There are many things in life that are shrouded in mystery. Who built the pyramids? What’s at the bottom of the ocean? How do you make a perfect soft-boiled egg? And who are the strongest Shinobi in the world?
Some would say that it’s impossible to answer any of these questions, but I’m here to tell you that it is possible to answer at least one of them. After extensive research (i.e. watching every single episode of Naruto), I have compiled a list of the 10 strongest Shinobi in the world.
1. Hashirama Senju
The first Hokage, Hashirama Senju is widely considered to be the strongest Shinobi in history. Not only was he able to tame the tailed beasts, but he also had an impressive career as a Shinobi that included defeating Madara Uchiha. This may not seem like much today, but it’s important to remember that Madara is widely regarded as one of the strongest Shinobi to ever live.
2. Madara Uchiha
Speaking of Madara, he’s not too shabby himself. After all, this is the guy who brought about the first Great Ninja War and went toe-to-toe with Hashirama Senju on multiple occasions. And when it comes to battling the tailed beasts, Madara is the only Shinobi in history to have ever defeated all 9 of them on his own.
Whereas Hashirama and Madara are known for their impressive strength as a Shinobi, Orochimaru is best remembered for his incredible skills with medicine, jutsu, and seals. Put simply, Orochimaru is a genius when it comes to the art of ninjutsu, and that was never more evident than during his battle with Hiruzen Sarutobi.
One of the youngest Shinobi on this list, Gaara quickly rose through the ranks due to his incredible powers as a jinchuriki. Not only was he able to control the full power of Shukaku, but he also had no problem defeating experienced Shinobi like Rock Lee and Kimimaro Kaguya.
5. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi may not have been around during the First Great Ninja War, but that didn’t stop him from quickly becoming one of the strongest Shinobi in the world. Not only is he a master of ninjutsu and taijutsu, but he also possesses the Sharingan, which gives him a significant advantage over most of his opponents.
6. Naruto Uzumaki
The protagonist of the series, Naruto Uzumaki began his journey as a weak and powerless ninja. But through hard work and determination, he slowly became stronger and stronger, eventually becoming one of the strongest Shinobi in the world. In fact, he’s even strong enough to defeat some of the other Shinobi on this list.
7. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke may have started as Naruto’s rival, but he eventually became one of his closest friends. And while he may not be as strong as Naruto, there’s no denying that Sasuke is still an incredibly powerful Shinobi. After all, he was able to defeat Madara Uchiha and become the new Hokage.
Jiraiya may have been an eccentric old man, but he was still one of the strongest Shinobi in the world. Not only was he a master of ninjutsu and taijutsu, but he also had the unique ability to transform into a giant toad. This gave him a significant advantage in battle, as it allowed him to breathe through water and quickly jump long distances.
9. Hiruzen Sarutobi
The Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi is one of the most respected Shinobi in history. And while he may not have been as strong as some of the other Shinobi on this list, there’s no denying that he was still a powerful force to be reckoned with. After all, he was able to defeat Orochimaru and several other powerful Shinobi during the second Great Ninja War.
10. Killer Bee
A master of eight-tail Jutsu and tailed beast control, Killer Bee is easily one of the strongest Shinobi in the world today. He’s been able to hold his own against some of the most powerful Shinobi in history, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Whether you’re a fan of Naruto or just enjoy watching powerful Shinobi do battle, there’s no denying that these 10 characters are among the strongest ever seen on-screen. So sit back, relax, and enjoy watching them fight!