Top 20 Strongest Naruto Characters

With over 550 characters, Naruto is one of the most immersing anime of all time. Moreover, Naruto is known for its indigenous storyline and exhilarating battles. Hence, fans have always wondered and are often intrigued to know which characters are the strongest in the shinobi world. Additionally, there have been multiple debates on the following topic. Hence, here’s a list of the Strongest Naruto Characters in the shinobi world.

Points to Remember Before The List Begins

Since every individual has their point of view, our list may differ from your perspective. At the same time, people often face numerous difficulties and make multiple errors while ranking the characters. Firstly, individuals always rate their favorite characters above others. Secondly, many situations occur when you can’t compare two characters since some die before the other is born. Thirdly, there are multiple choices, and one often forgets about several characters while ranking. Lastly, some people mistake popular characters for strong ones. Hence, ranking the 20 Strongest Naruto Characters is in itself an arduous task.


Nevertheless, the following list has been prepared by a team of Naruto enthusiasts who’ve spent hours studying the corresponding characters in the list. Cheerlessly, you may not even find your favorite characters on the list. Moreover, the list doesn’t include filler episodes and movies that aren’t canon. Also, this list will only contain characters from Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. Hence, the strong characters from Boruto, like Isshiki Otsutsuki, won’t be making the following list of Naruto’s Strongest Characters.

Nonetheless, you could comment down your thoughts and views about anything that you think could’ve been better.

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20 Strongest Naruto Characters

20.) Tsunade Senju

Starting off the list comes the 5th Hokage and a Legendary Sannin. Besides her exceptional Medical Ninjutsu, Tsunade is also the world’s greatest Kunoichi. Though Tsunade had left the life of a shinobi after losing her loved ones, her superior strength still protected many. During the Pain arc, she solely saved the lives of tens of thousands of citizens in Konohagakure.

Moreover, Tsunade also proved to be a substantial asset during the 4th Great Ninja War. Above all, Tsunade amusingly led the Leaf Village after Hiruzen Sarutobi’s death. Hence, her valiant efforts and muscular strength have earned her 20th place in the list.

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Powers/Jutsus Tsunade Senju Held:

  • Chakra Abundance
  • Exceptional Physical Strength
  • Exceptional Medical Ninjutsu
  • Katsuyu (Summon from Shikkotsu Forest)

19.) Danzō Shimura

No sooner did Tsunade lose her vigor while facing Pain than Danzō occupied the throne of 6th Hokage. However, his reign was short-lived as Sasuke avenged the Uchiha massacre against him. Not only had Danzō proved to be a considerable antagonist, but he also held the power of ten Sharingans.

Moreover, Danzō is one of the most despised characters of Naruto. Apart from being the reason for the Uchiha massacre, he’s also responsible for the death of Yahiko and Shisui Uchiha. In addition, Kakashi was also shocked to hear about Danzō’s death since he was one of the most potent Konoha Ninjas.

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Powers/Jutsus of Danzō Shimura:

  • Right Eye was Shisui’s Sharingan.
  • Ten Sharingan Eyes in his right arm.
  • He Could use Izanagi multiple times.
  • Hashirama Senju’s cells
  • Genjutsu
  • Baku (summon)
  • Wood Release

18.) Ōnoki of Both Scales

Facing off Uchiha Madara wasn’t a cakewalk. However, the third Tsuchikage Ōnoki manifested how effective a Shinobi’s will can be. Among all the other Kages, Ōnoki considerably held Uchiha Madara the most. Moreover, he proved to be quite a hurdle for Madara.

Though Ōnoki couldn’t win against the Ghost of Uchiha, Madara still acknowledged him as the greatest threat among the Allied Shinobi Forces. Imagining him during his prime, Ōnoki would’ve been the definition of an op character. Hence, the 80-year-old is the 18th Strongest Character in Naruto.


Powers/Jutsus Ōnoki Held:

  • Manipulated four elements- Earth, Wind, Lightning, and Fire
  • Mastered Yang Release
  • Could use Lava and Dust Release
  • Highly intelligent

17.) Killer B

Manifesting eight-swords style and the eight-tailed beast Gyuki, Killer B follows Ōnoki in the list. Apart from being one of the most loved characters, Octopops held utmost importance. Not only did his rap songs entertain the fans, but his battle skills were on a level of their own. Moreover, Minato Namikaze held great respect for Killer B after their encounter. Motoi, who once tried to terminate B, also started respecting him and titled him the Hero of Heroes.

Also, Killer B soloed Sasuke and his squad when they wanted to capture him. Lastly, Killer B’s bond with his Jinchuriki Gyuki has lent him an upper hand in many battles. Hence, the eight-swords style Shinobi rapper holds the 17th rank in the list.

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Powers/Jutsus of Killer B:

  • Eight-tailed Jinchuuriki
  • Eight-sword style
  • Lightning release
  • Sealing Jutsu
  • Unique Physical Abilities

16.) A (3rd Raikage)

While A (4th Raikage) is also a strong shinobi and worthy contender for a spot on this list, he may not be able to top up the other characters. However, we can’t say the same for A (3rd Raikage). Hence, here onwards, we’d be referring to the 3rd Raikage while mentioning A. Though we couldn’t see much of the beast while he was alive, his reincarnated form indeed fascinated the audience.

Not only was A able to fight the eight-tailed beast alone, but he also faced an army of 10000 shinobis during the 3rd Great Ninja War. Moreover, he was one of the fastest characters in the universe. Hence, through his exceptional speed and fierce strength, A is one of the most powerful characters in Naruto.


Powers/Jutsus of A:

  • Extreme Speed
  • Humongous Strength
  • Uses Black-Lightening Technique
  • Highly Skilled Taijutsu
  • Manipulated three elements- Lightning, Fire, and Earth

15.) Hiruzen Sarutobi

Following the 3rd Raikage comes the 3rd Hokage- Hiruzen Sarutobi. Once hailed as the God of Shinobi, Hiruzen was one of the most powerful characters of Naruto. Not only was he trained by the prior two Hokages- Hashirama and Tobirama, but he also trained the next generation.

Moreover, Hiruzen was the squad leader and mentor of the three Sannins- Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade. Also, he was among the first generation of ninjas of the Konoha village. Due to his prodigious talent, Tobirama Senju took him under his wings. Hence, Hiruzen Sarutobi is at the 15th rank on the list with all his accomplishments.

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Powers/Jutsus Hiruzen had:

  • Sealing Jutsu
  • Chakra Abundance
  • Versatile Ninjutsu
  • Could manipulate all five basic elements
  • Used Yin Yang release
  • Monkey King Enma (summon)

14.) Orochimaru

Coming off next in the list is Hiruzen’s strongest disciple. In search of immortality, Orochimaru covered incredible feats of evil. Moreover, he was one of the craziest antagonists of anime history. Though he couldn’t achieve his dream, Orochimaru concluded the Naruto series remaining a mysterious character. Again, he was one of the three Sannin whom Hiruzen wanted to succeed. Through his high IQ and knowledge, Orochimaru achieved great heights.

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Additionally, he was a member of multiple evil organizations like the Akatsuki and Root. With his reincarnation, Jutsu, he could also take down Hiruzen. Lastly, Orochimaru also played a significant role in the 4th Great Ninja War. Hence, he has occupied the 14th rank in the list of Naruto’s most powerful characters.

Powers/Jutsus of Orochimaru:

  • Abundant Chakra
  • Chakra Absorption
  • Rich in Knowledge
  • Adept in Taijutsu
  • Could perform Ninjutsu without his hands
  • Humongous Strength
  • Body Transformation
  • Multiple Kekkei Genkais
  • Manipulated multiple elements
  • Used Nature Transformation
  • Summoned Manda (Strongest Snake of Ryuchi Cave)

13.) Itachi Uchiha

Kishimoto has done a fantastic job while designing Itachi’s character. Not only does the fandom love him, but they also love how Kishimoto portrayed him. Though he had killed his whole clan, the fandom still loves him. Since his childhood, Itachi was a prodigy who achieved a lot. Indubitably, Itachi left a mark in the shinobi world. Being a member of the Anbu and the Akatsuki, Itachi offered vital information to Konohagakure.

Although he was termed an antagonist in Naruto, Itachi’s backstory pivoted the ways fans viewed him. Hence, he has acquired the 13th position on the list with all his extraordinary powers.


Powers/Ninjutsu of Uchiha Itachi:

  • Strong Chakra Level
  • Used Mangekyou Sharingan
  • Susanoo
  • Mastered Genjutsu
  • Refined Chakra Control
  • Performed One-handed Seals
  • Exceptional Speed and Reflexes
  • Summoned crows
  • Specialised in Shurikenjutsu
  • Manipulated three elements- Fire, Water, and Wind
  • Performed Yin Yang Release

12.) Nagato Uzumaki (Pein)

Once an orphan from Amegakure, Nagato wreaked havoc in Konoha as Akatsuki’s leader. Not only did he destroy the Lead Village through one move, but he also eliminated multiple great ninjas like Kakashi Hatake and Jiraiya. Nagato also held the Rinnegan, which was implanted in him by Madara Uchiha. Moreover, Jiraiya had mentored him during his childhood, thinking that he was the child of the prophecy.

After Yahiko’s death, Nagato’s path changed. Hence, he wanted the world to face the same pain to live peacefully. With twisted ideologies, he performed various evil tasks. However, after hearing Yahiko’s words from Naruto, Nagato redeemed himself by returning the souls he acquired. Hence, Nagato or Pain is the 12th most powerful Naruto Character. 

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Powers/Jutsus of Nagato/Pein:

  • Had Uzumaki blood and Madara’s Rinnegan
  • Susanoo
  • Remarkable Chakra Control
  • Six Paths of Pain
  • Manipulated all five basic elements
  • Performed Yang Release

11.) Jiraiya

The next one on the list is Naruto’s mentor Jiraya. Though Kishimoto hasn’t revealed Jiraya’s full name, he indeed has achieved incredible feats. Having completed the most missions in Konoha (1839), Jiraiya has always overwhelmed his opponents. Moreover, he’s a member of the three Sannin. Also, Jiraiya is the Godfather of Naruto and Naruto was his last student. Since Jiraiya could use Sage mode and had much Chakra, the Uchiha’s respected him.

Not only did the Konoha ninjas respect the Pervy Sage, but shinobis from all the different regions were afraid to face his wrath. Although the Konoha elders offered Jiraiya the Hokage’s post three times, he denied them since he wanted to travel the world in search of knowledge. Hence, Jiraiya is one of the most powerful Naruto characters.

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Powers/Jutsus of Jiraiya:

  • Abundance Chakra
  • Used Senjutsu
  • Performed Rasengan with Both Hands
  • Remarkable durability
  • Performed various Ninjutsu
  • Summon Gamabunta (Toad Boss of Mt. Myoboku)
  • Acquired Sealing Jutsu
  • Manipulated Four elements- Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water
  • Performed Yin Yang release

10.) Might Guy

Following Jiraiya is the Leaf’s Sublime Green Beast Might Guy. Though the fans assumed Guy to be a classic character, they were shocked to see him after he unlocked all eight gates. Not only did Itachi and Kisame escape from the battlefield after seeing him, but Madara Uchiha also tagged him as the Strongest opponent he has ever faced.

Since Guy doesn’t possess any Chakra, he couldn’t perform Ninjutsu. However, his excruciating training in Taijutsu has earned him the 10th spot on the list.

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Powers of Might Guy:

  • Extreme Speed
  • Unsurpassed physical strength
  • Eight Gates

09.) Minato Namikaze:

Coming off next is the 4th Hokage and Yellow Flash of the Leaf- Minato Namikaze. Through extreme speed and significant achievements at a young age, Minato has been a fan-favorite character in Naruto. As the father of the protagonist and protege of Jiraiya, Minato has proved his worth every time. Moreover, Minato is the fastest Naruto character.

In addition, he defeated 1000 Iwagakure shinobis during the 3rd Ninja War, which led Ōnoki to sign a peace treaty with Konoha. Also, Minato defeated Obito and Kurama on a single day.


Powers/Jutsus of Minato Namikaze:

  • Summoned Toads from Mt. Myoboku
  • Used Barrier Ninjutsu
  • Adept Sensor
  • Manipulated Three Elements- Fire, Wind, and Lightning
  • Used Yin Yang Release
  • Used Tailed-Beast Mode
  • Fastest Shinobi that ever existed
  • Proficient in Sealing Jutsus

08.) Hashirama Senju

Stated as the God of Shinobi, Hashirama Senju was the 1st Hokage. Also, Hashirama was an undefeatable force during his time. At the same time, Hashirama wanted peace around the shinobi world. Hence, he formed the leaf Village alongside Madara Uchiha. However, the Uchihas and Senjus weren’t able to stand each other. Thus, Hashirama had to defeat Madara. This incident was known as the God Valley Incident.

Hashirama has been an inspiration for many during his time. Moreover, Kishimoto has still not revealed how he met his demise. Hence, as the 2nd last reincarnation of Asura Otsutauki, Hashirama is one of the most powerful characters of Naruto.

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Powers/Ninjutsus of Hashirama Senju

  • Senju Blood
  • Immense Chakra
  • Inherited Asura’s Chakra
  • Excellent Chakra Control
  • Used Wood-Style
  • Summoned Rashomon Gates
  • Used Barrier Ninjutsu
  • Manipulated all five basic Natures
  • Mastered Yin and Yang Release
  • Used Senjutsu

07.) Obito Uchiha (Ten-Tailed Jinchüriki form)

Obito has been truly charismatic throughout the entire Naruto series. Entwined by his crazy ideas, the fans loved his fanatic character as Tobi. At the same time, Obito possessed some great strength and was the true leader of Akatsuki. Obito held a remarkable resemblance to Naruto compared to others of his generation. Apart from his character Obito showed his true strength during the 4th Great Ninja War. Accompanying the Zetsu, Obito used a remarkable amount of Chakra and physical prowess. As the ten-tailed Jinchüriki, Obito eliminated most of the shinobi alliance.

Moreover, we can’t forget how efficiently he used to carry out his plans. Through his effort, he managed to destroy the Lead Village multiple times. Lastly, Obito was the reason that the 4th Great Ninja War Started. On gaining two Rinnegans, his strength increased exponentially. Hence, he’s in 7th place on the list.

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Powers/Ninjutsu of Uchiha Obito

  • Was a Ten-Tailed Jinchüriki
  • Absorbed Chakra
  • Could Teleport
  • Had Rinnegan
  • Susanoo
  • Had Hashirama Senju’s DNA
  • Used Barrier Ninjutsu
  • Manipulated all five basic Elements
  • Used Yin-Yang release
  • Could perform Wood Release
  • Used all Six Paths Techniques from Nagato’s Rinnegan
  • Handled Truth-Seeking Balls

06.) Indra/Asura Otsutsuki

As the sons of Hagoromo Otsutsuki, both Indra and Asura were adept in Ninjutsu. Though Asura couldn’t use Ninjutsu at an early age, his hard work paid off in the long run. Also, the duo constantly battled. While some fans argue Asura’s superiority over Indra, we can’t ignore Indra’s power level. Moreover, Asura won the battle against Indra after inheriting Hagoromo’s powers. However, Indra had defeated Asura multiple times. Also, the anime only showed a glimpse of both characters’ powers level. Thus, we can assume that the brothers were similar in strength, with Asura having the upper hand.

Nevertheless, Indra and Asura Otsutsuki are strong enough to be in 6th place. 

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05.) Uchiha Sasuke

Madara once said he would’ve used Sasuke instead of Obito if he was born some years ago. Sasuke’s growth has been humongous as the only alive Uchiha left in the Naruto series. Also, he was one of the greatest assets during the 4th Great Ninja War. Defeating Kaguya with other Team 7 members was an iconic moment. Moreover, his undeniable strength and speed have earned him 5th Strongest Naruto Character.


Powers/Ninjutsus Sasuke Uchiha Used:

  • Mastered Sage of Six Paths
  • Immense Chakra
  • Inherits Indra’s Chakra
  • Great Chakra Control
  • Summoned Manda and Garuda
  • Uses One-Hand Seals
  • Great in Taijutsu
  • Has Rinnegan
  • Susanoo
  • Great in Genjutsu
  • Has Cursed Seal of Heaven
  • Could use all basic elements
  • Used Yin Release

04.) Madara Uchiha

Wake up to Reality! Madara has been an OP character since his debut in the series. Not only did he kill over 3000 Shinobis on his 1st day in the 4th Ninja War, but he also almost eliminated the whole Shinobi Alliance. Featuring the Uchihas, Madara has been the most powerful among them. Though he couldn’t defeat Hashrirama during his lifetime, he certainly could after becoming the ten tails Jinchuriki.

Moreover, Madara had immense Chakra and was the reason for Obito’s carnage. He was also playing the characters from the background. Also, he was once the main antagonist of Naruto. Indubitably, Madara is one of the elite ninjas of Naruto series.

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Powers/Ninjutsus of Madara Uchiha:

  • Powerful Chakra Level
  • Inherited Indra’s Chakra
  • Could Absorb Senjutsu
  • Summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path
  • Extremely skilled in Taijutsu
  • Used Body Modification
  • Had Adept Sensor
  • Manipulated all five basic Elements
  • Performed Yin-Yang Release
  • Had Rinnegan
  • Infused Hashriama’s DNA
  • Ten-Tails’ Jinchuriki

03.) Naruto Uzumaki

At number 3 is none other than our beloved protagonist. Seeing his journey from an unloved and lonely child to the most important man in the village was a thrilling roller coaster ride. Although Naruto started the journey as a weakling, he’s completing it with great strength. Naruto has proved himself multiple times, and with Kurama’s assistance, Naruto achieved great heights. Also, Naruto has defeated numerous strong opponents like Pain, Kaguya, etc. Thus, Naruto has acquired the 3rd position on the 20 Strongest Naruto Characters list.

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Powers/Ninjutsus of Uzumaki Naruto:

  • Strong Chakra Reserve
  • Inherits Asura’s Chakra
  • Great Stamina and Durability
  • Used Nine-Tailed Beast Kurama’s Jinchüriki form
  • Tailed Beast Balls
  • Summons Toads from Mt. Myoboku
  • Performs Numerous Shadow Clones Technique
  • Multiple forms of Rasengan
  • Six Paths Senjutsu
  • Performed Yin-Yang Release
  • Six Paths Sage Mode

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02.) Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki

Since the beginning of Naruto’s timelines, it’s always been a battle between two strong ninjas, whether we consider Asura/Indra, Madara/Hashirama, or Naruto/Sasuke. The same theory stands with Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki- the children of Kaguya Otsutsuki. Again, the brothers held the powers of Otsutsuki and were the ones through which the Earth gained Chakra.

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While Kaguya wanted to destroy the world, Hagoromo and Hamura fought together to stop her. Lastly, Hagoromo sealed Kaguya inside him. Henceforth, Hagoromo became more potent than Hamura. However, both the characters had equal footing before the final incident. Hence, the Otsutsuki brothers share the 2nd position on the list.

01.) Kaguya Otsutsuki

Finishing off the list at number 1 is Kaguya Otsutsuki. Indubitably, Kaguya annihilated the Shinobi world with imminent force. It’s undeniable that anyone in the Naruto series could’ve faced her head-on and had won the battle. Conclusively, Kaguya is the most vital and Strongest Character in the Naruto Series.

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So, this was the list of the most powerful and strongest Naruto Characters. Comment down which character you would’ve loved to see on the list.

Some Honorable Mentions

Since Naruto has a massive universe with extraordinarily talented ninjas, many other Shinobis get overshadowed. Apart from all the Otsutsukis and the characters that appeared during the last episodes, there are multiple other characters worth mentioning.

  • Shisui Uchiha
  • Kakashi Hatake
  • Kabuto Yakushi
  • Sakura Haruno
  • Hanzo
  • Mei Terumī
  • Shikamaru Nara
  • Gara
  • A (4th Raikage)
  • Tobirama Senju
  • Kisame Hoshigaki

Note: The characters in the list of honorable mentions aren’t in ranked order.

So this was the entire list of the best and the most powerful characters in Naruto.

Top 20 Strongest Naruto Characters

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