The Hokage title is given to a person who is elected to rule the village of Konohagakure, and lead it through any adversities that it may face. It is given to those, who are willing to walk ahead of their comrades, and are ready to do everything in their might to protect everyone, and more importantly nurture the next generation. The village of Konoha has seen 7 Hokage so far, with Naruto being the latest addition. However, there are several characters who could’ve made a great Hokage, but were never chosen. Today, I’ve decided to make a list of all those characters.
08. Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru Nara is a Jonin from Konohagakure, and is one of the most important characters in the series. He has an amazing intellect, and he is known for his wisdom. He may not be strong like Naruto, but he is someone who will always lead the village by doing what’s right. Shikamaru has often been commended for his skills, and many have openly said he would make a great Hokage.
07. Shisui Uchiha
Shisui Uchiha was a renowned Shinobi from Konoha’s Uchiha Clan. He was an exceptionally talented Uchiha, even by their standards. What’s more, he was powerful. He even possessed the Mangekyo Sharingan. But that’s not his greatest asset. Shisui was one of the Uchiha who were never affected by the Curse of Hatred. He cared deeply about the village, and always wanted to do what’s benefits it the most. He would’ve made a wonderful Hokage.
Jiraiya was a Legendary shinobi from Konohagakure, and was once a member of Konoha’s Legendary Sannin. He was offered the position of Hokage twice. However, he rejected it both times. I believe he would’ve made a great Hokage, and he did all that was in his power to protect the village. Even if he wasn’t interested in being Hokage, he was a great servant to the village, and was definitely worthy of the Hokage title.
05. Might Guy
Might Guy may not have the brains of Shikamaru, but he was a beast in combat. Guy was powerful enough to beat Madara, a god, into pulp. He was easily a Kage level shinobi strength wise, but that’s not his asset as well. To me, Guy was worthy of the Hokage title because he understood the importance of the Next Generation, and knew his role in bringing them up. Guy was a wonderful teacher, and an even better shinobi.
This one is sort of personal. You may argue that he doesn’t deserve the position of Hokage, but I believe Konohamaru has now grown old and strong enough to deserve it. He is probably one of the strongest Shinobi in the village right now. Further, Konohamaru has embodied the Will of Fire of his grandfather, Hiruzen Sarutobi. He knows the Important of the village, and hence will do everything in his power to protect its people. He may not be Hokage now, but maybe in the future, who knows.
03. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is another legendary shinobi from Konohagakure. He may have a notorious past, but through the years, he has grown a lot. Sasuke understands the importance of the Village, and he believes in the Will of Fire now. We have never seen an Uchiha Hokage, which is one fact I really don’t like. So, I really want Sasuke to be the first of something were to happen to Naruto. I’m sure he would do a great job as Hokage. Even then, if he doesn’t get to become one, he’s already a Hokage, according to Naruto himself.
02. Shikaku Nara
Shikaku Nara was the Jonin Commander of Konohagakure. He was also the leader of the Nara Clan, and the father of Shikamaru Nara. Shikaku was known to be even wiser and smarter than Shikamaru himself! Think of the level of intelligent he possessed. Furthermore, he understood the village perfectly and served many Kage from Hiruzen to Tsunade. According to Kakashi, and Tsunade, he would’ve made a wonderful Hokage.
01. Itachi Uchiha
I really don’t even need explaining on this one. Itachi Uchiha was a person who sacrificed everything for the village. He was an amazing shinobi, the likes of which will never be seen again. Even though Itachi wasn’t the Hokage, his actions were enough to include his name with those legends. Definitely, he deserves to be included in this list, and I’m sure you all will agree with me.
Itachi’s wisdom was on par with a Kage at the age of 7. He came a long way, and protected his village in every way possible. He even joined the Akatsuki and provided Intel to Konohagakure about them. Itachi really was the most worthy for the Hokage title.
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