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Why Hinata From Naruto Is More Dangerous Than You Think

As the jinchuriki of the Nine-Tails and reincarnation of Asura Otsutsuki, Naruto Uzumaki is recognized as one of the most powerful — if not the strongest — ninjas in the jutsu-dominated world of Naruto, but it wasn't always this way. During his days at the Ninja Academy, Naruto was regarded by his peers as a total failure, unable to pass even the most rudimentary tests. Having to suffer unjust social isolation and the burdens of orphanhood didn't help Naruto's cause, either. Yet these barriers turned out to be quite flimsy against Naruto's unrelenting will and hidden powers. 

Eventually, Naruto climbed to top of the ninja world and achieved his dream of becoming the Hokage, the protector of the Hidden Leaf Village. However, Naruto wasn't the only character that was underestimated by his fellow ninjas. His future wife, Hinata, was stripped of her duties as the heiress of the powerful Hyuga clan due to her weakness and feeble personality. But, inspired by Naruto's resolve, Hinata was determined to change herself for the better. In fact, she exceeded everyone's expectations, becoming one of the series' more formidable warriors. Here a few reasons why Hinata from Naruto is more dangerous than you think.

Hinata's physical and mental evolution is one of the most impressive in the 'Naruto' universe

Being born in Hyuga Clan meant that Hinata was destined to undergo rigorous training in order to master the Gentle Fist technique. Blessed with the all-seeing Byukugan, Hinata's grasp of the Gentle Fist as a pupil allowed her to attack an opponent's chakra pathway systems with deadly accuracy. Despite a decent grasp of this skill, Hinata was still far behind her peers, including her sworn protector and prodigy Neji. Unable to catch up to Neji, Hinata develops alternative techniques, including the Protecting Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms. Her progression doesn't stop there, though. After the series' first time skip, Hinata vastly improves, demonstrating an advanced understanding of her clan's techniques in Naruto Shippuden. But it's not only Hinata's fighting ability that grows stronger after two years of intense practice. 

When Pain — one of the series' most powerful villains — attacks the Hidden Leaf Village and corners Naruto in a precarious position, Hinata is the only ninja brave enough to defend him. Although she is outmatched by Pain's godlike powers, she unleashes her Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists, a high-level secret technique that only the best of the Hyuga clan can use effectively. Hinata also masters the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms during the Fourth Great Ninja War, able to incapacitate an enemy with one hit to their chakra system — another example of her incredible prowess. 

While many others in her generation also evolved with incredible speed, Hinata arguably sits above most others. Transforming from a shy, unconfident child with a below-average grasp of her clan's technique to a blossoming, self-assured ninja with a mastery of the Gentle Fist, Hinata proves herself to be one of Naruto's most incredible characters — and one of the most deadly, too.