As we see in many anime age usually doesn’t disadvantage fighters as much as it does in real life however, we do still see a reduction in power from some older characters in Naruto but its usually only a slight difference.
As we slowly enter the next generation, it will be interesting to see if the older characters have a similar impact as the old characters from the original Naruto series and Shippuden.
So I have created a list going from the weakest old Naruto ninja’s to the strongest, also I have included reanimation as bringing the dead back to life and making them immortal.
Also this list is not about who was stronger in their peak and instead is about who was the most powerful in their old age.
A legendary puppet wielder in her prime, she with the help of Sakura, was still capable of taking down her grandson Sasori.
Kakuzu was the eldest character in the Naruto series, he became a member of the Akatsuki and survived a battle against the first Hokage Hashirama Senju.
Tsunade became the fifth Hokage and with her 100 healing’s technique was pretty much immortal while she has Chakra. She was renowned as one of the Legendary Sannin, had incredible brute strength and was the greatest medical ninja to ever live.
Managed to defeat the Gara’s father the 4th Kazekage, is also a member of the three Legendary Sannin, almost destroyed Konoha, which resulted in the death of the third Hokage and knew countless justu’s such as the reanimation technique.
The theirs Tsuchikage showed that he still had a some bit left in his old body during the 4th great shinobi war. Also he is the only known living character who can fly and only the second ninja capable of using the particle style jutsu.
2. Hiruzen Sarutobi
The third Hokage was capable of defeating Orochimaru, despite his old age but sadly he still perished in the process. Hiruzen was incredibly powerful and is the second person renowned as the god of shinobi.
Had many students who become incredible shinobi but he was also worldwide in his own rite as one of the three Legendary Sannin. Jirya was able to use Sage mode and fought against Pain without any prior knowledge and managed to kill a number of them. Jirya has to be the strongest character above the age of 50 on the series, sadly we barley got to see him at his best.
The mysteries of Hashirama Senju that we will most likely never know.