naruto is an action shonen anime series, and many of its characters strongly identify with being a combat-ready ninja, such as martial artist Rock Lee, who goes all-in on his taijutsu. Bloodthirsty villains like Hidan, Kisame, and Hanzo also love to use violence, but others naruto the characters feel different.
Some naruto Ninjas and minor characters do not like violence and are opposed to war. They want a peaceful world where war is a thing of the past, and some of them will actively fight to create that world. These averse to violence naruto The characters are not necessarily pacifists, as some of them often fight in the anime. But they also have the conviction that violence causes more problems than it solves.
10/10 Gaara was always a peace-loving person at heart.
When Gaara made his debut in the Chunin Exam story arc, he apparently loved violence and found validation in killing others. Gaara even said it at one point, but really, he was just dealing with the intense pain inside of him. What he really longed for was peace and love.
After Gaara’s redemption, he showed his true personality as a tough but fair young man who wishes to inspire, protect, and guide the people he loves. Gaara is still willing to fight, but prefers diplomacy and understanding to wanton violence, which impressed his fellow Kage during his summit.
9/10 Kaguya Otsutsuki wants her “children” to get along in peace
The all-powerful Kaguya Otsutsuki may have been a final boss battle for the assembled Team 7 in naruto shippuden, but despite Kaguya’s role in the story, she prefers peace to war. Kaguya is neither a conqueror nor a warlord, but rather a stern but well-meaning mother.
Kaguya is the mother of all chakra and jutsu, and she sees all of that in terms of food, not violence. Kaguya will only reluctantly go into battle so that she can make her many “children” get along and make the world go back to how she wanted it to be. Having to fight, or witness violence, might even bring Kaguya to tears.
8/10 Chiyo is comfortable with her retirement.
Chiyo is an old woman who lives in the town of Hidden Sand. She was never a pacifist, nor is she opposed to war on principle, but she is also reluctant to return to the battlefield. Chiyo is simply done with violence and ninjutsu, looking to spend her last years in peace and quiet.
Chiyo hoped that she would never need her deadly puppet-based jutsu again, but when Sasori returned, she had no choice. Chiyo joined forces with blade chunin Sakura Haruno to put an end to Sasori’s rampage once and for all and then gave her life to restore Gaara’s.
7/10 Inari was upset when the violence damaged his homeland
Young Inari never had good experiences with violence and conflict. His homeland, the Land of Waves, suffered when the suit-wearing villain Gato infiltrated and took control with his armed thugs. Inari’s much older friend, Kaiza, tried to fight back, only to lose his life.
This tragic loss turned Inari into a bitter defeatist who hated both heroes and villains. In Inari’s eyes, violence always caused grief and pain, and the boy was right. However, violence was necessary on Team 7’s part to defeat Gato, and Inari later accepted that fact and saw Naruto as a hero.
6/10 Itachi Uchiha secretly despises violence
The anti-villain Itachi Uchiha was presented as a violent monster, responsible for the demise of his clan. In truth, Itachi is a pacifist kuudere who shaped his fighting style to avoid violence. This is why Itachi makes such heavy use of genjutsu to defeat or drive away his enemies without bloodshed.
Itachi was also very reluctant to kill his own family, but he had his orders and his beloved hometown was on the line. With a heavy heart, Itachi carried out those orders and wiped out the Uchihas, but he was unable to kill Sasuke. Itachi apparently rationalized this as leaving Sasuke alive as a potential challenger in the future.
5/10 Jiraiya died for his dream of peace
One of Naruto’s best mentors, Jiraiya the Toad Sage seemed reckless and violent at first. Jiraiya was quick to use the force against his enemies, including using the Rasengan, but he doesn’t love to fight. Jiraiya sees violence and ninjutsu as necessary evils to fight for his true cause: world peace.
Jiraiya dreamed of peace decades ago and taught it to Rain’s three orphans. Jiraiya later passed that dream on to Naruto Uzumaki, aiming to end the cycle of hate and violence once and for all. Jiraiya died for that dream and Naruto finished the job when he spoke to Nagato in person.
4/10 Hinata Hyuga prefers love to war
The adorable dandere Hinaga Hyuga is not a true pacifist, having trained hard in her clan dojo to learn the Gentle Fist. On the other hand, Hinata is a naturally kind person who identifies much more as a lover than a fighter. Like Jiraiya and Itachi, Hinata sees violence as a necessary evil at best.
Hinata gained the courage to fight for real after Naruto said a few words of encouragement to her, and she bravely fought the war. Even so, Hinata was only doing his duty as a shinobi of the formal blade, and not really enjoying the fight at all. He much preferred the peace that followed Madara’s defeat.
3/10 Shikamaru wants to float like a peaceful cloud
The famously lazy Shikamaru Nara is not afraid of a fight and does not openly share Jiraiya’s dream of world peace. Even so, while Shikamaru is a brilliant squad leader, he much more enjoys peace and quiet, watching the clouds roll by and envying his carefree “lives”.
Shikamaru’s idea of conflict is a game of shogi, a nonviolent pastime that challenges the mind without harming anyone. Rock Lee may practice his kicks for fun and Tenten may enjoy throwing shuriken, but for Shikamaru, the best pastimes are peace and quiet.
2/10 Juice would rather meditate in the forest
The rogue Sasuke Uchiha recruited the powerful Jugo to fight with him, but unlike Sasuke and Suigetsu, Jugo did not like violence or bloodshed. He was a naturally pacifist youth whose gentle soul was no match for his portly appearance or his terrifying curse powers.
Juice is like a less heroic Bruce Banner, a mild-mannered guy who has a monstrous alter ego that sometimes takes over. Jugo may be powerful, but his true desire is to stay away from the battlefield and meditate with the animals deep in a peaceful forest.
1/10 Kushina Uzumaki wanted a family, not honor on the battlefield.
Naruto’s redheaded mother, Kushina, could lose her temper and hit someone over the head, but otherwise, she didn’t like violence. Growing up, Kushina respected and feared Kurama’s power, and she never glorified war or power for any reason.
Kushina was happiest with her lover, Minato Namikaze, identifying less as a shinobi and more as a loving wife and mother-to-be. If Kushina had lived, she might have passed this attitude on to her son. But even without Kushina around, Naruto grew up a champion of peace, something Kushina would have been proud of.
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