We have all wondered at some point about the strongest Naruto characters. An anime that is based on power scaling is bound to have some very powerful heroes and villains. Each of them has its own unique abilities that make them stand out from the rest.
There are a lot of contenders for this list of the strongest Naruto characters but only the best will be chosen. So, let us take a look at all of them and see who is the strongest character in Naruto at the end.
Who is the strongest character in Naruto?
35/35. Konohamaru Sarutobi
Naruto’s apprentice has to be naturally included in this list. Konohamaru has worked his way up from a restless child to a responsible ninja. He has followed in the footsteps of his mentor Naruto and mastered the Rasengan.
On the other side, he is also at his strongest in Fire Release techniques which was a trademark of Sasuke. If those aren’t enough he can always fall back to his summoning techniques and call forth a giant toad or shinobi monkey to help him.
One of the most notorious members of Kara. Delta had many bodily modifications performed on her which allowed her to use any special techniques.
Her trademark attack is a highly powerful destruction beam that can pierce through any target. But perhaps her real strength lies in her technical invincibility.
She can transfer her consciousness into various replicas of herself which allows her to live on even if one of her bodies is destroyed.
Delta can be used for great recon purposes too because of her ability to track invisible targets. No wonder she gave such a tough competition to Naruto.
The second Tsuchikage was a notorious shinobi and his unique skills make him one of the strongest Naruto characters. His trap card was to turn invisible. Unlike other invisibility techniques, this one can’t be traced because it left no presence of chakra.
Such was his control over chakra that not only could he modify his own chakra perfectly but also sense that of the others from a very far distance. Moreover, he had also mastered all the five elements which are scary in itself.
If someone manages to become the only survivor of the Kaguya Clan, you just know he is going to be extra strong. Such was the case with Kimimaro who gave his whole life to the service of Orochimaru. Kimimaro’s strength lies in his special ability called Shikotsumyaku.
With this ability, Kimimaro can control his bone cells any way he wants. This makes him an annoying character to fight against considering the fact that his bones are strong as steel. He can technically use them as sharp weapons to dish out a ton of damage on his enemies.
31/35. Gengetsu Hozuki
The second Mizukage got revived in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Gengetsu Hozuki’s skills in battle were so immense that he could overpower an entire division single-handedly.
Gengetsu had mastered four of the five elements with his main strength lies in the use of water elements. We saw how he used it perfectly to escape Gaara’s prison of sand.
He had another special technique at his disposal whereby he could create a clone that would increase in size with the passage of time.
30/35. Kabuto Yakushi
One of the most menacing villains of Naruto, Kabuto served under Orochimaru and knew a lot of forbidden shinobi techniques.
He shocked everyone by merging his body with that of Orochimaru giving him an extra amount of chakra source. He had a natural talent for experimentation and with that, he acquired many techniques that were not his own.
Apart from that, he was a specialist in medical ninjutsu with an innate skill for it.
29/35. Hinata Hyuga
She belonged to the esteemed Hyuga clan and wielded the famous Byakugan eyes that are passed down through their family. It grants Hinata an enhanced vision that makes her a very important supporting member in any group.
This also suits Hinata’s personality since she has always been a soft girl. Although she lagged behind at the beginning of the story, she developed at a rapid pace later and learned many new techniques including Water Needles.
If one person can be called the master of wood release, then it is Yamato. We first saw him going on a mission with Naruto to rescue Sasuke and his main purpose was to keep the beast within Naruto in check.
Naturally, you can get an estimate from that about the insane potential of Yamato. Yamato’s insane wood release techniques are a result of infusion with Hashirama cells in his childhood. This is why he can control any of the tailed beasts which is a very rare ability.
He was the partner of Hidan in Akatsuki and was practically invincible. This is mainly because of ninjutsu called Earth Grudge Fear.
Kakuzu could use a lot of long-ranged attacks using this technique and even sew up his own body to cover the injuries quickly.
It wasn’t limited only to himself and he could even repair his allies’ bodies using his technique. This made him an incredibly strong character, and the most valuable asset to have in a fight.
Being the daughter of Sasuke, there were a lot of expectations on Sarada and it is safe to say that she has definitely lived up to them.
Just like her dad, Sarada can use the Sharingan and use her enhanced visual prowess to knock out enemies.
But Sarada’s natural talent lies in the mastery of elements and she has already learned four of them making her one of the strongest Naruto characters.
Following the footsteps of Sasuke, she went on to learn Great Fireball Technique and Chidori which are handy techniques to have in your arsenal for any ninja.
25/35. A (Third Raikage)
He was a pretty tough character in Naruto. A (Third Raikage) wasn’t hailed as the best Raikage simply. His Taijutsu skills can make anyone envious.
It is so fearsome that he could take on an entire army of ninjas all by himself using his Taijutsu. He could combine his Taijutsu with Lightning Release and form a deadly combination.
Speed and strength were two of his best assets that made him one of the greatest shinobi ever.
24/35. Tobirama Senju (Second Hokage)
You better believe that the second Hokage was a beast in himself. Tobirama Senju’s absolute hatred for the Uchiha clan was the source of his immense power.
This is evident from the fact that he killed Madara’s brother and etched his name in history. It was impossible for an average ninja to defeat Tobirama because of his incredibly fast speed.
People will not even notice when he suddenly brushes past them and attaches explosive tags.
He was an inner Kara with a menacing giant-like appearance. Boro did justice to his appearance by showing the viewers his monstrous power. He can hit like a bulldozer and rip out anything standing in his way.
Even if the opponent somehow manages to injure him, he possesses the right technique to undo all damage and get back to his earlier self.
This is why he makes for a very annoying character to fight against. Even the full team of Boruto was barely able to stand against Boro’s might.
In terms of elements, he has a special Lava Release technique that his enemies should be aware of.
22/35. Shisui Uchiha
He worked in the Anbu and was a prodigious student from his early childhood. The best factor in Shisui’s abilities was his speed.
It gave rise to the Body Flicker Technique that gave no chance to the enemy to land a strike on him. Using this technique, he could vanish out of sight and attack his enemy from any direction.
It was almost impossible to deduce his presence at that moment which made it a hassle to defend against him.
21/35. Hiruzen Sarutobi
The Third Hokage was a man of brawn and brains. He always had a natural talent for being a shinobi and even at very old age, he packed immensely powerful punches.
Throughout his lifetime, he had learned about almost every ninjutsu out there. But perhaps we can all agree that Sealing Techniques is an area where he is at his strongest, far superior to the rest.
20/35. Koji Kashin
Kashin Koji was practically a clone of Jiraiya and naturally, he was one of the strongest characters in Naruto. It was built by Amado to stop Isshiki Otsutsuki and it certainly tried its level best.
Kashin Koji can excel in any stealth mission due to his insane ability to sneak up silently on any enemy. His Ninjutsu techniques are all familiar to us like the Shadow Clone Technique and the Rasengan.
And since he is a clone of Jiraiya, it wouldn’t have seemed right if he was unable to summon a toad to aid him in battles.
19/35. Minato Namikaze
Minato Namikaze is hands down the fastest Shinobi in history. This is exactly why he is known far and wide as the Yellow Flash.
He could appear out of nowhere in front of enemies and take them out in a flash. This was his strongest point that allowed him to overwhelm his opponents.
Minato was efficient in summoning techniques and formed a contract with a mighty toad. Minato’s best move was the Thunder God Technique that complemented his insane speed.
He could use this technique both as a defensive and offensive option giving him quite the versatility on a battlefield.
A clone of Orochimaru sounds dangerous, to begin with, but Mitsuki is a very sweet kid. He may not be an OP character but in terms of all-around abilities and importance to a team, he comes far ahead of many.
The most eye-catching ability of Mitsuki is his Soft Physique Modification whereby he can stretch his body parts at will and use them in combat. This is possible due to a number of body modifications that give him extra skills to sustain any type of injury.
17/35. Izuna Uchiha
The brother of Madara Uchiha, and just like his brother, he is one of the most fearful members of the Uchiha clan. He had insane chakra reserves and showed great proficiency in his control over the Fire Element.
Izuna Uchiha could perform Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique to the utmost perfection that also happened to be his clan’s signature move.
Other than that, he had also awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan which further highlights his capabilities.
16/35. Lady Tsunade
The fourth Hokage of Konoha sure knew how to pack a strong punch. Although she specializes in Medical Ninjutsu, she was equally capable in terms of her physical prowess.
When it comes to hand-to-hand combat, very few shinobi can even think about outmatching her talent. Her summoning technique called forth slugs that she could use in two ways.
Either she could ask them to aid her in combat or she could use them to provide medical assistance to the injured people.
15/35. Sakura Haruno
Sakura Haruno was a student of Lady Tsunade and just like her mentor, she trained herself in medical ninjutsu.
Although Sakura gets trolled a lot for being the weakest member of team 7, the training with Lady Tsunade changed her and it increased her physical prowess by a lot.
Sakura may not always be the front runner of the show but in a team, she is absolutely necessary for providing support.
14/35. Kinshiki Otsutsuki
He looks like the kind of guy who would charge towards you like a bull and rip you apart into two pieces. Being a member of the Ohtsutsuki clan, he had an insane level of power.
The fact that even the five Kage found it very difficult to match up against him, speaks in itself about his formidable self. Kinshiki’s wildcard was his Byakugan which gave his enhanced vision on all sides.
13/35. Ten-Tailed Beast
A formidable beast formed out of Kaguya Otsutsuki and the God Tree with the power to annihilate the entire world. A being that acts as the beginning of everything in the shinobi world can easily strike fear in anyone’s heart.
Among all its abilities, the beast balls are the most annoying ones to deal with. He can make them continuously and throw them at the enemies to cause massive destruction.
12/35. Indra Ohtsutsuki
The character who appears at the beginning of the Uchiha clan. Indra’s proficiency in Taijutsu couldn’t be matched by anyone else as he outclassed everyone.
He inherited the Doujutsu and later developed the Mangekyo Sharingan. Indra’s excelled at almost everything and went to learn many advanced levels of Ninjutsu.
He also managed to form Susanoo, even though it was not the complete strongest form.
11/35. Ashura Otsutsuki
He was the sibling of Indra Ohtsutsuki and the Senju and Uzumaki clans started from him. If Indra’s specialty was his eyes, Ashura trained himself to master Nishu.
He became so skilled at this art that he even managed to repel the attacks of Indra when they clashed against each other. If that wasn’t enough, he was capable enough to make people go to sleep and thereby neutralize his enemies.
10/35. Sakumo Hatake
Coming at number ten strongest Naruto characters, Sakumo was the father of Kakashi sensei, and people used to know him as the White Fang.
This is because he specialized in the use of the White Light Chakra Sabre that terrorized enemies for years to come.
His might and battle ability were never in question. He had always been a genius and he could single-handedly complete any important mission.
9/35. Hashirama Senju
He was the first-ever Hokage of the Leaf Village. Hailing from the mighty Senju clan, Hashirama Senju’s ninjutsu prowess couldn’t be outmatched by anyone other than Madara at his time.
He was also an incarnation of Ashura Otsutsuki himself which led to the origin of his title “God of Shinobi”. He didn’t have any weakness and his huge chakra reserve meant he could carry on a fight for a long time.
Even in terms of the five elements, he is the strongest and had mastered them all.
8/35. Might Guy
Representing all those people out there who were not born with talent but succeeded through sheer grit and hard work.
Might Guy trained in Taijutsu from his early childhood and became an expert in that field. However, his trump card lies in the Eight Gates that he can open at will and at the same time.
It grants him a massive boost in power which further allows him to use powerful techniques like Front Lotus and Morning Peacock.
7/35. Obito Uchiha
Obito Uchiha was one of the main antagonists in Naruto and his power made him a frightening villain. While he was working under Madara, he learned a lot of new and strong techniques like the Uchiha Flame Protection.
It also goes without saying that he is most definitely one of the strongest Naruto characters. Uchiha was brilliant in the category of Nature Transformations with extra prowess on the flame element.
6/35. Momoshiki Otsutsuki
He terrorized everyone in the Boruto series.
At one point, it looked like Momoshiki Otsutsuki wasn’t going to be defeated. Not only was his chakra reserve high, but he also wielded the Byakugan and the Rinnegan.
This removed any blind spots for Momoshiki and made it incredibly difficult for his opponents to even touch her.
5/35. Sasuke Uchiha
As we enter the top five of this list, the first character we encounter is Sasuke Uchiha.
The sole survivor of the Uchiha clan has always been under the spotlight. He learned Chidori and Great Fireball Technique in his initial training that instantly took him far ahead of his peers.
Later, he awakened Mangekyo Sharingan and Rinnegan both to become the complete beast as we know him. His Susanoo is also iconic and came in the clutch against many powerful opponents.
4/35. Madara Uchiha
He can strike fear in anyone’s heart just with his name.
The fact that even the Fives Kage were unable to match up against Madara Uchiha is a clear testament to his immense power. Madara was a master of every ninja art known to man.
But what made him stand apart from the rest was his Bukijutsu. Other than that, he obviously was proficient in all the eye techniques and executed them perfectly. Even the nature transformations were just child’s play for Madara.
3/35. Hagoromo Otsutsuki (Sage of Six Paths)
The Sage of Six Paths comes third in our rankings. Hagoromo Otsutsuki stands at the beginning of the age of shinobi. Every technique is said to have been born out of him which finally gave rise to the ninja world.
His immense quantities of chakra allowed him to utilize his Kekkei Mora and give birth to various types of ninjutsu. The five-person to control all the five basic elements was also Hagoromo. He was a literal god due to the power he was born with.
2/35. Kaguya Otsutsuki
The mother of Hagoromo and the one who became the first-ever tailed beast. Being the final boss of this series, Kaguya Otsutsuki is capable of using techniques that no one can even imagine making her the second strongest Naruto character.
Other than ninjutsu, she can travel from one space dimension to the next, remove the memories of people and use her eyes to release thunderous shockwaves.
Her power is undoubtedly unrivaled throughout the series which is why Naruto had to use trickery while fighting against her.
1/35. Naruto Uzumaki
The protagonist of this series was always going to take the first position in our rankings. Naruto started his basics in Ninjutsu with the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique that later became his signature move.
He draws a lot of chakra from the nine-tailed beast inside him and can even change into a tailed-beast form during battles. His most powerful technique is the Baryon Mode that can only be used once. Sadly, he has already used it in the story.