Since September 1999, Naruto has delivered over 70 manga volumes and over 700 animated television episodes featuring the adorable knucklehead ninja Naruto Uzumaki. Over the course of two decades, Masashi Kishimoto introduced a host of popular characters to readers and viewers of all ages.
Some of these individuals are endearingly bizarre, while others are rather scary and suspicious – and they all possess varied degrees of skills and abilities. Who, on the other hand, is the most powerful?
It is undoubtedly not an easy task to list the series’ most powerful characters. With such a diverse range of skills and abilities, identifying one character is more battle capable than another is challenging.
10. Hiruzen Sarutobi
A Hokage is often one of the generation’s strongest shinobi, which reveals a great deal about Hiruzen’s power to supporters. By the time the original series starts, Hiruzen has made great advancements throughout the years.
As a consequence, he’s accumulated an impressive array of Jutsu for combat, summoning, and survival.
Orochimaru beats him partially as a result of Hiruzen teaching him many of the Jutsu he employs. The former pupil has developed a deep relationship with his master, and it is this intimacy, more than his lack of authority, that ultimately costs Hiruzen his life.
9. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha was a child prodigy who rose to prominence as one of the Anbu Black Ops’s youngest members and one of the Uchiha clan’s most promising young ninjas. As great as Sasuke seems, the most of his youth was spent in the shadow of his older brother Itachi.
Itachi gained worldwide fame as a rogue ninja, classified in bingo books as an S-level criminal, after annihilating his whole clan save for his brother. He subsequently became a member of the evil Akatsuki organisation, quickly rising to notoriety as one of its most powerful and influential members.
8. Obito Uchiha
Over the course of many episodes, the ninja formerly known as Tobi evolved from comic relief to brilliance. Obito maintained a careful eye on the Akatsuki from afar, but the colossal villain painstakingly calculated each and every action.
Few were aware of his true intentions or power, and even Itachi underestimated him at one point.
Naruto and Obito are often contrasted, and this member of the Uchiha clan, like the protagonist, swiftly ascends to superpower status.
Unfortunately for Obito, the death of his beloved friend Rin leads him to the dark side, where he turns into one of the series’ most terrifying villains, rather than one of its most inspirational heroes.
Obito displays that he is more than worthy of a spot on our list by defeating other Akatsuki members on his own.
Nagato was an Akatsuki founding member. With childhood friends Yahiko and Konan, Nagato and the rest of the Akatsuki wanted to usher in a new era for the violent shinobi world, an era of peace.
However, the events surrounding Yahiko’s death prevented this dream from becoming reality, exposing Nagato and the rest of the Akatsuki to external forces.
Obito intervened and gained leadership at this point, and the Akatsuki’s aims modified slightly: achieving peace using whatever means necessary. While their goals were commendable, their techniques were terrible, to put it simply.
6. Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha is a historical character in the Naruto universe, having been a founding member of the village. Despite this, he remains a significant character in the protagonist’s story.
As previously revealed, the Uchiha, Senju, and Uzumaki clans’ animosity dates all the way back to the period of Indra and Asura.
The conflict between the two interwoven spirits was probably never more perilous than during Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju’s quest for hamlet rule.
Their conflict had an effect on the symbolic and physical geography of the current ninja world. Madara continues to be a revered figure in the shinobi world today, owing to his visual brilliance and near-unmatched combat ability.
After being restored by Orochimaru’s Reanimation Jutsu, Madara defeated the five Kages – a smattering of the Naruto universe’s strongest ninja – on his own.
While his new existence endowed him with certain unique talents, Madara Uchiha is a force to be reckoned with regardless of whether he is in this or a prior incarnation.
5. Hashirama Senju
While Madara Uchiha is terrible, it is worth noting that Hashirama Senju faced and vanquished him. It was commonly believed at the time that Madara died during his battle with the First Hokage, but no one was certain.
Madara planned the world’s annihilation from the shadows, aided by a broken Obito Uchiha. Hashirama, too, was in the dark. Despite this, he was unable to carry out his plan during his first existence due to his infirmity after his clash with erstwhile comrade Hashirama.
Hashirama Senju was an exceptional ninja and a wood Jutsu master.
4. Hagoromo Otsutsuki
Kaguya, Hagoromo, and Hamura were fraternal twins who had extraordinary powers. Hagoromo was seen as a legendary person rather than a historical one since he was the father of Asura and Indra.
Tales of his courage and charity were frequently retold, albeit as a fable or fairy tale rather than as a factual story.
By trapping the Ten-Tailed beast within himself, Hagoromo became the first, and most likely the most powerful, jincuriki with the assistance of his brother Hamura.
Hagoromo is perhaps the most powerful and knowledgeable ninja in the whole Naruto world, since he has the Jutsu for both the Uchiha and Senju clans, as well as the Senju and Uzumaki – lineages from which his sons, Indra and Asura, ultimately derived.
3. Sasuke Uchiha
While previous Uchiha clan members have been powerful, Sasuke Uchiha, the clan’s only survivor, is perhaps the strongest. Itachi was well on his way to become the most powerful Uchiha member of all time until his younger brother brutally killed him.
Through the employment of the Rinnegan, the most revered of the “Three Great Dojutsu’s” eyes, Sasuke acquired a level of power that few other Uchiha have ever achieved.
Sasuke is certainly one of the few ninjas that presents a danger to Naruto Uzumaki during the current era of the shinobi. He has often shown his physical superiority over the Seventh Hokage, cementing himself as one of Naruto’s most powerful people.
2. Naruto Uzumaki
There are few shinobi capable of facing Naruto Uzumaki in one-on-one combat. With unequaled chakra levels surging through his body and the Nine-Tailed beast imprisoned inside him, Naruto is unquestionably one of the series’ most powerful heroes.
This may not be immediately apparent after watching the first few hundred or so episodes.
Naruto’s destiny becomes clear as the anime unfolds, and the spectator begins to believe that this youngster with little skill may one day become Hokage.
Despite his physical strength, Naruto’s leadership qualities are unsurpassed, as is his ability to befriend almost everyone. Not to mention, the Seventh Hokage is capable of imparting his chakra on other ninjas, forming an army of shinobi almost as dangerous as himself.
While he may not have the most imposing physical appearance at first, he quickly develops into the show’s most powerful character – with the exception of one.
After swallowing the forbidden God Tree, Kaguya tsutsuki became the first chakra wielding and is often referred to as the “Mother of Chakra.” Kaguya is the most fearsome foe Naruto and the rest of the shinobi world have ever encountered.
Kaguya has abilities that no other ninja has: the capacity to manipulate space and time, the ability to understand people’ thoughts and emotions, and, of course, unequalled visual acuity. Princess Kaguya is unbeatable in one-on-one battle.
Fortunately for the shinobi world, Kaguya’s evil schemes have always been thwarted by some formidable adversaries, including Naruto and the rest of Team 7, as well as her two sons, Hagoromo and Hamura.
At her core, Kaguya is a goddess. Even Naruto, the protagonist, is unable to defeat her on his own. As a result, she is Naruto’s most powerful character.