Hiruzen Sarutobi was the Third Hokage of the Hidden Leaf. Hiruzen was trained by both Hashirama and Tobirama Senju. Both of them considered him to a prodigy.
Hiruzen remains the youngest ever Hokage in the history of Konohagakure. We never saw him at his at full potential.
So, today I decided to describe the full power of Hiruzen Sarutobi at his prime. Let’s begin!
Hiruzen was the considered the strongest Hokage in his prime. He shared the title of “God of Shinobi” with Hashirama Senju, who possessed the Wood release.
Hiruzen didn’t have any kekkei genkai and still had the same epithet as Hashirama. Hiruzen was able to use all the five natures. He also knew about every jutsu of every clan in Konohagakure.
Hiruzen was also the longest serving Hokage of Konoha. Hiruzen had great chakra reserves despite being 68-69 years old. These are just some of the achievements of Hiruzen Sarutobi. Now moving on to his power level.
Hiruzen was able to fight against Orochimaru in the Konoha Crush. He was able to thwart his plans despite fighting him alone. Also, Orochimaru used the reanimated First and Second Hokage against Hiruzen.
Despite all of this, Hiruzen was able to seal away the two Hokage and both of Orochimaru’s arms.
Even Orochimaru acknowledged that if Hiruzen was 10 years younger then there would be no competition at all. Hiruzen also had the adamantine staff which could cut through anything. Judging by this, Hiruzen was on the same level as Orochimaru in his prime. We can easily conclude that Orochimaru was nowhere Hiruzen’s level. In my personal opiniom, Minato, Tsunade, Tobirama, Kakashi were less powerful than Hiruzen in his prime. Only Naruto was way above Hiruzen’s level. Hashirama might just edge because of his sage mode and wood release. But, it’s a really close call.
So, that’s it from me. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave your comments about my theory.