Every hokage ranked by likability 7 second hokage. The hokage position was created shortly after.
The hokage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village.
Hokages in naruto. Hagoromo otsutsuki the sage of six paths and the seventh hokage naruto uzumaki is credited as being not only the strongest of all the hokage but the strongest ninja in history. Every hokage ranked by strength 7 kakashi hatake. They are generally the strongest in the village although ideology and renown plays a large part in their being chosen for the position.
It was initially claimed that the hokages earned the position by being hands down the strongest ninja in the village at the time which the first four. Once famed as the copy ninja kakashi hatake was one of konoha s elite jonin who went on to become the. Two of the seven hokage are gifted with the title god of shinobi which is only shared with one other person in history.
The hokage 火影 literally meaning. The hokage literally meaning fire shadow are the leaders of konohagakure. Fire shadow is the kage of konohagakure a title bestowed on the village s leader.
There have been seven hokage in the village s history. Being powerful however does not make him smart. Four shinobi and one kunoichi have gained this title so far.
While kakashi is a beloved character his time as hokage is mostly swept under the rug. Taking the position of hokage after hiruzen sarutobi s passing tsunade senju was chosen as the fifth. Tobirama succeeded his brother as hokage long before the series officially began.
Naruto as the 7th hokage being arguably the strongest hokage naruto has proven that he can defend his village. Even before becoming the leader of the leaf he was regarded as the hero of the leaf by defeating many enemies that threatened his home and people.