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The 20 Strongest Hidden Leaf Ninja In Naruto History, Ranked

September 21, 2020 26.0k votes 2.9k voters 83.2k views20 items

Konohagakure, the ninja village of the Land of Fire, is home to some of the most dangerous ninja in the world of Naruto. Some of the strongest Hidden Leaf Ninja are famous figures like Hashirama and Tobirama Senju, who helped found the village and set the tone for everything else that would happen later. Others would go on to lead the village, like Minato Namikaze and Tsunade. Still others would ultimately oppose the village that made them - Orochimaru was one of the three Legendary Sannin, but ended up defecting from the village and becoming a criminal. And of course, there are more modern figures like Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha.

Which of these Konoha greats do you think is the strongest? Be sure to vote them up. 

  • No list about powerful Konoha ninja would be complete without the protagonist and eventual Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki. As the Nine Tails' jinchuuriki, Naruto has access to a vast store of powerful chakra, which he eventually learns to harness as his own. But even without the Nine Tails, Naruto is still super strong. With techniques like Rasengan, Sage Mode, and more, Naruto eventually becomes every bit as strong as he hoped he would. 

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  • The only people who have ever truly been able to challenge Madara are Hashirama and Might Guy. As a kid, he could wreck adult enemies easily despite not having awakened his Sharingan. Once he gained access to his power, his strength increased to the point where it took a whole army to take him on - and it didn't even work.

    Madara was able to use techniques like Shinra Tensei, which let him pull meteors down to the Earth. He could use Sage Mode, all forms of Nature Release, every ability afforded by the Rinnegan and the Mangekyo Sharingan - we could sit here listing his powers for days and not get done. Most notably, he awakened the Rinne Sharingan, which allowed him to cast Infinite Tsukuyomi over the entire planet. 

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  • Hashirama Senju was the one of the founders of Konohagakure, and served as its first Hokage. He was powerful enough to subdue eight out of the nine Tailed Beasts without help. He had a ridiculous amount of chakra, which he could use to fuel a wide range of offensive techniques and to heal others. But perhaps his most noteworthy ability is his signature one: Wood Release. Wood Release lets him create trees and other plants. This can be used to reform the land around him, attack enemies, and hold Tailed Beasts captive. 

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  • Though his term as the Fourth Hokage was tragically cut short, Minato Namikaze was still one of the most powerful ninja in Konoha history - seriously, the guy once defeated 1,000 Iwagakure ninja by himself. Though he had a wide range of abilities, he was best known for the space-time ninjutsu known as the Flying Thunder God Technique. This allowed him to mark an area with a special seal, and then rapidly teleport to that area. 

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