10 Anime Protagonists Who Are Weaker Than Naruto

For more than a decade, naruto was one of the most popular manga and anime series in the world, and it is still held in high regard, especially since its sequel series received mixed reviews. Naruto is the main character and his dream was to become the Leaf Village Hokage. He started out as a fist-headed ninja, but by the end of the series he has mastered several jutsu and he gains an almost unlimited amount of chakra by befriending the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed within him.

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The anime industry is filled with hundreds of protagonists who have their own set of unique skills and abilities, and some of them can be considered Naruto’s equal. A few are even stronger than him, but there are also a number of protagonists who are weaker than him.

ten Edward’s alchemy cannot be compared to Ninjutsu (FMA: Brotherhood)

Edward Elric holds his cyborg arm and smiles

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a perfect example of a sad anime with a very happy ending. Edward Elric is the main character, and he puts his life on the line to save his country while trying to recover his little brother’s body.

Alchemy is an ancient mystical art that uses science, and it is Edward’s main weapon. This allows him to manipulate and alter matter, which means his application is nearly limitless. Ed can create whatever he wants with alchemy, but even he couldn’t defeat the ninjutsu used by Pain, Sasuke, or Madara. Naruto was, however, able to fight these god-level individuals.

9 Senku’s intelligence can only get him so far (Dr. Stone)

Senku smiling in the forest

Senku Ishigami was petrified along with most of humanity for over 3,000 years, but was revived by a special natural fluid. he has a genius intellect and he uses it to bring science back to the world. By doing this, he hopes to revive anyone who is still petrified.

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Senku is one of the smartest male anime characters ever, but his genius intellect wouldn’t help him much in a ninja fight. Naruto isn’t a genius, but he’s still quite smart in battle, which is why he can fight powerful shinobi. Unlike Naruto however, Senku cannot use ninjutsu, meaning his intelligence can only take him so far.

8 Eren’s Titan Powers Mean Nothing For Naruto’s Tailed Beast Mode (Attack On Titan)

Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan

When The attack of the Titans began, Eren wanted to kill every Titan to avenge his mother and humanity as a whole. Like the story, Eren’s path has changed a lot since the beginning, and he can now be considered the best villain in the series.

Eren owns Warhammer, Attack, and Founding Titan, which means he can use his skin to create weapons and structures. He can also control other Titans. At full power, Eren can literally flatten all of humanity, but no Titan can stand against Naruto, especially if he’s in his massive Tailed Beast mode.

seven Yoh’s Shaman Powers Couldn’t Do Any Better (Shaman King)

Shaman King Yoh Asakura

Yoh Asakura is by no means one of the boldest characters in anime, but he’s still a great protagonist who can interact with spirits. Yoh strives to become Shaman King and defeat his twin brother, who is the reincarnation of a former shaman who wishes to create a world where only shamans exist.

Amidamaru is a 600 year old spirit and he is Yoh’s guardian ghost. He and Yoh essentially become one in battle, and they can use multiple techniques. These techniques work well against other shamans, but against ninjas close to Naruto’s level, Yoh would be unable to keep up with their speed and jutsu. Additionally, Naruto himself can take it out with a Rasengan.

6 Tanjiro’s swordsmanship cannot exceed Naruto’s Sage Mode (Demon Slayer)

Tanjiro confronts Daki, the top rank six of the twelve Kizuki in Demon Slayer

Until now, demon slayer’The second season is just as compelling and visually stunning as the first, and Tanjiro showed why he’s considered one of the show’s strongest characters. Tanjiro is a very skilled swordsman who can use both Water and Solar Breathing combat forms.

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He fought a number of powerful demons and he was able to keep up with them due to his exceptional stamina and stamina. Unfortunately, Naruto can use Sage Mode, which allows him to sense attacks, so Tanjiro’s swordsmanship would be quite ineffective. His stamina would also mean nothing against Naruto or any other Jinchūriki..

5 Goblin Slayer’s expertise is worthless against Ninja (Goblin Slayer)

Goblin Slayer pursues his prey

Elf Killer is a fairly mature series, but ultimately it tells the story of a silver-ranked adventurer who only cares about hunting goblins. He likes to work alone, but is usually accompanied by a priestess, a high elf archer, a lizard priest and a dwarf.

He’s a well-trained fighter and ranger with impressive stamina, and he’s a great strategist. Unfortunately, all of his combat expertise revolves around fighting goblins, and most of those skills wouldn’t help him in a fight against Naruto, or any other ninja above Genin level.

4 Maka Albarn may have a soul, but she can’t face a tail bomb (Soul Eater)

Maka fights with the soul

Maka is a two-star meister and her goal is to turn her partner into a more powerful weapon than her adulterous father. His partner is a Death Scythe, and as the name suggests, he can transform into a large scythe.

She is a very good fighter and she is able to use a rare soul type called Grigori, which allows her to use advanced magical powers. Maka might be able to take on someone like Hidan since he also wields a scythe, but since she can’t take on a Tail Bomb, she’s nowhere near Naruto’s level.

3 Tatsumi’s Teigu can’t resist a Rasenshuriken (Akame Ga Kill!)

Tatsumi as a member of Night Raid

Tatsumi is a kind-hearted individual who wanted to make a name for himself in the Imperial Capital so he could earn money for his village. When he realizes how corrupt and dastardly the Empire is, he joins a group called Night Raid and eventually gets an Imperial arm called Incursio.

This imperial arm may look like a short sword, but when activated, it covers the user’s body in armor. The armor is made from the flesh of a powerful dragon-like beast, and it is able to evolve. Incursio can provide decent protection, but it couldn’t withstand the destructive power of Naruto’s Rasenshuriken.

2 All the power of light comes from a notebook (Death Note)

Death Note Light Yagami

There are a number of problematic anime characters that fans shouldn’t like, and Light Yagami is one of them. Light started out as an ordinary high school student, but his whole life changed when he discovered the Death Note.

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This notebook gave him the ability to kill anyone, and all he had to do was write his name in it. At first he only killed criminals, but he later develops a god complex that causes him to kill good people. Light may be smart, but all his power comes from the notebook. Without it, he’s just an ordinary human.

1 Even with All For One, Izuku can’t stand against Naruto’s arsenal (My Hero Academia)

Full cowl Izuku Midoriya

Izuku Midoriya was among some My hero academia’the funniest moments on the show, but he also has one of the strongest Quirks on the show. He is the current host of One For All, a Quirk that increases his physical strength and speed to superhuman levels. It also gives him enhanced stamina, durability, and reflexes.

This also gives him access to previous hosts’ abilities. As a result, he can float, sense danger, create smoke screens, and manifest black tendrils. Even with all of these abilities, Izuku wouldn’t be able to keep up with Naruto’s arsenal. A Rasengan would still severely damage his organs, and Naruto would be on a completely different level if he used Kurama’s chakra.

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