The 4th Great Ninja War is one of the epic chapters in the Narutoverse. Where the future of the Shinobi world is changed and the many Heroes and Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War. Like Might Guy in heroes and Obito, Madara in villains, and so on. The Ninja War is a very important chapter in the Narutoverse where we got to see many character’s developments and many character’s change of heart.
So we made this list of Heroes and Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War. And to be honest we are shocked to see some characters becoming villains and some new characters becoming heroes. Let’s not drag from the beginning of the list itself so without any delay let us dive into it.
Heroes Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War
Many Shinobi have become great heroes in the Great Ninja war but we can’t cover everyone in this list because many shinobi sacrificed their lives for victory in the 4th Great Ninja War and every shinobi fought as one forgetting all the previous clashes between villages.
All villages of shinobi fought as one and sacrificed their lives for victory against Madara and obito. So let’s cover the characters who contributed the most and remained as legends in the Shinobi Alliance. Let’s get into it
6. Might Guy
Might Guy is one of the underrated characters in the Naruto series until the 4th Great Ninja War. But after the 4th great Ninja war, the popularity and fan base for Might Guy raised to peaks and he really deserves the love from the fans after all the hardships he went through in his life.
In the 4th Great Ninja War, he has really blown everyone’s mind by almost defeating Madara Uchiha by opening all the inner gates even knowing he gonna die. Even Madara declared Guy as the strongest Shinobi he ever fought making him stronger than the God of the Shinobi ( Hashirama Senju) itself.
His determination and hard work finally paid off in the 4th Great Ninja War and he truly earned the respect and became one of the greatest heroes in the 4th Great Ninja War which he truly deserves.
5. Kakashi Hatake
Next on the list we had the Copy Ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village. Kakashi is always a hero in the Naruto series he is one of the strongest shinobi in the Narutoverse even before the 4th Great Ninja War most of the Kages and strong shinobi know about Kakashi and his power.
But in the 4th Great Ninja War, he just leveled up and became the greatest of all time and he almost was equally powerful as Naruto and Sasuke in the fight with Kaguya after receiving Mangekyo Sharingan from Obito and helping Naruto and Sasuke in defeating Kaguya. He is a Hero and always be a Hero in the Narutoverse.
Orochimaru is one of the legendary Sanin in the Naruto series. Maybe most of you not expecting him on the heroes list after all he was a villain in the Naruto series for quite a long time. But when it comes to the 4th Great Ninja War he really switched the table and sided with the heroes.
If Orochimaru didn’t use the Edo Tensei and brought back all the Previous Kages to the living then the shinobi alliance would have had no chance against Obito or Madara because the Kages played a major role in the 4th Great Ninja War.
Mainly Minato, if he didn’t reach the fight at the right time all the shinobi would be turned to dust because of the tailed beast bomb, Thanks to the Flying Raijin and Minato’s speed the tailed beast bomb was teleported to another place and the Shinobi alliance is safe.
And other Kages also played a crucial role Hashirama distracted Madara and Tobirama helped Naruto and Sasuke in defeating Obito in Ten-Tails Form. If the kages didn’t help Naruto and Sasuke it would be nearly impossible for the Shinobi Alliance to defeat Ten-Tails Obito. Making Orochimaru emerge as a hero from the 4th Great Ninja War.
3. Itachi Uchiha
We don’t even need an explanation for Itachi becoming a hero in the 4th Great Ninja War. He has officially declared a hero after the 4th Great Ninja War for stopping the Reanimation Jutsu and if Itachi didn’t find Kabuto and stop the reanimation jutsu.
The whole result of the 4th Great Ninja War will be changed, Sasuke would have joined forces with Madara because Sasuke never learned about the meaning of village or the backstory of Itachi. If Sasuke didn’t change then there won’t be any revival of Orochimaru which leads to no reanimation jutsu of previous Hokages.
Also, the reanimation jutsu would be going on and the Shinobi alliance would have to keep on fighting with reanimated shinobi and sealing them. Which makes Itachi one of the greatest heroes in the 4th Great Ninja War.
2. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke also turned to the evil path at the beginning of the Naruto series but after his brother’s story and Itachi’s love for the Hidden Leaf Village changed him. Sasuke was also one of the shinobi like Orochimaru who emerged as a hero from the 4th Great Ninja War.
After all, he is one of the key characters in the Naruto series and if he wasn’t on Naruto’s side there is not even a chance for Naruto winning because Sasuke had half of the power of Sage of Six Paths. Which is crucial for winning against Madara and sealing Kaguya Otststuki. Which makes him as one of the greatest heroes in the 4th Great Ninja War.
1. Naruto Uzumaki
At top of the list, we had the main protagonist of the show Naruto Uzumaki. Naruto was the main key in the 4th Great Ninja War if he wasn’t there then no one can defeat Madara or Obito and we really don’t need any explanation as to why he is a Hero just like Itachi he is a lead character in the show and there won’t be any story if there is no Naruto or Itachi in the Narutoverse.
If Naruto didn’t exist in the Naruto series there won’t be any 4th Great Ninja War and Obito would have easily taken over the shinobi world with ease and Naruto is the reason for the formation of the Shinobi Alliance. After all the show is about the Naruto story and how he impacted the shinobi world which makes him the greatest hero in the Narutoverse.
Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War
The villains in the Naruto series especially in the 4th Great Ninja War are actually not pure evil. They also strived for the same peaceful world as Naruto and Hashirama aimed for, but they took a different approach which is Infinite Tsukuyomi. So they are not greedy for power like the Otsutsuki Clan in Boruto series. But they just want to create a peaceful world where there won’t be any wars or any type of Pain to anyone. So let’s look at those characters too.
5. Obito Uchiha
Obito was actually neither a Hero nor Villian because, at the end of the Ninja war, he changed and sacrificed his life for Naruto. But we are talking about the 4th Great Ninja War, particularly and he is the reason for the 4th Great Ninja War and also the reason for so many shinobi death.
So we have to add him to the Villain list but if Obito didn’t help Naruto in 4th Great Ninja War then Naruto would have died because Obito betrayed Madara and transferred Half of Kurama to Naruto and also helped Sakura in rescuing Sasuke from another dimension, saved Kakashi and Naruto life.
And finally, Obito made Kakashi the strongest shinobi in the Narutoverse by giving Kakashi all the chakra of Ten-Tails left in him and his Mangekyo sharingan. This makes him a villain and also Hero, for starting a Great Ninja war as a Villain and saving Naruto, and helping Naruto in defeating Kaguya as a hero.
4. Kabuto Yakushi
Kabuto is one of the underrated characters in Naruto and he is not so dominant at the start of the Naruto series. But after absorbing the chakra of Orochimaru and mastering Sage Jutsu he became a Madara-level threat to the Narutoverse because at the time of the start of the 4th Great Ninja War.
Kabuto had already mastered the reanimation jutsu and he is the reason for all the shinobi struggle to seal the reanimated shinobi in the 4th Great Ninja War. If kabuto didn’t help Obito then the 4th Great Ninja War would have taken a different approach and also Obito would have shown some new strategies in the 4th Great Ninja War. This makes Kabuto one of the Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War.
3. Madara Uchiha
Next on the list we had the Ghost of the Uchiha, He is the reason for many of the disasters in the Naruto series like Obito turning into evil, and the rampaging of the Nine-Tails ( Kurama ) and Minato’s death all are linked to Madara and the whole implementation of the Infinite Tsukuyomi idea although he was manipulated by the Black Zetsu behind the scenes.
He is still the main villain in front of the Shinobi world. And most of the shinobi don’t even know about the return of the Kaguya Otsutsuki because they are captured in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Which makes him one of the Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War.
2. Kaguya Otsutsuki
Masashi Kishimoto blew everyone’s brain by introducing an almighty character at the end of the 4th Great Ninja War which is Kaguya Otsutsuki. She is the main reason for all the Chakra and Shinobi world existence if Kaguya didn’t eat chakra fruit and give birth to Hagoromo and Hamura then the shinobi world would have not existed because after all Kaguya chakra is shared all over the shinobi world. All the Chakra in the shinobi world is just a husk of her Chakra making her very important and also a villain in the Naruto series. Which makes her one fo the Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War.
1. Black Zetsu
At the top of our list of Villians Emerged from the 4th Great Ninja War we had the Black Zetsu. He is the reason for all the Havoc in the shinobi world and he is also one of the sons of the Kaguya Otsutsuki who is separated from Kaguya before getting sealed. The reason for Indra’s change of mind toward power Clash between clans, the rise of several clans, the Shinobi wars, and many more.
If Hagoromo is the reason for creating a peaceful world then Black Zetsu is the reason for the Shinobi World because he manipulated Indra and made him create Ninjutsu from Hagormomo Ninshu and the awakening of Mangekyo Sharingan. And he changed the stone tablet left by the Sage of Six paths, made Madara evil and other Uchiha obsessed with power, and Infinite Tsukuyomi which leads to the revival of the Kaguya Otsutsuki.