Minato Namikaze was one of the brightest and the strongest shinobi in history. He was a genius, recognized as a once in a generation prodigy by many. He was feared across all 5 nations. This earned him the title of the 4th Hokage as well. There are few characters who actually managed to reach his level, and even fewer who managed to surpass him. Today, I’ve made a list of 5 Naruto characters who I believe ultimately surpassed Minato.
Note: Only those characters who were born after Minato are included in this list. Characters who came before him are not included, since that won’t be surpassing him.
05. Obito Uchiha
Obito Uchiha was a member of the Uchiha Clan. He was also one of the students of Minato Namikaze himself. Obito was considered to be average up until he was a Chūnin. However, once he awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan, he became a force to be reckoned with. He even fought Minato, but ultimately lost. Nonetheless, by the time of the 4th Great Ninja War, he surpassed his Sensei. Obito became the Jinchuuriki of the 10 Tails, which put his skill way above the reach of any normal Shinobi. He was truly terrifying in this form. Obito was also able to solo the entire Shinobi Alliance.
04. Nagato Uzumaki
Nagato Uzumaki is another shinobi who I believe was stronger than Minato Namikaze. There’s some confusion about whether he was actually younger than Minato or not. However, by my calculations, he was around 2 -3 years younger. Anyway, coming back to the topic, Nagato was a Rinnegan user.
This meant he had access to Six Paths Powers. Nagato would be able to destroy most shinobi if he’s completely fit. During the 4th Great Ninja War, he was able to nearly kill both Killer Bee, and Naruto. Both of them were Perfect Jinchuuriki! He controlled the Rinnegan amazingly despite not being its original owner.
03. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is a member of Konohagakure’s Uchiha Clan. Sasuke’s power has increased drastically through the years. He managed to awaken the Sharingan, and ultimately evolved it into a Mangekyo Sharingan as well.
Further, he also gained the Rinnegan from Hagoromo Otsutsuki, along with the Six Paths Yin Powers. With these powers, Sasuke was able to fight on par with Rikudo Madara and even put some fight against Kaguya Otsutsuki. Sasuke may not be the strongest, but he is one of the strongest to ever exist. There’s not doubt he surpassed the 4th Hokage.
02. Might Guy
Might Guy was a Jonin from Konohagakure. Guy was a regular shinobi. This meant he had no special powers, but one. He was a user of the Hachimon Tonkou. This granted him immense powers, and boosted his abilities beyond that of the Five Kage combined.
By opening the 8th Gate, he became strong enough to literally overwhelm Madara Uchiha. This is an amazing feat, that nobody else, beside Naruto and Sasuke have managed. Guy’s power is extremely underestimated, but he surpassed almost every shinobi in the series by the end.
01. Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto Uzumaki is the one character we all knew would surpass Minato Namikaze. Ever since he fought Pain, he was said to have surpassed the 4th. Even though it wasn’t true at that time, he did eventually surpass Minato. Naruto Uzumaki became the first Perfect Jinchuuriki of Kurama, the other being Minato himself. He was even able to combine Sage chakra with this, making him even stronger.
Further, he also received the Six Paths chakra from Hagoromo Otsutsuki. He is also a Pseudo Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails. Naruto has the power to match the gods like Momoshiki Otsutsuki, and Kaguya Otsutsuki. Surely, he is miles above the 4th Hokage.
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