Who is the main villain in Naruto & Naruto Shippuden?

Naruto is one of the all-time top anime in the world. It was released way back in 2002 and was a rage among the anime community. A lot of people mostly love Naruto, and it is also the anime that many people started to get into the anime world. Today in this article, we are going to discuss “Who is the main villain in Naruto & Naruto Shippuden?”

The proper answer to the question is “The main villain in the Naruto series is Orochimaru, and the main villain in Naruto Shippuden is Kaguya and Black Zetsu. Naruto has a wide variety of cast where everyone has their motivation and goals. This makes it even more interesting to watch.

In Naruto’s world, there are neither bad, especially villains who are manipulated, pretend to be the villain, nor are forced to be one. But there are only a few villains who have purely evil intentions.”

Later in the post, we discussed Orochimaru, Black Zetsu, and Kaguya based on every minor detail. So, let’s discuss.

Main Villain in Naruto

The Naruto series has a wide variety of main villains. Out of all these villains, Orochimaru stood out the most; unlike others, he had evil ambitions. 

Orochimaru is a legendary Sanin alongside Jiraya and Tsunade, who was taught by Third Hokage Hiruzen. He later defected from the village and joined Akatsuki, where he tried to steal Rinnegan and Sharingan, respectively, from Pain and Itachi. After leaving Akatsuki, he formed his base, which came to be known as Otogakure.


Orochimaru made his official appearance during the Chunin exam arc, where he was after Sasuke as he intended to make him his next vessel.

Later on, to reach his ambition, he eliminated his former master. But his arm was sealed by Hiruzen, which refrained him from using Jutsu. It didn’t stop him.

He successfully manipulated Sasuke to leave the village and trained him for the next three years to get his body at the right moment. Unfortunately, he was killed by Sasuke.

Later on, he was revived by Sasuke during the fourth shinobi war. Seeing Sasuke not following his path, unlike Kabuto, started to bring change inside him.

This ultimately led to assisting the allied shinobi forces in the war against Madara and Obito. During the final war, when everyone could see Naruto’s memories, he was visibly upset when he saw the grave of his friend Jiraya. This proved he finally began to change, and in the Boruto series, he completely became a good guy.

Main Villain in Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden is the sequel to the Naruto series. It was very much darker in tone as Akatsuki finally began their hunt to capture all the tailed beasts. Pain, Obito, and Madara are the villains for certain points, but when we see the root, they are manipulated.


So, the one who manipulated them all was Black Zetsu. He made his final move during the fourth shinobi war when Madara Uchiha cast Infinite Tsukuyomi.

He sneaked behind Madara’s back and stabbed him using Obito’s body. At this juncture, he revealed his goals and manipulated them all to revive his mother, Kaguya Otsutsuki.

Kaguya is the main antagonist of the series, who, with the help of Black Zetsu, wants to make an army of White Zetsu. But her plans were thwarted by team 7, and she was sealed alongside Black Zetsu.

That’s all for today’s post on “Who is the main villain in Naruto & Naruto Shippuden?” We will soon be back with another article on Naruto. Till then, stay tuned and stay updated. See you again.

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