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The 15 Most One-Sided Fights In Naruto, Ranked

Some Naruto fights are between equally strong, equally prepared combatants who have to put everything they have into the showdown. Other fights...not so much. In the most one-sided Naruto fights, one person - or one side - totally dominates their opponents. 

One of the most noteworthy examples is when Madara takes on not just the five Kages, but the entire Shinobi Alliance, proving how impossibly strong he is. But there are also some less-discussed examples, like when Temari defies Shikamaru's expectations by defeating Tayuya within seconds. While these fights are often over quickly, they're some of the flashiest, most exciting moments in the series. 

  • 1

    Madara vs Shinobi Alliance

    You might think that an entire military force staffed with some of the greatest living ninja and thousands of competent foot soldiers would be able to make at least a little progress against Madara - but they can't. From his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan to his ability to literally pull a meteor out of the sky, Madara is one scary shinobi. The only person who even stood a chance against him was Might Guy - but that's a whole 'nother fight.

    Not even close?
  • 2

    Sasuke vs Itachi

    When Sasuke and Itachi fight for the first time, it's so one-sided that it's painful. Though Sasuke desperately wants to destroy his big brother for annihilating their clan, he lacks the strength and experience he needs to do so. Also, he's a preteen, and his opponent is nearing adulthood. Sasuke tries to use Chidori, but is slammed into the wall before he can land a hit.

    It's this fight that drives Sasuke to Orochimaru's lair - it makes him realize just how far the gap between him and his brother is. 

    Not even close?
  • 3

    Temari vs Tenten

    Tenten's never gotten a real opportunity to show what she's made of, and this fight is a painful example of that. Tenten barely gets past summoning her weapons before Temari hits her with a whirlwind attack and then hits her mid-spine with a giant fan, putting her out of commission for the foreseeable future. 

    Not even close?
  • 4

    Kakashi, Kurenai & Asuma vs Itachi & Kisame

    It's a good thing for the Konoha ninja that Itachi and Kisame aren't looking for a full fight - because based on how this mini-showdown went, it wouldn't have ended well. Kurenai tries to put them under a genjutsu only to have it reflected back onto her. Soon after that, Kakashi ends up trapped in Itachi's Tsukuyomi. The trio barely escape with their lives, but at least now they know a little more about the enemy. 

    Not even close?