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Kurama, more commonly known as the Nine-Tails, is one of the nine tailed beasts. Centuries of being regarded as a mindless monster and sought after as a tool for war caused Kurama to hate humans. After being sealed into Naruto Uzumaki, Kurama attempts to maintain its negative opinions about the world, but with Naruto’s insistence on treating it with respect, the fox overturns its hatred and willingly strives to use its power for the world’s salvation.
Kurama is one of the strongest tailed beasts and it’s not easy to defeat him, Kurama is the next best thing to Ten Tails. Here are 10 characters who maybe able to beat this strong tailed beast! Find out who are these 10 characters in the article.
Tobirama Senju was a member of the renowned Senju clan, who, together with his elder brother and the Uchiha clan, founded the first shinobi village: Konohagakure. Throughout his lifetime, Tobirama would work tirelessly to achieve political stability and implement the institutions that made the village system work, thus ensuring Konoha’s continuity and prosperity. After his brother’s death, he would succeed the title of Second Hokage.
Tobirama Senju was Konoha’s 2nd Hokage and was considered to be one of the strongest characters of his time. Tobirama excelled at creating new Jutsu, with his Jutsu arsenal, he can definitely take down Kurama.
The Otsutsuki refers to the members of the mysterious Otsutsuki Clan, they’re all considered to be Gods. The Otsutsuki hold tremendous amounts of power. Taking down a Tailed Beast is easy, for them and Kurama is no exception.
For countless eons, the Ōtsutsuki clan have been travelling throughout dimensions seeking out worlds cultivated with the God Tree. Once they find such a world, they harvest the god trees’ fruit so that they can use its chakra to gain power and prolong their lives. In the case of Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and their ancestors, they would remain on a world until the God Tree was dead and the world could no longer support life, at which point they would seek out a new one. In the case of Kaguya, she chose to settle on the world she found, Earth, and began fortifying it for whenever Momoshiki and the others would come for the fruit of Earth’s God Tree.
Minato Namikaze was the Fourth Hokage of Konohagakure. He was famous in life for his speed, leading to the moniker of Konoha’s Yellow Flash. He died during the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox’s Attack, sacrificing his life to seal a part of the Nine-Tails into his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki.
Minato Namikaze was the 4th Hokage of Konohagakure and he actually did fight against Kurama. Though he didn’t win, he did manage to push it into a corner and overpower it. I think if the village wasn’t at risk, he could’ve defeated it easily.
Obito Uchiha had the Sharingan, which further evolved into the Mangekyo Sharingan which was a hax used against Kurama. Whoever posses a Mangekyo Sharingan can control the 9 Tailed, Obito used it to destroy Konohagakure.
Obito Uchiha was a member of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. He was believed to have died during the Third Shinobi World War, his only surviving legacy being the Sharingan he gave to his teammate, Kakashi Hatake. In truth, Obito was saved from death and trained by Madara Uchiha, but the events of the war left Obito disillusioned with reality, and he inherited Madara’s plan to create an ideal world. Resurfacing under the names of Tobi and Madara Uchiha himself, Obito subtly took control of the Akatsuki, using them as a means to advance his machinations, eventually going public and starting the Fourth Shinobi World War. However, towards the war’s conclusion, Obito had a change of heart and, as atonement, sacrificed his life to save the same world he sought to replace.
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the last surviving members of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. After his older brother, Itachi, slaughtered their clan, Sasuke made it his mission in life to avenge them by killing Itachi. He is added to Team 7 upon becoming a ninja and, through competition with his rival and best friend, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke starts developing his skills. Dissatisfied with his progress, he defects from Konoha so that he can acquire the strength needed to have his revenge. His years of seeking vengeance become increasingly demanding, irrational and isolates him from others, leading him to become an international criminal. After proving instrumental in ending the Fourth Shinobi World War and being happily redeemed by Naruto, Sasuke decides to return to Konoha and dedicates his life to help protect the village and its inhabitants.
Sasuke Uchiha is the strongest Uchiha right now he possesses both the Mangekyo Sharingan, and the Rinnegan. Sasuke’s powers allow him to control the 9 Tails also, he has the Rinnegan, with which he can put all the Tailed Beasts under a powerful Genjutsu easily.
Hiruzen Sarutobi was the Third Hokage of Konohagakure. A disciple of the village’s previous Hokage, Hiruzen was a powerful ninja, hailed as a “God of Shinobi”. Though he was only ever directly the teacher of the Sannin, generations of Konoha shinobi benefited from his wisdom during his lifetime.
Hiruzen Sarutobi was Konoha’s 3rd Hokage and was known as the strongest Hokage of all time. Hiruzen did fight against Kurama when it attacked Konohagakure, and he succeeded in pushing it out of village with ease. I think Hiruzen was definitely capable of defeating Kurama by himself.
Naruto Uzumaki is a shinobi of Konohagakure. He became the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails on the day of his birth — a fate that caused him to be shunned by most of Konoha throughout his childhood. After joining Team Kakashi, Naruto worked hard to gain the village’s acknowledgement all the while chasing his dream to become Hokage. In the following years, through many hardships and ordeals, he became a capable ninja regarded as a hero both by the villagers, and soon after, the rest of the world, becoming known as the Hero of the Hidden Leaf. He soon proved to be one of the main factors in winning the Fourth Shinobi World War, leading him to achieve his dream and become the village’s Seventh Hokage.
Naruto Uzumaki is the strongest character in the Naruto series right now, he possesses the chakra of all 9 Tailed Beasts, which makes him pretty powerful. Naruto fought Kurama to gain control over its chakra, and completely defeated the tailed beast, though with Kushina’s help. Not that it’s possible, but Kurama is no match for Naruto, now that he has Six Paths Powers as well.
Hashirama Senju was a member of the famed Senju clan. He himself was hailed as the “God of Shinobi” for his unmatched ninja prowess. Hashirama sought peace for the shinobi world, and to that end founded Konohagakure with his clan, his childhood friend and rival: Madara Uchiha and the Uchiha clan. He would later become the First Hokage of Konohagakure. Although he was not able to achieve peace during his lifetime, his legacy and vision for the world would continue to shape the village and the entire shinobi world even after his death.
Hashirama Senju has already faced off against Kurama. He fought the beast when Madara was using it as a summon. As expected, Hashirama was also able to control it easily with the help of his Wood style Ninjutsu. That’s one of his main powers. The leaf wanted to recreate its powers, so as to keep a check on Nine Tails.
Guy is the son of Might Duy, who was known throughout Konoha as the “Eternal Genin”. Duy was not bothered by this moniker and instead was grateful that other people cared enough to know him at all. Duy encouraged this same kind of optimism in Guy, as well as his belief that one always has youth and that they could both become taijutsu masters through diligent training. Guy did his best to embody his father’s teachings, but had doubts that Duy’s words were devoid of meaning. He nevertheless loved his father and fought others when they called Duy the “Eternal Genin” mockingly; when one of these fights landed him in the Konoha Hospital, Duy encouraged Guy not to be upset by this loss and to instead remember that victory is achieved by defending things that are important.
Might Guy is a Taijutsu expert from Konohagakure is extremely powerful, and he could also use the Eight Inner Gates to fight someone as strong as Rikudo Madara. It’s obvious that a Tailed Beast doesn’t even stand a chance against him. Guy is an absolute monster in combat.
Madara Uchiha was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn’t agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, a conflict which ended in Madara’s death. Madara, however, rewrote his death and went into hiding to work on his own plans. Unable to complete it in his natural life, he entrusted his knowledge and plans to Obito Uchiha shortly before his actual death. Years later, Madara would be revived, only to see his plans foiled before his final death.
Madara Uchiha is the strongest antagonist in the series, after Kaguya Otsutsuki. Madara was able to keep up with both Naruto and Sasuke at once also he fought all 9 Tailed Beasts without any eyes, and managed to defeat them all.