Here's my strongest characters list. It does not include the Sage of Six Paths because he has never been on any fight up until now. This is all based in my thoughts so please respect that. You can post your own list but i would like you to put some arguments. And don't hate please.
#1- Hiruzen Sarutobi Said to be the strongest hokage that konoha has ever produced and the strongest kage of his time during his prime, and was able to fight two hokages at the same time plus Orochimaru and still defeat two of his opponents, even at his old age.
#2- Hashirama Senju Able to defeat Madara Uchiha, so he's a top tier shinobi. He could also control tailed beasts as if they were pets.
#3- Third Raikage Greatest raikage ever seen, and fought toe-to-toe with Hachibi. Managed to hold and entire army consisting of 10.000 ninjas for 3 days and 3 nights before collapsing.
#4- Madara Uchiha Strongest Uchiha ever produced, and was almost an equal to Hashirama. Could control Kurama.
#5- Nagato Able to destroy a village with just one jutsu. Would be able to defeat Killer B and Naruto if Itachi didn't intervene. If the secret of his jutsu was not discovered he would be able to defeat Naruto during the invasion of Konoha.
#6- Minato Namikaze Was able to become hokage despite his young age and was able to defeat Tobi. If he didn't sacrifice himself for his son, he would have managed to mix his element with the rasengan by now.
In between #6 and #7 is Tobi. Tobi is pretty strong, but when his opponents discover the secret to his jutsu is discovered, he rates bellow #9.
#7- Killer Bee/Naruto/4th Raikage/Onoki I can't really give and explanation on this since it's about 3 very different characters, but the way i see it, these 3 are about equal on power, but Naruto has the greatest potential for improvement since only now he managed to control his tailed beast.
#8- Jiraya/Itachi Uchiha/Mei Terumi/Hanzo/Kisame Jiraya was one of the few that could enter sage mode and Itachi was basicaly the perfect shinobi. Even tough Itachi claims that Jiraya is more powerful than him, i think they are on equal footing.
#9- Kabuto/Orochimaru/Kakashi/Might Guy These guys are just plain badass, no more arguments needed.
#10- Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke is strong, but he can't win against any of the characters above because of his cockiness. The only fair fight I've seen in Part II so far was his fight against Deidara. After he got Mangekyou he would have died atleast 5 times were it not for the help of Juugo, Karin, Zetsu and Tobi. When Danzo used Reverse Four Symbols Sealing Technique he would have died if Tobi didn't warn him to get out.
Madara would stomp the piss out of the third
raikage, and the Orochimaru's edo tensei was
more flawed than the second hokage's ET
(which was more flawed than Kabuto's) so
Hiruzen didn't beat either kage at their
prime. Kishimoto also mentioned that Minato was on
par with the first hokage's strength and
those two (at the moment) were probably the
strongest shinobi konoha produced.
I also think Itachi could have beaten the third
Raikage. Itachi is the single greatest greatest
ninja analytically, capable of finding a weakness
in every jutsu - does anyone really think he
wouldn't have been able to abuse the the
glaring weakness in his jutsu? He already proved
he would have been able to take on Nagato as well.
this has been argued on. Hashirama, Minnato and
Madara are the strongest of the known characters.
All the things you say about Hiruzen are not
proven to be true but I have continuously heard
people say them.
Currently Naruto is
arguably the strongest Shinobi alive.
Your list is so flawed if not for anything else at
least for the fact you rate Mei tumi and Kisami
above Oro. Oro is one of the strongest characters
in naruto, stronger than even Jiraiya. Sasuke is
stronger than Kakashi. Guy defeated Kisame.
Kabuto is stronger than Itachi. kabuto
killed ET itachi twice in their battle. He also
has Edo tensei. This is the right order. 1. Hashirama 2. Madara 3. Minnato 4. Naruto 5. Nagato, Hiruzen Sarutobi,
Jiraiya, Oro, kabuto, Tobi, Itachi, Onooki, Bee,
Sasuke, 4th raikage. 6. Guy, kakashi,
Don't have enough info to rate
Tobirama, 3rd raikage, Hanzo salamander, Mei
terumi. Also for some reason I have never been
able to rate Tsunade; She is a sannin and a hokage
but never really lived up to the reputation.
how do you say the 4th isnt stronger than the 1st
he beat oro the 1st and the 2nd all at once so
that pretty much sums it up. nagato is stronger
than naruto. he had intell on all of them and the
main one was down for most of the fight, plus he
was trying to capture not kill. bee is stronger
then his dad and brother. itachi
stop the silly debates hashirama and madara are
supreme elders but second to the sage of 6 paths,
anyone else after that are puny, Itachi is
overated, and Nagato could have killed him,
itachis only trump card would have been shisuis
jutsu which he prob couldnt use more than once,
and nagato was no whjere near mastery of the
rinnegan he was a rinnegan punk, minato has my
respect and bee
I'm sure you
mean the "3rd" and not the
"4th". The reason why that fight is an
inaccurate depiction of the 3rd's strength in
comparison to other Hokages is because
Orochimaru's ET wasn't mastered. To be
more accurate, it didn't leave the
"soul" of the person being resurrected
with them, so they were just really mindless
drones with the powers of the 1st and 2nd. Without
their prowess, the 1st and 2nd are nothing
compared to their living selves. Only reason he
unsummoned the 4th was because he knew there would
be no possible way for him to beat his speed.
Sarutobi Sensei was just known as an adept
ninja who knew almost every ninjitsu.