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    What Is Shadow Hokage In ‘Naruto’?

    ‘Naruto’ is one of the most-watched anime of all time. Its amazing plotline, wonderful characters, and friendships might have a little something to do with its popularity that keeps on rising. One of the most important characters in the entire franchise is Sasuke Uchiha. He is the last of the Uchiha clan and is Naruto’s friend. 

    Sasuke is called the Shadow Hokage by Naruto and is considered one of the most important figures in Konoha. Fans are aware of who the Hokage is, but they are unsure as to what exactly the Shadow Hokage is. Read to find out. 

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    What Is The Hokage?

    The Hokage hat
    The Hokage hat

    The Hokage is part of the five Kage of the ‘Naruto’ world. There are a total of five Kage, Raikage, Tsuchukage, Mizukage, Kazekage, and Hokage. They are the most important figures in the Land of Hi, hence they get their name ‘Hokage’. 

    The position was created by Hashirama Senju who was the first Hokage himself. It was created to be given to Madara, but the villagers chose Hashirama instead and that sparked jealousy and insecurity in Madara. He was worried that the Hokage position would forever remain with the Senju clan if this happened. 

    This hierarchy was followed by all the villages and the current Hokage is Naruto, who is the seventh Hokage. Ironically, Madara’s fear came true because all the Hokage of Konoha has some connection to the Senju clan. Most fans are already aware of all this, so let’s find out what the shadow Hokage is. 

    What Is The Shadow Hokage?

    Uchiha Sasuke
    Uchiha Sasuke

    There is no official position known as the Shadow Hokage in the history of Konoha, nor in any other village. However, Naruto called Sasuke shadow Hokage because he deals with all the threats to the village from outside the village. 

    Whilst Naruto is the village’s face and deals with anything and everything from inside the village, Sasuke does something opposite to it. After Naruto, Sasuke is the strongest Shinobi not only in Konoha but in all of the five nations. That makes him one of the few capable people to handle threats to the world. 

    That’s exactly what Sasuke does. He protects the village of Konoha as well as the five nations as a Hokage does. This is why Naruto refers to him as the Shadow Hokage. He has mentioned in the anime of ‘Boruto’, that while he protects the village from the inside, Sasuke protects it from the outside. That’s what a Shadow Hokage is and why Sasuke was termed that. 

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    Riya Dubey
    Riya Dubey
    Riya Dubey is a Content Writer at First Curiosity. She is deep into the anime realm - both personally and professionally - of her own accord. She loves to read books and manga, and needless to say, spends hours watching anime. She is very curious and likes to learn new things.

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