18. Kabuto Yakushi
Kabuto Yakushi, the super spy and the right-hand man of Orochimaru, is one of the strongest Shinobi on Naruto and the one of the main antagonist in the Fourth Shinobi World War. He is a skilled medic, a strong fighter, can resurrect the dead using the Impure World Reincarnation technique and has mastered Sage Mode. Moreover, he is eager to learn all the ninja techniques there are making him one of the biggest threats our heroes have ever faced. He even survived Naruto’s Rasengan at point-blank range, which is enough to tell you how skilled this Shinobi is.
17. Might Guy
You might argue that Might Guy deserves a higher rank due to his control over the Inner Gates, and we completely agree! However, opening of the seven Inner Gates leaves the user’s muscles ripped to shreds with intense pain all over the body even if someone touches it, and when all the Eight Gates are opened, it’s game over as the user will die as soon as the chakra runs out. We saw how strong Might Guy became when he opened all the Eight Gates and was able to beat the crap out of Madara single-handedly; but since that was just a one-time deal, he comes at a lower spot. If he were able to use this ability without any risk, he would surely be considered as the top 3 strongest Naruto characters.
16. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi Hatake, the Copy-cat Ninja, was a prodigy from his childhood days and went on to become the leader of Team 7 and later was made the Sixth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf village. He was the mentor of Naruto, Sasuke and Sakuro and have watched all of them grow and become the strongest of them all. Moreover, he is popular as the only Shinobi to know more than 1000 jutsus.