Every Kage needs a Right-hand man. They are usually there to help out with stuff related to the village, and more importantly to advise. These Right-hand men are extremely trusted, and so, the responsibility on their shoulders is equally large. Today, I’ve made a list of the best right-hand men we’ve seen in Naruto.
NOTE: This list is not ranked.
So let’s begin with Onoki. He was the right-hand man, and the apprentice of the 2nd Tsuchikage, Mū. Mū even passed the famed Dust Release Kekkei Tōta on to him. They fought a lot of foes together which include the likes of Madara Uchiha as well.
09. Tobirama Senju
Tobirama Senju was the right-hand man of Hashirama Senju before he became the 2nd Hokage. He usually took all the decisions, because Hashirama was a dimwit. Tobirama was very wise, and this was one of the main reasons that he was elected to be Hashirama’s right hand man.
08. Kankuro and Temari
Kankuro and Temari are the two advisors of Gaara. They are usually by him all of the time. Both of them were Jōnin level Shinobi at the start of Naruto Shippuden. Further, they both proved to be extremely useful during the 4th Great Ninja War. Even after the war, they continued their roles as Gaara’s right hand.
Chojuro was the right-hand man of Mei Terumī. He was a strong Shinobi, but all the advices were usually handed out by Ao. Nonetheless, Mei trusted him. He became the 6th Mizukage after Mei stepped down.
Kurotsuchi was the right hand of her grandfather, the Third Tsuchikage, Onoki. She was a powerful Kunoichi, and she proved it in the 4th Great Ninja War. She became the Tsuchikage herself after Onoki stepped down.
Shizune was the right hand of Tsunade Senju, the Fifth Hokage. She was also the niece of Tsunade’s lover, Dan Kato. Shizune was trained by Tsunade since she was young, and she is an expert Medical Nin. She did a great job as her right hand, and she even served under Kakashi for quite a while.
04. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is Naruto Uzumaki’s right hand man. He left the Village to atone for his sins, and investigate more about Kaguya Otsutsuki. Even though he isn’t around much, Sasuke is called the “Other Hokage.” He wants Naruto’s peace to be maintained and will go to any lengths to see that through.
Darui was the right hand man of the 4th Raikage, Ay. Ay trusted him a lot, and openly admits to calling him his right hand. Darui, meanwhile, is capable and strong. He can lead and he proved it in the Ninja War. His skills earned him the spot of the 5th Raikage after the 4th Great Ninja War.
Omoi is the right hand man of Darui after the has become the Raikage. We’ve seen very little of him as a right hand, but he must be capable. He fought Ameyuri Ringo during the 4th Great Ninja War, and looked somewhat strong. Nonetheless, I’m sure Darui will have chosen the person who he thinks is most suited to the job.
01. Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru Nara is the right hand man of Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage. He served under Kakashi for quite a while, and later, he became Naruto’s advisor. He is likely Konoha’s Jonin Commander, taking over the role from his father. Shikamaru is definitely one of the best right hand men in the series, and I’m sure you all agree with that.