10. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha is one of the most badass characters on the show and the reason why he’s so low on the list is because we’ve never seen him go all out in a battle. Sure, he was the one responsible to wipe out the entire Uchiha clan and is a master combatant, but we’ve never seen him fight a deadly foe on the show. If we made a list of everything Itachi could do, then it would take up an entire article. However, some of his most notable feats are his genjutsu prowess, nature transformations that included Fire, Water, Wind, Yin and Yang release, Susanoo wielding the Sword of Totsuka and Yata Mirror and more. Moreover, he easily deflected Orochimaru’s attacks and severed his left-hand without breaking a sweat and is known to be the only person who could turn another person’s genjutsu against them.
9. Nagato / Pain
We have seen what Nagato was capable of and how strong he was, thanks to the Rinnegan he possessed. He could easily control the gravity, could bring the souls of the dead to the land of the living and being a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, he had huge chakra reserves. Nagato used the Six Paths technique to create the “Six Paths of Pain”, which he could control remotely and destroyed the entire Konoha village on his own.
8. Hiruzen Sarutobi
Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, was a student of the first and second Hokage and the teacher of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, the three legendary Sannin. He was a natural prodigy from a very young age and was even considered as the strongest Hokage in Konoha’s history and also the strongest among the five Kages during his lifetime. He was a master of all forms of shinobi combat, could perform all five basic nature transformations as well as the Yin and Yang release and was strong enough to face off against the First Hokage, the Second Hokage and Orochimaru during the invasion of Konoha and use the Dead Demon Consuming Seal to seal the two Hokages and Orochimaru’s ninjutsu.