The 9 Strongest Parents of Naruto Characters, Ranked

Kushina Uzumaki

The generation of ninja that Naruto focuses on is super strong. Whether it’s taught or inherited, many of them get their signature techniques – or at least their potential – from their parents. 

Who are the strongest parents of Naruto characters? Naruto Uzumaki’s parents, Kushina and Minato, are obvious contenders. Kushina kept the Nine Tailed fox sealed in her body, and had nearly limitless chakra potential. Meanwhile, Minato was so powerful that he was named the Hokage. There’s also Rasa, Gaara’s father, who may have made some serious mistakes in the parenting department, but whose incredible strength and awesome jutsu earned him the Kazekage title. Shikamaru’s dad, Shikaku, is every bit as brainy as his son, and even Mikoto Uchiha, who we never see fight, was once a jōnin-level ninja.

9. Shibi Aburame

Shibi Aburame

Shibi Aburame is a jōnin level ninja, which means that he’s one of the more powerful ninja in the village. Well respected by both his family and Konoha as a whole, he’s been put in charge of important missions like keeping Naruto on Turtle Island during the Fourth Shinobi World War. His jutsu is typical of the Aburame family – he shares a symbiotic bond with kikaichū insects. By controlling these insects, he can suck out an enemy’s chakra, or simply overwhelm them with numbers. He can also use them to remove poisons from the human body.

8. Choza Akimichi

Choza Akimichi

Just like his teammates and friends Inoichi and Shikaku, Choza Akimichi is a highly skilled jōnin-rank shinobi. Like the rest of the clan that he leads, Choza is able to convert calories into chakra – which means that it’s in his best interest to consume as many calories as possible. By using the Multi-Size Technique, he can dramatically increase his size, which also helps boost his strength and lets him use the Human Bullet Tank technique. Using this, he converts his body into a rapidly spinning ball that can run over enemies with ease. While he’s never seen taking them, it’s assumed that he can use the Three Coloured Pills, which provide massive power boosts but are potentially fatal if the last one is used. 

7. Hiashi Hyuuga

Hiashi Hyuuga

Hiashi Hyuuga is the head of the Hyuuga clan, and while it took him a long time to get around to being a decent dad, he’s always been an exceptional shinobi. Using the family doujutsu, the Byakugan, he’s able to see everything within 360 degrees minus a small blind spot, see massive distances away from him, and see through peoples’ bodies into their chakra pathway systems, circulatory systems, and more. By the Boruto timeline, his abilities have advanced to the point of being able to see peoples’ thoughts and emotions. 

Besides using Byakugan, he’s also talented at taijutsu – particularly the Gentle Fist technique, which allows him to target specific points in an enemies’ chakra pathway system.

6. Fugaku Uchiha

Fugaku Uchiha

Like most members of the Uchiha clan, Fugaku has a Sharingan, which he could use with significant skill. During the Third Shinobi War, his Sharingan evolved into a Mangekyo after his friend sacrificed his life for him. This gave him a significant power boost – one strong enough that he was fairly certain he could use it to control the Nine Tailed fox. 

Besides his clan’s doujutsu, he’s also capable of using Fire Release, and creating an enormous fireball. 

5. Hizashi Hyuuga

Hizashi Hyuuga

Because Hizashi was perennially overlooked in favor of members of the main house, we never really get a good look at what his abilities are, other than the obvious Byakugan. That said, there’s evidence that he’s more powerful than his brother Hiashi – he’s able to knock him out with a single punch at least once. Besides that, he seems to have mastered the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven technique, which he would have been forbidden to learn as a member of the branch family. 

Hizashi also demonstrated emotional strength – defending his child’s right to learn jutsu he had the potential to master despite the physical pain he had to endure whenever he disagreed with the Main Branch, and ultimately deciding to sacrifice his own life for the sake of peace. 

4. Rasa


As the Kazekage, Rasa was acknowledged to be one of the most powerful ninja in Sunagakure. He was able to control the One-Tailed Beast to the point where he was able to seal it inside of his unborn son’s body – though whether or not that showed good judgement is another story. With serious training and effort, he was able to combine Earth and Wind elemental release techniques to perform the kekkei genkai Magnet Release. Magnet release lets him manipulate gold dust, which he can summon in huge amounts from the surrounding area. He can use it offensively by striking others with it, or he can use it defensively to create barriers. He can even form an eyeball out of gold dust that allows him to monitor others from a distance. 

3. Shikaku Nara

Shikaku Nara

Besides dispensing excellent life advice to his son Shikamaru, Shikaku is also a world-class ninja. Like his teammates Inoichi and Choza, Shikaku is a jōnin-level ninja, which means that he’s exceptionally strong. He’s a master of the Nara clan’s signature Shadow techniques, which allow him to control other people by merging his shadow with theirs. He can also use advanced versions of this technique like the Black Spider Lily technique, which lets him control several people at once while using other parts of his shadow to move freely. 

But it’s not just his clan jutsu that makes Shikaku stand out – he’s also a blistering intelligent man with the same strategic mind that his son Shikamaru is known for. For this reason, he was given the job of Chief Strategist of the Allied Shinobi Forces. 

2. Kushina Uzumaki

Kushina Uzumaki

As a member of the Uzumaki clan, Kushina possesses vast stores of chakra, as well as healing powers, a long life, and great endurance. This made her a great choice for hosting the Nine-Tailed fox, and led to her being able to survive when it was extracted from her body during childbirth. She also didn’t pass away the instant the Nine-Tailed Beast stabbed her with its claw. Having the fox in her body gave her an even bigger chakra boost than he already had.

Besides that, she’s physically strong and proficient in fūinjutsu – the art of sealing techniques. 

1. Minato Namikaze

Minato Namikaze

There’s a good reason why Minato Namikaze was honored with the hokage title – he’s one of the greatest ninja in Konoha history. He has the patience, intelligence, and bravery to effectively lead a nation, and he has the strength, speed, and endurance needed to dominate in battle. While he’s able to perform a wide range of jutsu including power moves like Rasengan and terrifying techniques like Dead Demon Consuming Seal, he’s best known for the Flying Thunder God Technique. This lets him instantly teleport to any location he’s previously marked with a special seal. While there’s some behind the scenes prep involved in this technique, it’s incredibly useful when deployed with a good strategy in mind – and it’s why he’s nicknamed The Yellow Flash.