Hokage which literally translates to, “Fire Shadow” is the title given to the leader of Konohagakure, the village hidden in the leaf.
A prestigious title was only given to seven people as of now.
Hokage is not just a title, it is a role that each one of these filled successfully.
Konoha has seen some of the most powerful shinobi the anime had to offer and amongst them were a few who rose to such an elite level that they were given the title of “Hokage”, a title to lead the village.
Since the village was founded by Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha it has seen a few wars, many disputes, and several great shinobis but most importantly seven Hokage, and we are gonna try to rank them according to their power levels.
Let us get to it then!
7. Kakashi Hatake
The son of the Konoha’s White Fang took the mantle of Hokage, the sixth ever to do so after Tsunade’s retirement which she planned even before becoming the Fifth Hokage.
I don’t think any Naruto fan ever imagined seeing Kakashi as the Hokage one day.
I thought Naruto would become the sixth after Tsunade’s retirement but plans change.
The Copy Ninja is probably one of the sexiest shinobi’s in the anime and the girls love him for it!
He was even ranked above Sasuke on many fan-voted websites for the most handsome man in the anime.
I do think he is quite powerful but he did not get enough time as the Hokage and so I decided to rank him here.
The Legendary Sucker punches her way in at the number six spot on this list.
Tsunade, one of the Legendary Sanin and probably the best medical ninja the shinobi world has ever seen had other plans rather than becoming the Fifth Hokage.
She would rather gamble her wealth away than return to the village but in an epic throwdown in front of a casino, Naruto convinces “Grandma Tsunade” to return to Konoha and so she becomes the Fifth Hokage.
The Slug Princess of Konoha is not just a medical ninja, She can go toe to toe with some of the strongest shinobi in Shippuden, and thus she earns the sixth spot on this list amongst the most legendary shinobis to live.
5. Hiruzen Sarutobi
The Third Hokage or also know as God of Shinobi comes in at number five on our list of the strongest Hokages.
He was the student of the first and second Hokage and a teacher to the Legendary Sanin.
We all know and remember Hiruzen for his fight with Orochimaru and how close he came to ending Orochimaru’s diabolical plans.
Although he did do just enough to make Orochimaru useless for quite some time by taking his hands away.
Personally, when I watched Sarutobi fight alongside his summon, The Monkey King, Enma I became a fan instantly.
I also love how he is kind of overlooked when compared to other Kages just because he was old.
Hiruzen in his prime could’ve easily gone toe to toe with some of the greatest shinobi but at his time the village did not need fighters it needed a leader and my man Hiruzen stepped up like he had been there before.
4. Minato Namikaze
The Yellow Flash of the Leaf, Minato Namikaze one of the greatest shinobi fighters to ever step on the battlefield. Minato and Kushina sacrificed their lives to save their child Naruto and the entire Leaf Village.
Minato was also the sensei to Kakashi, Obito, and Rin, one of the strongest teams in the village.
Minato almost had Obito defeated when he tried to invade Konoha by unleashing Kurama, but he had to save Naruto and the village.
It took Minato minutes to figure out Obito’s jutsu while in the fourth war it took Naruto and others ages to see past his abilities, that’s why I tell you, Minato is God tier.
One of the biggest “what if?” stories in Naruto, Minato would’ve changed the course of history and probably wiped the Akatsuki with a mop had he been alive.
3. Tobirama Senju
We all know Tobirama for his hatred for a certain community in the village but we should also appreciate him for what he did for Konoha.
Tobirama stepped up as Hokage after the death of his older brother Hashirama and worked hard and long to maintain peace in the village to fulfill his older brother’s wishes.
Tobirama was a good leader but do not underestimate his powers, during the period where constant battles ensued between major clans, Tobirama was a brave soldier for the Senju alongside his brother.
On many occasion when they fought the Uchiha, Tobirama would take on Madara’s younger brother Izuna and as we know he was the one who wounded Izuna so bad that succumbed to death.
Tobirama was a fierce fighter and he is known for his strict and cold-blooded nature.
2. Naruto Uzumaki
The boy went against all odds, from being the notorious kid that nobody wanted in the village to become the leader of the village.
He proved his worth to the entire shinobi world but more than that he proved it to himself.
Naruto becomes the Seventh Hokage and finally achieves the goal that he said he would when he was just a child.
He was destined to achieve that as he was the son of Minato and Kushina, and the student of Jiraiya.
The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki, a book that Jiraiya wrote comes to fruition as he watched over his godson from heaven knowing well that he had something to do with it.
Some of you might be shocked that I ranked Naruto the second most on this list but I just couldn’t place him over God himself.
1. Hashirama Senju
The founder and first Hokage of Konoha, Hashirama.
I do not doubt in my mind that he deserves to be the number one on this list, Naruto does come close but I don’t think he surpassed Hashirama.
Hashirama, probably the only man who can tell Madara, “I’ll deal with you later!” and then send a wooden clone to fight him and still live to tell the tale.
The real God of Shinobi fought the greatest Uchiha in a battle that was immortalized in the shinobi world.
I had to give him the first spot because it is not just his powers, it his personality, it is the attitude to sacrifice his own life to make peace.
It is the determination to protect his village no matter who stands in his way, even his best friend.
The Best Hokage Konohagakure has ever seen is undoubtedly Hashirama Senju!
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