Naruto is the first-ever Shonen anime that I watched that has 720 episodes in total and 11 movies all packed with action, adventure, and an exhilarating plot. Every shonen story has strong characters and weak characters. The word “strong” can be classified into different types- physical, intellect, and emotional strength. So now comes the question, ‘Who are the strongest characters in Naruto?’
As a fan, who has watched all the episodes, including the fillers, watching different enemies popping up but somehow relating to each other was exciting. Naruto shows gradual appearances of the villains who are stronger than the ones before. Naturally, after Naruto and team 7 defeat the ultimate villain Kaguya, that got me thinking, is Kaguya actually the strongest?
Each one’s preferred character in terms of powerfulness is subjective.
List of Strongest Characters in Naruto
The Naruto series undoubtedly has many powerful characters and a lot of their strength hails from harsh training and trauma.
This list is in no particular order.
1. Kaguya Otsutsuki
She’s the ultimate villain in the series and is revealed at the end of the series. She’s from the Otsutsuki clan, one of the most powerful clans known. The chakra flow that was given to humans was given by her.
She has the Rinnegan and Sharingan which helps her shift through dimensions and control weapons. Not only that, but she can also use her magnetic powers to push or pull objects toward her. It took the whole of Team 7 to defeat her, and that’s when they were at their strongest.
2. Madara Uchiha
Madara is part of the Uchiha clan and is on par with Hashirama Senju’s powers. He’s got a powerful Susanoo and a formidable Sharingan that can control the tailed beasts. He has superhuman speed, as well as superhuman strength. The first-ever person to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan.
He fell into the curse of the Uchihas and acted on it. Since he was born into a world full of ravaging war, he was well trained in the art of war. He can utilize all five basic nature transformations. He could also detect other’s nature and the particular clan and the nature of their Kekkei Genkai.
After he infused Hashirama’s cells into his body, he became even stronger and couldn’t be defeated by the 5 Kages combined.
3. Hashirama Senju
Hashirama Senju is the first of the Hidden Leaf Village. From a young age, he was highly skilled in taijutsu and sword fighting. When he met Madara, they often trained together and came up with new jutsus.
Hashirama hails from the Senju clan, which is one of the most powerful clans. He can use medical Ninjutsu and was a master at sealing jutsus. He could use Senjutsu and was one of the only wood users.
Not only was he good at all those, but he also had a cheerful personality which made him even more likable.
4. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi is one of the strongest characters in naruto because of his abilities. He is one of the strongest Uchiha members who possess the Mangekyo Sharingan and use a half Susanoo.
His Susanoo is unique, which possesses the Totsuka blade, the Yata mirror, and the Yasaka Magatama.
In addition to that, he can use Amaterasu which is unique to him. Furthermore, he can use fire-style jutsus as well as the body flicker technique.
His Sharingan is one of a kind, his Genjutsu abilities are off the charts and even traumatized Kakashi within a fraction of a second.
5. Kakashi Hatake
One of the strongest Kages, he is the Sixth Hokage and is also known as the Copy Ninja. This means that any Jutsu he encounters can easily be copied from the user. He is an earth-style user but can also use lightning style.
He can use Hidden Mist Jutsu, front lotus, and many more. He invented Chidori and taught it to Sasuke and also knows how to use purple lightning.
For a brief time, he was able to use the Susanoo and also could use the Mangekyo Sharingan. He shares the same Sharingan given to him by his friend, Obito Uchiha.
Along with those abilities, he is very intelligent and became a Chunin at a very young age. He is also skilled at Taijutsu and Ninjutsu.
6. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the deuteragonists, therefore, he naturally has a strong disposition. He hails from the Uchiha clan and is a strong fire style and lightning style user.
Apart from his Sharingan and nature transformation, he is formidable at taijutsu and utilizes ninja tools with ease.
Sasuke’s Sharingan is his strongest power. He has the powers of Indra, one of the sons of Hagoromo. He also possesses the Mangekyo Sharingan that can control tailed beasts, similar to Madara.
He received the Amaterasu ability from Itachi and can use Genjutsu. His Sharingan helps him perfect his lightning style, especially the Chidori.
7. Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto is the protagonist of the series. His childhood motivated him to become stronger than all the characters.
He possesses the nine-tailed beast, Kurama. Furthermore, he uses Kurama’s power, which can be seen in the Great Ninja War. He is good at taijutsu and can control wind nature.
He perfected the use of Rasengan, originally created by Minato, and created his own S-class Jutsu, known as Rasenshuriken.
Apart from that, Naruto is a master at the multiple shadow clone Jutsu as well as sage mode.
8. Minato Namikaze
Minato is the Fourth Hokage and is known as the lightning flash ninja. In the anime, other ninjas flee at the sight of a yellow-haired ninja.
He defeated a 1000 ninja all by himself during the third war. His special abilities include- rasengan, space time ninjutsu, shurikenjutsu and fuinjutsu.
He also could transform into the nine-tailed beast and use its powers. He was highly skilled in taijutsu and ninjutsu.
9. Hagoromo Otsutsuki
Hagoromo is from the Otsutsuki clan and is famously known as the Sage of Six Paths. He is regarded as the ancestor of shinobi and is known as the son of princess Kaguya.
Hagoromo started Ninshu and taught it to the people of earth. He defeated his mother, who turned into the ten tails and became the junchiriki for it.
He possesses the Rinnegan which has helped him use the Six Paths techniques.
Additionally, he can use Senjutsu and Bukijutsu which involves the use of treasured tools. He is wise and often jovial.
10. Obito Uchiha
Obito Uchiha is one of the antagonists of the series. When he was young, he used to struggle to train but that didn’t stop him from trying his best.
Obito was wounded at a young age which caused him to turn against the world and use his powers for the worse.
He has the Sharingan, one of which he gave to Kakashi during the third war. He has the Mangekyo Sharingan and later obtained the power of the Six Paths.
He is also a good taijutsu fighter and like the typical Uchiha, can use the fire style jutsus.
In the end, as mentioned, strength can be subjective and objective but the choice of the strongest characters in Naruto can be biased.
That being said, all the characters have strong characteristics and abilities that can beat each other in different circumstances. Be it collectively or individually, strength or power comes from the amount of desperation for the win. On that note, Naruto has the strongest will, from the hardships he faced to the rigorous training to the constant target on his back.
Physically, Madara can be considered one of the strongest Characters in naruto series, due to his determination to win and defeat his enemy. In terms of intellect, Itachi can be considered quite powerful. Itachi had to go through a terrible past, but given his calm and calculative nature, he can easily defeat others due to his powerful Sharingan and his tactfulness.
Who do you think are the Strongest characters in the Naruto series?