Naruto’s villains made it an anime that brings people together through the drama and conflict of its characters. However, not everyone can be a good villain. For this, a good development with clear objectives is needed, and without them there can hardly be a story in the first place, no matter how strong they are.
That is why this time we will review which were the best anime villains and why they earned this recognition. For this we will talk about some events of the series including spoilers. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find a quick guide to watching Naruto without filler here.
When we think of a villain of Naruto, the intriguing Danzo is one of the first that comes to mind. Danzo is a mean person and distrustful of everyone. Because of this, even his good intentions resulted in terrible acts that had to be hidden from public knowledge “for the good of Konoha.
Danzo created a lot of destruction and injustice thinking of a supposed greater good. In his mind, his actions protected his nation and its people. What he didn’t take into account is that the effects of his actions created more potential villains than allies, which ended up creating the Pain who destroyed their land, and Sasuke Uchiha avenger who took his life.
One of the villains that are not so popular but very loved by fans of Naruto is nothing less than Kisame Hoshigaki. the companion of Itachi Uchiha in Akatsuki he was also a renegade ninja who facilitated the advancement of the organization. He was known as “the tailless beast” and had the power of any Jinchuriki.
In fact, the more chakra his opponent had, the stronger Kisame became, so much so that even the Eight Tails who nearly killed Kisame Sasuke Uchiha it was child’s play for him. The only one who could stop him was Guy Might because he didn’t use chakra. But still defeated, Kisame leaked information about the location of Naruto before sacrificing himself so as not to compromise his allies.
Kisame dreamed of a world without lies and died as the ninja who never failed a mission. This is why he is one of the most underrated villains in anime.
Orochimaro is the original villain of Naruto, and one of the favorites of many fans of the series. His exaggerated irreverent and sadistic personality gave him a comic edge at times that made it hard to hate him. However, every time he appeared on screen he made us cringe wondering what disasters he would wreak next.
Orochimaru’s problem is that it had a pretty bad outcome. It seems that Kishimoto regretted making him a villain too late, since he perhaps wished that the three legendary Konoha sannin were teachers for him. Sasuke, Sakura y Naruto. The result is that Orochimaru he had a sudden change from the moment he was defeated, and he became more and more “good”.
The explanation that he “didn’t care” about power anymore felt weak, and to this day it has become a laughingstock in Boruto.
Madara Uchiha He is one of the favorite villains of Naruto for many, but personally I think it’s a bit overrated. He was introduced quite late in the series with a revive that allowed him to be indestructible, and his moment of fame was against some minor characters who apparently didn’t know how to fight or jutsu.
In a matter of powers, he is one of the strongest and most fearsome of all, but the fact that he fought without being able to receive damage detracts from him. Kishimoto wrote it with disproportionate power and it seemed that he no longer knew how to stop it. He also didn’t add much to the plot since his motivation and plans were exactly the same as Tobi’s, so his existence was redundant beyond his exorbitant power.
And despite having so much of the limelight, he didn’t even kill off a main character himself. Although he gave us some great fight scenes, other better developed and more realistic villains did more with less screen time.
Itachi y Sasuke Uchiha
It’s hard to count the famous brothers Uchiha as villains in the story of Naruto. Tanto Sasuke as Itachi they can be considered anti-heroes most of the time, although it is true that they acted as villains during several arcs.
However, these were nothing more than “performances”. Sasuke he didn’t kill many people, and the ones he did kill were in fact villains like white Zetsus, Orochimaru, and we could count Danzō and Deidara. Their most serious kills would be those of a few samurai, although in the series they seem to act as if this never happened.
Itachi Uchiha for his part he murdered his entire clan, although they were planning to murder a large part of Konoha. Itachi wanted to avoid a civil war that other nations could take advantage of to invade, perhaps causing the extinction of the territory. The rest of his life as a villain was a masterful act to his last breath, and yet he was a better villain than most.
Tobi’s character development is one of the most interesting within NarutoAlthough it takes a lot of patience to understand it.
Tobi first appears as a comical character, somewhat silly and childish for an organization like Akatsuki. However, behind that mask was hidden who called himself Madara Uchiha, which was a surprise to some. However, many already suspected that only this could have caused the attack of the Nine-Tailed Fox in Konoha, which began the story of Naruto.
The best thing is that later it is revealed that the real Madara was dead, ending with the surprise that the man in the mask is none other than Obito Uchiha. That’s right, Kakashi’s old partner who taught him his characteristic phrase about comrades and which we heard from since Naruto small, ended up being one of the main villains. An epic development planned well in advance.
Maybe Black Zetsu be the most underrated character not only from Naruto, but of the entire anime industry. But you don’t have to be a fan of this creature to understand why he is one of the best villains in the series.
Black Zetsu he’s the closest thing to one of the most dangerous types of villains in real life. Throughout Naruto we saw Zetsu appear out of nowhere and offer his help to multiple people. He often tells them that it is his own will, and that his only goal is to serve them. Using this strategy, Zetsu caused countless wars between countries, including the Fourth Great Ninja War. He also orchestrated the creation of the rest of the villains, including the favorites.
The best is that Black Zetsu it has been around forever, but neither the characters nor the audience wonder where it came from. Everyone assumes that he is a secondary villain. No wonder, as this mastermind is always trying to go under the radar.
We can’t talk about the villains of Naruto not to mention who for many should have been the final boss: Pain.
This renegade rain ninja was gradually revealed as the leader of Akatsuki. However, even after the disclosure of Madara Uchiha like the true leader, Pain got fans on edge throughout the most epic arc of the series. He ended the lives of many and gave a lot of humanity to Naruto by making him see different points of view.
The masterpiece of Pain it’s that it makes you go from fear to pain, until you start to feel hate. But as you move on and understand their reasons, you end up feeling compassion and even pity. By the time his last moments arrive, fans are in tears mourning his departure.
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