Akatsuki was Naruto’s most feared organization. Originally founded by Yahiko, it transformed into a criminal organization after his death. Akatsuki was greatly feared and was made up of rogue ninjas from various villages. These included some of the strongest and most formidable fighters in the entire series.
All Akatsuki members in Naruto were recognizable by their black capes with red clouds and their spooky theme. Throughout the anime series, every member of Akatsuki, whether it be Itachi or the puppeteer Sasori, has been a show-stealer in their own right. All Akatsuki members ranked were S Rank Ninjas and some members possessed Kage-level skills and powers, capable of defeating even tailed beasts.
Zetsu is the weakest among all Akatsuki members ranked. He specialized in infiltrating various locations and gathering intel. During his tenure in the organization, he was never involved in a serious fight that would have demonstrated his combat skills.
Zetsu had a rather unique genetic composition. Madara injected Hashirama Senju’s DNA cells into White Zetsu’s body and Zetsu was thus able to use wood release techniques, which, however, were considered very weak. Although White Zetsu is a difficult opponent for most ninjas, Most of the Akatsuki members could defeat White Zetsu using their brute force or their own strength and fearsome techniques. Thus in this list of all akatsuki members ranked from weakest to strongest, Zetsu is placed at the bottom.
12. Juzo Biwa
Juzo Biwa was once one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. He left the village and became a missing-nin, eventually joining Akatsuki, where he was teamed up with Clan Killer Itachi.
Juzo was considered one of the best shinobi Kirigakure had ever created. As one of the Seven Swordsmen, he wielded the sword Kubikiribōchō also known as “The Executioner’s Blade” and was an extremely skilled swordsman. He was also an excellent user of the water-style jutsu and possessed extraordinary strength and endurance, which enhanced his sword fighting skills. Despite all, When Compared to all Akatsuki members ranked he is quite weak. During a mission to Kirigakure, Juzo and Itachi fought against a team of hunters led by Yagura the fourth Mizukage. As they easily eliminated most of them, Yagura fired a Tailed Beast Ball at Juzo, which ended his life.
Sasori was the best puppeteer in the Narutoverse and was also nearly immortal. Sasori was popularly known as “Sasori of the Red Sand”. He was a famous shinobi from Sunagakure village. He was able to turn people into puppets and use them in fights. Furthermore, he even transformed his own body into a puppet. Sasori was immune to all types of poisons and took no real damage from attacks that did not reach his flesh. Sasori was quite a formidable shinobi and was one of the strongest Akatsuki members.
Sasori managed to transform the Third Kazekage into a human puppet, a great feat considering the Third Kazekage was the strongest Kage in Sunagakure’s history. Sasori was one of the most fearsome of all Akatsuki members ranked. In his final battle, he dropped a total of 298 human puppets against Granny Chiyo and Sakura. However, got crushed by the duo which is quite a disappointment.
Hidan was a Rogue Ninja from Yugakure who joined Akatsuki and was paired up with Kakuzu. Kisame called them the “Zombie duo” because they were almost immortal. Hidan managed to kill Asuma Sarutobi and the Two-Tails Jinchuriki, which is pretty impressive. His combat skills along with his cursed jutsu makes him a tough opponent and undoubtedly one of the most formidable among all Akatsuki members ranked by strength.
Among all Akatsuki members in Naruto, Hidan’s Cursed Jutsu is most terrifying, he uses his opponent’s blood to control and kill them. Hidan was a firm worshiper of Lord Jashin. His jutsu would turn him into a Voodoo doll and he only needed a drop of his opponents’s blood to manipulate his opponents and finish them. His immortality made him very difficult to fight. Despite that, He was eventually defeated by Shikamaru Nara.
Deidara was the youngest of all Akatsuki members in Naruto. Deidara combined earth and light elements to use explosion techniques, using the various mouths on his body to transform clay into lively explosives that he controlled with his chakra.
Deidara was considered an S-rank ninja, which displays how powerful he was. He single-handedly destroyed the Fifth Kazekage, Gaara, and the Three-Tails Jinchuriki which proves him to be one of the Strongest Akatsuki members. However, his fight against Sasuke didn’t go well, as Sasuke’s lightning powers were a natural enemy to his explosive paper bombs. However, in his last attempt to take down Sasuke, he turned himself into a bomb and ended up taking his own life.
Konan was among the three Hidden Rain village orphans trained by the legendary Sannin Jiraiya. She was also a founding member of Akatsuki and the only Kunoichi in the organization. She was a quite powerful kunoichi. Konan was a master in origami and used it in her battles against her opponents. She was capable of transforming her body into several pieces of paper to move quickly and avoid damage.
With enough time to prepare, she managed to push Obito to his edge, and the only reason Obito survived was because he managed to use Izanagi. She was quite powerful and fine strategist which makes her one of the Most formidable fighters among all Akatsuki members ranked.
Kakuzu was the oldest of all Akatsuki members in Naruto. Like Hidan, Kakuzu was close to “immortal” since he had multiple hearts. He can only be knocked by damaging his entire body at once and destroying all his organs.
Kakuzu stole the hearts of others and used them to his advantage. Since he stole the hearts of several shinobi, each one capable of using a different elemental style. Kakazu possessed the ability to use multiple versions of Element. Furthermore, he was even able to use the hearts which were formed and preserved as masks to attack his enemies. He was sent by his village to assassinate First Hokage Hashirama Senju, but the attempt failed. Considering he was strong enough to take on a tailed beast and survive after a fight with the First Hokage. Considering his strength & combat skills along with his formidable jutsu, Kakazu is one of the most powerful among all Akatsuki members ranked.
Orochimaru was once a fearsome criminal whose mere presence was enough to instil fear in people. Orochimaru was the strongest Sannin who made a name for himself during the Second Great Ninja War. He became a rogue ninja after the Third Hokage found out about inhuman experiments carried by him to attain immortality.
He later joined the Akatsuki. When Itachi joined Akatsuki, Orochimaru attempted to steal his body because he wanted the Sharingan eyes for himself. But in the end, Itachi overwhelms him with his powerful Genjutsu. Not only Orochimaru was one of the strongest Akatsuki members, but he was also a Hokage-level shinobi who had also previously been acknowledged for the position of Fourth Hokage. His extensive knowledge has allowed him to perform various jutsu and techniques, making him one of the most fearsome ninjas in the entire series. Shortly after he lost to Itachi, he left Akatsuki and continued his search for another body. In the end, his selfishness eventually leads him to ruin and he is defeated by his student. Despite that, Among all Akatsuki members in Naruto, Orochimaru was strong enough to take on most of them.
Sasuke played a crucial role in the Fourth Ninja War. Before the war began, Sasuke actively sought revenge on Hidden Leaf village because he held Hidden Leaf village responsible for forcing his brother to massacre his clan including his entire family.
Among all Akatsuki members in Naruto series, Sasuke was last member to join the organization though it was for very short period. He even went on missions. He went after the Eight-Tails but got beaten up badly. He is still quite strong. Sasuke possessed the Mangekyo Sharingan, which gave him access to several powerful jutsu like Susano, and Amaterasu along with other powerful techniques. Very few were strong enough to fight against him. Sasuke is without a doubt one of the most powerful fighter of all Akatsuki members ranked After a turn of events, he changed his mind and joined the Allied Shinobi Forces during the Fourth Great Ninja War and was responsible for the Shinobi Alliance’s victory over Kaguya Otsutsuki.
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4. Kisame Hoshigaki
Kisame left Kirigakure and became a missing-nin. Kisame carried Samehada, one of the legendary swords. This weapon had the terrifying ability to absorb chakra. Kisame had incredible chakra reserves, earning him the nickname ” Tailed Beast without tail”. He managed to defeat several Jinchuriki with ease.
Kisame’s strength increases remarkably when he uses the living sword Samehada in battle. With this weapon, Kisame can deflect any chakra attack as the blade consumes the chakra. In addition, he is a master of water-style jutsu, which helped him well in the battle. To prevent Aoba from reading his mind and obtaining Akatsuki’s secrets, he trapped himself using his water prison technique and then summoned a group of sharks, allowing them to devour him. He was loyal to the organization till the end. Kisame’s strength and endurance along with his legendary sword makes him the force to be reckoned with. He is clearly secures the spot as one the most formidable fighters of all Akatsuki members ranked by strength.
3. Uchiha Itachi
Itachi Uchiha was an exceptional shinobi and was popularly known as the “God of Genjutsu.” From a young age, Itachi’s abilities were visible to the world and it seemed like he was destined to reach the top. However, due to Danzo’s plan to massacre the Uchiha clan, Itachi became a rogue ninja. Itachi later joined Akatsuki to spy on them in order to protect Hidden Leaf Village.
Itachi managed to awaken the Mangekyou Sharingan, allowing him to use Susano, Amaterasu, and Tsukuyomi, along with the “Izanami, considered the most formidable jutsu of the Uchiha clan. Using this technique, Itachi managed to defeat Kabuto in his Sage form, who was equipped with several Kekkei Genkai. Itachi’s Mangekyo sharingan abilities combined with his strength and strategic mind makes him an exceptional shinobi. Not only he is one of the Strongest Akatsuki members but he also one of the strongest characters in the entire series.
2. Nagato Uzumaki
Nagato was one of the founding members of Akatsuki and one of the three orphans of Amegakure. Nagato was the leader of Akatsuki. After Yahiko’s death, he took the name Pain and transformed Akatsuki into an evil organization. The Six Paths of Pain were created by Nagato, who used chakra rods to manipulate bodies to fight for him. Each body possessed a different Rinnegan ability & their vision was interconnected.
Nagato Uzumaki is the second strongest of all Akatsuki members ranked. One of the most powerful abilities of the Six Paths of Pain was the ability to absorb ninjutsu. Pain was able to destroy part of the Hidden Leaf village. Later, Naruto manages to assure Nagato that his attack will not lead to peace and convince him to see the error of his ways. In the end, Pain aka Nagato dies to restore those who lost their lives in the attack. Nagato possessed the Rinnegan , one of the strongest Dojutsu in the series and had various powerful techniques under his sleeves. He is incredibly strong and can go toe to toe against all Akatsuki members in Naruto and will even manage to defeat most of them.
1. Obito Uchiha
On the top of the list is Obito Uchiha, Obito is the strongest of all Akatsuki members ranked. The Hidden Leaf village assumed that Obito died after the Third Great Ninja War. However, he was rescued and trained by Madara, who wanted Obito to obey his orders. Obito awakened the Mangekyou Sharingan after watching Rin die at the hands of Kakashi, which turned him evil.
Obito’s Mangekyo Sharingan had a unique ability called Kamui. With the help of Kamui, Obito managed to send part of his body or other objects to another dimension. He could make certain parts of his body intangible, allowing attacks to pass through him. Kamui was an impressive technique that helped him a lot in combat. Obito also knew the forbidden techniques of the Uchiha clan, such as Izanagi. Obito possessed both Rinnegan & Mangekyo Sharingan, the two extremely powerful Dojutsu, along with his combat skills were quite impressive making him the Strongest Akasuki member. During the war, Obito acquired the Rinnegan and managed to transform into Ten Tail’s Jinchuriki. With this enormous power, Obito was invincible and gave tough times to the entire Shinobi Alliance.
1. How many Akatsuki members are there?
Akatsuki originally had 10 members. However, throughout the history of the organization, there have been a total of 14 members. They are Nagato (Pain), Yahiko, Itachi, Tobi (Obito), Konan, Orochimaru, Konan, Deidara, Kakuzu, Sasori, Hidan, Zetsu, Juzo Biwa, Sasuke Uchiha.
2. Who is the Strongest Akatsuki in Naruto series?
Obito (Tobi) is the Strongest Akatsuki member. Obito was the mastermind of the organization and controlled it from the shadows.
3. Who killed Akatsuki members?
1. Sasori – Granny Chiyo & Sakura
2. Diedara – Suicide
4. Kakuzu – Kakashi & Naruto Uzumaki
5. Orochimaru – Sasuke Uchiha
6. Pain – Sacrificed his life (Suicide)
7. Obito – Sacrificed his life (Suicide)
8. Itachi Uchiha – Sasuke Uchiha
9. Kisame – Ate by Sharks on his command (Suicide)
10. White Zetsu – Sasuke Uchiha
11. Black Zetsu – Naruto Uzumaki (sealed away)
12. Konan – Obito Uchiha
12. Juzo Biwa – Juzo was killed when he was impaled by his own sword after fighting Yagura.
4. How many Akatsuki members did Naruto kill?
Naruto only killed one Akatsuki member and that would be Kakazu.