Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. In this list, I’ll be counting down the 5 villains that turned into heroes in the Naruto series. There have indeed been some characters that have caused mass destruction in NarutoVerse but ultimately chose to be the good guys instead of being super bad for all their lives.

Let’s begin the list of all 6 villains that turned into heroes in Naruto

6. Gaara
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Gaara is the current Kazekage of Sunagakure and a very close friend of Naruto Uzumaki. But, that wasn’t the case at the start of the Naruto series. Gaara just wanted to kill who meant him harm and didn’t even think someone cared for him. After meeting and battling Naruto Uzumaki he realised what the meaning of being friends is and since then he has turned into a good guy instead of the monster he was at the start of the series.

5. Orochimaru
Orochimaru was overlooked for the position of the fourth Hokage of Konohagakure and since then wanted to kill Hiruzen Sarutobi and destroy Konohagakure once and for all. But, after he was beaten and then resurrected by Sasuke Uchiha, he decided to see how Sasuke Uchiha would achieve his goals and decided to give up plotting against Konohagakure. He is under strict surveillance right now and it seems that he means no harm.

4. Nagato Uzumaki
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Nagato Uzumaki was a member of the Akatsuki and in order, to bring Akatsuki the nine tails fox he invaded and almost killed all the people inside Konohagakure. Later, when Naruto Uzumaki told him about his vision, Nagato’s mind changed and he used Rinne Rebirth to bring all of whom he killed back to life and died in the process. His last actions before his death changed him from villain to a hero.

3. Itachi Uchiha
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Itachi Uchiha from the start of the series was labelled as a mass murderer who killed all of his clan members including his parents. He was labelled as a rogue shinobi by Konohagakure authorities. It was later revealed that Itachi Uchiha was actually a hero of Konohagakure who prevented a civil war and was forced by Danzo to kill his clan.

Itachi Uchiha was the reason that Sasuke Uchiha trained himself so hard and wanted to get stronger in order to get revenge from his brother. Sasuke Uchiha strived to kill Itachi Uchiha.
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Itachi Uchiha later managed to die in a battle against his brother Sasuke Uchiha, making Sasuke a hero in the eyes of people in Konohagakure. With every breath of his, Itachi Uchiha protected Konohagakure. He even joined Akatsuki and protected his village from the shadows. He is an example of a perfect selfless man.

2. Obito Uchiha
Obito Uchiha was a genin from Konohagakure who died in the war or rather was presumed dead. He was saved by Madara Uchiha who later manipulated him to fulfil his own dream. Madara Uchiha orchestrated things for Obito to see Rin die which was the main reason he decided to fulfil Madara’s ambition.

Obito Uchiha was the one behind the attack of Kurama which resulted in Minato’s and Kushina’s death. Obito Uchiha is the one who orchestrated the Fourth Great War. Obito made the new evil Akatsuki.
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He wanted to summon the Ten-Tails and then cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi. When he realised that Madara Uchiha was using him as a pawn. He turned on him and did his best to stop Kaguya Otsutsuki. Obito Uchiha later died due to him being a jichuuriki and instead of a villain he died as a hero.

1. Sasuke Uchiha
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Sasuke Uchiha turned into a rogue shinobi when he joined Orochimaru. Sasuke committed a lot of crimes during this time. He even joined Akatsuki and made his own organisation known as Taka. Sasuke Uchiha turned good after he met his reanimated brother Itachi Uchiha and decided to help to end the Fourth Great Ninja war by sealing Kaguya along with Naruto Uzumaki. He now is known as the Other Hokage of Konohagakure.

That is it from today’s post on villains that turned into heroes in NarutoVerse. If you do not agree with the points in the post and have some of your own opinions, share them with us in the comments section down below. Keep visiting TheAnimeScrolls for more information about Anime, Manga and movies.

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