Acting as the main antagonist in the Invasion of Pain arc , Pain is known as one of the greatest villains ever in the Naruto series . His attack on Konoha managed to put Konoha in a big mess. The ninjas in Konoha had quite a bit of trouble when dealing with this one villain.
Although Pain can destroy Konoha easily and kill ninja as strong as Jiraiya, in fact Pain is still not the strongest in this series. The following are five characters that are rated much stronger than Pain. Curious who the characters are? Check out the following reviews, yes!
Itachi Uchiha : Although Itachi was one of Pain’s subordinates in Akatsuki, in fact Itachi was much stronger than Pain. Itachi is one of the best genjutsu users in Naruto. Besides, his Tsukuyomi move is a very dangerous thing.
Itachi is also a Mangeky Sharingan user. With the Mangeky Sharingan, Itachi can use the most dangerous moves, namely Amaterasu and Susanoo. Although Itachi never displayed Susanoo in its full form, his Susanoo was very strong due to the possession of the Sword of Totsuka and the Yata Mirror.
In fact, after he was resurrected with Edo Tensei, Itachi was still strong enough to fight against the two strongest Jinchuuriki, Naruto and Killer Bee. Itachi also managed to eliminate Edo Tensei’s influence and defeated the person who raised him, Kabuto Yakushi.
Minato Namikaze : Minato Namikaze is the Fourth Hokage in Konohagakure and the father of Naruto Uzumaki. Because of his incredible speed, Minato was nicknamed Konoha’s Yellow Lightning. Even so, speed is not the only advantage that Minato has.
Minato’s teacher, Jiraiya, even acknowledged that Minato was an unrivaled ninja. Minato was strong enough to fight Kurama and Obito simultaneously. Minato also gains access to Kurama’s Yin portion, something that makes him much stronger than Pain.
Might Guy : A rival to Kakashi Hatake, there is no doubt that Might Guy is the strongest taijutsu user ever in the Naruto series . Guy had shown his immense strength in the Fourth Shinobi War.
When the other ninjas, including the Five Kage, were overwhelmed by Madara, Guy became the only ninja who caught Madara’s attention the most. By opening the Eight Inner Gates, Guy managed to destroy most of Madara’s body. This was enough to prove that Guy was stronger than Pain.
Madara Uchiha : The main antagonist of the Fourth Shinobi War arc , Madara Uchiha is recognized as the strongest antagonist to ever appear in the Naruto series . Previously, Madara was one of the founders of Konoha and also a rival to the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju.
After his death, Madara was resurrected in the Fourth Shinobi War. Although he was resurrected in the form of Edo Tensei, Madara’s strength is in fact still very superior. Especially after he awakened the Rinnegan and became the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails. The fact that the Allied Shinobi Forces alone cannot match Madara’s strength proves that Madara is on a much different level from Pain.