19 Most Powerful Akatsuki Members (Ranked)

Akatsuki (Literally means ”Dawn”) was a organization formed by Yahiko with Konan and Nagato to achieve the ultimate goal of world peace and to fight against the tyranny of the shinobi world.

After Yahikos death in the 3rd great shinobi war Akatsuki came under the influence of Obito Uchiha and got turned into criminal organization which comprised of s – rank criminals and assassins who abandoned their villages.

Today we are going to be ranking all of the Akastsuki members.

19. Kie


One of the original members of the akatsuki.

Back when it was a guerrilla organization in the village hidden in the rain.

He isn’t considered particularly powerful as his abilities and techniques are unknown.

18. Daibutsu


Member of the original akatsuki that actually survived the attack.

He tried to defeat Tobi and zetsu before they tried to control the organization.

He uses his giant figure and strength to use heavy blunt and melee weapons.

17. Kyusuke


One of the strongest member of the original akatsuki.

With his speed and sword fighting skills.

He was not to be messed with on the battlefield.

But he is no match for anybody in the new organization.

16. White Zetsu

White Zetsu

With unique genetic composition and the cells of Hashirama Senju that allow them to use decent wood release.

They can transform themselves into nay shinobi they absorb the chakra from this ability made him a very formidable opponent on the battle.

Mainly working as a mere underlings in the organization.

15. Juzo Biwa

Juzo Biwa

One of the strongest members of the seven ninja swordsmen of the mist.

He uses water techniques surprise foes and take them down with his Kubikiribocho blade.

He also possesses great physical ability and agility.

14. Yahiko


The original founder of the oraganisation.

He is extremely skilled and powerful ninja.

Possessing fire water and wind techniques.

Yahiko learned from one of the Legendary Sanin Jiraya himself.

He was smart enough to lead a whole army of ninjas against the village hidden in the rain.

13. Kabuto Yakushi

Kabuto Yakushi

Although not a official member.

This student of the legendary Sanin orochimaru did work for them as a supporting character and as a spy too.

His ability is similar to that of orochimaru and he also did perfect his impure world reincarnation jutsu.

He absorbs natural energy to maintain his sage mode indefinitely.

12. Black Zetsu

Black Zetsu

Black zetsu is the possession of the will of Kaguya Otutsuki herself.

He possesses many different abilities.

He uses every form of ninjutsu and can steal others chakra.

When connected to Yamato he posed serious risk and amped up Yamatos ability to use wood release greatly.

11. Hidan


Worshipper of lord Jashin and part of the immortal duo.

He is the partner of kakuzu.

Hidans primary ability is immortality which comes from his extensive research in Jashin religion’s jutsus.

His immortality allows him to take on fatal blows in battle and immerge unscathed.

Hidan is incredibly skilled in personal combat his goal in battle is to get the blood of his opponent in battle.

His triple bladed scythe helps him acquire opponents blood.

Once Hidan consumes the blood of his opponent in he takes on a “Grim reaper” form where his opponents take any damage that his inflicted on his body turning him into a human voodoo doll.

As his final move he impales himself in the heart.

Hidan isn’t much of a powerful ninja but he is an durable one.

10. Konan


One of the founding members of the original Akatsuki and only woman in the team.

She is a advisor to the leader of the second generation Pain.

Konan has an unique ability to channel her inner chakra into paper.

Her ability grants her flight and many long and short ranged attacks.

With enough preparation time Konan went toe to toe with Obito Uchiha (posing as Tobi/Madara).

9. Sasori


Sasori is the greatest puppet master the shinobi world has seen.

Sasori is nearly a immortal.

His puppet master jutsu grants him the ability to use army upwards of 100 puppets made from his victims bodies.

With his puppet legion Sasori packs enough power to destroy villages.

Sasori is also immune to the attacks which are not made directly to his final puppet forms core.

He fought and won against the 3rd Kazekage who is considered the strongest Kazekage and turn him into one his puppets.

His ability grants him incredible speed, flight and variety of short and long range attacks.

8. Deidara


Deidara is a master of destruction.

With combining his lightning realize chakra with elements from earth he creates explosives he uses the mouths on his body to this.

He is one of the most versatile members of the team.

His only weakness is lightning release techniques which neutralizes his explosives.

It took every bit of Sauskes skill as a ninja to fight him of and gave us one of the most notable fights in the series.

7. Kisame Hoshigaki

Kisame Hoshigaki

One of the 7 ninja swordsmen of the mist.

Armed with his trustable sword “samehada” and his monstrous appearance.

Kisame is one of the most notable members of the Akatsuki.

His skill in wide variety of water based jutsus and incredible skill in hand to hand combat.

Combined with the ability of samehada to negate any chakra attacks make him one of the most dangerous opponents.

It took every bit of Might Guy’s might and sixth gate “morning peacock” to defeat him.

6. Kakuzu


Kakuzu is near immoral monster.

He possesses the ability to use of every element of chakra to the fullest.

His entire body is made of black fibers which he uses to extend and rejoin his amputated parts.

These fibers also let him control anything he inserts them into.

Only by damaging his all reserved organs and his body kill him.

His fight with Naruto made Naruto realize what level of skill and power the Akatsuki possess.

5. Orochimaru


One of the 3 legendary sanin who destroyed the Konoha and the third hokage got killed defending the village from him.

He possesses more knowledge of ninjutsu than another living character.

he has fought some of the strongest characters in the series and lived to tell the tale.

Founder of the village hidden in the sound.

His body his heavily modified he is now in possession of countless new bodies even being able to possess different bodies.

4. Itachi Uchiha

 Itachi Uchiha

Itachi is arguably the most skilled ninjutsu and genjutsu user in the entire series.

He is master of sharingan.

His mongekyu sharingan techniques notably amaterasu and tsyukiyomi combined with his genius intellect and agile body make him one of the most formidable enemies in the whole series.

Even those with unnatural abilities and decades worth of in battle experience and training still can’t hope to match his level.

3. Pain/ Nagato Uzumaki


Gifted Madara’s rinnegan.

After the death of Yahiko.

Nagato created “Tendo” with his body and remotely controlling it took on the mantle of “Pain” he used his rinnegan to control 6 more bodies that had unique and powerful abilities.

Trained in every element Nagoto could use rinnegan at its full extent giving the whole konoha village a run for its money during the attack.

2. Tobi/Obito


Uchiha The power of the 10 tailed jinchuriki and the possession of Madara uchihas rinnegan,and a sharingan.

And incomparable mastery of all the chakra elements.

Combined with the ability of truth seeking balls technique is what makes Obito the strongest.

He is Madaras true successor.

It takes a entire shinobi force to stop his plan.

And if not the efforts of Madara Uchiha himself he would have been unstoppable.

His intellect is intangible under his leadership Akatsuki manages to summon 10 tails by collecting whole 7 beast.

And that is why he is one of the most powerful akatsuki member of them all.

1. Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha

The man who manipulated the whole shinobi world and laid the foundation of the Akatsuki.

Manipulated the organization from behind a iron curtain and became a jinchuriki of tain tails.

Madara’s strength can only be compared to a god.

With the Rinnesharingan Madara was able to defeat the whole shinobi forces and unlesh upon the world the Infinite tsyukyomi.

His only mistake was that to trust Black zetsu who made Madara a mere vessel for his mother Kaguya Ostustuki.

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This list was made in considering abilities, powers and role in the naruto lore.

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