15 Strongest Naruto Characters, Ranked!


Naruto is a beloved anime series that has captured the hearts of fans all over the world. With its complex characters and intricate plotlines, it’s no wonder that fans are constantly debating who the strongest characters in the series are.

In this article, we’ll be ranking the 15 strongest Naruto characters based on their abilities, power, and overall impact on the story. From fan favorites like Naruto and Sasuke to lesser-known characters like Madara and Obito, we’ll be taking a deep dive into each character’s strengths and weaknesses to determine who truly reigns supreme.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series, this article is sure to provide you with plenty of insight and entertainment. So sit back, relax, and get ready to delve into the world of Naruto like never before!

Who is the strongest Naruto Character?

Some fans argue that it is Naruto himself, due to his immense chakra reserves and ability to access the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox. Others argue that it is Sasuke, due to his Sharingan abilities and mastery of various ninja techniques.

Who is the weakest Naruto Character?

Characters like Tenten and Kiba are relatively weaker in terms of their combat abilities and overall impact on the story.

At our number 1 spot we got the MC of the series, Naruto Uzumaki. This character’s growth went crazingo, starting from being cursed as a tailed beast user to becoming the face of the Village, Naruto is a dynamic character and possesses one of the most powerful (yet memed) skills known to the anime verse, Talk no Jutsu.

Naruto is known for his optimism, determination, and unwavering spirit. He is fiercely loyal to his friends and will do anything to protect them, often putting himself in harm’s way to do so. Despite facing numerous challenges and obstacles throughout the series, Naruto remains resolute in his pursuit of his dream and never gives up. His tenacity and positive attitude inspire those around him and make him a beloved character among fans of the series.

Not only does he have 2 different chakra types, has has various tailed beast forms, a sage of 6 paths form, a Baryon form, and to topo it all off, this man literally brought Might Guy from the brink of death, this man is Jesus in this series.

2. Sasuke Uchiha

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The heartthrob of Konoha, Sasuke Uchiha marks the 2nd spot. Sasuke has had a rough childhood which helps contrast the relationship between him and Naruto all the more better. Sasuke has had his fair share of trial and tribulations helping him propel himself into such a high position.

Sasuke possesses the Sharingan, a powerful eye technique that allows him to copy and mimic the abilities of his opponents. Sasuke is a prodigy in the field of ninjutsu and possesses exceptional abilities in hand-to-hand combat and swordsmanship. To further add on, he evolved his powers by gaining the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Sage of 6 Paths power.

Sasuke’s personality is pretty cliche, he was usually portrayed as cold and distant from others. Sasuke’s desire for vengeance ultimately leads him down a dark path, causing him to betray his friends and village and become one of the primary antagonists in the series. However, as the series progresses, Sasuke’s motivations and personality become more nuanced, and he is ultimately redeemed through his relationships with his friends and his desire to protect the world from evil.

3. Madara Uchiha

My G.O.A.T, Madara Uchiha, has been the epitome of black air force energy since day 1, he could even be considered as the godfather of what it means to be a menace. He was one of the co-founders of the Hidden Leaf Village and played a key role in shaping the history of the Naruto universe.

Madara is known for his exceptional combat abilities, which include mastery of ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu. He also possesses the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, a rare and powerful form of the Sharingan eye technique that grants him incredible power and insight. He was able to achieve perfect Susanoo and became the ten tailed beast user. He also became a Sage of 6 Paths briefly.

Madara is portrayed as a cunning and manipulative individual who is willing to go to great lengths to achieve his goals. He is highly skilled in the art of deception and is able to manipulate and control others to achieve his desired outcome. Despite his ruthlessness, Madara is also shown to have a sense of honor and loyalty, particularly towards his clan and those he considers to be his allies.

4. Hashirama Senju

Literally known as the “God of Shinobi”, Hashirama is not one to mess with. Being rivals with Madara and the co-founder of Konohagakure during times of war makes him as formidable as it gets.

Hashirama is one of 2 unique wood Jutsu users. It allows him to manipulate wood in a variety of ways to create powerful and devastating attacks. He is also known for his immense chakra reserves, which are said to be the greatest of any ninja in history. His wood sage mode also was able to take on Madara’s perfect susanoo and come out victorious.

Hashirama is portrayed as a charismatic and idealistic individual who believes in the power of cooperation and unity. He is dedicated to protecting his village and his people, and is willing to make sacrifices to achieve this goal. Despite being a formidable opponent in battle, Hashirama is known for his compassion and his willingness to seek peaceful resolutions whenever possible.

5. Kakashi Hatake

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Kakashi is a character we get introduced to early in the series as the leader of team 7. Trained under the 4th Hokage and access to the Sharingan, Kakashi is a force to be reckoned with. Kakashi played a pivotal role in the Naruto Series and it goes to show how important of a character he was.

Kakashi’s infamous title as the “Copy Ninja” due to his mastery of the Sharingan eye technique, which allows him to copy and replicate any jutsu he sees. He also gained access to the technique “Kamui” which allowed him to distort and warp targets into a different dimension. His speed and strength made him feared in the shinobi world.

At times, Kakashi can be seen as a no nonsense leader, while at other times he can show his fun side. One of my favorite sides to him is his rivalry with Might Guy and whenever he gets caught reading erotic novels. His ideal of those who betray their comrades are worst than scum still resonates with anime fans till this day.

6. Minato Namikaze

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Minato is the fourth Hokage and revered under the title of the “Yellow Flash”. Although our time with him was not expansive, we got to see him in action throughout both his youth and adulthood. He was a Hokage who rules like the first and third. He also was a student of Jiraiya which led him to create the Rasengan technique.

He is also a master of various jutsu techniques, including the Flying Thunder God technique, which allows him to teleport himself and others over great distances. His nine tails chakra mode propels him to greater heights too. His speed even outclassed A, one of the fastest recorded ninjas/Hokage to ever exist.

Minato is portrayed as a calm, collected, and intelligent individual who values the lives of his comrades and the people of his village above all else. He is also shown to be a loving and devoted husband and father, as he is the father of the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki. He is also super humble and never seeks out recognition for the deeds he commits.

7. Obito Uchiha

Obito was a former member of Team Minato and the Hidden Leaf Village, but was believed to have died during a mission. However, it is later revealed that he survived and was manipulated into becoming a pawn of the villainous organization known as Akatsuki.

Obito not only has mastered the Sharingan, but also possesses the Rinnegan, a rare and powerful eye technique that grants him incredible abilities, including the power to control the flow of life and death. His hand to hand combat was on full display during his fight with Kakashi and his usage of blending into matter makes him immortal-like. He also was a ten tails beast user and became one with the Sage of 6 Paths at some point by absorbing Hashirama’s cells.

Obito is initially portrayed as a kind and caring individual who is dedicated to protecting his friends and the people of his village. However, after a traumatic event, he becomes bitter and disillusioned, and becomes convinced that the world is beyond saving.

8. Itachi Uchiha

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Itachi Uchiha is one of the most complex and enigmatic characters in the series. He is a former member of the Akatsuki organization and a member of the powerful Uchiha clan. He also is the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha and catalyst to the Uchiha clan massacre.

Itachi’s genjutsu skills were so out of this world that they were even hailed by Shisui, the man with the strongest Genjutsu ability. His arsenal of incredible taijutsu, amazing ninjutsu, and access to an imperfect form of susanoo led him to being one of the most feared shinobi of his generation. In my humble opinion, he had to be killed or else his powers would have concluded the fourth great ninja war much more quicker.

Itachi is initially portrayed as a cold and ruthless individual who is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. However, as the series progresses, it is revealed that Itachi has a tragic backstory and was forced to make difficult choices for the sake of his village and his family. Itachi is shown to have a deep love and loyalty for his younger brother, Sasuke, and is willing to make sacrifices to protect him.

9. Might Guy

Might Guy, also known as the “Eternal Genin”, is a powerful character in the series. He is a master of taijutsu, a form of hand-to-hand combat, and is known for his exceptional physical strength and speed. Guy is also capable of opening the Eight Gates, a technique that enhances his abilities to incredible levels, but at the cost of damaging his body. That’s where Naru-Jesus came in.

Might Guy is often seen as a energetic, positive, and passionate individual who is fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades. He is also shown to be a bit eccentric and over-the-top, often making grand gestures and speeches to motivate those around him.

One of Guy’s most notable feats is his fight against the villainous Madara Uchiha, where he was able to use the Eighth Gate to hold his own against one of the most powerful villains in the series. To be praised by MADARA UCHIHA and given the title “Strongest Taijutsu User” is an accolade of its own.

10. Kaguya Otsutsuki

Kaguya Otsutsuki, also known as the “Mother of all Chakra”, is probably the strongest female character in the series. She is the first known user of chakra and is said to possess god-like powers. She also was the final antagonist of the Shippuden series.

Kaguya’s skills and feats are quite amazing. She is shown to have immense physical strength, speed, and durability, as well as the ability to manipulate space and time. She can create powerful weapons and even alter the reality of those around her. Kaguya is also capable of absorbing and controlling the chakra of others.

Kaguya comes across as a calm and stoic figure. However, don’t get it twisted, she’s still ruthless and power-hungry as any other villain would be. She was soo power driven that she put the fate of the world at stake just so can regain the power she once had lost. She still a baddie though 😉

11. Hagoromo Otsutsuki

Hagoromo Otsutsuki, also known as the Sage of Six Paths, is a legendary figure. He is the founder of ninshu, the precursor to ninjutsu, and is said to be the strongest shinobi in history. Hagoromo is also the one who first discovered the existence of chakra, and is responsible for dividing it into the separate types used in the Naruto world.

Hagoromo’s skills and feats are among the most impressive in the series. He is shown to have god-like powers, including the ability to manipulate reality, create and control tailed beasts, and even bring people back to life. He is also capable of powerful physical attacks, as well as highly advanced ninjutsu techniques.

Hagoromo is depicted as a wise and compassionate figure, who seeks to use his powers to bring peace to the world. He is highly respected and revered by those who follow his teachings, and his legacy has had a profound impact on the Naruto world.

12. Pain

Pain, also known as Nagato Uzumaki, is a major antagonist in the series. He is the leader of the Akatsuki, a criminal organization composed of powerful ninja, and is known for his unique abilities and formidable strength. He is quite popular both in and outside of anime culture for his impactful speech, “the cycle of hatred”.

Pain’s skills and feats are among the most impressive in the series. He possesses the Rinnegan, an incredibly rare and powerful eye technique that allows him to manipulate gravity, absorb chakra, and even revive the dead. Pain is also highly skilled in taijutsu, ninjutsu, and genjutsu, making him a versatile and deadly opponent. His attacks were soo devastating they nearly destroyed the animation teams psyche at the time.

Pain is initially portrayed as a cold and calculating figure, willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve his goals. However, as the series progresses, it is revealed that his actions are driven by a desire to bring about a world of peace, free from the cycle of violence and suffering that he has experienced.

13. Nagato

Nagato Uzumaki, was once a member of the Hidden Rain Village, but later became the leader of the Akatsuki, a criminal organization of powerful ninja. He was not always evil as he did grow up in a time of nonstop war and was even saved by Jiraiya himself too.

Nagato’s skills are quite busted in reality, as he possesses the Rinnegan, a rare and powerful eye technique that grants him abilities such as the manipulation of gravity, the ability to absorb chakra, and even the power to revive the dead. He is also highly skilled in various forms of combat, making him a formidable opponent.

Like Pain, Nagato simply wanted to achieve peace, but went about it an evil way. I feel like, if Nagato and his friends had been taking care of more and brought to Konoha to live, the Akatsuki would not exist, changing the events of the future drastically.

14. Hiruzen Sarutobi

Hiruzen was first Hokage viewers are introduced to in the series. Being the 3rd Hokage is no joke and shows his strength quite clearly. He was also the sensei to the legendary Sannin.

Hiruzen’s skills and feats are impressive, as he is a master of ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu. He also possesses the ability to use all five nature transformations, making him a highly versatile and powerful fighter. He was also known for his skill in sealing techniques, which he used to seal away some of the most dangerous threats to the Hidden Leaf Village. This mastery of all the elements led him to being called the “professor”.

Hiruzen may be all respected and stuff due to being a Hokage, but he does have a soft/childlike side to him as well. He was always helping out Naruto since his parents sacrificed themselves. Also he can be seen a couple of times acting like Jiraiya whenever Naruto or Konohamaru do their sexy jutsus.

15. Jiraiya

Jiraiya, also known as the Toad Sage, was the sensei to both Naruto and Minato. He was a legendary ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village and a member of the elite group known as the Sannin, along with Orochimaru and Tsunade. He also is the author of the famous erotic novels Kakashi often reads.

Jiraiya was crucial during the 2nd great ninja war fighting in Amagakure, he was out there throwing hands with the likes of Hanzo and the Kinkaku brothers. being the sensei of the 4th Hokage, he is quite intelligent in creating techniques. Jiraoya was also famous for his toad-summoning jutsus and sage mode.

Jiraiya is portrayed as a wise, kind-hearted, and jovial figure, who cares deeply for his students, particularly Naruto Uzumaki, whom he trains and mentors throughout the series. He is also known for his perverted tendencies, often getting himself into trouble due to his love for beautiful women.


In conclusion, the Naruto universe is filled with a plethora of powerful and diverse characters, each with their own unique strengths, skills, and personalities. Ranking them based on their individual abilities is no easy task, as there are many factors to consider.

We hope you found a character that you can connect with or that piques your interest!

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