Despite it’s cheerfulness, action sequences, humorous moments and wonderful characters, Naruto can get heavy at times! Make sure to check the last page for a surprise!
Let’s start the list then!
#8 Ibiki’s Scars
Many people found him a bit disgusting when they revealed his scars. He got all those scars from various torture sessions and instruments during his many interrogations and confinement when he was caught. Despite of it, he never got his spirit broken, never leaked information and last of all made it back alive every single time. That alone is A VERY BIG feat in the ninja world. Well none the less, the scars are still a bit creepy so it cuts into the list! :p
#7 Hidan’s Ritual
Hidan is a very entertaining character to me and a lot of other people. He’s funny and crazy, yet cruel and ruthless. This is best demonstrated when he kills Asuma and attempts the same with Shikamaru.
And how does he do this? By using his ritual.
He belongs to an evil religion called Jashinism that’s all about killing and maiming people. He accomplishes this by making a half pentagram out of blood, standing on it and whatever damage that’s done to him is done to his victim. And while he stays alive, the other person dies.
And what makes it worse is how crazy and ecstatic he gets. It’s rather disturbing to see him maiming himself and thus his victim while laughing and enjoying himself all the while.
What a jerk.
Orochimaru is creepy AF. He’s undeniably disturbing, creepy and sometimes startling, but at least not outright terrifying. He had to be on the list.
He’s a freaking snake person with a super long tongue, crazy forbidden abilities and a manipulative and ambitious personality that seduces children with promises of power all the while furthering his own agenda! He cares about no one except himself, does horrific experiments on people (which once included fifty newborn infants) and has no qualms about killing children, as shown when he asked to be able to kill Nagato, Yahiko and Konan; claiming that they should be “put out of their misery” because they were orphans!
Not to mention he steals people’s bodies in order to increase his lifespan!
He’s definitely a guy that I wouldn’t want to run into in a dark alleyway. (saw this line on the internet xD)
#5 Reaper Death Seal
First of all, it’s a forbidden jutsu. You want more detail? Alright.
If a user – as demonstrated by the Fourth Hokage’s – casts it, it creates the abomination you see above. And what does it actually do? Why, it traps the user and whoever they’re targeting in a battle with no end, of course! That’s right. If this jutsu is used, two opponents get trapped inside it and have to battle each other forever!
It can also be used to seal a part of the opponents body if you cannot pull out the whole soul of your enemy like the Third Hokage did with Orochimaru’s arms!
#4 Sasori’s puppets
On the surface, Sasori appears to be just another puppeteer in the Naruto world, much like Kankuro and his grandmother, Chiyo.
He knows how to make puppets, how to use them and is very good at what he does. There’s just one difference.
One BIG difference. You see, instead of making his puppets from the usual materials like wood, cloth, string and traps… He uses dead bodies. That’s right. He kills people, empties their corpses of their organs and bones and uses what’s leftover to make puppets. He has hundreds of them, including the Third Kazekage of Suna.
That’s just straight outta metal.
#3 Kagero squeezing her heart
I know this is from filler, but seriously. A woman posing as Kabuto uses a forbidden technique to literally pull her heart out of her chest and squeeze it in order to kill Naruto, who’s heart is connected to hers!
And if Sasame and Sakura hadn’t shown up, they both would’ve died a horrific and rather painful death! That is freaking disturbing! All of this was caused by Orochimaru, damn him.
This is another technique that is really unsettling. I mean, just the thought that once you get trapped in it, you’re stuck there for what feels like forever!
An example is with Kakashi and Sasuke. When Itachi uses the jutsu on them, they’re stuck there for three days, yet each second feels like several moments to the victim! Especially with Sasuke, as Itachi made him relive the moment his parents were killed over and over and over again until the three days were over!
Isn’t that just aweso–, I mean horrific?
The scariest thing from Naruto, the one person who could terrify me and still, to this day, makes me really uncomfortable watching or thinking about him as a bad guy…
That’s right. As a bad guy, Gaara scared the HELL out of me! Why you may ask? Well, I’ll tell you why! I mean, he wasn’t so bad when he was first introduced. He was creepy, weird and rather mysterious, but that was about it. He did have odd sand powers and he always had this disturbing look about him and of course, there was that time he threatened to kill Kankuro, his own brother, and this seemed to scare him which could’ve raised some red flags, but he seemed fine other than that.
And then episode 34 rolled around. Hoo boy. Gaara kills a man by graphically imploding him using his sand and his blood rains down on his teammates, who then relinquish the scroll… And Gaara doesn’t care and still kills them.
He then threatens, once again, to do the same with his siblings and Team 8 (Shino, Hinata, Kiba and Akamaru). Thankfully, he’s talked down. So that might seem scary enough already, but we’re just getting started!
Then there’s his fight against Lee, where he goes mental and bloodthirsty, making terrifying facial expressions and demonstrating his powers again when he cripples Lee and makes it seem that, for a while, he’d have to give up becoming a ninja!
Then there’s his killing of Dosu, where we first see a shadowy glimpse of his Jinchūriki form.
Then there’s the near entirety of episode 58, where he decides to try and kill Lee again, making Naruto and Shikamaru have to interfere. He then reveals some of his backstory, about his upbringing and how his father tried to kill him six times. Then there’s his threatening to kill Lee, Guy, Shikamaru and Naruto as he leaves the hospital.
And that’s not even mentioning the creepy way he snuck into the hospital and past Sakura.
Then there’s his killing of two men in episode 65 and the way he walks past Shikamaru and Naruto while they, and us, think he’s going to try something, but he never does. Then there’s his fight against Sasuke, him talking to his “mother” and the way he freaks out about bleeding for the first time.
Then finally, there’s his fight against Naruto. Just the way he yells, screams, taunts and threatens him is enough to terrify me! And again, there are his facial expressions and sand powers. This guy was a force to be reckoned with as a bad guy!
He was ruthless, cruel and insane with crazy powers to boot! Even to this day, three years after I began watching Naruto again, I’m still really uncomfortable watching or even thinking about him when he was scary! And that’s why he’s the number one spot!