6 Naruto Characters Who Could Have Been Great Hokage

The Hokage is the pinnacle of strength for Shinobis in the Hidden Leaf Village and sometimes all the villages.

Many Leaf Shinobi can only dream of being the Hokage. There have been many characters that could easily fill the role of Hokage, thanks to the amazing writing of Kishimoto. Today we’ll list the 6 Shinobi who could’ve become great Hokage if they were given a chance.

6. Might Guy

Acknowledged as the best taijutsu user by Madara, Might Guy is one of the strongest Shinobi despite being unable to use Ninjutsu or Taijutsu.

He has the strength of a Hokage, especially when he is in his 8 Gates form, but more than that, he is someone that kids in the Hidden Village can look up to.

He is a great role model and is the true definition of hard work beats talents. Known hardships from an early age, Might Guy would be able to understand the needs of the lower middle class and those who can’t use Ninjutsu or Taijutsu.

5. Madara Uchiha

The man whose name put fear in Shinobi, there are very few who are as strong as Madara. He took on an army by himself and came out on top too many times before eventually losing.

If he became a Hokage, residents couldn’t feel any more safer knowing the strength that Madara wields.

The only reason he isn’t further up the list is because of his corrupt and villainous nature, although he was a kind-hearted man at first.

4. Obito Uchiha

It was Obito’s dream to become Hokage, but he lost his way when Rin, whom he dearly loved, was murdered. He instigated the 4th Great Ninja War in order to change the world.

Despite his actions, Obito had a pure heart, and he was the closest comparison to Naruto. In the end, he ended up becoming one of the good guys and tipped the tide of the war in Naruto’s favour.

If only he didn’t lose his way, he might’ve become one of the greatest Hokage just like Naruto.

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3. Sasuke Uchiha

Unofficially known as the Second Hokage, together with Naruto, Sasuke is the protector of the Hidden Leaf village, stopping and investigating threats before they materialize. 

His work for the village is critical in maintaining peace as he sacrifices time with his family to protect the village. Possessing the strength of a Hokage, he also has the charms to be well-liked by the residents.

He is currently referred to as a shadow Hokage, just like Danzo was in the past era. Although he currently acts behind the scenes, if given the opportunity, he would easily be one of the best candidates of Hokage position.

2. Jiraya

Known as one of the Legendary Sannin, Jiraiya was the top candidate to become Hokage when Hiruzen died. He, however, declined and passed it on to Tsunade. 

His efforts in the 3rd Great Ninja War catapulted him to fame. Even more importantly, he was both the master of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki.

So it’s no exaggeration when it’s said that Jiraiya had a massive effect on the history of the Hidden Leaf Village and would have become a genuinely well-like Hokage.

1. Itachi Uchiha

And on the number one spot is one of the fan favorites, Itachi Uchiha.

Although he is seen as the villain who massacred the Uchiha Clan, he is one of the heroes who sacrificed everything for the village’s peace: his reputation, his family, and his dreams.

Itachi is one of the strongest Uchihas, and he was one of the key fighters in the 4th Great Ninja War. saving the lives of thousands. There are very few deserving of the Hokage title than Itachi.

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