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Top 10 Best Naruto Villains (Not by Strength)

Villains ha? Who is the villain? We are not gonna discuss that question today.

We are going to talk about the top 10 Villains in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden series. And when I said top 10 Villain, by no means, I meant the strongest villain or something like that.

10) Black Zetsu

Black Zetsu

Well, Black Zetsu is the third child of the Goddes Kaguya. Kaguya gave birth to Black Zetsu before she was sealed by his other two children Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki.

Later Black Zetsu manipulated the Uchiha Bloodline from generation to generation to resurrect his mother. The way he planned and executed everything, It’s no wonder he is in our Top 10 villain list of Naruto.

  • Zetsu was the mastermind behind everything.

9) Zabuza Momochi

Zabuza Momochi

One of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, Zabuza Momochi is the first villain encountered by Team 7. That was the first official mission for Naruto. Thanks to Zabuza Naruto got to see the ugly sight of the ninja system. Not to mention Zabuba was the first person whom Naruto used his Talk No Jutsu against.

  • Zabuza Momochi was one of the seven ninja swordsmen.
  • Zabuza was a mercenary who could be hired for doing illegal works.

8) Itachi Uchiha


The Genjutsu genius, the traitor among the Uchiha who sacrificed his life & happiness to prevent the civil war. Though he killed his parents, Itachi couldn’t bring himself to kill his younger brother Sasuke. Rather he planted the seed of hatred inside his kid brother. He made him watch his parents’ death thousands of times inside the Genjutsu.

  • Itachi was an Akatsuki member.
  • Itachi killed his entire clan, with the help of Obito.
  • Itachi tortured his younger brother under genjutsu over and over.

7) Danzo Shimura

Danzo before uchiha clan massacre

He was the student of the 2nd Hokage and teammate of Hiruzen Sarutobi. Danzo is probably the most hated character in the entire Naruto series. Though he always tried to do good for the village, his action was unacceptable. From killing Yahiko to killing the frog messenger of Mount Myoboku, he was almost everywhere. Danzo tried to kill the third Hokage and become the Hokage himself.

Here are some of his evil deed:

  • Danzo killed the messenger frog during the pain assault arc so that Naruto couldn’t know about the incident.
  • Danzo stole one of Shisui Uchiha’s eyes and used it for his own good.
  • He stopped Shisui from using Kotoamatsukami
  • Danzo ambushed the original Akatsuki with the help of Hanzo. Apparently, that incident was the cause of the death of Yahiko.
  • Danzo made Itachi slaughter his clan.
  • Danzo helped Orochimaru with his human experiments.
  • Danzo proposed Orochimaru’s name as the 4th Hokage after the war.

6) Kaguya Otsutsuki

Kaguya_Ōtsutsuki is one of the Strongest Naruto anime Characters

Kaguya is the mother of the Sage of The Six Path. Kaguya Otsutsuki wanted to put everyone under Genjutsu and use their life energy/chakra at her own will. With the help of the divine tree, she sucked their chakra out of them.

  • Kaguya absorbed everyone’s chakra in her village one by one.
  • Kaguya wanted to put everyone under Infinite Tsukuyomi and suck their chakra out of them.

5) Kabuto Yakushi

Kabuto Yakushi

The student of the Legendary Sannin Orochimaru, the mastermind behind who orchestrated the 4th Great Ninja War. Kabuto reanimated hundreds of S-rank criminals and controlled them throughout the war. That includes the previous Kages.

Kabuto even reanimated and experimented with Madara’s body and implanted Hashirama’s cell inside his body. That eventually led him to become more invincible than his Glory days.

  • Kabuto reanimated all the S class shinobi for the 4th great ninja war
  • Directed the 4th great ninja war from behind the scene
  • Reanimated Madara
  • Implanted Hashirama’s cell inside Madara which eventually gave him wood release

4) Obito Uchiha

Obito Uchiha

You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain. This quote from the Dark Knight movie couldn’t fit more appropriately with any other character of the entire Naruto series.

Obito is undoubtedly one of the best villains in the series. He controlled the Akatsuki from inside out, killed the entire Uchiha clan police force except for Itachi’s family, which was left to be finished by Itachi himself. According to the anime, Obito even killed Itachi’s teammates which lead him to awaken his Sharingan.

  • Obito attacked the Hidden Leaf Village and nearly destroyed it.
  • Tried to erase the entire world

3) Pain

Deva path 6 paths of pain

The backstory of Pain literally shut down even the great Talk no Jutsu of Naruto. The whole pain arc was an emotional journey for every Naruto fan. And as for some fans, the end of this arc was the end of the Naruto Shippuden series for them.

To understand the little intricacies of this character was really intriguing.

READ | All Six Paths of Pain Power and Appearance – Explained

2) Madara Uchiha

Kagami Uchiha

The only person who could battle against Hashirama Senju on even ground. Madara planned everything regarding Rin’s incident to lure Obito and to use him.

Madara used Obito and implanted the Rinnegan to Nagato to resurrect himself. On the battleground or wherever this man was a terror. The only person who could stop him was Hashirama.

1) Orochimaru

Hands down, the best villain in Naruto Series. Especially in the Chunin Exam Arc, the entrance of Orochimaru was stunning. The theme song was creepy as hell.

Orochimaru is the definition of a villain. An evil being without any motive. Creepy looks, creepy music, creepy choice of words.

Also, See-

How Did Danzo get Sharingan? – Explained

What Is The Rinnegan? How Sasuke & Nagato Get the Rinnegan!

Written by Fickle Staff

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