It takes a lot to become a Hokage. Here’s a look at 5 Naruto characters that could fill an 8th spot and 5 that can’t.
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The Hokage is usually the strongest and most capable person in Konohagakure, who is responsible for its functioning and protection. Currently, the seat of the Hokage belongs to none other than Naruto Uzumaki, who is also the seventh person to claim this title.
Naruto may be the strongest, however, he won’t be the Hokage forever. Someone else will need to step up and take over as the 8th Hokage at some point. Here are 5 Naruto characters who can become the 8th Hokage and 5 who can’t.
10 Can Become: Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is one the strongest people in the shinobi world right now and the only one said to be a rival to Naruto. His skills are known to be good enough to fight against the godly Otsutsuki beings.
Sasuke is referred to as ‘The Other Hokage’ by Naruto Uzumaki which means he is worthy of the title of Hokage. If something were to ever happen to Naruto Uzumaki, we’re certain Sasuke would do a great job as the Hokage.
9 Can’t Become: Udon
Udon was once a member of Team Ebisu, along with Konohamaru Sarutobi. Currently, he serves as a Jonin of Konohagakure and leads Team 5. His skills with ninjutsu seem to be decent enough to allow him to become a Jonin, however, he is nothing special.
Udon isn’t cut out to be a Kage as he doesn’t have the strength to lead. He seems to do his best while following the orders of those above him and we’re certain that’s what we’ll see in the future as well.
8 Can Become: Konohamaru Sarutobi
One of Konoha’s elite Jonin, Konohamaru Sarutobi is Naruto’s very own student, and just like his teacher, he aims to become a Hokage one day.
Konohamaru has the skill to lead the village in the future. He may not be as strong right now, however, he can get a lot better in the coming years. In the future, Konohamaru will undoubtedly, lead the village.
7 Can’t Become: Moegi Kazamatsuri
Another Jonin from Konohagakure, Moegi is the leader of Team 10, which consists of Inojin Yamanaka, Shikadai Nara, and Chocho Akimichi. Being responsible for one of the strongest teams out there, it is easy to see that Moegi is quite powerful herself.
She is known to be an adept user of Water and Earth-style ninjutsu and her specialty is the Wood Release Kekkei Genkai. Unfortunately, fans haven’t seen enough to claim that she can ever become a Kage.
6 Can Become: Sakura Haruno
Sakura is one of Konoha’s strongest Jonin right now and possibly the greatest Kunoichi in the entire world. Although she is primarily a medical ninja, Sakura’s combat prowess is nothing less than that of a Kage.
While she isn’t as strong as Naruto Uzumaki, she is definitely worthy of leading Konohagakure if the need arises. As such, Sakura is someone who people can see become the 8th Hokage of the village.
5 Can’t Become: Choji Akimichi
Choji is one of the strongest characters from the previous generation of shinobi in the Boruto series right now and while his ninja rank isn’t known, he is most likely a Jonin.
Choji is powerful enough to lead the Akimichi clan and be tasked with important missions by the Hokage himself. However, despite everything, he isn’t someone with the mentality of a leader. Choji, while essential to Konoha as a Jonin, wouldn’t suit the role of a Kage.
4 Can Become: Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru Nara is one of Konoha’s elite Jonin who also serves as the right-hand man of Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage. Prior to serving under Naruto, he worked quite a bit for Kakashi Hatake as well.
Shikamaru has all the qualities of a leader and his skill is unquestionable. According to Asuma Sarutobi, Shikamaru would’ve become an excellent Hokage. If the need arises, Shikamaru could definitely become the 8th Hokage.
3 Can’t Become: Shino Aburame
One of the former students of Kurenai Yuhi, Shino is quite a powerful ninja who currently serves as a teacher at the Konoha Ninja Academy.
He’s one of the most powerful members of the Aburame clan in history and is powers are no less than that of a capable Jonin. Unfortunately for Shino, being a Ninja Academy instructor means that he can’t possibly become a Kage in the future.
2 Can Become: Sarada Uchiha
Sarada is one of the members of Konohamaru’s Team 7 and she’s quite a strong candidate for the position of 8th Hokage. Although Sarada is young and in no way ready for the position right now, she has quite some time to grow as a Kunoichi.
Naruto’s rule isn’t ending anytime soon, which means Sarada has the time to reach the heights that she’s been aiming for. Her chances of becoming the 8th Hokage are quite decent.
1 Can’t Become: Hinata Hyuga
Like Shino, Hinata was once a member of Kurenai Yuhi’s Team 8. Being a Hyuga, Hinata is quite powerful and she is just as skilled as any other Jonin in Konoha.
While she is one of the strongest Kunoichi in the village, Hinata seems to have given up life as a ninja and she’s much more focused on her family. Someone like her can’t possibly become the Hokage of the village, regardless of how strong she is.