Nah, Sasuke might be against Madara and Obito, but he's still got evil in him. Plus he doesn't have a good track record.
Hashirama: The leader of the Senju clan, user of the Wood-style and has a Jinchuriki wife. Tobirama: 1st's brother with expert Water Jutsu. Hiruzen: Willing to give his life for a mission and was recognized by 2nd as an awesome Hokage. Minato: Was a war hero in the 3rd Ninja War and was so skilled, enemies ninjas were told to run like f***. XD Tsunade: Best medical ninja and one of the legendary Sannin considered the Leaf's best. .... Sasuke: Betrayed the Leaf Village, joined Orochimaru (Killer of Hiruzen), killed the Leaf's spy on Akatsuki, joined Akatsuki, was close to kidnapping Killer Bee for the Eight Tails, gate-crashed the Kage meeting, resulting in Raikage losing his arm, killed the Leaf's temp Hokage Danzo and was gonna kill Naruto, a potential Hokage.
Tobirama: inadvertadly set everything in motion for the Uchiha Massacre
Hiruzen: was a failure as a Hokage who sacrificed his life and failed anyway
Minato: is a crappy father who was Hokage for something like a week
Tsunade: only became Hokage because Jiraiya
Sasuke: Chose to sacrifice his happiness to avenge the parents and clan that he loved, joined Orochimaru(who Hiruzen failed to kill), betrayed and Killed Orochimaru (Technically), killed the member of the Akatsuki that kidnapped the Kazekage, defeated the 8 tails while protecting his new team, forgave his brother for killing their clan and decided to take revenge against the village that allowed all this to happen, killed Danzo (The man who allowed the village to get destroyed so it would make Tsunade look weak so he could take over and try to take over all the other villages). Tried to kill Naruto (True but then Sakura tried to kill Sasuke), held his own against 4 Kage's and even even wounded one. now realizes that he was wrong in only looking for revenge and wants to change the world for the better,
He made a lot of hard choices as Hokage, including the massacre of the Uchiha, then took it on himself to protect Sasuke from unfriendly eyes. Sasuke owes his life partly to Hiruzen.
Minato was Hokage for a week, and in that time he stopped Kuruma's rampage, saved the Leaf and gave the Leaf a new saviour.
Jiraiya knew he wouldn't be a good Hokage, he runs off to brothels on a moment's notice, peeps on women and writes erotic novels. What would be his first act as Hokage? Remove the walls on women's hot springs? Tsunade was far better as a Hokage considering she's mastered Medical Ninjutsu and powerful Taijutsu.
Considering the people he was trying to avenge were conspirators against the Leaf. He didn't kill Orochimaru to be a good boy, if he did, he'd have ran back to the Leaf. He didn't kill him, he defeated him so he could get information about Itachi, Deidara killed himself. And that's.....good? Again, for bad intentions. Again, that's not good.
Every Decision he made went ffrom bad to worse, only protected Sasuke because Itachi asked/begged him to, in the end could have told Sasuke the truth and Itachi could have stayed and maybe worked things out. Could have killed Orochimaru years before but didn't which played a small part in Jiraiyas death.
Abandoned his son with Kuruma sealed in his son, made sure nobody knew that Naruto was his son which could have saved him from neglect in the same village he saved.
Tsunade is an Alcoholic with a gambling addiction
Sometimes the best intentions are done for the wrong reasons, Killed two members of the Akatsuki, Danzo(Who betrayed the leaf by not aiding them in the invasion of pain Arc and in the end decided he wanted to be like his brother and protect the leaf (Thus forgiving them...Unless the writers have a change of heart)
And who chose Hashirama to become Hokage, and went in a tantrum about it later?
And who showed compassion to Itachi when everyone else saw him as a killer? And Orochimaru had nothing to do with Jiraiya's death, it was all Nagato's doing.
Wasn't it Minato's last words to Hiruzen to make sure Naruto is seen as a hero to the village? It wasn't the Hokages that screwed up there, it was the villagers.
So? Does that hinder her performances as Hokage?
Were the words "Oh! He's the one who kidnapped Gaara. Maybe I should kill him to make good fortunes with the Leaf!" or "Oh, he's the one who killed the Uchiha clan! If I kill him, I'll be a Leaf hero!" ringing in his ears? No. Besides, even if you overlook his track record of killing and betrayals, which everybody won't, his personality is selfish and cold hearted. All the Hokages are warm hearted and selfless. Four out of five of the Hokages died for the village, and the Fifth was certainly close to.
Not really. After he encountered Naruto, he took it on himself to become more like Naruto, which may have gotten him the Kazekage role. Notice everyone feared him before he met Naruto, but after the two fought and he adopted Naruto's way of thinking, he not only began fighting to protect others, but nobody feared or despised him. Hell, in the start of the 4th ninja war, it was his words that inspired his forces. Not very fearful or despised
I disagree in two things: first, I don't cosider Hiruzen such a great Hokage, he had some dirty buisnesses on him. I mean, he agrred to kill Neji's father instead of Hinata's, he made Itachi do what he did to his own family... Sure he gave up his life to save Konoha, but what I mean is he wasn't sait. Second: Sasuke have not just bad things on his account. Joining Orochimaru wasn't that bad, after all, he got proper training and than he killed the guy. He tried to capture Killer Bee, but he DIDN'T. You can't put on him something he was just planing to do (like killing Naruto), if he did not do it.
He might have done many terrible things, so it's easy for you to say "he still got evil in him", but tell me honestly, who doesn't? And to conclude, I'll say he still got goodness in him. And that is probably, how Naruto himself sees it. Although he won't give up Hokage's name so easyly
If Hiruzen didn't sacrifice Neji's father, then he would have given the Cloud ninja the Byakugan, with Hizashi's seal, it meant the Leaf could pass Hizashi as Hiyashi, and still keep the secrets of the Byakugan safe. And if they didn't give neither, it would've resulted in full scale war with the Cloud ninja. Plus, if I recall correctly, didn't Hizashi second the plan?
And the same went for the Itachi incident. If Hiruzen didn't use Itachi, then it would've resulted in the Uchiha's Coup, killing hundreds of innocent civilians, and prompting the other village's to take action, causing another war. What would you have done to avoid total catastrophe? It might not have been the morally just way, but it had to be done.
A person tries to kill a man, I think that would go down as attempted murder. A person tries to kidnap a child, I think that would go down as attempting to kidnap. Either way, Sasuke was guilty of trying to kidnap Killer Bee and the Eight Tails. I think the Raikage calmed down after getting his brother back, but Sasuke still tried it.
I littered once, doesn't mean I should be locked up with murderers and rapists :/
Then what would happen if Sasuke got the Hokage job? I think he would probably rule the Leaf village with an iron fist for oppressing the Uchiha all those years. Besides, what would be the other Kage's reactions when they find out Sasuke would be put in charge? I think they wouldn't be too impressed. Look at Gaara, he's Naruto's best friend and he sees Naruto's strength, especially at the war. Raikage, Naruto dodged a punch from him, last person to do that was a Hokage, so he too recognizes Naruto as a Hokage. Oonoki, he saw Naruto one-up his mentor. Lastly Tsunade, I don't think she'd leave the Hokage post to Sasuke, after she put so much faith in Naruto's abilities.
No no no, you misunderstood me. I'm not saying, that Sasuke should be Hokage. I'm just pointing out, that you kind of gloryfied Hiruzen and demonized Sasuke, while both have the other side too. Hiruzen wasn't perfect, not even close. Sorry, but I don't belive in "smaller evil", when you have to kill someone to save someone else. And Sasuke... in my personal opinion, he's not bad, he is easyly manipulated, at first by his brother, than Orochimaru, and Madara ofcuorse. He is just a boy, who misses his family and wants to make things right. He's unlucky to be talented and powerful, so everybody wants him. I realy think ppl put labels on him way too fast. Once again, I'm not saying he hasn't done anything wrong, I'm saying he is not as bad as many ppl think.
Yes, he could do better. But he is naive. I think he was left alone too soon and he just don't have opinion on his own. He does what others want him to do. It's just that he's listening to wrong ppl. If he wouldn't blindly follow Itachi's will, he wouldn't end up being bad. Ppl around him have bad influanceon him. I don't remember chapter, but during Chunin's exam in the begining, when Orochimaru orders Kabuto to kidnap Sasuke from hospital, he says something like "Naruto has too big influance on him, so we have to seperate them as soon as possible." But I think that goes even further. Not just Naruto, but everybody around him. You can't say he hasn't done anything good in his life. What about wave country, when he protected Naruto by taking shot for him? Later on he's pursuing Gaara, Kankurou and Temari and tries to stop them, as he's told. Trying to kill Itachi, when everybody belives he is traitor. He kills Orochimaru and Deidara, ppl considered as dangerous. He forbids Suigetsu to kill anyone, so he doesn't want unnessesery death. While fighting with Killer Bee he protecting his friends. After he gives them time to recover. He DOES give a damn about ohers.
To put it in short, I think Sasuke is lost and naive, which makes him easy to manipulate. I don't think he is bad to the core, quite opposite, deep inside, he is a good person. Ppl make mistakes, that's all.
That's true, I suppose. He's like Naruto's shadow, he does all the same things as Naruto, but in the wrong end of the spectrum. I just think Sasuke's dark side can be a little overzealous, his evil laugh for example. So you don't think Sasuke is cut out for Hokage?
Hmmm, I don't know. I think he and Sakura would make good advisors for Naruto (after all Naruto is not very smart and eager to do paper work). With Naruto's spirit, Sakura's brain (I hate this bitch, but I have to hand it to her) and Sasuke's expirience it would be magnificent. But I don't think that's what will happen. Wouldn't be supprised if Sasuke became Hokage, while Naruto some kind of ambasador for all nations.
Well Naruto spent his life wanting to become Hokage, and all of a sudden, Sasuke, who's spent most of his life in darkness, suddenly waltzes up and says he'll be pinching the Hokage role? I'd be insulted too.
Yeah, that method would be...pretty bad And Sasuke would make an awesome DICKtator xD
And I love how everyone's jumping on the Hokage bandwagon, just when Naruto is showing the most potential to become Hokage. Mind you, Sakura always had faith in Naruto's abilities to become Hokage, shown by her determination to keep his Hokage dream alive at the Chunin Exam. Gotta love the tsundere kind; they won't say it to their face, but they really like them, huh? xD
Guess Kishimoto wanted to have some kind of running gag... As long as Naruto stays alive there should be no other real Hokage successor. Like you said in your little list (original comment) the other Kages all did something FOR the village, not like Sasuke. Naruto: Kyuubis Jinjuriki (kind of protects the world from it, even if Kyuubi is good now), defeated Pain and managed to bring everyone back to life and that at the age of what? 16? 90% of the story would become useless if someone else becomes Hokage, ok as long as naruto is alive (and I hope that doesn't change), otherwise there has to be another one. BUT NOT SASUKE! O.0
I never really liked Sakura as a character, but maybe Naruto and Sasuke both die during this fight or while trying to become Hokage and she will be Tsunades successor. I would hate that end, but it's not that unrealistic. After all Naruto said that if he dies, Sasuke would die with him...
I'd hate it if Sasuke would become Hokage. It would send a right good message out: "Oh, hey! You spent around 70% of the story terrorizing the Leaf village, killing their Hokages, abandoning the people who call you their friend, but don't worry, we got a Hokage seat warmed for you!" I say he doesn't become Hokage, but him and his Team Taka become somewhat shadow guardians of the Leaf Village, coming when the Leaf Village is in great danger and come to join the fight while it's at it's critical. That would be awesome, cus then it would be like Sasuke's redemption.
That ending would suck as well! And it would send another bad message: "You spent 100% of the story dedicated to saving those you love and not asking for anything in return. You're evil and will die with no reward!" I like Sakura, but she wouldn't make a good Hokage, I like Hokages that have a wide range of Jutsu that both intimidate their opponent and helps to protect their village, and Naruto fits those bills
I still hope that Kishi will deliver us a good and reasonable ending, no trollolo shit (well you never know, after all we're talking about Kishimoto here -.-). A friend of mine had an idea like you. Naruto Hokage and Sasuke something like the ANBU leader, his secret weapon always working in the shadows. Together they could change the future, but when they keep being all stupid about this...OK it still was Sasukes idea to steal dreams^^ that bastard!
Yeah, he's a bastard xD Everyone in the Leaf Village, including Sasuke was all 'Naruto will never become Hokage', and now that they're seeing Naruto have a chance at it, they're all like 'We'll become Hokage!' Hypocrites xD
The thing is now that Sasuke knows the truth, he has no hobbys left like: killing innocent people, destroying villages, kidnapping others and so on. Now he needs a hobby and since he was a bastard from the beginning, it shouldn't be to hard for him to be a giant douchebag now. He probably lost his left ball while his 'training' with pedomaru, now he gotta compensate^^
Hm... now that i think of it, that clothes really suit him, i see him as hokage, but with Naruto, if he manages to stay alive, of course xD. (and yeah, i don't care about Sakura, no matter what she does, she was an useless character till the beginning of the series)