Pain was one of the series’ most intriguing villains Naruto. As the leader of the Akatsuki, Pain was a corpse controlled by none other than Nagato. It arose when Yahiko died due to the circumstances posed by Hanzo of Amegakure.
Pain was not like any other villain seen in Naruto, and even convinced fans to listen and understand his side of the story. Pain’s philosophy wasn’t exactly heroic, but it was understandable, and the decisions he made could be understood by fans. However, there is no denying that some things about his character just don’t make sense.
10 Nagato was weakened when she chose pain as her weapon
Nagato created the Six Paths of Pain shortly after Yahiko’s death. Although it cannot be denied that Pain was quite powerful and that having six bodies certainly amplified vision in fights, Pain was actually much weaker than Nagato’s own body. Instead of using the Six Paths of Pain, it would have been much easier for him to restore his legs using the King of Hell and become Pain himself. Creating six significantly weaker bodies made no sense.
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9 Pain Wasted His Chakra By Destroying Konohagakure
Perhaps one of the greatest actions that Pain will be remembered for forever is the destruction of Konohagakure. Although the action itself was amazing, to say the least, it didn’t make any sense for it to do so. By expending almost half of his chakra, Pain became quite weak. In his fight against Naruto, he did not have enough chakra to completely seal the Nine Tails with the Chibaku Tensei. If he hadn’t used up his chakra earlier, he might have won.
8 Pain’s plan would never work because it had already failed once
Pain planned to collect all the Tailed Beasts and distribute them among the shinobi villages to use as weapons. With this fear, he hoped that the wars would stop and peace would return to the world. Although the plan itself might work on paper, in reality, Hashirama Senju already tried it years ago. When Hashirama collected the Tailed Beasts, he distributed them among the shinobi villages to maintain the balance of power. Unsurprisingly, it never worked, and after that three Shinobi Wars broke out. Pain should have known and realized that his plan was flawed.
7 Pain did not kill Danzo Shimura in all his years as a villain
Danzo Shimura was one of the strongest and most cunning people in Konohagakure. In the anime, Danzo was shown to play a fairly significant role in Yahiko’s death by manipulating Hanzo from Amegakure. In fact, Danzo was there when Yahiko died, and Nagato knew it.
After Yahiko’s death, Pain killed Hanzo and all the people related to him by blood, but never made up his mind to kill Danzo Shimura, who openly supported Hanzo and even provided his ANBU to help him.
6 Pain fell for Obito Uchiha’s tricks every time
Needless to say, Pain was one of the most powerful characters in the entire world of Naruto. At the same time, he proved to be quite intelligent, but was manipulated by Obito Uchiha too easily. Yahiko, his friend, always warned him about the masked man. However, when Yahiko fell, Nagato couldn’t tell right from wrong and accepted what Obito Uchiha told her to do. Behind the scenes, Obito was pulling the strings even when Nagato possessed the Rinnegan, which was unseemly for a Rinnegan wielder like him.
5 Pain greatly underestimated the power of the nine tails
Pain entered Konohagakure with the goal of finding and capturing Naruto Uzumaki, the Jinchuriki of the Nine Tails. Despite having captured 7 Tailed Beasts at that time and knowing that the Nine-Tailed was the strongest of all, he went into battle unprepared. Furthermore, he also wasted half of his chakra by blowing up the senseless village. When it came time to seal the Nine-Tails, his strength fell short, and it was quite clear that he had underestimated his opponent. That didn’t make sense, considering everything he knew about the Tailed Beasts.
4 Pain never attacked Konohagakure when he was weakest
Shortly after the death of Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, Konohagakure was at its weakest and had no leader. For anyone, this should have been the perfect opportunity to attack the village and capture the Nine-Tailed Jinchuriki.
Instead of sending Itachi and Kisame, Pain should have gone to the village himself and retrieved Naruto. While it is true that Itachi prevented it, Pain was ultimately the leader of Akatsuki and could have done whatever he wanted.
3 One life was given to resurrect many others
When Pain attacked Konohagakure, he killed quite a few of its citizens despite Tsunade Senju doing her best to save as many lives. However, after losing to Naruto, he decided to give up his life to resurrect those he had killed. The fact that Rinne Tensei was used to bring multiple people back to life doesn’t make much sense as he was only giving up one life in exchange for hundreds, if not thousands. In fact, Konan claimed that he could have survived the jutsu if he had more chakra, which just doesn’t make sense.
2 The Rinnegan was handled by a child somehow
Pain’s greatest strength was based on the Rinnegan, which Madara Uchiha implanted in Nagato Uzumaki when he was young. Due to the Uzumaki lineage, it was known that he was capable of wielding his power. However, it must be noted that Nagato was a baby when this happened, and therefore should not have been possible even with the Uzumaki lineage. To further support the idea, Minato Namikaze did not seal the entirety of Kurama in Naruto because he would have been unable to handle the dense chakra despite being an Uzumaki.
1 The pain should not have existed as Yahiko could have been saved
Pain’s entire existence is meaningless because Nagato Uzumaki had the power to save Yahiko quite easily. Seeing his friend die in front of him, his first reaction should have been to save him using the Rinnegan. He could have easily performed the Rinne Tensei to bring him back to life. According to Konan’s hypothesis, he wouldn’t even have died if he had used it with enough chakra. Instead, he used the Statue of Gedo and used various corpses to create the Six Paths of Pain.