First, let’s address the fact that none of the Hokages are weak. They all are Masters in their own right.
But when you compare all seven Hokages to one another, you get two names who are Off the Charts.
These two are monsters. They can destroy one of the five great villages in mere minutes. That is the extent of their power. On one hand one is the original Wood Style user with almost unlimited chakra and life force. And on the other hand, another is the savior of the world, the Jinchuriki of Nine tails (Pseudo Jinchuriki of all of the tail beasts).
Now, let’s forget about Naruto for some time. And focus on the First Four.
Now, each of these guys is Masters of their own fields.
We’ve already talked about Hashirama Senju.
Tobirama Senju is no joke. He is the most skilled and powerful water style user. And I dare say he is the most Inventive and Knowledgeable Hokage. He invented many Jutsus, most famous are Edo Tensei Jutsu and Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Reanimation Jutsu and Shadow Clone Jutsu). He reduced the number of hand seals required to perform the Water Dragon Jutsu. This guy could tell clan the of a Shinobi by sensing his Chakra. He is also someone who could have given the First a good fight.
Sarutobi Hiruzen is said to be the wisest of all of the Hokage. He is said to have been a monster in his prime. Some even dubbed him as the God of Shinobi of the modern era. He could use all five Chakra Natures and yin-yang fluently and simultaneously. He trained the Legendary Sannin. Though teaching someone may not count as being strong but still, he was considered greater by all of the Sannins. Even Orochimaru admitted he could have killed him if he weren’t so reluctant the first time.
Minato Namikaze, the Konoha’s Yellow Flash was dubbed the fastest Shinobi in existence. Even the Fourth Raikage and Killer Bee held him in high regards. He figured out Obito’s (disguised as Tobi) weakness in minutes and beat him. Minato would’ve killed Obito if no for Nine-tails. He invented Rasengan and improved the Flying Thunder God Jutsu of Second Hokage. He even defeated the Nine tails all by himself.
In short, these Four along with Naruto are literally the Strongest of their time.
That leaves two of the Hokage.
Now one of them is tactical, knowledgeable, powerful, and one of the most feared Ninjas all over the world, and the other one is Kakashi.
First I thought Kakashi is stronger and can take down Tsunade with ease. Then I remembered the Ninja Art: Mitotic Regeneration: One Hundred Healings Jutsu. Forget the monstrous strength, summoning and the chakra reserves. Kakashi has no answer for this Jutsu. Sure Kakashi can one shot the heart with Chidori but with the healing Jutsu, Tsunade will be good as new in no time. The thousands of Jutsu Kakashi learned with Sharingan will barely hurt Tsunade with her healing.
The important thing is Kakashi has to land more than a thousand blows to hurt Tsunade while she can one-shot him if she connects. All of the other Hokages are Master of one specific area and are good at others but Kakashi is just good at all of the areas. He is the Jack of all the trades and master of none.
So, there you go the Weakest Hokage of the Leaf Kakashi.
So, some comments have pointed out the tactical brilliance, thousands of Jutsus and Kamui of Kakashi. Yes, Kakashi has thousands of Jutsus at his disposal. Yes, he has a brilliant tactical mind to pull the perfect Jutsu for any situation from his magic hat. But, the most important thing is “Can he use all of the Jutsus he knows?” The answer is No. Kakashi has very limited Chakra reserves. He was out for a week when he used his Kamui three times against Deidara. He can’t use multiple shadow clones in the battle for a long time. And he certainly can’t perform all of his Thousands of Jutsus one after another.
The next thing people talk about is Kamui and its long-range sniping ability. Yes, Kakashi can use Kamui for one shot kill. But will Tsunade remain still enough for Kakashi to properly aim and use Kamui? She will probably be extra cautious when Kakashi goes long range. And, staying short range and fighting hand-to-hand doesn’t really work in Kakashi’s favor. If Kakashi is to win, he has to end the fight as fast as he can. The longer the battle goes more the odds shift in Tsunade’s favor. She has a strong life force and massive Chakra reserves thanks to her heritage from the Senju clan. She is no joke when it comes to Ninjutsu either. She has Lightening, Fire, Land, Water and Yang release (yin release in Anime only). She also has some deadly Jutsu like her Body Pathway Derangement which deranges the electric pulses, so, she can make anyone move the way she wants. Her feats of strength are also remarkable. She broke Madara’s Susanoo with her strength alone.
Her durability when she uses the Hundred Healings Jutsu is unlike any other. She shrugged off Madara’s Susanoo blades which impaled her like nothing. I mean she was cut in half by Madara and still didn’t die.
I don’t think Kakashi has any feat comparable to these of Tsunade. And, no Double Mangekyou Sharingan Kakashi doesn’t count because that was a temporary boost.
So, there you go, retaining the title of Weakest Hokage, Kakashi Hatake.
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