A good antagonist can add depth to the story. When a story is only as good as its villains, it makes sense that the Naruto fantasy series would have so many prominent antagonists. While many opposing forces come and go throughout the story, one of the franchise’s most enduring sinister collectives is the enigmatic Akatsuki Organization. The goals of this organization vary depending on the plot, but generally conflict with the goals of the Naruto heroes.
Akatsuki, like every other organization in Naruto, has a long and complicated history. It wasn’t always an evil organization, but it’s easy to see how it became highly questionable in ethics. Originally meant to prevent the destruction of small colonies by warring nations, the group became an opposing force after their leader became convinced that the only way to stop this devastation was to impose overwhelming force on humanity. To be sure, many other antagonists have used Akatsuki for their own ends.
Akatsuki, with only a few members, is one of the most powerful organizations in Naruto. Its members can fight against even the most skilled ninjas and even defeat extremely powerful tailed beasts. On the other hand, the older generation was significantly weaker than the later members. Despite such a difference in strength, not all members of the team are as strong as each other, some members are almost indestructible demigods, which is not surprising.
List of Akatsuki members
All members of the Akatsuki roster, from strongest to weakest, are listed below.
Some time after the Sage of Six Paths’ death, Madara Uchiha, who founded Akatsuki and wielded his power behind the scenes, acquired all of Obito’s abilities to a much greater degree. He was able to develop the Rinne Sharingan by combining both of his eyes, which allowed him to defeat not just one, but all members of the allied Shinobi forces and thwart their combined efforts to destroy him.
Madara’s only drawback was that he allowed Black Zetsu to influence his decisions, as Kaguya, the all-powerful goddess, could enter his body and change him into her image. In direct opposition, Madara is arguably the most powerful member of the Akatsuki and arguably the most powerful character in the series.
All Sharingan, Rinnegan, and Ten-Tails abilities belong to Obito Uchiha (also known as Tobi, who hides his identity from the other Akatsuki members). This grants him a variety of powers, including untouchability, mastery of the chakras of all six elements, access to all of Nagato’s powers, and the ability to dissolve virtually anything using the Truth-seeking Spheres technique.
He transforms into this form for only a few minutes at a time, but it would take every allied shinobi power to stop him in this state. He was almost unstoppable had it not been for the efforts of the army of 1000 and Madara’s complicity, and he would have dominated.
Nagato took on the name of Pain when he transformed Akatsuki into an evil organization thanks to the legendary Rinnegan that Madara had been developing for decades. He used his Rinnegan to control six perfectly talented corpses in an attempt to take over the world to get everyone’s attention.
Nagato could instantly destroy entire cities, creating huge forces. He literally controlled the power of an entire army and was only stopped by Naruto’s use of Sage mode and the Nine Tailed Demon Fox’s chakra. Being stronger than most of the members, Nagato controlled the strongest version of Akatsuki.
Orochimaru is one of the most selfish and at the same time one of the most powerful characters in Naruto. Orochimaru was a member of Akatsuki when it suited his interests, but he faced some of the strongest fighters in the series and learned from those encounters. After absorbing other people’s bodies, his body changed a lot and now he had many different abilities.
He has more knowledge of ninjutsu than any other character in the series and is said to have more skills in his repertoire than is possible for a human. Only someone with superhuman levels of strength and a desire to fight to the max can approach Orochimaru when he is at his peak and motivated enough to do his best.
Itachi Uchiha has mastered the most advanced Sharingan abilities, including Amaterasu’s unquenchable flame, Tsukuyomi’s illusions, and Susanoo’s battle avatar. He is also a skilled user of ninjutsu and genjutsu, secretly watching Akatsuki act as a member. He is an expert in more advanced Sharingan techniques, such as Amaterasu’s unquenchable flames and Tsukuyomi’s hallucinations.
Kabuto is not a member of Akatsuki, but acts as a spy and fights for their interests during the Fourth Shinobi World War. In order to defeat almost all opponents in direct combat, Kabuto became strong enough to use Orochimaru’s knowledge.
Black Zetsu is a rarity that represents Kaguya Otsutsuki, the divine Tsuchikage. As a result, he has access to multiple abilities and the ability to perform a plant ritual to revive his captive queen. He can use all aspects of ninjutsu, as well as use leftover wood and steal chakra from others. His body contains various ninja abilities.
Although Shin is not a member of the Akatsuki or the Uchiha, he is a formidable foe. In Boruto: Naruto the Next Generations, he tries to revive Akatsuki, believing that violence will help people progress.
Konan is a strong and cautious ninja who, as a founding member of Akatsuki, is the only female of the second generation. She is an exceptionally strong and cautious ninja whose chakra is capable of sinking into paper for a variety of creative attacks, even turning her body into pieces of paper to run faster and avoid damage.
Another monstrous and nearly immortal member of Akatsuki is Kakuzu. He has the ability to use any form of chakra to his full potential, with his entire body made up of tentacles that he can use as a child. This not only allows her to control what she inserts the wires into, but also to fully recover from his fatal injuries by replacing the damaged organs with new ones.
Kisame Hoshigaki is one of the most capable members of Akatsuki, with a somewhat hideous appearance and the strength to secure it. Kisame’s strength is further enhanced when he uses Samehada, his living sword in combat.
Deidara is a noisy member of the Akatsuki who specializes in large-scale destruction using explosives. Deidara creates mobile explosives from ordinary clay by melting earth and lighting items using his numerous mouths.
Sasori is the largest puppet ninja in Naruto and is almost impossible to destroy. He has the ability to summon an army of hundreds of hybrid human puppets that retain his abilities, as well as various hidden weapons. Sasori is also resistant to all kinds of poisons, as he turned his body into a puppet, and attacks that don’t damage the core of his body pose no real danger.
Yahiko, the original creator of the Akatsuki, is considered a very talented and powerful ninja. Yahiko learned ninjutsu from the legendary Sannin Jiraiya, and thanks to his affinity for the nature of fire, water, and wind, he has the ability to lead an entire army of ninja against the established authorities of the Hidden Rain Village. To do this, he would need a level of strength and charisma far beyond what most ninjas can handle.
Hidan isn’t really a strong ninja, he’s more of a nice guy. He only has two abilities: his unmatched longevity and a technique that turns him into a voodoo doll that will damage anyone who attacks him near a certain mark.
White Zetsu is a member of the Akatsuki with a unique genetic makeup that allows him to have many advanced abilities, giving him a pale, plant-like appearance. He can make the most of any basic natural transformation and can even use sophisticated tree release abilities.
While he doesn’t measure up to his canon peers, just as a member of the second generation of Akatsuki in the anime, Juzo Biwa has incredible powers. He uses aquatic abilities to take down his opponents before finishing them off with the legendary sword Kubikiribocho.
Koga is also one of the strongest ninjas in the original Akatsuki, as he has exceptional speed, can use sword skills to defeat his opponents, and can use higher level nature transformation skills to terrify and petrify enemies. unsuspecting.
Another member of the original Akatsuki, Daibutsu, survived Madara Uchiha’s attack on the group. He attempted to fight Tobi and Zetsu before they had a chance to persuade Nagato to use the organization to his advantage, but to no avail.
Ki was one of the founders of Akatsuki when it was a guerrilla group trying to stop the most powerful countries from looting Hidden Rain Village. He is not particularly strong, but it is unknown what talents he possesses.