Top 10 Most Powerful Ninjas In Naruto

Add to the list if you feel like doing so. This is primarily for manga readers but anyone can vote.

The Top Ten

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

Literally speaking, Naruto is obviously the strongest since he is the main protagonist in the story line so he has to achieve his goal for Hokage and become the strongest ninja or the franchise because that is a rule the director and original creator of a anime have to follow, if it wasn't then Naruto would not have been the main protagonist or at least not the show would not have been such a success. Therefore the director/ original creator has to make the main protagonist the strongest to max the success for this anime this may not be right ( I mean the rule they have to follow cause Naruto is obviously the most powerful ninja) because I got this idea from a different comment.

Here's my reason: to me, Naruto is the most emotional, unpredictable story I've ever liked. I like Naruto mostly because of all its multiple conflicts to be solved in the story. how team 7 turned out nearly exactly like tsunade, jiraya, and orochimaru. the complex system of fighting styles and organizations. but the thing I like the best, well two things actually. one is all the emotion expressed by the characters, it's so captivating. the other is that both good people and bad people die. this is why I despise American comics so much. they are so boring with the good guy always winning. I really love Naruto he is my best hero in my life I like him a lot. I even wear a t-shirt which his photo on. he is so cool!

He can unite the tailed beasts willingly, can influence a person's decisions through his will and ninja way, and he created a jutsu that combines Rasengan with the Wind Style, a feat that Minato Namikaze couldn't do. It cuts its opponent through sheer destructive power, attacks at the cellular level, and severs chakra lines inside the body. He mastered Sage Mode, something that even Master Jiraya, the Toad Sage couldn't do, and he controlled Kurama long enough to befriend him. Hands down best ninja ever. A ninja is not measured by the number of jutsu he can wield, but by the way he uses his/her abilites to help others. Naruto Uzumaki leaves the others in the dust.

Naruto has the power to unite the shinobi forces and tail beasts. Even kurama, who hates humans trusts Naruto. Even many characters like Hashirama and Madara may have more raw power than Naruto but his will power and ability to make friends out of anyone is the most unpredictable and powerful attribute of the Shinobi world. Hey bought stability and peace in the Shinobi World which many ninja like before and even Sage of Six Paths have failed. That's why Uzumaki Naruto is the strongest and powerful character in the Series.

2 Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He is the most powerful uchiha because he is anbu in age of 13, actually the age of the normal gennin is 12 so he is also became gannin in early age ang he killed the uchiha clan in age of 14 he is ready to sacrifice his family for the hidden leaf village.

Strongest character in the anime. Basically, Kishimoto had to kill Itachi so Naruto gets spotlight as the strongest character in the anime.

Itachi Uchiha is the greatest and strongest shinobi of all time, even when he was just eight years old he mastered the sharingan and at the age of thirteen he was able to awaken his mangekyo sharingan which awakened by only few of uchiha's. He sacrifice his whole life only for his village and his little brother Sasuke uchiha... Even when he was dying by a life causing disease he made himself alive through medicine to complete his first and last will of dying in the hands of his little brother Sasuke Uchiha...

For me, Itachi is strongest and he didn't die in the hands of his little brother, it's because of disease.

Itachi is simply strong. It was obvious Tobi feared him and eventhough tobi wanted to attack Konoha, he knew Itachi would prevent him from doing that so he had to find a way of getting rid of Itachi and he knew Itachi's only weakness was Sasuke, so he easily manipulated Sasuke. Even Madara acknowledged the strength of Itachi and would not want to fight Itachi. Itachi will take down Naruto in seconds if he wants to and Sasuke is a piece of meat to him. Even Orochimaru admitted that the combination of himself and Sasuke couldn't take down Itachi. He was the only one who couldn't be controlled by Kabuto during the resurrection, even Nagato was controlled controlled. Itachi is in the same class as the sage of the six path, the first hokage and madara as he is a self-made ninja, no one had to give him power or train him. This dude was the head of ANBU at age 9, can you beat that?

3 Madara Uchiha Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, ...read more.

As Of 6-26-2014 Madara Uchiha Would Be The Strongest
First Of Course Hashirama Did Beat Him. But Now Madara Has A Immortal Body That Heals Injuries, an unlimited amount of chakra.. He Can Control Tailed Beasts, He Can Now Use Wood Nature, He Has Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Rinnegan, He Has Perfected His Susanoo, Left The Five Kage On They're Death Bed. I believe that soon he will obtain power of the sage of six paths but Naruto and sasuke will find a way too kill him... (This is since 6-26-2014! ) I believe in the end. Naruto Will be the Main and Most Powerful Shinobi Ever Too Exist..

I love naruto and Itachi BUT Madara is definitely stronger (by the way a little note from me: as a girl, I ADORE him being this powerful like I would sell my soul to him to be honest)

Come on guys. Right now the resurrected Madara is the ultimate badass. He has eternal Mangikyeu Sharingan and Rinnegan, can do anything that Nagato could and more. He also has the Senju DNA and so capable of using wood techniques. He can control the tailed beast. Although he is very arrogant he is also very intelligent. Right now no one can take on him alone, except Rikudo Senin (But come one that guy is considered a god). Although perhaps Minato AND Hashirama could put up great fight. I won't vote for Itachi because Madara can do anything he can. Except for Genjutsu perhaps but oh well Madara is still stronger.

MADARAAA... NO WAYY... Am I dreaming... No that's not possible... Because I'm typing... Madara... I mean... THE GREAT MADARA UCHIHA... Is 4th... ? Impossible... I mean... HE IS THE GOD MADARA UCHIHA... Founder of the mangekyo and the eternal mangekyo sharingan... Also mastered rinnegan... Mastered fire style... The god of the god of the god... MADARA UCHIHA... I mean.. He's even stronger than pain... Even he was god... And by that I mean... Waayy stronger than pain... The one who can also escape the great amaterasu... The GOD Madara Uchiha... Actuallyy... He should be first... Showing that the GOD always is and will be the strongest... Come on... He is a member of the strongest of the leaf... The entire land of fire.. The entire world... The entire universe... And even was the leader of that invincible clan... I mean.. Think for yourself... How unimaginably strong could he be... Like he 'is' the true power of the sharingan himself... Like he is the strongest... For a guy or should I ...more

4 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 the strongest because he is the father of the main character and the one who actually made naruto who we know him to be by sealing the nine tails in him. Ever since childhood naruto wished to surpass the Hokage but most especially the fourth, even when he did not know that the fourth was his dad. Second of all ninja's like jiraya, kakashi and fourth raikage also stated that minato was a ninja like no other. Fourth Raikage who encountered him a couple of times could not think of anyone to defeat him. Kakashi thought only naruto could surpass the fourth. For Jiraya he was the child of prophesy who created an incredible jutsu that even the previous Hokage would marvel over. He created the rasenngan which became the ultimate jutsu of the main character naruto before then the son of the sage of six paths Ashura was the only one who wielded that power and know one could figure out such a power until the Fourth recreated it and named it. Minato is a ninja who never lost a fight in his ...more

Well after all leaves are open, Minato cannot remain at the topmost echleaon as long as raw power is considered, but that was never his forte to begin with. Minato's lightning-fast self re-positioning and top-tier Uzumaki level sealing skills literally makes him virtually untouchable. Manipulating battlefields in a rapid yellow flash and sealing and teleporting entire biijus and bijudaamas is what we know him for. It will be a regret we could not see much of his battle. He came and went like a flash before we could understand properly kekeke.

This guy is probably the best ninja ever known. remember guys that minato namikaze fought to obito and nine tailed fox demon without having any sharingan that could have controled the demon and also in a few seconds defeated abito which one of you said that obito could not be touched by anybody so that means minato is amazed I mean he had an excellent ninjutsu, taijutsu, genjutsu.
Besides he created the rasengan, he's smart on battle I would say he's better than kakashi in strategies, sealing techniques, space time ninjutsu. he's a really really complete ninja on the word itself.

A true geius. Especially due to the fact that he has no bloodline. Tobi can teleport because of sharingan. Madara has rinnegan, sasuke has inferno style due to sharingan and they are S-Rank beasts. A few of them can even control tailed beast. Itachi is a beast with his MS. But Minato has nothing. No sharingan, rinnegan, byakugan nothing. But he still beat Kyuubi and Tobi. He only sacrifised himself because he simultaneously faced two above S-Rank opponents but he still almost beat them.
If this isn't a genius what else is?

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

Hashirama was probably the 2nd most powerful ninja ever to live beside the Sage of the Six Path. His weakeness was his compassion which is why people do not fear him as much as they would Madara. The manga clearly shows that the Uchiha was a 2nd rate clan next to the Senju while Hashirama was their leader. Yet Hashirama always thought of Madara as his elder, respected him, and even wanted him to be the 1st Hokage. This man has it all, UBER chaka, Unlimited healing powers, Incredible ninjutsu, and a powerful heart; cares about everyone deeply, even his enemies.

Hashirama Senju is the co-founder of the Hidden Leaf and one of the two strongest ninja of his time the other one being Madara Uchiha. He is the First Hokage of Konohagakure no Sato and is the first and only Senju tohave used and completely mastered the Wood Style bloodline. One the battlefield he is a true force of nature and an efficient battlefield commander. Off the battlefield he is an honorable and happy-go-lucky man that always does what he feels is right. He is also humble to the point of complete self-deprication. And to this day he is recognized as the most Powerful Hokage in the History of the hidden leaf. And to be honest I think Hashirama is a distant relative to Naruto cause those two are so alike its hilarious.

He is the Most powerful ninja of all time. He has defeated madara easily many times even though madara had full control over the kyubi.
Even later when madara awakens his rinnegaan he came to hashirama with the over confidence that he will defeat hashirama and fuses kyubi with madara but when hashirama shows his sage style with ShinsuuSenju Jutsu madara's kyubi was looking like a rat in front of it.
Even Hashirama was the ninja who successful captured all the Bijuu and distributed them in other villages in equal power to maintain a balance.
All hales LORD HASHIRAMA :D

He has wood style and he is a sage. Just because madara got the rinnegan doesn't mean that he is better. Naruto is worse than hashirama and he still beat 5/6 pains with sage mode alone so it is safe to asume that hashirama's sage mode would be able to handle madaras rinnegan. Also madaras wood style - even though powerful - is still not on the level of hashiramas. Hashirama could use his sage mode in conjunction with the wood style to make that gigantic 1000 armed wood statue thing that towered over the 9 tails and madara did not have any technique like that

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

Well if Naruto is 1st, then Sasuke should be tied or second. Most people don't vote him because he's a jerk and I agree. It's understandable, but it goes against the point of this poll. Though this bull crap about Sasuke and Madara being able to whoop Naruto annoys me. Example: someone said Madara defeated the Five Kage and Naruto cannot. Well Madara was an Edo Tensei zombie which gave him an advantage though he would've still won. However, Naruto could've also defeated them after gaining the Sage's yang power. Another example: someone said Sasuke could control the Nine-Tails and defeat Naruto. Has this person read the ending? Sasuke duked it out with Naruto and they tied. So no he is not stronger. The gist of this rant is, don't make judgments mid-anime or mid-manga depending what you do (probably anime). Make the assumptions of who is stronger at the end.

Ok, whoever made this list doesn't know what he or she is talking about when Sasuke got the rinnegan he had Madara on the ropes because he didn't know how to counter Sasuke's quickness and his eye's ability and then Sasuke surpassed Itachi when he was able to control his black flames. Not to mention he awakened the full power of Susano'o like Madara. Then Sasuke was able to completely master his rinnegan after just one battle and not to mention that he always has a sound and effective plan (except against killer bee) and he always his cool and collected expression that is intimidating like it was against Madara... Long story short the top 2 and 3 on this list are not stronger than Sasuke if anything Sasuke is a fingernail away from first. I think most realistic Naruto fans will agree with me.

Sasuke is the strongest he has the sharingan that can controle Naruto and he can make Naruto kill himself sasuke has always been on par with Naruto and Naruto has the nine tails so with out the nine tails Naruto would be dead by now as jou all know Naruto died for the first time at the vally of the end when sasuke broke his neck so without the nine tails Naruto would be dead and everyone who hates sasuke and thinks he is evil... Sasuke is NOT evil he just wants to avenge his clan by bringing justice to the people who had a hand in ordering itachi to kill his clan so I'd say in my opinion that sasuke is the strongest.

Come on guys, this poll isn't about who you like, it's about who's the most powerful and Sasuke definitely ranks at top 5 at least. Tobi even state to Zetsu one time that in time, Sasuke would be more powerful than Nagato and Itachi. Sasuke took on all5 kages, defeated Danzo who could use izanagi and then withought taking a break, fought and almost killed kakashi. Without Naruto being able to contol his kyuubi, Sasuke would have beat the pulp out of Naruto. Many characters in the anime said that Sasuke was super powerful. How is he in 9th place, I don't understnad

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

He chose to invade a village without a tailed beast or huge army, completely obliterate the village, created the moon, and was still capable of reviving everybody he killed afterwards. Oh, did I mention that he is in a wheel-chair like contraption? Alright, let's recap. Itachi decimated his clan (with help) and Madara fails to usurp the throne, Nagato effaces villages from maps. Enough has been said. It's not like he is the leader of a league of S-rank missing ninjas. Oh wait...

Pain can summon the gedo statue, emit a soul taking dragon that kills anyone on contact, can emit almost unlimited amounts of chakra to all the other pains who can appear and dissapear in the blink of an eye. His true ideals were for peace, and if he coincided with naruti they would make an unstoppable team. Pain can use advanced summoning jutsu to call upon a great number of creatures all with insane abilitys and can portrude blades out of his arms... Every pain has different deadly jutsu, and one ( almighty push) can destroy an enire village at once, and after he did that he could do it again in another 5 seconds.. He almost killed naruto, he DID kill the entire leaf village as well as a lot of rain village ninja, he can use intense genjutsu with his rinnegan, and he killed KAKASHI in about 8 minutes, as well as destroyed an entire village. Lets face it, the world will never know true pain until they know nagato.

Sorry but I can't understand why he is only 8th. Guys only one of the 6 pains could stand against Naruto when he had 6 tails. He would have defeated him if the other tails didn't evolve. And keep in mind that was only one pain. I think he underestimated Narutos Sage force and lost 5 of his pains due to that. He could have easily defeated him if he took the fight seriously

Uzumaki descendant blessed with the rinnengan, powers of the sage of six paths, can attack with 6 different bodies, when revived into his prime he used all abilities in his own body. Able to revive hundreds of people at cost of his own life. Was leader of the akatsuki and won the civil war in the rain village.

8 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.

Obito has the most powerful based mangekyou of all the uchihas even greater than ms madara, ms sasuke and ms itachi. He has kamui, who makes him intangible in the real world via transfer of his body to his own dimension. He can warp you into his dimension with his vision especially after getting his complete set of eyes. He can use a perfect susanoo proven when kakashi using his eyes and which is not an uchiha by blood can use, what more for a true blooded uchiha. He is the only ninja who can access the dimension of the most powerful being in Naruto series which is Kaguya Ootsutsuki.

I vote obito because he is stronger than any other akatsuki members. He started it all.he should at least be ranked in the top 3 because he is the the main villain in the entire series. End of story

Obito Uchiha is one of the strongest ninjas ever known, even though Naruto does beat him it's only because that the series is for Naruto. HE has incredible power and can do things with the Rinnegan that no-one can do.

Obito was strong even without being a jinchuriki godlike sage. And his Susanoo is the best one I think. He never lost to Naruto, he gave in to his inner self. He's stronger than most of these ninja above him. Actually all of them. And he's smart.

9 Rikudou sennin

Oh, come on people. It is not about who your favorite character is (Naruto Madara Hashirama Itachi).Vote rationally. It is obvious that Hagoromo is the strongest and I admit it eventhough he is not my favorite one. He went from Byukugan to Sharing and finally Rinnegan. He is so powerful and Naruto's power equals not even half of Hagoromo's. Only if Naruto and Sasuke combine their powers do they have some possibilities of beating him (even though they would never fight). And I am annoyed that Itachi is so high. He is my favorite character together with Sasuke but definitely not the third strongest.

Dude how can The Sage of the Six Paths not be the most powerful? Even the real Madara reveres him as a god. He defeated and sealed the Juubi into himself in a time where there were no ninja! He spawned the two most powerful ninja tribes, the Uchiha and the Senju, and he was also the first person to awaken the Rinnegan. He united the ninja world, discovered the secrets of yin & yang chakra, and created the 9 tailed beasts using his Creation of all Things jutsu. He INVENTED the ninja way. No one will ever match his power.

Seriously, I love naruto and I know that he's powerful but Rikudou sennin is a god and the origin of all powers known to man, he created the moon and the tailed beasts, operates both in physical and spiritual realms tamed the jyuubi that almost destroyed the earth, come on, you cannot compare them because Rikudou sennin is power and balance itself, none can challenge him not even naruto nor hashirama or tobirama, madara minato, itachi, nagato none

Undoubtedly the most powerful ninja ever. He used to be respected like god. He was the one who fought the 10 tails beast & sealed it inside him, before he died he divided the Chakra into nine tailed beasts. His sons are the ancestors of Uchiha & senju clan. Rikudou Sennin is Undoubtedly number 1 shinobi since he had both Powers of Senju & Uchihas. He is the Source. The FIRST!

10 Sage of the Six Paths Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo), known to the world at large as the Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin, English TV: The Sage of the Six Paths), was a legendary god-like figure who founded Ninshū, which led to the creation of the ninja world. He was the ...read more.

He is a Sage...he created all tailed beasts out of himself...besides Kaguya he is the most powerful being, and his brother is right after him. No way Naruto can beat him, he couldn't beat Kaguya because he required Sasuke besides him, and not just because of the sealing power, but because Naruto alone couldn't deal with her...

Either people do not know who this dude is, or just do not care about "powerful ninja", but which one they like the most.

Hands down! The Sage of the Six Paths is the strongest right now. He was the legendary god-like figure who founded the arts of ninjutsu and created the ninja world. He defeated the Ten-Tails in battle and sealed the beast within his own body, thus becoming the very first jinchūriki.

He could easily beat Naruto and Sasuke. Madara was able to be like this guy but not exactly as powerful, and it took both Naruto,Sasuke and all the allied forces to defeat Madara.

Like you put like you put obito before this guy you idiots he took down the ten tails, has sage juts I and the power of all tailed beast!

The Contenders

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

If he didn't have to spend his energy on protecting everyone else from dying, I'm pretty sure Kakashi would be one of the most dangerous ninjas. Plus it feels like he has yet to go all out on any enemy he has come into contact with yet. He's always holding back and is methodical in his attacks. And can I point out once again, he is always protecting someone from dying. Is there anyone in konoha (and probably most of the ninja world, if there was ever a Kakashi series I'm sure I would be validated in that statement.. ) that doesn't owe their life to this ninja?

Lots of people underestimate Kakashi for a reason that is unknown to me. Kakashi is a genius for starters (he is smarter than Shikamaru), he possesses the Mangekyou Sharingan, became a Jonin when he was a pre-teen... Is there anything he can't do? While he can impress anyone with his fighting ability, what I really love is his intelligence. Nothing fools Kakashi.

Hey I love kakashi because he made his own ninjutsu the lightning blade and has the sharingan and the mangekyou sharingan. Come on he is one of the most dangerous ninja and he was about to be selected as the 5th hokage too but unfortunately tsunade didn't die. Wait one more thing kakashi is the rival of might guy the green beast of the leaf

To be honest I view kakashi as the biggest badass of the series everyone the group comes into contact with reveres kakashi as a legend. He is easily the coolest and funniest character in the series and he even unlocked the mangyeko sharingan with a stolen eye. In addition kakashi has never truly gone all out on an opponent being that he is always protecting a comrade like when he fought one of the paths of pain, and sauske after his fight with danzo. Due to kakashis respect and compassion for others, his humor, the respect earned from everyone in the shinobi world, and his tactical fighting prowess he can be considered one of the top ninja in naruto and, as a comment said before me, not many in Konoha don't owe their life to the great kakashi hatake.

12 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.

Akatsuki Mastermind, Fighting the war, can regenerate limbs, can stay intangible for 5 minutes straight, master of space time ninjutsu, and tailed beast suppression and control, and rinnegan in left eye sharingan in right eye.

You should know the the guy Tobi is actually Obito

What? He could kill Itachi in 2 minutes -. -

What man this is obito, why is he twice in the list lmaoo

13 Kaguya Otsutsuki (Mother of Sage of Six Paths) Kaguya Otsutsuki is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

She's been defeated twice by only the most ridiculous of odds. The Sage of Six paths (the guy so powerful he transcended space time to power up Naruto and Sasuke) and his brother (the guy who also transcended space time to have a casual conversation on the moon) both teamed up to beat her the first time. The second loss was against Naruto and Sasuke with powers granted to them by the sage of six paths, Kakashi with 2 mangekyou sharingan allowing him to use perfect susanoo with full on kamui and sakura in her strength of one hundred jutsu. Also with the second fight the sage made it so sasuke and Naruto only needed to touch her at the same time to win and they barely managed to do that!

I think she's stronger than naruto, sasuke and the sage of the sixth paths because each time, the only thing they could do was seal her, not beat her

Honestly I think Kaguya should be #1. It's true that nobody really likes her, but that doesn't stop her from being the most insanely powerful ninja of all time. It took the combined force of Naruto AND Sasuke, both enhanced with those special powers from the Sage of Six Paths, AND they had a bit of help from Obito as well. That's just crazy okay! She might even pose a bit of a challenge to Saitama (although to be fair I've never actually watched opm but my cousin made me watch some of the fights on youtube. :3 ) All there really is to say everyone has already said-- Kaguya is just...

R you guys really stupid? She is the most powerful shinobi to have ever existed. Mother of sage of 6 paths. First person to have chakra. Won several wars all by herself. Only person in this anime to have all the great 3 dojutsu-sharingan, byakugan and rinnengan (well, later madara also gets). Cast the infinite tsukoyumi in the world. Even the sage of 6 paths himself said that she is stronger than him to sasuke and Naruto. I would definitely say she is the strongest character. Those who have any problem with my comment may freely ask me. I am online anytime.

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

Evil... EVILL! (Read the Harsh truth) But seriously, he may not be as powerful as someone like the sage of Six paths, but likely is the best suiton user ever and invented EVERYTHING (Even the hiraishin, the edo tensei and root)

He discovered many kinds if jutsu so I believe he is powerful also he is a hokage..and also using teleportation just like minato namikaze...

Before Minato, was called the fastest ninja in the world. Killed Izuna Uchiha, wielded spacetime Ninjutsu, and created Edo Tensei.

He can use water style without water surrounding him

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

Third Hokage called "god of shinobi" in his prime. Mastery of all forms of shinobi combat. He has various types of ninjutsu such as sealing techniques, shadow clone techniques, fire style, earth style, shurikenjutsu and summoning jutsu. This gave him title as professor and in his old age he was able to fight against orochimaru, the first and second hokage.

It said in the manga, in his prime he was the strongest hokage and strongest of all the kages. The author of the series said he was the strongest. That makes it less opinion and more fact. We only saw him fight when he was old and worn out, yet he was still on par with other S rank ninja in that state.

He took on Orochimaru in his old age and would have beat him 10 years before and that is probably still not his prime I would definitely say he was at least equal to Hashirama or at the worst close to him but he definitely should be in the top 10

According to Iruka, he was said to be the strongest Hokage Konoha ever had. That inclodes the first Hokaga Hashirama Senju who beat Madra. The Second Hokage Tobirama Senju, The Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, the Fifth Hokage Tsunade Senju and the Sixth Hokage Candidate Danzō Shimura.

And I got that from the manga

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

I say if shisui grew up he would of been easily the strongest ninja ever he died of his own free will he could even use susano with only one sharingan he was also the master of the body flicker techniqe which alows him to move faster then any shinobi it was even faster than minatos telaportation jutsu and finally he could easily beat any shinobi cause once he would hit them with his kotoamatsukami the strongest genjutsu ever it would be all over he can manipulate them into killing there selves instantly he was also itachis trainer and gave itachi the mongekyo sharingan so with out shisui itachi would be your average smart uchiha but no special power

Even by Uchiha standards, Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members the clan ever had, noted by Danzō Shimura as the strongest Uchiha of his time. His abilities made him a high-ranking ninja and captain of his own squad he had great mastery of the Body Flicker Technique His mastery of the Sharingan rivalled that of Itachi's It also granted him access to powerful genjutsu techniques, the strongest of which was a unique genjutsu noted to be of the highest calibre, Kotoamatsukami

It is said by the creator of Naruto that Itachi can beat Madara. Shisui is stronger than Itachi. Therefore, Shisui is stronger than all Uchiha.

Master of the Body Flicker and the ultimet genjutsu Kotoamatsukami + Mangekyo sharingan

17 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 for one, is Kazekage, but that doesn't mean much when you're talking about legendary ninja. He is the only person to be born with a defense so powerful that nobody had touched him until Rock Lee in the Chuunín exams, and Gaara ended up winning that battle, even after Rock Lee performed a Lotus, and opened five of the eight chakra gates. Gaara even learned how to control the sand that had protected him since birth. Naruto even stated that Gaara has a better ultimate defense than The Third Raikage, that must mean something. Bottom line, Gaara deserves at least one of the top five spots for the most powerful shinobi.

He has great defense, he thinks things through and memorises peoples skill. he's been through many things and that's a good thing, ge has a lot of experience. In the first part he was like Psycho on a rampage but when he fought Naruto he listened to what he said and relised he needed to change fir the better so he did. He listens to what people have to say abd from experience knows what choices need to be made, and like Shikamaru analyses his opponent. Not many people can go through his defense or even hurt him but the sand gives him an advantage to attack the enemy without them being able to hit back. He is q very strong Shinobi

Gaara deserves to be on the top 4, I consider he has an incredible defense ability, and, as kazekage, has gotten more powerful than ever, but he's not very fast without his sand abilities, that weakness can turn the situation pretty bad if he runs out of sand, his sand gets immobilized, and without sand he would have to use only taijutsu, which isn't Gaara's speciality.

Defense: 9.9/10
Attack: 9/10
Speed: 8/10

Gaara have the Ultimate defense greater than the Third Rikage this comes from naruto. GAARA CAN O defense AND OFFENSIVE without moving in one spot. Gaara's sand is phenomenon. He is the first shinobi to repel Amaterasu which impress sasuke and he also repels powerful attack with his sand. HE IS THE BEST SAND USER AND HE DESERVES TO BE IN NUMBER 4 or 3

18 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 killed 3 hokage 4 kazekage without breaking a sweat. He even faced tsunade monstorous punch and it did little damage to him just breaking his mask he is so powerful itachi itself said that if he has to fight with oro in ninjutsu orochimaru will kill him easily. And he faced four tail when he was so weak and jairiya was almost killed by the four tail punch. So he should be in top three

He almost mastered all ninjutsu ever and if he had been in top shape against sasuke he would have shredded his ass and then would have been at east top 4

Strongest of the legendary Sannin, defeated Hiruzen Sarutobi, wields EdoTensei of The First 4 Hokagesand is nearly impossible to kill. He his also considered a genius amongst other things

Because he can even reanimate hashirama(but can't control),tobirama,hiruzen,minato and he is also the greatest among the legendary sannins,he has also the level of a hokage

19 Jiraiya

Jiraiya is one of the funniest people in Naruto and is one of the legendary be just got beat up by pain because pain knew his moves and he had a chance to escape but also remember that Naruto would be dead along time ago if it wasn't for the nine tailed beast like against sasuke this guy trained the 4th hokage he defeated three pains and without his arm was able to stand against the pain and defeat at least one pain and remember he did it with one arm can Naruto do that master of toad sage big ball rasingun can summon all toads and was feared by both itachi and kisame dlso was statex to also be the only one able to stop ourochimaru without sickness disadvantage like how sasuke took the advantage and was taught by lord third

Jiraiya was defeated by Pain since no one was aware of Pain's secret, i.e. the power of the Rinnegan that enabled him to control six of them at once. Jiraiya defeated 3 of the Pain's including Yahiko Pain(Which was the strongest of them) but was outmatched due to Pain's secret. He fought to his death to pass the valuable information he collected so that his present disciple, Naruto could defeat his former student, Nagato and undo Jiraiya's mistake of considering Nagato as the child of prophecy who was going to bring destruction to the world rather than bringing peace.
Jiraiya being martyred enabled Naruto defeat pain. So it can not be stated as simply as "He could not even defeat Pain"(Pain is not a matter of joke himself)

R you KIDDING ME! Jiraiya's summons are something to fear. toad mouth bind literally makes him control the entire landscape to his will and he knows many other space time ninjistu. sage mode is destructive along with pa and ma's jutsus.

FACTS: nagato said if he knew the trick behind pein he would have lost. itachi and kisame said that they would lose if they fought him together or best case scenario all die. tsunade said that the fact that pein defeated jiraya means no one in the village right now can defeat pein. 3rd hokage wanted him to be 4th hokage. taught 4th hokage, nagato, Naruto which are some of the most imp. characters. konoha council wanted him to be 5th hokage. according to databook he completed the highest number of missions in entire Naruto verse

THERE ARE MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE JIRAIYA! HE IS SIMPLY AMAZING

One of the three legendary sannin. He's a pervert but taught the fourth hokage, the Ame orphans, and Naruto. All of them became strong in their own way. Minato became the fourth hkage, the greatest hokage of the hiiden leaf, who excels in fuuinjutsu and sealed the Kyubi. Nagato and Konan surieve again Hanzo and Nagato took down Hanzo. Naruto the Kyuubi host was super strong and master a ton of techique and was one of the two child of propecy. Jiraiya was half way though sage mode which was no an easy feat and surive in battle against Hanzo!

20 Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki

Because he is the creator of the ninja world and mostly the power of the ninjas are from him,he is also a god, stronger compared to any kage

He is one of the most powerful ninja,he can even defeat 500,000 ninjas even 5 kages,he even defeated hashirama, the god of shinobi,he can even defeat 1-9 tailed beasts,and acquired rinnegans he can even use the infinite tsukuyomi dream

He is the brother of hagoromo which known as the creator of the eye,tenseigan

Hagoromo is 2nd toughest and kaguya is 1st
Bye

21 Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Konohamaru is obviously one of the top three best in the series, he was trained by naruto, and mastered the sexy jutsu at a very young age. Top three at least.

He has great potential and will likely surpass Naruto one day

Kicks pain's ass with the rasengan, most likely gonna get the rennigan when he's older

What you are high

22 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.

He is definitely one of the strongest charismatic ninja's (Nuke-Nin) of all time, especially if it gets to his Art.

He has developed his own type of Jutsu (Kibaku Nendo) and perfectet it to an unreachable standard... !

No one will ever really understand what his art really meant to him and/or the hole world... But those who don't respect his Art won't ever be better then him...

He is just the best

Deidara shares us his words of wisdom and he does it with explosions (i do find it creepy how he has four mouths though I find it disgusting) and remember kids true art is an explosion

He defeated team gai with no arms and wasnt killed by sasuke but rather commited sucide also he has pleanty speed and high intellect was really well known for his ninjustsu or explosives and is ranked S on the ninja scale

He is so cool. I love how he has mouths in his hands that can make clay "living" and then make it explode!

23 Juubi (Ten Tails)

Take the bijuu fuse them together and you have this thing. Even the rikudo sennin saw it was to dangerous and the entire fourth shinobi war was to stop its revival

Obito can even kill 4 hokages using ten tails power,and even kabuto and orochimaru,... I think he must be on rank 12.

Literally this thing is my fave list. He is awesome

A god that is invincible in a lot of ways... but he has weaknesses.

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

Sasori was unbeatable. He allowed himself to die that is the only reason he is dead in the first place. His puppet style was endless. It was a shame to kill of this character at this point in the story.

He honestly had a very tough opponent. The only reason he lost was because granny Chiyo also had puppet skills. Can you name anyone in the series who can take on 100 puppets with poison weapons? I can't

He can destroy anyone in a 1vs1 fight and has posion 1 hit your dead only few intelligent medics could heal if they need ingredients and knew what to do

Sasori should be at least in top. Deidara which was able to win over to Gaara who is on top ten was on lower against Sasori.

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

He is really cool and knows all the. Main elements

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