Why did Orochimaru attack Konoha in Naruto? Here’s Why!


Orochimaru had done something very sinful to Konoha, namely attacking and invading his home village.

But what is the real reason and what is the purpose of Orochimaru carrying out this attack? Come on, see the following explanation!

1. Orochimaru attacked Konoha not out of spite
Maybe you have thought that Orochimaru attacked Konoha because of his past grudges, when he failed to become Hokage, when he was considered a criminal, and when he had to leave his experiments in Konoha.

Turns out that wasn’t the reason! In the fight between Orochimaru vs Hiruzen, the Hokage said that Orochimaru was not a vengeful person and that it was impossible to attack Konoha just for revenge.

Orochimaru agrees with Hiruzen (that he is not vengeful) and that his invasion was not out of spite, but because of what?

2. Orochimaru wanted to create chaos in Konoha and maybe the ninja world, which at that time had minimal conflict
In the manga and anime, Orochimaru confirmed Hiruzen’s hypothesis that Orochimaru attacked Konoha not out of spite.

Orochimaru also gave his reasons, namely he did not like seeing Konoha peaceful. He wanted to create conflict for Konoha which might also affect the ninja world in general.

So he attacked Konoha just wanting to bring “chaos” to this village. He said that all these things had to move and he was tired of seeing Konoha just like that (the era at that time had minimal major conflicts), so Orochimaru created his own conflict.

3. The impact of Orochimaru’s invasion was obviously the death of Hiruzen and Orochimaru who “lost” his hand
Orochimaru might want to be portrayed as a very chaotic enemy at first, where he wreaks havoc just because he wants to.

But there was an impact that occurred from his actions, of course the first was that Hiruzen died, but he also felt the impact, namely his hands were sealed by Hiruzen.