One of the Naruto The most notable feature of the series is that the villains rarely survive as such until the very end, as their lives and perspectives are altered after fighting the series’ protagonist. However, one villain’s actions were particularly vile to the point where he didn’t deserve Naruto’s atonement. In a world filled with powerful ninjas capable of performing amazing and terrifying feats, war and violence have ruled many lands with an iron fist. However, no one can match the inhuman cruelty that Nagato/Pain displayed when he took control of the Village hidden in the rain.
During Jiraiya’s fateful mission to gather information about the leader of the terrorist organization Akatsuki, he successfully infiltrated Rain Village and skillfully captured and interrogated a shinobi guard. However, in chapter #369, titled “About Pain,” Naruto’s mentor learns the brutal and terrible truth about what happened to the former leader of the Rain Village, Hanzo of the United States. giant salamander, who is feared and respected by many ninja villages. The new lord of the Rain village and leader of Akatsuki, Pain, didn’t just kill Hanzo; He made sure that anyone who came in contact with him paid with his life in an act of near genocide unmatched in the entire series.
The pain that systematically killed every man, woman and child associated with Hanzo
The captured Ninja Rain revealed to Jiraiya that the civil war on the mainland had long since ended thanks to “Lord Pain’s Retribution”. He went on to reveal that Pain “…was also killed [Hanzo’s] parents, wife and children. Even distant relatives and colleagues, down to the last child…until there is nothing and no one left.” Fans of the series know the truth about Pain’s identity and the heartbreaking story of Nagato’s origins. However, Hanzo’s lineage and complete annihilation of killing children having only a nominal connection to the former leader of the Rain Village felt like a few steps too far, even if Hanzo had already killed him. Yahiko, Pain’s best friend.
Naruto’s world is certainly a cruel one, but even the main antagonists of the series, Madara Sasuke and Kaguya Otsutsuki, have never shown such contempt for human life. Even Orochimaru, who is considered to be conducting human experiments like a mad surgeon, has never reached the same length as Pain did during his crusade against Hanzo. Killing everyone who even had a remote connection with the former leader of Rain is very close to the concept of genocide. And yet, as is customary for the series, at the end of Naruto’s epic battle with Pain, he redeemed Nagato.
Nagato’s crimes are too great to be redeemed
It was a powerful moment for Naruto, who had given up his desire to avenge the death of his master Jiraya and the destruction of Konoha at the hands of Pain. Nagato’s forgiveness demonstrated the power of his belief to end his seemingly endless cycle of hatred. It is a habit (many fans will say bad) of the series that even the most despicable villains have reasons for their actions, and they are always redeemed in the end by one way or another. However, what Nagato did to Hanzo’s family, colleagues, and associates is one of the worst (possibly the worst) crimes seen in the series. This makes Nagato/Pain a strong contender for the title of worst villain in Narutoand his ultimate redemption is even more questionable.