuke in the fact that he represents the goodness in Sasuke and the badness in Naruto. The reason behind this is because his life is similar to Sasuke's in the sense that he lost everyone who is precious to him but still decided to be good. And he represents the bad in Naruto in which he is mostly always the one to finish off the enemy and kill them for Naruto because he is trying to keep Naruto pure and untainted because he understands the pain of killing someone and what it does to you. Anyways that is my opinion on why Kakashi is the best character in Naruto and my personal favorite character

Come on why not kakashi first? Itachi and kakashi both has dark past! But kakashi not running away from everyone judgements in the village as 'friend killer' in fact he didn't kill rin based on his ' will' it was accident! And it hurt more than itachi's past that killed all his clan member even his family. Itachi can rejected it. But he still do it. All happened to kakashi wasnt he wanted for. Like his father death, rin death even obito and his sensei death! It all hurts! That's why his personality is quiet and mysterious. He even never tell how he feel to anybody. No tears to show to other too! U think its easy? He shows his strong side,calm, patience and always help Naruto. Just why the hell itachi is first?

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

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

Sasuke for life! I've done about 3 different rants about Sasuke today, so I'm at my end. He has so much character depth, there's no way I couldn't love him. If anyone is worried about what happens to him, don't worry, it all evens itself out. He ends up fine. (Trust me, I've seen all the anime, read all the books (72) and read all the side stories. He is taken care of.) I've always felt so emotionally attached to Sasuke, and Kakashi, and Gaara. (Around halfway through the series, when Naruto becomes at least 25% serious, I get some respect for him and understand him. But I've always understood those three.) But out of all the three, I've worried about Sasuke the most. (Why I read all 72 books and the side stories. It was a huge pain.)

I know people who often call him a 'whiny emo crybaby', but I think he's quite the opposite. He may have had a rather cold personality in part 1 but he's the most realistic character Naruto has to offer in my opinion. Itachi is great too but I really wish he hadn't gone and killed the Uchiha clan, peace was possible in other ways. If he had at least gone to Sasuke or Hiruzen they probably would've been able to stop the coup, Sasuke probably could've stopped Fugaku and Hiruzen Definitely could've stopped it. I hope that now that he's over his anger after learning the truth about Itachi and hearing the opinions of Itachi and Hashirama about it that he will continue to be the great guy that he is (he's already shown a little of his good side again). My favourite quote from him is "Whatever, loser. "

SASUKE is the best, I mean he really has had a hard life. He had the best clan and one day he saw his clan dead. In the series they are really trying hard to make him the bad guy but I think he should be the good guy. But it will never happen I mean we know that there will be a battle between Naruto and Sasuke and Naruto will win and become a hokage beacause it is called naruto. Or sasuke will help naruto become hokage and than take revenge as madara did with the first hokage. I want to see Sasuke become a hokage. I mean the uchiha was a founder of the hidden leaf, there should be a uchiha hokage. Madara was a founder of hidden leaf. Itachi died for the hidden leaf and protected it better than the hokages. I think that the second hokage and the third hokage are the true evil ones not the uchiha clan. I want the uchicha clan back!

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.

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.

I know you were sad boi when you saw his past :' he was so cute but everyones scared of him especially when he tried to give medicine to the girl and she just slammed the door :''''' (want to give him a big hug)
besides his past dUde his abilities are you kidding me? its soooo kool

Gaara is the friend of naruto and the youngest kazekage . He always fights for the people even if they don't respect him (sometimes). He fights for peace

Mostly people like him because he turned into this oh-so-good-guy. The reason why I like him though is because of his power. I mean, how many characters do we see daily in shonens who can crush their enemy in a mere 5 or 10 minutes and that also without moving a single damn muscle and doing this little hand expressions and saying "Sand coffin " and "sand burial"? This guy left ROCK LEE struggling for his poor life in a hospital. Not to mention he passed the Chunin exam in a record breaking. Sure, he turned out good but if he hadn't and would've stayed an antagonist, he would've been slightly more interesting

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

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

She is extremely inspiring in how she resolves to never run from a fight and work hard to become better and still remain kind hearted and pure throughout. That is what I love about hinata the most. We rarely see people go through a difficult childhood in the shinobi world and still remain kind. Hinata is an exception. She was really abused and beaten down but she finds inspiration and tries to be better no matter what others think! Another thing is hinata is very humble and never judges people. She saw the true inner strength of naruto before anyone else did. There is something special about her. She is just an angel. I REALLY LOVE HER!

I know some people don't like her but I DO THINK She is such a LOVABLE character. One of the few who had a bad childhood but ways remained kind and sweet. She is also super pretty. Her design is gorgeous. Everything about her makes me so happy and I think she deserved to be in more arcs.

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

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

He is the genius of the 11 konoha ninja. One who played an important role in many missions and incidents which had happened.I liked the lazy behaviour of him and using his mind when needed.

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.

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.

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!

I love the fact that even though he can't use Ninjutsu he still is an amazing character. His taijutsu skillz are off the chartz.

9 Madara Madara Uchiha 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.

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

Sorry but I wouldn't say he is evil. He was actually fundementally a good man but he chose the wrong path to grasp peace.
I respect him because he is a demonised and seeks peace and he is often misunderstood by others.

10 Neji

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.

Why did Neji die, because if these sharp thingies ( I don't know there name) hit naruto, he won’t die because he will be healed from kurama’s chakra!

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.

The Contenders

11 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 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.

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

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

12 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.

He had such a sad story ;( He was such an awesome and up-beat character at the beginning and was just like Naruto. The fact that he became evil, just shows that even the best of us can go mad. Obito was just such a great character.

The strongest love turns into the strongest hate... Obito embodies the power of disillusionment and bitterness, he was the perfect person to be the final antagonist pulling the strings of the whole story. His fall to darkness and redemption may have felt a bit repetitive, but it was powerful and well executed.

His story was very heartbreaking. He is one of my favorite anti-villain even though he made also bad decisions, same as Nagato he corrected it and he was very cheerful back then. I love him

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.

13 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.

Deidara is my favorite Akatsuki member and my all time favorite character I get what he means by art has to be fleeting it's better to see art as a one in a life time thing that's what makes the art special UN!

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.

I mean, Pain said that Deidara was actually a decently powerful member of the Akatsuki, but all he really does is just blow stuff up. I dunno how I feel about him

Ok, here's the deal. Neji and Deidara are my favorites. But Neji is really high so...
I'm givin' my blond, beautiful, (Slightly angsty) boy some love!

Deidara has got all slots filled.
Cool dude
Hot dude
Rebelious dude*

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

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!

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.

Nagato should be number 1 based on me or at least on the top 5. He is one of the coolest character in the series. His Powers, his abilities, his rinnegan, his sage of the six paths. He has also made Jiraiya believe that he was the one who could achieve world peace. He has one of the saddest stories in the whole entire series. Parents getting killed right in front of his eyes, best friend getting killed right in his arms when he is trying to achieve peace. I think Nagato's Character had a clear mindset, his view of bringing world peace. Common guys, he is the cofounders of the akatsuki. One of the coolest villianous gang in the entire Naruto series. Did all of you guys forgot when he shinra tense the whole konoha village into dust. That was one of the most epic scenes in Naruto history.

One of Naruto's material cousins.Even if he was a self proclaimed God of peace. He still is one of my favorites.'cause in the end all he wanted was for the nations to stop fighting and put an end to the endless wars of the shinobi world.

15 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 more.

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)

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.

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!

He's faster than the third Raikage and he can teleport anywhere using his flying raijin. Kakashi's pretty powerful, and if Minato taught him, then he has to rank pretty high.

16 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.

It's sad truly great characters are down here. I can't stress enough how much he embodies the shinobi way. He literally was willing to kill himself to save his friends. I am inspired by this man. A man that looks out with a positive outlook, but doesn't deny there is something wrong. A man who will do anything for others, but also makes mistakes. Amazing.

17 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!

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

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

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

Temari was overall just an amazing character. She never changed, even once she fell in love with Shikamaru, she stayed independent and strong. Her attitude and impulsiveness in the beginning of the series just gives her a very realistic personality. She's also a very caring and loving older sister for Gaara and Kankuro. Love this girl

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.

Princess Tsunade is a legend amongst all legendary beings in the world. I love and admire her wisdom,her strength and everything.

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.

20 Kiba

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

13 ARE YOU KIDDING!? Kiba is such an awesome character. Sure he doesn't get a lot of screen time (aside from filler) but he has so much potential

21 Pein

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

Imagine having 6 bodies, like a Trinity on steroids, all with OP abilities. His philosophy left a lasting impression on Naruto, of all the antagonists he was the closest to being an antihero.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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

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! )

23 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)

24 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...

25 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

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