On the list is Jiraya, Naruto's teacher. Kishimoto has done great things, even though he hasn't told anyone Jiraya's real name
Most of these ninjas are strong due to their crazy Jutsu and chakra-based talents. Might Guy proves the rule. Might Guy uses taijutsu instead of ninjutsu.
Many notable shinobi, like Kakashi and Jiraiya, referred to Naruto's father as "The Yellow Flash" because of his incredible speed.
Minato Namizake was also an excellent mentor to a group of three people, two of whom are on this list. The White Wolf's kid may not have had the most idyllic childhood, but there's no
Itachi is a popular favorite, and his great might is obvious when we first meet him. He takes on three Jonin-level ninjas, including Kakashi Hatake himself, in this battle and has little to no problem.
Tobi the ninja went from comedy relief to brilliance in a few episodes. Obito controlled the Akatsuki from a distance, covertly watching from the sidelines. Even Itachi underestimated his true purpose and ability.