Smartest Naruto Characters
The Top Ten
He is most likely the smartest character in the series, he made up a full And detailed plan based in predictions And analysis. His fight against Sasuke was just like he had predicted it to be And eveything went according to his plan, he did get to do what he wanted to, free sasuke from orochimaru And give him his power, just as he had planned, not to mention his incredible analysing skills and how he was practically able to read people and their feelings. He was a person who could plan even his own death, he could escape from the edo tensei, even though that was supposed to be impossible, he was able to defeat Kabuto, (along with sasuke but he pretty much made up the whole plan) who is another of the smartest characters in Naruto by using a powerful Justu that of course, requires intelligence, itachi was a genjutsu user and we've heard more than enough times that a genjutsu user has to be smart. It's also claimed that he is smarter than Sasuke, and sasuke it's pretty smart too. He ...more
Smart, Strong, Skillful, best character in the whole naruto universe
I love itachi, he, pain, and shisui are the only characters who truly decided to sacrifice everything for the greater good of the world. This means that they are the smartest characters, itachi being the smartest among them.
Yeah he is the smartest Naruto character. He was able to graduate in the academy at only 6 years old. He was only a child but is said to have a mind of a hokage. At 8 years old, he defeated an ANBU with analysis. He wa already a genius from the begining. Him joining the akatsuki was part of his plan in leaking info about the organization the village. Even though he killed his clan, he understood that it was for the sake of the village and his brother. His plans are the best when it comes to analytical and strategical battles. Also, his fight with Sasuke was only to free him of Orochimaru's curse. Also knowing that that will be his last fight. He is a great character, smart, strong and loyal to his village.
This dude beat hidan with his intelligence. Yes Itachi can to but shikamaru was out of his leave but still won
Ok, itachi is smart yes but shikamaru had an IQ of 200+ at 13 years old! Itachi is first because of fan boys so overrated
Ok, originlly I liked itachi but now he is so overrated shikamaru has 200+ iq he is smarter than albert einstein and more itachi is smart but not more that this lazy genius
He has an IQ of 200. Objectively, he's smarter than anyone on the show as far as we know. Itachi might be able to compete with him somewhat, but even then, as smart as Itachi was, he was not as smart as Shikamaru. - aidanpscott
He should be 2nd below itachi. His battle analytical skills are close to itachi. And HE LITERALLY PLANNED HIS OWN REANIMATED COMEBACK.
He has learned all his power by himself. He has lived more than once. Everything he does has a thought behind it.
Come on he planned to his revival after death and always have a backup plans during forth ninja
More smart than shikamaru!
He planned out strategy after strategy for everything in the Fourth Ninja War. He's too smart.
He basically saved the world with his strategy to win the war! And he is the father of Shikamaru.
Shikamaru's father, from a genius clan. Enough said.
He should be a lot higher than this, I mean he is the FATHER of Shikamaru and e is the one who came up with all of the strategies for the war and ALL of them worked. He is also high up BECAUSE of his BRAINS!
Everyone who commented above actually watch and read Naruto. Orochimaru is definitely a genius. I don't know how in the world sasuke is 6? Makes no sense.
Orochimaru should at least be in top 3 with itachi
Should be higher on the list, I mean after all he does not die
Orochimaru was a genius, deserves to be at least in top 10
Kakashi is much faster than shikamaru at thinking of strats
Kakashi is part of the Hatake Clan, a clan which has produced tons of incredibly smart people. Also, in the game Shinobi Striker, his title is "Genius Ninja."
Kakashi is incredibly smart, though he doesn't always have the assets to act on it. He was the youngest to ever graduate from the Academy, invented his own jutsu, and has an experienced, methodical fighting style (as evidenced in his fight against Pain, where he used incredible analytical skills to immediately figure out the powers of two of the Pains).
He is the first mentor of team 7, the team who were later called the strongest ninja in their time, passing on the noble thought which he learned in hard way from his friend obito, - In the ninja world those who break rules are scum, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum - and he is cool.
He was messing up with Kakashi. Orochimaru taught him well, and now he is even stronger than Oro. If Itachi wasn't Edo tensei zombie, Kabuto would defeated Itachi and Sasuke easily. And Itachi is on the top of this list, so Kabuto should be at least in the first 5.
Easily one of the smartest shinobi on the spot. His chakra paths were all mixed up during a fight and he was able to still manipulate his body which would take anybody hours he did it in sheer seconds...
Was outsmarting the person this list has ranked as number 1 while that same person was receiving help. He possesses 5 different chakra natures while most people have 2 or 3. He also knows a very wide range of jutsus. Was the strategist of the Akatsuki side in the war and was also the first person to perfect Edo Tensei.
The freak... Uh he fueled everyone, he was cunning ands slick and used people just like Madara tried to use him, but he defied him in the end. He should be number 2 behind Shikamaru. Itachi may be wise, but come on...not the smartest.
He even outsmarted most of the characters and making them to believe he was the real madara uchiha and trolling on all of them and getting them to dance at the palm of his hands.
He. Is the mastermind and created the. Pass through defense jutsu. Rock on tobi
He should be first because he is actually smartest character alongside Itachi and Shikaku
1. Created the ultimate shape transformation. Earned praise for his exploits with the flying thunder god from the techniques creator himself lord 2nd. Was able to attain kyubi mode right after edo tensei. These does seem like from more of talent. But without unnatural level intellect this would have been impossible.
2. Was very intuitive, observant, and planned strategies in advance. During a fight was able to correctly deduce the mechanism of a technique, it's pros and cons often from limited evidence and use that to his advantage. Which were evident during his fights.
3. During a fight he used to mark opponents in the smallest contacts thus showing his strategic nature. Also placed outhouses in the outskirts of konoha to which he could teleport by will, also proving to be a brilliant move during the nine-tails attack.
4. During the fight with TOBI correctly concluded that harbinger of trouble in future thus sealing yang kyubi inside his son giving him the power ...more
The smartest character is the black zetsu. He fooled and used everyone.
Nonstop deserves to be higher in the list. He is second only to Itachi.
Sasuke is extremely intelligent because he has fast calculations in battling like when he fought Itachi at their final battle.
Well, Sasukes goals are great and when he fights he always know how to move and he acknowledges his opponent quickly. All his fights have just been amazing to watch. This due to he really thinks it through before he does anything!
SASUKE is the smartest, have you seen the latest manga it is awesome! He wants to become hokage! I mean that is the best goal if he wants to restore his clan! Nevertheless make Konoha acknowledge his clan as the kind people they where!
Sasuke isn't smart. He just has the goal to restore his clan, and kill itachi. Without even knowing why itachi did what he did. Sure he's a great ninja by overall strength and power, but he didn't even pull his head out of his ass until he lost an arm?
Although I hate this guy with a burning passion, he seems very smart.
He was called the "Professor". Although Hiruzen isn't the strongest Hokage, he is defintenly the smartest Hokage. He was also very wise. He didn't want to slaughter the Uchiha clan and tried to end it peacefully. He new a war with the Uchiha clan was the last thing they wanted.
Hiruzen was so smart that he defeated Orochimaru during their at age 75.
Orochimaru summoned the first and second Hokage but that din't stop him. He defeated the first and second Hokage and sealed them which prevented Kabuto from summoning them during the fourth great ninja war. He also sealed Orochimaru's hands.
He is very smart.
He is the smartest. He has more than 1000 years old and he have photographic memory.
He manipulated the entire Uchiha clan, Akatsuki and even Madara and Itachi.
Itachi didn't even noticed Black Zetsu's true intentions. If Itachi knew Zetsu's true plan, then Itachi would easily stop Black Zetsu or Konoha people would be transformed into White Zetsus and all the sacrifices Itachi did would be in vain.
Zetsu is weak in power (that's why he needed people to work for him to bring his mother back), but I am sure he is the smartest Naruto character ever.
He knows everything! He's the mastermind of the entire manga he's Kishimoto in the manga! Black Zetsu wrote the story he planned it all out. Madara was his pawn!
He created the entire story of naruto to his will, manipulated madara to manipulate obito, who manipulated nagato to make akatsuki bad. Itachi, shikamaru and kakashi may be smarter on paper, but what zetsu did was insane
Get him to 1
Greatest medic ninja of all time who is well known to heal injuries seen as lethal and impossible to cure as well as psychological damage done from genjutsu. She also most likely knows every antidote and concoction known to man. Tsunade created the strength of a hundred seal and technique and her creation rebirth which most likely required many years of research and knowledge of how the human body works. Tsunade runs the village and chooses specific teams to go on specific missions. She created the Medical Ninja system. She's known to be able to tell what a person's ailment is just by looking at them. She has taught Shizune and Sakura, making them the next two greater medical ninjas from Konoha. She's is very quick on picking up on an opponent's fighting style by observing their body and is a master at evasion thanks to her quick learning and thinking as the greatest medical nin in the series.
What she is at 29?
Easy Top 5...way too much bias from people here.
Not only is he the creator of so many Jutsu, he is also the creator of Konoha as a functioning society.
He seems to have knowledge of seemingly every jutsu he sees including even jutsu used by the Sage of the Six Paths, and has knowledge of the ninja world (like identifying the toads of Mount Myoboko) or even knowing about the Sage of Six Paths.
Finally he is shown time and time again to develop tactics and strategy on the fly, and to work with others to utilize them.
Literally every jutsu that anyone uses is either made of based off a jutsu made by Tobirama. This guy was a prodigy and a genius, even though his "Kill all Uchihas" personality is kinda creepy.
He created Justus that everyone uses
If he wasnt there konoha wouldn't be konoha I mean he find a lot of jutsus on top of that he was a politician master mind
Neji doesn't receive much credit but he is highly intelligent. Neji is the only one in his class to become a jonin, he is the most talented and strongest of the hyuga clan. Neji was highly aware of his blind spot but yet he managed to overcome this.. Neji may not be the strongest but his intellect surpasses even Sasuke's..
Negi is intelligent and he most definitely surpasses Naruto, he thinks of many ways to beat his opponents he had to learn all his skills by himself he even mastered one of the most rare skills of his clan.
Neji is smart, but where is Kidomaru (of the Sound Ninja 4 or 5) on the list when Naruto, Shikamaru, Choji, Neji, and Kiba look for Sasuke. He was a great strategist when he fought Neji, he found Neji's blind spot and almost successfully killed him. - jonesn17
Neji is smart although he is not as smart as shikamaru
I mean I'm not surprised that he's way down here but honestly he should be a bit more high in the iq levels I'm just saying
Who the hell put Naruto here!?!? He's an idiot like Goku
Goku is not an idiot. Naruto went to school to learn things but still, he is terrible academically. Goku on the other hand never went to school. In terms of battle smart, Goku may as well be the smartest warrior in the series, since he is able to outsmart even Piccolo at times - Goku02
Naruto is smart too, because during fights, he'll surprise people by coming up with creative ways to win.
Naruto is smart because of his ways to throw people off the strategy he planned, and create a new direction for it in a completely different way
I think she is one of the smartest female characters. She is called a medical prodigy by all. Her battle tactics are near perfect. So I'm of the opinion that she is the smartest and strongest of the females.
She is 4 that means it is higher than sasuke who is 3.5
I think that Sakura should be higher on the list.
Is supposed to be smarter than Sasuke... - pxtato_
Aburame shino is a very smart shinobi remember how he caught zetsu when zetsu disguised as hinata
He should be in top 10 easily, only if we had seen him more we could have actually figured out his true potentially, including the part where he wasn't driven to power like sasuke nor knucklehead like naruto.
Fairly smart shinobi, he is a fast thinker and extremely good in situations...
Should be next to Shikamaru. Shino is very smart yet underrated.
He Mind Got Ultiamte level he killed zero he's A good no I Since he is Me me big boy
He's too op, he take down hagoromo full power susanoo rinnegan with sharingan eternal mangekyou sharingan with sennin mode with just one finger DUUUDE.
Probebly in the top 10 strongest too his strenght is increadible he is also increadibly fast. Throughout the series he has defeated many such as Orochimaru, Itachi, Madara Obito, also as a kid destroyed kid kakashi ;D
Shisui along with Itachi at a young age took on ANBU black ops. An incredible feat for them. He understood and calculated his and itachi's power for their missions. He was one of the few Uchiha who understood what was going to happen and the seriousness for their clans sake. If we could've seen more of him he would probably be one of the smartest on this list but sadly he died as a young man still developing and he already gets a spot on this list, Impressive...
This guy is as smart and strong as Itachi! and he should be in the second maybe first place! I'm crazy about Itachi but the truth should be told
I am quite dissapointed that Shisui is not in the top 10 at least.
This guy is serious when fighting enemies and he died early because of suiciding but at personal this guy has lots of known jutsus and he can control everything at thingking he needs to be 3rd place at lest
Good strategist and Shikamaru and her make a good team.
She is coolest chick ever
She has all three moons and can fly on her fan.
She is damn smart
Kakuzu has almost 100 years of battle experience and I loved when he showed his intelligence and strategy!
Kakuzu should be higher. I do not understand why he is under Sakura.
I think he's not smartest character in Naruto, but I think he is very skilled and intelligent. Kakuzu can use his intelligence, battle skills, multiple hearts, and Hidan's immortality in fights and that's very dangerous combinations. He found out how is working Kotetsu and Izumo combo and he escaped from Kage Mane shuriken no jutsu.
I know that Hinata is not that smart. But she knows about other people’s chakra. And know their strengths and weaknesses. We makes her a pretty smart character.
He should be number one
If he is an idiot then how did he figure out pains secret
Jiraiya is a real one he should be top 15
Jiraiya is a idiot like Naruto and Goku. Who ever put Jiraiya here is messed up
She is definitely one of the smartest characters in the series. From the beginning of the Akatsuki, she knew perfectly what will happen, but stayed only because of Nagato/Pain. When he died, she immediately left the Akatsuki. But she knew that Tobi/Madara will come and try to get Rinnengan. And then the fight. She knew exactly how and when he is going to attack, and prepared perfect counter- attack. I belive that she maybe would even be able to beat him if she has seen Izanagi and all his techniques before. But she didn't and that killed her. This shows how amazing strategist she is and compared to the others, even number 5 would be underestimating her.
He is intelligent
Who the hell put deidara here.he was smart enough to capture gaara,he almost killed naruto and his gangs if not for kakashi
Why isn't his intelligence and creativity recognized😕
During Naruto's wedding, everyone was in a dilemma and was trying to choose what to give to Naruto. This dude wrote something on a paper and gave it to him which is the infinite ramen thing. As we see in Baruto, he keeps this most dear to himself.
His name is Teuchi
Ye! HE BEST BOI! SMARTEST OUTTA EVERYONE! THE ONLY SMART ONE IN NARUTO/BORUTO
I think Gaea should be among top ten he much smarter than many of carractes of his age
Why is he this low? He's a genius.
Are you crazy? He is a genius.He should be higher.😡😡😡
Why is he so low...
Hashirma is 101% smarter than Shikamaru
Yo t agree with doo hashirama is smart
Ino is very smart! She was the best in her class (she even surpassed Sasuke, the "genius")! While she may not be as smart as Shikamaru, she is certainly gifted and intelligent.
He is smarter than tsunade by a lot
Also the fine bros are smarter then tobi apparently
I got sued for reacting
WHY IS THIS HERE?
Tenten is smart because she can calculate the distance between her and her opponent she can also use unfamiliar weapons without training with it.
Seriously! Who was the person that put Tenten on here and as far as I know she didn't display any intelligence throughout the whole series.
Come on guys sarutobi sensei was really smart and was the strongest in Naruto and is really cool to!
Anko is definitely highly intelligent and very skilled in her artistic ability especially that episode where she was instructor for the chunin exam in Naruto season 1 and she was sitting on a tree branch and she drew the logo of the leaf village with the chopstick and she did with her eyes closed and too me I found that very impressive and she has great combat skills, sarcastic, great sense of humor and she is seen messing with Naruto in more than one occassion.
Ok I gotta agree lee may be nobel but he's not the sharpest knife in the disposal bin
Why is Kiba even on this list?
Are we this dumb to put him on this list? I mean I love him but, really?