The 20 Most Powerful Naruto Characters Of All Time

Although it is not an easy task, we have dared to select the most powerful characters in Naruto, whether in the Classic phase, as in Naruto: Shippuden, in the OVAs, the games… Basically everywhere!

We have not only taken into account the Kekkei Genkai, Bijū, rankings and techniques (taijutsu, ninjutsu, genjutsu, etc) to create this list, but also the historical importance of each character throughout the series.

Attention, this article comes loaded with spoilers !

20. Zetsu

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This powerful “artificial shinobi” is actually two: the union between the White Zetsu and the Black Zetsu . The white version consists of a human artificially created from the DNA of Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage. Meanwhile, the black version was created by the fearsome Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, with the aim of helping her to be reborn in the future.

In addition to being one of the most powerful members of the Akatsuki, Zetsu is the “gateway” for the revival of the “Demon” (an “affectionate nickname” for Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki).

19. Sasori

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A former member of the Hidden Sand Village, Sasori is one of those ninjas you sure don’t want to run into…especially when he’s in a bad mood.

Considered one of the most powerful members of Akatsuki, Sasori has acts in his history that demonstrate the dimension of his power. Responsible for high-level crimes, this skilled manipulator of puppets ( Kugutsu no Jutsu ) managed to assassinate the Third Kazekage (who was considered the most powerful ninja in the Sand Village).

Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough to prove his power, Sasori was still capable of invading an entire country by himself!

18. Kakashi Hitake

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From the beginning of the series, Kakashi-sensei proved to be one of the strongest shinobi in Konoha. Also, all of his power was enhanced after receiving a Sharingan eye from Obito Uchiha, his friend who died during the Third Shinobi World War (or at least it was what everyone believed…).

Before taking the position of Sixth Hokage , just after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi’s prowess and abilities earned him the title of Captain of the Anbu and Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

Kakashi is that sensei who commands respect from everyone!

17. Killer B


Don’t be fooled by the “charming” rhymes of Killer B, the guardian of the Hidden Cloud Village. This shinobi has impressive agility and gave Sasuke a lot of trouble when they were involved in combat.

Furthermore, Killer B is classified as a Jinchūriki , meaning he has a Biju (Tailed Beast) inhabiting his body – Gyūki, also known as “Eight-Tails”. But, what makes Killer B an exceptional ninja is the fact that he is one of the few with the ability to fully control his Biju, enhancing and perfecting all of his power.

16. Gaara

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Gaara was always despised by the inhabitants of his land, the Hidden Sand Village, since, like Naruto, this shinobi was born under the “curse” of being a Jinchūriki. Gaara harbors Shukaku, also known as the One-Tailed Biju, in his body.

Considered one of the most powerful ninjas in the Country of the Wind, Gaara lives up to his title of Fifth Kazekage , with the manipulation of sand and the Release of Magnetism (his Kekkei Genkai).

Gaara is also a Kanchi Taipu , that is, a “Perceptive”, being able to identify the exact location of his enemies simply through his chakra. In other words, Gaara can take down his opponents without even laying eyes on them.

15. Kabuto Yakushi


His exceptional intelligence and perception, coupled with his mastery of powerful ninjutsu and his ability to modify his own DNA, make Kabuto one of the most feared ninjas in the shinobi world.

Thanks to DNA-altering abilities, this medical ninja was able to incorporate two super-powerful kekkei genkai into his own body. The Attack of the Demon Twins (split his body at the molecular level) and Shikotsumyaku (ability to manipulate his entire bone structure).

Orochimaru’s right arm and spy is also capable of applying Kyūinjutsu. A chakra absorbing technique, very useful for “stealing” the enemy’s energy and storing it in your own chakra pool.

Kabuto is a Genin , but his mastery of special techniques, such as Senjutsu , Hiden , and Summons, coupled with his keen insight, makes him a difficult opponent for any S-rank shinobi .

14. Jiraiya


He is one of the legendary sannin of Konoha , along with Tsunade and Orochimaru, all under the training of Sarutobi (Third Hokage).

Even without any Kekkei Genkai or special abilities, Jiraiya is one of the most prominent shinobi in the ninja world. Popularly known as Gama Sannin , this “super-pervert” has the ability to summon toads (giant, by the way) and masterfully use Senjutsu . Also, Jiraiya still has the most powerful Rasengan there is (with the exception of Naruto, of course).

Jiraya’s powers are comparable to those of a Kage. By the way, he was initially the one chosen to fill the position of Fifth Hokage, but since that was going to hinder the production of his series of adult magazines ( Icha Icha ), he ended up rejecting it.

13. Tsunade

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Another legendary sannin from Konoha, considered the most powerful kunoichi (the female version of shinobi, for those who don’t know) in the world, as well as having the title of doctor with the greatest wisdom. Tsunade returned to Konoha as the Fifth Hokage and uses all of her immense strength to protect the village from enemies.

In addition to being very good at taijutsu , Tsunade also manages to master various nature transformations. Among them is Fire, Water, Earth, Lightning, not to mention the Liberation of Yin and Yang.

She is also proficient in very strong medicinal ninjutsus , allowing her to heal herself and her teammates from serious injuries in a short amount of time.

12. Orochimaru

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A legendary sannin from Konoha (along with Tsunade and Jiraya) and one of the most famous and dangerous nukenin in the Hidden Leaf Village. Orochimaru’s power is terrifying!

Leader of the Hidden Sound Village, which is nothing more than a place to do his experiments, this shinobi managed to kill the Third Hokage and give Naruto a lot of work in his Four Tails form.

Body modifications are typical of Orochimaru, who manages to fully manipulate the shape of his body to his will, whether to attack, defend or heal.

The Power of the White Serpent , as his body modification ability is known, also allows him to use Living Corpse Reincarnation to transfer his soul into other bodies, thus maintaining his immortality.


Orochimaru masters even high-level ninjutsu , managing to use all five nature transformations, plus Yin and Yang Release. But, the types of ninjutsu he uses the most are those that involve snake techniques, with the ability to summon giant snakes and use them to attack his opponents.

Orochimaru can also raise the dead and use various secret techniques. He is not an easy ninja to defeat.

11. Itachi Uchiha


We can say that Itachi is Professor Snape of the Naruto world (Harry Potter fans will understand perfectly).

This prodigy shinobi is one of the most powerful in the Uchiha Clan, holding the position of ANBU Captain early on. Everything was going well until Itachi decides to kill all the members of his Clan, with the only exception of Sasuke, his younger brother.

Itachi becomes an S-Rank Nukenin, one of the most wanted international criminals, and joins the Akatsuki team .

Obviously, since he is an Uchiha, Itachi’s Kekkei Genkai could not be other than the Sharingan. By the way, one of the most powerful Sharingan that we can find in the ninja world.

This shinobi also has the ability to summon crows to defend himself, as well as the ability to control various elements of nature, such as fire, water, wind, yin and yang.

10. Minato Namikaze


Also known as the Yellow Lightning of Konoha, due to his incredible skill in Lightning Release, Minato is one of the legendary shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village and…the father of Naruto !

Minato was able to demonstrate all his power when Konoha was attacked by the terrible Nine-Tails and, honoring his title of Fourth Hokage, this shinobi did everything to protect his village, although not without some sacrifices…

Using a powerful sealing technique, Minato managed to contain the Nine-Tails, enclosing it in the body of his newborn son, dying heroically in the process.

Due to his huge reserves of chakra, Minato was able to use very powerful ninjutsu (such as the Rasengan), as well as Senjutsu , Fūinjutsu , and excellent Taijutsu .

9. Obito Uchiha

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Under the pseudonym Tobi , Obito manipulated Akatsuki in order to destroy the world and replace it with a new one.

This shinobi is one of the most notable members of the Uchiha Clan, thus being able to master the Sharingan and the Mangekyō Sharingan. Furthermore, Obito also possesses a Rinnegan – which belonged to Nagato.

All of Obito’s power was shown in “one on four” combat. There he simultaneously challenged Naruto and Killer B (in their perfect jinchūriki forms), as well as Guy and Kakashi.

Speaking of jinchūriki, Obito had enclosed three different tailed beasts in his body: the Ten-Tails, the Shukaku and the Gyūki. Does it seem little to you?

Obito (or Tobi) is an S-Rank ninja traumatized by war and disillusioned with the world, and as a result, a great danger to all shinobi nations.

8. Nagato


Founder and leader of Akatsuki , this ninja acts under the pseudonym Pain , and came to the conclusion that people would only come to value peace after feeling the meaning of true pain.

Nagato is the most powerful member of Akatsuki (and the only one not classified as a nukenin in his village, the Hidden Rain Village), possessing an exceptional amount of chakra. And since he possesses a Rinnegan, he easily learns and develops a wide range of powerful ninjutsu .

Nagato was even able to control all the transformations of nature during his childhood, which made Jiraya, his sensei in the Orphans of Ame team, quite admire.

But Nagato’s most powerful technique is, without a doubt, the Six Paths of Pain. This allows him to control six different bodies as if they were his own, from the reincarnation of dead ninja corpses.

This is a very advanced and forbidden technique, mastered only by Nagato and Obito Uchiha.

7. Sasuke Uchiha


One of the most iconic characters in the entire series, Sasuke is undoubtedly one of the most loved and hated shinobi in Naruto. It doesn’t matter if you are #TeamNaruto or #TeamSasuke , because the incredible power that this ninja possesses is indisputable!

Considered one of the last members of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke is in control of two of the three Sandai Dojutsu (“Eye Techniques”) – the Sharingan and the Rinnegan.

He even developed the powerful Mangekyo, an advanced form of the Sharingan that only develops in people who have experienced very intense trauma. As any good super fan knows, Sasuke witnessed the murder of his entire family at the hands of his own brother: Itachi Uchiha.

6. Hashirama Senju

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The First Hokage of Konoha could not fail to be on this list. Known as “God Shinobi” , Hashirama founded the Hidden Leaf Village in collaboration with Madara Uchiha, who until then was his friend.

Hashirama mastered countless different techniques, Wood Liberation being his specialty. Just so you have an idea of ​​the power level of this shinobi, after his death his cells were studied by the entire ninja world.

5. Hamura Ōtsutsuki

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Son of Princess Kaguya and brother of the legendary Sage of the Six Paths (Hagoromo), Hamura Ōtsutsuki is considered one of the first human beings to be born with chakra. In addition, he is also the founder of the Hyūga Clan (the same as Hinata), being the bearer of a very powerful Byakugan .

Along with his twin brother, Hagoromo, he was able to lock up the Ten-Tails (evil version of his mother), an act for which he has earned a place among the four most powerful characters in the series.

4. Madara Uchiha

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Madara is the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan, known for having founded Konoha alongside his former friend Hashirama, the first Hokage.

As he is the most powerful member of the Uchiha, it is evident that he masters Dōjutsus such as the Sharingan and the Mangekyō Sharingan. But, as if that were not enough, he also developed the Rinne Sharingan , dōjutsu that originated the Sharingan and the Rinnegan.

In addition to powerful dōjutsu, Madara is also proficient in several other techniques at peak level, from his taijutsu to senjutsu . However, he does not end there… The peak of Madara’s power materialized in the form of the fearsome Ten-Tails, the personification of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki with the Divine Tree.

Madara’s fight with the Shinobi Alliance is breathtaking. We can say that he is the Chuck Norris of the ninja world!

3.Naruto Uzumaki

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Dattebayo! It is evident that Naruto has to be among the most powerful ninjas in the world, after all the boy spent his life talking that he would become a Hokage and did not give up until he achieved it.

The current Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village evolved quite a bit throughout the series and became a true living legend, being able to conjure incredible jutsus . And that’s not counting his ability to control all nine types of Bijū (Chakra Monsters) that inhabit his body.

(Da)ttebayo! (「(だ) っ て ば よ!」) is Naruto Uzumaki’s catchphrase, which he uses at the end of most of his sentences, as a way to make speeches and statements unique to him. Dattebayo and the variants of it do not have a literal Spanish translation, however the word “Créelo” was used in the English dubbing, “Vaya que Sí” in Spain and “De veras” in Latin America.

2. Kaguya Ōtsutsuki


Nobody would say that the first “ninja” in the world was actually an alien. Kaguya Otsutsuki is the matriarch of the Ōtsutsuki Clan and came to Earth more than a thousand years ago, at a time when wars between humans were endless.

Considered immortal, Kaguya was the first to consume the fruit of the Divine Tree , being able to generate and control chakra, the central energy of all ninja art. Therefore, this Princess has the unique gift of being able to absorb all the chakra in the world.

Everything was going well, until Kaguya lost all love she felt for humanity and caused chaos among mortals by creating an incredibly powerful beast known as the Ten-Tails.

Kaguya manages to create dimensional portals and change her powers according to the environment where she is. In addition to being able to control all the elements of nature, he also has the Sharingan and the Byakugan. Who is the brave who dares to face her?

1. Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki

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Also known as the Sage of the Six Paths , Hagoromo is none other than the creator of the ninja world and of ninjutsu, the famous technique used through the concentration of chakra.

Furthermore, Hagoromo was the only one (with the help of his brother Hamura) to defeat his powerful and terrifying mother, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, who had transformed into the legendary Ten-Tails.

He didn’t actually manage to destroy it, but he was able to imprison it within himself through a sealing jutsu , thus becoming the first Jinchuriki (people who keep tailed beasts inside their body) in the world.

As if all this were not enough to make him the most powerful ninja, Hagoromo is also known as a god among shinobi . Mainly because of his struggle to spread peace and wisdom to all corners of the planet.