The 10 Most Roastable Naruto Characters, Ranked
The shinobi of naruto universes are written to be taken seriously. Many have illustrious backgrounds and prominent positions, suggesting they should enjoy the utmost respect every moment they are on screen. However, many did not hit the mark so deeply that they became a laughing stock.
The ego of some shinobi makes them particularly roasted as it contrasts with their ability to perform in the field and in their villages. Although many of these people have been criticized before the end of the story, others are more than deservedly neglected.
10/10 Hashirama lets Madara step on him
Although Hashirama was a great person, he failed to lead in many instances. For example, he let Madara walk all over him, whether ignoring his demands for Tobirama’s death or his attempt to rouse the Uchiha clan into a frenzy.
Even after Madara betrayed the Leaf and attacked with Kurama, Hashirama spared his life. This made him indirectly responsible for the series’ worst events, as Madara used Obito as an instrument of his will long after his death. In the end, Hashirama was far too soft to become Hokage and should have left it to his younger brother.
9/10 Sasori wasn’t as impressive as he lets on
Sasori boasted of being the greatest puppeteer in the world. While his victory over Kankuro may have proven this, it wasn’t very impressive considering that few shinobi actually practiced this art.
Nothing in Sasori’s arsenal proved exceptional. It was mostly limited to basic weapons like flamethrowers and saws. The villain’s poisons may have been incurable at the time, but they were so simple that Sakura devised an antidote even though she had just finished training with Tsunade. Moreover, she discovered the answer in less than three days.
8/10 Danzo never deserved to become Hokage
Having served under Tobirama in a previous war, Danzo technically had the experience to become Hokage. However, he failed in virtually every other area.
The villain proved a complete lack of political savvy during the Five Kage Summit, where the other world leaders immediately became suspicious of him. He was also a pathetic shinobi, dying ten times in a row in his fight against Sasuke without ever managing to land a killing blow. This was despite his significantly greater experience and improved Hashirama Cells. He wasn’t even particularly loyal to Konoha, having conspired to kill Hiruzen with his private police force.
7/10 Karin was used and dumped
naruto never portrayed the kunoichi in a particularly flattering light, but Karin was pathetic even by their standards. She spent most of the series obsessing over Sasuke, a trope Sakura has worn before.
Worse still, Karin had no real fighting abilities and was of limited use to her team. As Uzumaki, her only redeeming quality was that she could restore her comrades if they bit her. After Sasuke used Karin to defeat Killer Bee and Danzo, he abandoned her without hesitation. Unfortunately for Karin, she was unable to identify her many red flags.
6/10 Toneri was a scary loner who lived on the moon
Of all the villains on the show, Toneri was the most pathetic. His main desire was to appease his loneliness, and he needed company so badly that he kidnapped Hinata. Predictably, she refused despite her “charms,” which escalated the situation beyond manageability.
When Naruto arrived to fight him, Toneri resorted to becoming a grotesque monster Byakugan in order to tip the battle in his favor. However, he overestimated himself and was nearly destroyed by his own power. Ironically, he would have died if Naruto hadn’t saved him.
5/10 Zaku’s mouth got him in trouble
Zaku was by far the most arrogant member of Team Dosu. He provoked Rock Lee, Sasuke, and even Shino into their fights, all of whom were much stronger than him.
Even after Sasuke broke Zaku’s arms, the villain didn’t seem to learn his lesson. He remained an obnoxious boaster until Shino eliminated him in the first round of the Chunin Exams Tournament. Broken and humiliated, Zaku was then sacrificed in order to power Orochimaru’s edo tensei.
4/10 Kurenai was never a believable Jonin
Despite being a jonin and the leader of Team 8, Kurenai failed to live up to expectations. She never used her famous genjutsu in any meaningful way, even though it backfired in the battle against Itachi.
After getting pregnant, Kurenai retired from the ninja world without accomplishing anything. She was powerless to stop Pain’s invasion, which marked her more as a damsel in distress than a true warrior. His students were equally irrelevant. Hinata was the only one to influence the plot, mostly due to her relationship with Naruto rather than the wisdom Kurenai imparted.
3/10 The Forth Raikage lost all important battles
The Forth Raikage presented himself as a gruff and indomitable shinobi. He took control of the allied Shinobi forces and ruled his village with an iron fist.
Despite the Raikage’s strict demeanor, he was a failed shinobi. He was foiled by Minato, lost to Tsunade in an arm wrestle, failed to get revenge on Sasuke, and was humiliated in the fight against Madara. The Forth Raikage’s only notable victory was against Kisame, whom he outnumbered and failed to even capture. In the end, the Raikage didn’t deserve his inflated ego.
2/10 Sasuke Blindly Followed His Ego Until He Had Nothing
Sasuke has spent most of his life being manipulated by anger. He betrayed the Leaf and rejected his friends for killing Itachi, only to learn that his brother had his best interests in mind all along.
After learning the truth, Sasuke ambushed and killed Danzo Shimura. However, since he was still not satisfied, he tried to assassinate the Five Kage and take over the whole world. Despite the Tailed Beasts’ enslavement and Naruto’s restraint, he still couldn’t defeat his rival-turned-nemesis.
1/10 Sakura lost her credibility chasing after Sasuke.
As a young kunoichi, Sakura wanted to be strong and useful to her team. However, such ambitions were overshadowed by his interest in Sasuke. It quickly turned into an obsession that nearly got him killed multiple times.
Although Sakura defeated Sasori and cured the heroes of the Fourth War, she could not be considered a respectable ninja. There have been too many instances where she threw away her credibility, such as when she faked love for Naruto in order to bring Sasuke back or when she was ready to abandon the Leaf to follow her lover’s dark path.
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