A recent Instagram fan poll, which we hosted, where over 24,000 loyal Naruto and Boruto Naruto Next Generations fans took part in, shared their opinions on the best father figure in the Boruto series. There were three nominations, Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki and Orochimaru. And I need to point out that the results, were a little surprising.
Sasuke Uchiha has grown a lot since his angry terrorist teen days and has helped protect the village from threats, only few can compete with. He was also a crucial fighter in the Fourth Great Shinobi War and helped save the world. Meanwhile, as for Naruto, he’s become the Seventh Hokage, the saviour of Konoha and the world. Naruto is also the man to shape the greatest Shinobi alliance ever and bring peace to most of the world.
However, despite these two being some of the most influential and important ninjas in the series, they were overlooked by Orochiamru when is came to the quality of their parenting. The results weren’t even close by the way, as Orochimaru received 79% of the total votes for greatest father.
What makes this result so surprsingin is that Orochimaru was the first major villain in the Naruto series, with him killing the Kazekage (Gaara’s father) and the Third Hokage (Konohamru’s grandfather and Asuma’s father). Not only that, Orochimaru had killed and enslaved numerous people for the sake of his forbidden experiments.
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