Every Akatsuki member in Naruto ranked by strength!

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The Akatsuki, a menacing and stylish criminal organization in Naruto, stands out as one of the most iconic groups of antagonists in modern anime. Their distinctive black and red attire, penchant for nail polish, and fashionable accessories added to their memorable presence. However, their notoriety wasn’t just about looks; they possessed formidable strength and prowess in combat.

Their primary objective revolved around seizing control of the ninja world by capturing all the tailed beasts in Naruto. Each Akatsuki member showcased exceptional abilities, often matching or surpassing some of the strongest characters in the Naruto series. Yet, within this villainous group, a hierarchy based on individual power was unmistakable.

After a thorough viewing of the entire Naruto series, meticulous examination of the Bingo Book, and careful consideration, we’ve compiled our own ranking of Akatsuki members based on their strengths and abilities. Here’s a breakdown of the ranking and analysis of the Akatsuki members based on their strength within the Naruto series:

 

Zetsu:

  • While not a frontline fighter, Zetsu’s skills in espionage, including the Mayfly jutsu for undetected movement and his Wood Release abilities, made him a formidable spy and a capable fighter when necessary. He notably defeated Madara, showcasing his abilities.

Jūzō Biwa:

  • Although a filler character and not extensively explored, Jūzō, a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, demonstrated proficient skills in kenjutsu and Water Release, making him a formidable foe, though his narrow skill set limits his placement on the strength scale.

Hidan:

  • Despite being immortal and utilizing a cursed seal to transfer damage to opponents, Hidan’s predictability and lack of diverse techniques place him relatively low on the list, making him easier to outsmart and defeat with proper strategies.

Konan:

  • A female member with mysterious origami jutsu and the ability to transform into paper, Konan’s potential strength remained somewhat unexplored due to limited screen time. Her techniques, including the Paper Person of God Technique, showcased her prowess in battle.

Deidara:

  • Skilled in explosive clay creation and a talented sculptor, Deidara’s long-range combat abilities were impressive. However, his temperament and vulnerability to lightning release made him susceptible to being outsmarted in battles, contributing to his placement.

Orochimaru:

  • An adept combatant and jutsu seeker, Orochimaru’s partnership with Sasori showed his strength, although his defeat by Itachi and subsequent retreat negatively impacted his reputation within the Akatsuki.

Sasori:

  • A powerful puppeteer controlling numerous puppets and possessing the Third Kazekage’s body puppet, Sasori’s lethal poisons and body modifications made him a challenging adversary. His combat skills were formidable and only narrowly defeated by Naruto’s allies.

Kazuku:

  • Paired with Hidan as part of the “immortal team,” Kazuku was a versatile fighter capable of utilizing all five elements simultaneously. His Earth Grudge Fear abilities and tactical prowess made him a difficult opponent to overcome.

Kisame:

  • Known as the Monster of the Hidden Mist, Kisame’s immense chakra, water-based jutsu, and symbiotic relationship with the sentient sword Samehada made him a powerhouse. His combat abilities and strength in battle were highly commendable.

Itachi:

  • A highly skilled ninja proficient in genjutsu and fire techniques, Itachi’s mastery of the Sharingan allowed him to cast powerful illusions and manipulate reality with the Tsukuyomi. His prowess with Susanoo and the Sword of Totsuka further solidified his strength.

Pain/Nagato:

  • Possessing the Rinnegan and wielding the Six Paths of Pain technique, Nagato showcased unparalleled power, mastering various jutsu, manipulating gravity, souls, and even resurrecting the dead. His control over multiple bodies made him an overwhelming adversary.

Tobi/Obito:

  • Ranked as one of the most formidable due to his broken abilities, Obito’s Kamui jutsu, space-time manipulation, and intangibility posed significant challenges to opponents. His later acquisition of the Rinnegan elevated his powers to an even higher level, making him an immensely tough opponent to defeat.

The overarching goal of the Akatsuki was to capture and seal the nine Tailed Beasts in the Gedo Statue, aiming for different methods to achieve peace, whether through fear or the implementation of the Infinite Tsukuyomi to end all wars.