Senju Hashirama (Shodaime)
Senju Tobirama (Nidaime)
Sarutobi Hiruzen (Sandaime)
Namikaze Minato (Yondaime)
He didn't have to do any of that with the 4th. . . hell, according to him, he never attacked the 4th with the Kyb nor did anything to ever incounter him so I wouldn't take what he says too close to the heart.
(that ass hole is lieing in some parts...)
well i think everyone is making a big problem out of this, every hokage has unique strength and in their time they were the best in the village, but if you ask me the 4th would be stronger because he managed to surpress the kyubi allowing that naruto could handle part of the chakra inside the kyubi, unlike the 1st that could only control him for some time (that's something we don't know but can we assume that his chakra would be decressed), so my guess is the 4th was stronger, on the other hand the 3th won the battle of hokages using the 4th technique.
I dont think the battles against kyubii are a good reference to compare both hokages because both hokages fought kyubii under different circumstances. For example shodai's had an special advantage against demons, while the fourth had no such advantage and instead he sacrificed himself to seal the beast.
kinda hard to say.....
both were feared by everyone and both fought the kyuubi, only difference is that the 1st also fought Madara while the 4th didn't
My vote goes to the 1st. His abilities didn't only allow him to destroy but create too.
It becomes harder to judge if you only count pure fighting ability. Since we do not know the limit of Mokuton and we also don't know Yondaime's other techniques, we're bound to decide this based on sympathy.
Personally I believe the 4th is the strongest.
I believed in the 1st chapter or the data book, it was said that the 4th showed up late to the battle against the 9-tails. Maybe he did fight Madara also.
Despite that, the 1st had the ability to suppress the 9-tails while the 4th had no such thing and still he did the unimaginable which was to be able to overpower the 9-tails to seal it. As demonstrated in the battle between the 3rd and oro, the Reaper death seal depends on the strength of the user. Saidame was weak and tired and therefore he was unable to fully seal oro. The 4th was able to overpower the 9-tails in order to seal it, and this was after fighting the 9-tails and summoning bunta.
Overall, 4th is the best ninja!!
Hey guys, seeing how the 1st vs 4th Hokage thread miraculously disappeared I thought about creating a new one, this time encompassing all the Hokages. So who do you think was the strongest of all time? The word strongest, implying all aspects to generalize this discussion, not being restricted to brute strength or intelligence.
My vote goes to the 3rd. I base this on his accomplishments, which some may consider pale in comparison to the 1st, but it's all a matter of personal views. The 1st and 2nd played a part in establishing the village. I believe more importantly than founding a village, it is critical to pick an even stronger successor to maintain and secure village after it's birth, this is were Sarutobi came in.
The third known as "The Professor" received this title because he mastered every jutsu of the Hidden Leaf, which is a VERY large village. He was taught by the 1st and the 2nd and he was able to summon the King of the Monkeys, this in itself says a lot. He later became a sensei of the 3 legendary sannin. He fought the 1st, 2nd, and Oro and held his own at a very old age. Just imagine him in his prime; this is what I'm basing my choice off of.
I don't think many people remember this but Sarutobi became Hokage when he was still a child, from the looks of the picture he looked around Naruto's age when he was a Genin. No matter how hard I found this to believe and reading the translation over and over again, there is no question in my mind that this was true. Pretty remarkable.
I know the 4th was said to be the strongest, but in what aspect? Let's look over this part for the sake of argument. If you do believe the 4th is the strongest, please elaborate why.
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Well, 1st Hokage was the leader of one of the 2 most powerful shinobi clans, and the one that defeated the leader of the other clan.
2nd Hokage was the 1st brother and a water jutsu specialist so he could be approx at the same level.
3rd Hokage was a wise men, that's why he was called professor.
4th Hokage was considered a genius, and a "run or lose your life". lol
5th Hokage is a powerful medical ninja and fisically strong [Not to mention that b(.)(.)bs] lol
So I think that every one of them was the strongest in a specific matter, and weak in other, so a universal strong is not possible.
Choosing one is about preferences, and seeing the good thing about it.
I think it is the fourth!
i will have to say the MINATO NAMIKAZE: THE YELLOW FLASH OF KONOHA
I will have to say the Third ,in his prime though.Is there any way u cud turn this into a poll.
I don't think there is a Hokage that shines over the others, I'm sure all of them have their respective attributes that made them powerful.
The 4th, even the 3rd said he was the best ever.
the fourth, probably just for the fact that no matter how fast you are he can kill you before you know with his jiraishin-no-jutsu,but if not for this jutsu, there is nothing much known about him, or the other hokages, to properly drawn a conclusion about the strongest