Ever since the advent of the digital age and the recent cultural zeitgeist, people have grown to be fond of various cultures as well as enjoy many types and interpretations of media and entertainment. As a result many fans often fantasize about crossing their favorite characters over to another universe of their choice.
The answer to the question of whether Naruto could ever beat Thanos is a resounding NO simply because of the fact that Thanos has strength and powers that even Naruto can’t match at his strongest.
Naruto VS Thanos
Before we let our combatants fight against each other, we first have to know a bit about who they are and what abilities, skills, and powers they possess in order to make and objective calculation on the winner of this bout.
First up, we have the wonder boy of the Hidden Leaf Village who eventually grows to be the Hero of the Hidden Leaf, Naruto Uzumaki. Many fans of the anime know his story by heart: a young boy who was unfortunate enough to be cursed as a host for the Nine-Tails and was therefore shunned by his community.
His coming-of-age adventures with his peers culminate into him taking down every single threat to his village and loved ones and in the process, earning him the title of Hokage and Hero of the Hidden Leaf.
Thanos is one of the most prominent villains we see on the worldwide blockbuster “The Avengers” and is one of the hardest adversaries our heroes have had to face thus far. He is a warlord who hailed from Titan and his prime objective is to bring balance to the universe by using the Infinity Gauntlet to grant his wish.
This scheme was eventually stopped by our heroes but not until Thanos gave them a taste of what it would be like if he were to succeed in halving the population of the entire galaxy.
Now that we’ve gotten to know a bit about our contestants, now it is time for them to do battle until one victor emerges.
Can Naruto Beat Thanos?
As much as people love an underdog story, our orange haired ninja just stands no chance against a titan capable of destroying an entire universe. According to the comics and even the films themselves, Thanos is incredibly strong even without the infinity gauntlet. So strong that the entire team of the Avengers was almost not enough to bring him down when he launched a full-frontal assault.
If Thanos has the Infinity Gauntlet, he would then be nigh omnipotent and has any number of ways he can kill or neutralize the orange-haired Hokage. That being said, why don’t we get a bit more detailed?
When it comes to strength, Thanos has this one in spades even without the Power stone. He is comparable to Hulk in size and strength but as many fans of the anime know, Naruto doesn’t just rely on strength when it comes to beating his opponent.
So let’s talk about speed. Naruto does have this one which may give him an edge if he is able to weave in and out of the fight while wearing Thanos down… until Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet, of course. The gauntlet Thanos wears makes him everywhere and nowhere at the same time which sounds like a lot faster than moving at lightspeed.
Can Naruto Beat Thor?
Now suffering a defeat at the hands of a near omnipotent titan with an unusually large glove fitted with gems, Naruto then looks for another contender and comes face to face with Thor, the God of Thunder, brother of the mischievous Loki and son of the One-eyed God, Odin. And so we ask, who would win?
The victory this time will have to go to the God of Thunder. Thor has a strong resistance to energy based attacks and can almost render them useless with the help of his hammer, Mjolnir. That, unfortunately, is a fatal handicap for Naruto since a lot of the techniques he is familiar with are chakra and energy based assaults.
And so it comes down to close quarter combat but Thor also has Naruto beat on this front. Being an ascendant and a resident of Asgard, the realm of gods, Thor is naturally blessed with an incredibly strong physique and can tank any number of punches and kicks from Naruto if he so wished.
So all in all, our orange haired shinobi would be suffering another devastating loss from the God of Thunder himself. Naruto doesn’t go down without a fight though and gets a few good licks at Thor for sure, but at the end of the day, a defeat is a defeat. Thor is just too bulky and strong for Naruto to be able to overwhelm.
Can Naruto Beat The Avengers?
Our orange haired shinobi has suffered another loss and is now standing at a devastating score of 0-2. Why don’t we give him one last shot and put him against the rest of the Avengers and see if the ninja can drag out a win somewhere.
Iron Man would definitely give Naruto a hard time with his incredible machinery but this match will have to go to Naruto. When it comes to speed, Iron Man would be able to keep pace with Naruto but the ninja has much more raw damage compared to a suit that relies on nuclear power to pump sporadic energy blasts.
Captain America would go down swinging as well, but Naruto will just be able to overwhelm the super soldiers with ninjutsu and various other techniques at his disposal. Sure Captain America is genetically engineered to not feel fatigued but Naruto can match the captain’s stamina when he was four so you can see where this battle is heading.
Black Widow and Hawkeye
Naruto takes the win versus these two as well. I’m sure there is no need to elaborate further but for the sake of the very few ones who don’t know, Black Widow and Hawkeye are a tag team composed of a rogue assassin and trained vigilante. They do not have super powers, just above average senses.
Of all the members of the Avengers, this matchup would be the most interesting and the winner here would not be determined by strength or damage output as well. Naruto’s win condition here would not be to overwhelm the opponent (because there is no chance of that happening against Bruce Banner) but to be able to talk and soothe the Hulk since the Hulk is only ever big and green when he’s angry.
In conclusion, if Naruto cannot deduce that he can beat the Hulk by ending the battle as quickly as possible and soothing him, then he wins. If Naruto drags the battle out, he loses the battle of attrition and the Hulk takes the victory.