If you are a fan of Naruto, you probably know who Kakashi Hatake is. He is the leader of Team 7, the mentor of Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, and the sixth Hokage of Konohagakure. He is also known as Kakashi of the Sharingan, the Copy Ninja, and the Hero of the Sharingan. But what makes him such a great character? In this blog post, I will explore some of the reasons why Kakashi Hatake is one of the best characters in Naruto.
Kakashi’s backstory is one of the most tragic and compelling in Naruto. He was born as the son of Sakumo Hatake, a legendary ninja who was revered as a hero by his peers. However, when Sakumo chose to save his comrades instead of completing a mission, he was disgraced by his village and committed suicide out of shame. This left Kakashi with a deep sense of guilt and loneliness.
Kakashi then became a prodigy ninja who graduated from the academy at age 5 and became a chunin at age 6. He was assigned to Team Minato under Minato Namikaze, who would later become his role model and father figure. Along with his teammates Obito Uchiha and Rin Nohara, he participated in many missions during the Third Shinobi World War.
However, tragedy struck again when Obito was presumed dead after saving Kakashi from an enemy attack. Before dying, Obito gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye as a gift for becoming a jonin. This allowed Kakashi to use powerful techniques that he copied from other ninjas with his new eye.
Later on, Rin was captured by Kirigakure ninjas who implanted her with Isobu , one of the Tailed Beasts . She asked Kakashi to kill her before she could be used as a weapon against Konoha , but he refused. However, Rin sacrificed herself by running into Kakashi’s Chidori , which pierced her heart . This caused both Kakashi and Obito (who survived but turned evil) to awaken their Mangekyo Sharingan , which granted them even more power but also damaged their eyesight.
Kakashi blamed himself for Rin’s death and became depressed and suicidal . He joined ANBU , an elite covert unit that carried out assassinations and espionage missions . He earned a reputation as Cold-Blooded Kakashi for his ruthless efficiency . However , he also met Itachi Uchiha , another prodigy who admired him , and became friends with him .
Eventually , Minato became Hokage and appointed Kakashi as leader of Team 7 , consisting of Naruto , Sasuke , Sakura . This gave him a new purpose in life : to protect his students and pass on his legacy .
Kakashi’s personality is complex and multifaceted . He is usually calm , cool , laid-back , sarcastic , perverted (he loves reading Icha Icha books) , lazy (he often arrives late or falls asleep during meetings) , mysterious (he hides most of his face behind a mask) , apathetic (he doesn’t care much about fame or recognition) . However , he can also be serious , strict , caring , loyal.
Kakashi’s skills are impressive and versatile. He is a master of taijutsu , ninjutsu , genjutsu , kenjutsu , and fūinjutsu . He has a high level of intelligence , creativity , and adaptability . He can use all five basic nature transformations (fire, wind, earth, water, and lightning) as well as yin and yang release . He can also use his Sharingan to copy any technique he sees , analyze his opponents’ movements and weaknesses , cast powerful illusions , and perform Kamui , a space-time ninjutsu that allows him to warp himself or anything he touches to another dimension .
Kakashi has also learned many techniques from his mentors and peers . He can use Rasengan , a powerful sphere of chakra that was created by Minato . He can use Chidori and Lightning Cutter , lightning-based techniques that he developed with Minato’s help . He can use Summoning Technique to summon ninken (ninja dogs) that aid him in tracking and fighting . He can use Shadow Clones to create multiple copies of himself that can fight independently or combine their power . He can use Eight Gates to temporarily increase his physical abilities at the cost of damaging his body .
Kakashi has also shown great leadership and teamwork skills . He has led Team 7 through many dangerous missions and taught them valuable lessons . He has worked with other shinobi from Konoha and other villages to form alliances and strategies against common enemies . He has inspired many people with his courage and wisdom .
Kakashi’s achievements are numerous and remarkable. He has completed over 1,000 missions of various ranks . He has defeated many powerful enemies such as Zabuza Momochi , Hidan , Kakuzu , Pain , Obito Uchiha , Madara Uchiha , Kaguya Ōtsutsuki . He has saved many lives such as Naruto Uzumaki , Sasuke Uchiha , Sakura Haruno , Gaara Iruka Umino Might Guy Hinata Hyūga Konohamaru Sarutobi Sai Yamato Kiba Inuzuka Shikamaru Nara Chōji Akimichi Ino Yamanaka Rock Lee Tenten Neji Hyūga Tsunade Jiraiya Asuma Sarutobi Kurenai Yūhi Shino Aburame Hinata Hyūga Hanabi Hyūga Boruto Uzumaki Sarada Uchiha Mitsuki Himawari Uzumaki Kawaki Sumire Kakei Metal Lee Denki Kaminarimon Iwabee Yuino Wasabi Izuno Namida Suzumeno Chocho Akimichi Shikadai Nara Inojin Yamanaka .
He has also contributed to the peace and prosperity of Konoha and the world. He became Hokage after the Fourth Shinobi World War and helped rebuild the village. He established diplomatic relations with other villages and countries. He supported Naruto as his successor and mentor. He participated in the Chūnin Exams as a proctor. He joined the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team as an advisor.