As we know Naruto has become the seventh Hokage and in Boruto we assume Naruto will sadly pass away or at the least be missing, as this is sadly hinted from what Kawaki says in the Boruto manga.
Now obviously this is a sneak peak into a time very far in the future, and we don’t know what Kawaki actually means when he implies something has happened to Naruto, when speaking to Boruto.
However, must assume that Naruto wither dies or incapable of fighting, only because if the hero’s of the past continue to be the hero’s then what the point of Boruto? For Boruto to succeed the old must step aside, and as we know Masashi Kishimoto isn’t afraid to kill off characters.
But anyway that’s for another time, for now lest assume Naruto has in fact been killed by Kawaki, so from that timeframe is looks as if Boruto is quite young still therefore Sarada, Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter, is still too young to be Hokage despite her ambitions.
Therefore, I assume the next Hokage will be someone from the previous generations, and so I believe if it comes down to strength and intelligence then Sasuke would have to be the best option.
Sasuke is second only to Naruto but we also have to remember that even Naruto admitted that he had let himself go in the Boruto movie since he became Hokage, so as a result Sasuke should now be even stronger than what Naruto was.
So I believe Sasuke can be the best option if Naruto is to step down or if he was forced to, but obviously Sasuke wouldn’t be the only candidate, so if not Sasuke then who are the other options?
We cant expect Oroochimaru to be in contention as he was when the fourth Hokage was being decided. Even if he is no longer an enemy to the village, one of the last Legendary Sannin , or one of the strongest and most experienced ninjas in the world, his sins most likely can never be forgiven.
Then comes Shikamaru, arguably the smartest shinobi the Hidden Leaf, but his strength I don’t feel is at a kage level.
However, he is still a jounin and mixed with his tactic abilities he can be incredibly dangerous however, even he admitted that the role of an adviser is better suited for him, compared to the position of Hokage.
So that’s why I doubt Shikamaru will ever be Hokage and even if he is offered the position, I think he will turn it down.
Next we should not forget the grandson of the third Hokage Konohamaru, even when we first met the little kid way back when Naruto first began, he let us know of his ambitions to become the greatest and one day Hokage.
We haven’t seen much of him as an adult yet, but what we do know is that his talent and persistence is up there along with Naruto’s. Even if he didn’t make an impact during the fourth great ninja war, we have to remember as a child he mastered the Rasengan and defeated one of six paths of Pain.
If it’s not Sasuke who becomes Hokage, then it has to be Konohamaru who takes on the role, but we also have to take into account if Naruto has died, then the Village needs the best of the best and Sasuke just fits that category perfectly, even if he only takes the role temporarily.
Unless Sasuke has died as well, which is highly likely considering he is nowhere to be seen defending the village in the few glimpses we have seen from the Boruto manga, then I feel he is the best option.
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