Top Ten Saddest Naruto Back Stories and Childhoods

Naruto can have both funny, and sad moments. Moments where characters talk about their traumatic pasts and how they've changed dramatically and how they wish that the pain would end... Some of the back stories can be very relatable and may have you in tears...

The Top Ten

1 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.

Gaara, was a seed. A seed that would grow into a strong oak. An oak to rest on, and admire. This seed was then corrupted by a man who had little to no virtue, and only saw his son as an opportunity. Granted he did finally reason with his past and forgave his father, but for a long time, that magnificent oak was a ravenous weed. (Still, I don't think anyone can deny that he dealt with this burden like a badass)

Well, Gaara was sealed with the 1 Tails before when he was born I think. But then, his mother died during birth, his dad tried to sent Gaara's mother's sister to kill Gaara, but Gaara killed his own aunt, and it broke his heart. Then, he tried to be killed by his own dad, but Gaara grew stronger every time. But, it is so sad though that it broke my heart as well.

Oh no, just thinking about it just makes me cry. I know I'm a wimp, but when your talking about the sand boy, only a soulless freak wouldn't cry! - NerdyPweeps

How does one explain the life of Sabaku no Gaara? Before his birth, this demon is sealed within him. Why? For power. Because of this, his mother gave birth to him prematurely and died. So he never met his mother. And then, because of the demon inside of him, everyone fears and hates him. They hate him for something that isn't his fault. Everyone, all except for Yashamaru his uncle. Yashamaru takes care of him. He is the only person who doesn't despise Gaara. But then come the assassins. Here's a little boy no older than what, four, five? Here are the assassins. They try to kill him, and he kills them with his sand. And then Yashamaru comes to kill him. Why? Because Rasa wanted to test Gaara. Gaara kills his uncle after realizing that his whole life was a lie. Since no one loves him, he settles on loving himself to get rid of the pain. Didn't work. And I could go on and on about his sad life, like how he gave his life for Suna (he may have killed Deidara if it weren't for the fact that ...more

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

Are you kidding me Itachi killed his whole village, and had to leave Sasuke. He sacrificed his whole life over a mission that led him into darkness

Itachi had all of his childhood friends die, mostly before his eyes and he even awakened the sharingan at 8 when the first of his friends was killed before his eyes. Then he was mentally destroyed between having to choose between his family and a secret organization and his (all of which completely used him to get information from the others) and eventually was forces with a3 way choice
Option 1) be obedient to the hokage and wait to try and reason with the uchia- potentially leading to a war
Option 2) be obedient to danzo and destroy all members of his clan and family- leaving solely behind his youngest brother sasuke
Option 3) be obedient to hours farther and have a full on war against the village and have his dad become the new hokage
Have you seen the itachi's story: Light and Darkness? It's some pretty sad stuff

How is itachi not top 3.

A sacrificial piece who loved lost grieved

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3 Naruto Uzuamaki

Naruto was born like Gaara with a dangerous creature hidden inside his body his parents gone leaving him alone, sad, and scared. Everyone hates him scared that the demon fox will take over his body and attack the village again. He then becomes the class clown in order to get rid of the pain and hopes to achieve his dream of being the 5th Hokage. - TheOverreactingFangirl

His childhood was so sad and depressing. It's the moment like this that make me think the real villains were the villagers because had it not been for their prejudice and hatred, many of the characters wouldn't have turn evil.

This is a good spot for Naruto, not above Gaara but definitely above Sasuke.

So sad.. - Naruhina_Lovers

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

Mother died when he was very little. Father was hated by village and committed suicide when kakashi was 4 or 5. He found his fathers body. Teammate obito dies to save him. Other teammate Rin kills herself on his chidori. Suffers nightmares and PTSD of her death. Joins ANBU at young age. His sensei the fourth hokage dies. He becomes the last surviving member of his team. Finally gets a genin team and becomes happy. Sasuke defects and leaves. All his students become apprenticed to sannin. No romantic partners. Stares at the memorial stone for hours each day.

Kakashi by far has had almost as sad a backstory as itachi his father and friends died one by by one right in front of him. All that happened to naruto was that he was lonely, that's IT

1. His father get scolded by the entire village, then committed suicide (then he wear a mask to hide his face from embarrassment). He doesn't even know who's his mother.
2. He said to Sasuke that all of his important people are died, which mean his whole family too.
3. His best friend (Obito) died in front of him. He promised to Obito that he'll protected Rin.
4. His second best friend (Rin) sacrificed herself to save the village, by jumping into his Chidori.
5. He suffers nightmares and PTSD every night. Staring at the stones for hours and hours each day alone.
6. Then his sensei (Minato) dead. All of his team (and family) dead, he's the last survivor.
7. Grown up. Have students. And then one of them (Sasuke) leaves the village and became a nukenin.
8. The Fourth Shinobi War happened, and he realized his enemy is his old friend, Obito.
9. And yes, no girlfriend. - Kuroemon2002

His motger died when he was born, his father committed suicide when kakashi was 4, he saw his best friend die in front off him daying that he would protect rin, rin committed suicide jumping in front off kakashi's chidori, he can't speep because in his nightmares he see rin die, suffered ptsd, his sensei died, so now he is alone, sasuke betrayed the village, he finds out that tobi is obito, and then, wheb obito return good, he sacrifices himself for save him and his girlfriend.
One of the most tragic pasts

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

I like how the list is, and Sasuke should be third. Now I'm not saying what happened to him and his clan wasn't bad, it's how he was after that, which leads to why I think he should be third on the list.

Sasuke had admirers, and people who wanted to take him in. This kid was stranger who was brought to the Leaf Village, and they accepted him right away. While almost everyone wanted to get close to him, he pushed them all away and let himself to continue being hurt.

He didn't have to work to earn those people's trust like Naruto did, and he had a family who loved him unlike Gaara, who was going to be killed by his uncle who was ordered by his father to do so. So even though Sasuke lost everything he had with the Uchiha Clan, he had the chance to start a new life with people who cared for him, which is something that Naruto and Gaara always wanted.

I do like Sasuke a bit, he is cool, and him wanting to get revenge on his brother seems reasonable. He would've been be ...more

How on earth is Naruto story sadder? Sasuke was neglected by his father and then used as a replacement. The brother he loved and adored murdered his clan and then showed him how he did and then made him feel worthless and pathetic. So he strived to kill his brother because of his pain and solitude. He had to live with all the memories and pain. Then he abandons his village and is branded a traitor, he finally kills itachi but then learns the truth. Which makes him feel guilty 4 killing his brother. Then the good memories flood in making it harder. So he wants to destroy konoha for causing such pain to the uchiha. Then he has to sever the bonds he had and when his brother reanimation comes he just loses his brother again because his brother still wants to protect the village. And through all his darkness and hatred he decides to protect the his pain is unbearable he is alone. And the fangirls and admirers he had didn't count because that were just people who admired him ...more

This is the pain of a clan. sasuke: if you lost your mother or father or brother; I lost my mothers & fathers & brothers in one night by who? By my own brother

Ditto everyone else who made some fabulous Sasuke comments. The only time I cried this whole series was with Sasuke's childhood story. It is truly a devastating story and deserves 1st place. Naruto and Gaara had sad stories too, but Sasuke's made me cry, earning his my vote. - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_Furuba

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6 Nagato Nagato

Nagato saw his parents die right in front of him and he was helpless to do anything. With no parents he had to go door to door for food until he found two friends and a dog. The dog grew on him. One day the dog died in an explosion. On that same day he saw his best friend die. He created the akatsuki and killed master jeriah. He felt bad about it but didn't show it

Nagato has it the toughest. After all he is pain himself

I think nagato was the one that had the saddest backstory. He not only saw his parents die right in front of him, but he saw the ecxact same thing happen with yahiko too.when he had nothing, he had pain greater than naruto's. after all he was named pain when he created the akatsuki. I think Hanzo deserves to be dead. He was hungry and sad until two of friends showed up and came to his aid

7 Obito Uchiha Obito Uchiha

Obito was a cute charming kid who just happened to be a late bloomer. On top of that his crush likes his rival. He's always helping others, has a dream to become the hokage, and he's true to his friends. In the end he inspires Kakashi to live by the morals he does today. He was his hero. When he finally awoke his sharingan and had it good he "died". At first he was all alone, but in the end he died a hero with a new friend...Kakashi, who he gives his eye to. But he gets dragged out by Madara, very weak and trapped. All he wants to do is go home with his friends. He thought Madaras Tsukinome was a stupid idea. But Madara knew he would believe if he experienced the pain he drilled into him. Obito probably could've done something to stop the situation from happening, but he was trapped for years, and had hips childhood taken away. When he finally gets out he sees Kakashi killing Rin. He finds out the truth later and blames it on the cruel world, but his anguish is displayed ...more

He almost had one of the things he wanted which was respect from his peers but then he lost everything.

This guys story is the backbone of the saga

So first he losts his parents and never meet them
He also lost his awakened sharingan and his crusch
Later he lost will to live without rin which dies on his eyes

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8 Haku Haku

As a child he's seen his mother get killed by his step father and has had people chase and try to destroy him because of his ice powers leaving him poor and alone. Then she meets the man that changed him, Zabuzza and begins to feel protective towards him even though he doesn't like treating people like they're humans. - TheOverreactingFangirl

9 Sasori Sasori

His parents were killed when he was just a kid, by Kakashi's father. His grandma, not eager to say the bad news, told him that it was just a long mission and they would be back soon. But he found out on his own that they weren't. She taught him puppet art, and he makes a puppet mom and dad so he can be hugged again. Then at his death, his grandma used his puppet parents to attack him, and even though he could easily dodge it, he had this one last human emotion where he wanted to embrace them one moe more time. With swords in his heart and parents holding him.

10 Kabuto

Kabuto's backstory is actually so sad!
When he was thanking the mother constantly, it broke my heart.
The fact that the mother doesn't recognise who he was, that was upsetting because the mother was the one to give him an identity, and that to be taken away again, is painful. He has no idea who he is, has no identity, no nothing. He was alone from the very beginning. All he ever wanted was to find himself, know what who he truly is.
Danzo literally ruined his life by trying to dispose kabuto and the mother. How tragic must have that been.

The way that he was thanking Mother and that when Mother didn't recognise him. And also the fact that he always checks his clock if it's 9 pm and says "I would be sleeping by now"

So sad,I loved that guy

Kabuto man

The Contenders

11 Rock Lee Rock Lee

His eyebrows hide his pain

He proved everyone wrong

So sad. I started crying

How is bone man or what I like to call him the boner sadder than rock lee I am disspointed

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12 Kimimaro Kimimaro
13 Sai

His brother died at a young age, and more that I'm too lazy to explain.. He should be about #16 - Pyrrhism

14 Karin Uzumaki Karin Uzumaki

Her mither

Her mother was murdered for chakra. She was next but managed to escape and joined orochimaru for protection. She is still with him so 😢

15 Hyuga Hinata

She got really a sad childhood, I mean do you know what it feels like to have a father that always look down to you?, a father that hates your existence, that it doesn't matter to him if you are dead or alive, not just a father but a WHOLE CLAN that looks down to you, and where is Hinata's mother? She is either dead, (poor Hinata), or... she doesn't care if her little daughter is treated poorly, which is even worse.

Do you know what it feels like to find yourself living everyday of your life with a sibling that wants to KILL YOU? Not blessing life I guess

Of course her backstory is nothing compared to Gaara, Naruto, Sasuke, Itachi but she got really a sad childhood, I mean do you know what it feels like to have a father that always look down to you?, a father that hates your existence, that it doesn't matter to him if you are dead or alive, not just a father but a WHOLE CLAN that looks down to you, and where is Hinata's mother? She is either dead, (poor Hinata), or... she doesn't care if her little daughter is treated poorly, which is even worse.

Do you know what it feels like to find yourself living everyday of your life with a sibling that wants to KILL YOU? Not blessing life I guess

She does have a sad past than most female characters I would call her the third female one with the saddest past but she is no where near what happened to sasuke, Naruto, gaara, etc.

For me. Hinata, Gaara, Sasuke, Obito, Naruto and Konan are the saddest. But Hinata's backstory really hits me the most.

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16 Konan Konan

Konan is a kunoichi of the akatuski and the hidden rain. She was a war orphan with her three friends chibi, nagato, and yahiko. Though yahiko and chibi died they still continent their organization call the akatuski. But instead of yahiko being the leader nagato took over as leader.

17 Inari

Never having a father and being bullied he's been sad and left alone. But when he meets a man named Kaiza who saved him from drowning he begins to feel loved and is finally happy and always laughs when around him as if he were his father. Kaiza then DOES become his father as well as a hero. But when Kaiza is captured, tortured and killed by Gazo Inari changes and becomes lonely and quiet never laughing or rarely smiling with his father always on his mind. - TheOverreactingFangirl

18 Neji Hyuuga

He find out that his father died when he was 4 years old, he was treated as a slave, then began to feed hatred against the main branch, For years he was driven by a fatalistic belief that his and everyone else's fates were determined from birth and were inescapable, until he fights Naruto, then he started to believe that he had a chance at changing destiny, his goal was to change his destiny, but sadly he died (and his death was so horribly written) for a meaningless hand-holding moment

So sad. Lost his father and began to feed a hate for the main clan family.

19 Tsunade Tsunade

I felt so bad for her... How Orochimaru had killed her younger brother and her beloved and how it's changed her... - TheOverreactingFangirl

20 Madara Uchiha 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, more.

Honestly surprised no one has thought about him yet, he sees his brothers and family members die all the time and then when he finally finds someone to talk to (hashirama) the 2 families pull the 2 a part just because of the last name. Then his only brother left gives him his eyes because he was gonna die underrated

Guys he had it way worse than sasuke

21 Might Guy Might Guy

His father was the joke of the village and nobody respected him. He trained his hardest and kept pushing himself past normal limits to become a respectable shinobi. He saw his father die for something he truly loved and cared for and he was willing to do the same when he fought Madara.

22 Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Oh no! She got called names! How horrible! They made fun of her forehead! That's so much worse than having your parents killed by your brother, or having your father order your uncle to kill you! She has the worst back story of all! Worse than Gaara, Naruto, and Sasuke's back story.

Gets called a couple of names and has the popular girl stand up for her. MUCH sadder than having your clan killed, being forced to kill your clan, being shunned, having everyone you love getting killed..

Being left behind and fighting for a place in his team that is sad - sakuracha

She was bullied. That's bad and all. But a lot worse than having everyone die or being ignored by everyone. Sakura u me waifu and everything. But everyone haS bUllies (not everyone most people though)

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23 Kushina Uzumaki Kushina Uzumaki

Had to leave her village so she could be come the next 9 tails jinchuriki and she had no choice.Then got bullied by everyone just because she got has red hair and she says the only people to ever complement her on her hair was minato and underrated

24 Kokuo
25 Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha, Shisui of teleportation. Shisui in the Naruto series is part of the Uchiha clan which is one of the strongest clans in the series. Shisui was given the title "Shisui of teleportation". This is because he was one the only person to ever master the body flicker technique. Shiusui was one more.
26 Kurama Kurama

Yeah! It has to kurama! Kurama was the nine tailed fox. Ya know the one sealed inside naruto? He was lonley and small when the sage of six paths left him. Therefore he Bering the will of hatred throughout some of his life. Naruto's knucklehead ideas brought the fox to the good side. Yup 💯 out of 💯 kurama has the saddest background story.

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28 Killer Bee Killer Bee

No family besides adopted brother. Pain of dealing with the truth he has the 8 tails in him since he was 5. Arguably, worse suffeying by village

Became a jinchuriki at a young age. All the friends stopped being with him and his best friend tried to kill him.

29 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.


30 Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi

Being the son of the fourth hokage and the nine tails jinchuriku, Konohamaru had a great reputation following him. Everyone hates him scared that the demon fox will take over his body and attack the village again. He then becomes the class clown in order to get rid of the pain and hopes to achieve his dream of being the 5th Hokage..

31 Shikamaru Shikamaru Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
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33 Muku
34 Hashirama Senju Hashirama Senju

Anyone think of hashirama? While his story isn’t the saddest it’s still pretty sad... mostly like madara’s but hashirama tries to find humor in most situations and if he can find any he tries to do or say something to lift the moods of anyone around.

35 Minato Namikaze 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.
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