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The 20 Saddest Last Words Of Naruto Characters

October 5, 2020 26k votes 3k voters 147.3k views20 items

Some of the saddest moments in Naruto are the last moments before a character passes away. This is when we get to hear their final words - or in some cases, their final thoughts. 

For this list, we're looking at Naruto characters' last words that really hit hard. Some, Itachi Uchiha's, reflect their love for the person they're speaking to. Others, like Konan's, reflect their desire to carry out one last task before they go. Many involve entrusting their hopes to Naruto Uzumaki, either after he defeated them and helped them realize where they went wrong, or because they were on his team to begin with.

Which of these final quotes do you find the most devastating? Be sure to vote it up. 

  • "I know I cannot be, but I wish I could go to where you have gone... How I wish I could join you there... Haku..."

    After leading a life devoted to causing harm, Zabuza is finally able to admit how much he cares about Haku just before he passes away. Sadly, Zabuza believes that the revelation came too late: despite knowing his true feelings, this will be his last moment with Haku.

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  • "Because you called me a genius."

    This is how Neji explains why he sacrificed his life to protect Naruto and Hinata. Naruto helped him understand that he wasn't bound by the subservient role that his family had slotted him into, which helped him feel like he could choose his own fate.

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  • "Could you give me one last cigarette? They're in my pouch."

    After losing his life in an Akatsuki battle, Asuma gives his students advice for the future, then tells Shikamaru that Kurenai is pregnant with his child. Anticipating that he'd soon be a father, he tried to give up smoking - but with his life coming to an end, he wants to enjoy a final cigarette. 

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    Shikaku Nara & Inoichi Yamanaka Do Their Final Duty

    Inoichi Yamanaka: I'm a Shinobi! I'm ready to give my life for my mission! I just wanted to be helpful in a meaningful way! Shikaku, what do we do now?

    Shikaku Nara: We'll do what we have to do, until the bitter end. And I just came up with a way to stop Juubi dead in its tracks... Consider it our last mission. Connect me to everyone in the battlefield! Everyone, lend me your ears!"

    During the Fourth Shinobi War, Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka pass away when HQ is destroyed by a Tailed Beast Ball. They might have escaped with their lives, but they chose to spend their last moments relaying crucial information to the rest of the Alliance.

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