The Hokage (火影, Fire Shadow) are the leaders of Konohagakure. They are generally the strongest in the village, although ideology and renown plays a large part in their being chosen for the position.
This page is meant to record the fanon shinobi who have become Hokage, and will not always be accurate with Kishimoto's canon Hokage as we cannot foresee who he will make Hokage in the future. In the fanon, seven shinobi have gained this title so far.
After being apointed, they are given a mansion to live in, and later on, have their faces carved out in the stone wall behind the mansion that so far has all seven Hokage carved into it.
List of Hokage
Main article: Hashirama Senju
The First Hokage (火影初代, Shodai Hokage; literally, "First or Founding Fire Shadow"), also known as Hashirama Senju, was the founder of Konoha, the older brother of the Second, and the grandfather of Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage of Konoha and Nawaki, Tsunade's kid brother. His full name was Hashirama Senju. The First was famous for his Mokuton (木製解放, Wood Release) jutsu, an ability to mix earth and water manipulated chakra to create the new element: wood. By converting chakra into life force, he was able to create actual trees. This ability also granted him power to control Bijū, bending them to his own will. He saw the people of Konoha as a part of his own family, and his legacy takes a firm root in the village.
He was originally the leader of the Senju clan of the Forest. In his early years, after fighting him constantly, he allied with Madara Uchiha, and the two of them founded Konoha. Later on, he came to disagree with Madara over the policies of the village. This conflict resulted in the battle with, and defeat of, Madara Uchiha at the Valley of the End.
It is later revealed that Orochimaru had implanted the First Hokage's DNA into sixty test subjects in an attempt to gain access to his Mokuton techniques and ability to control bijū, producing Tenzo (later given the code name Yamato). However, he lost track of the test subjects and didn't realize that one had survived.
He is later revived from the dead by Orochimaru using Impure World Resurrection to fight the Third Hokage during the invasion of Konoha arc. His soul is eventually sealed into the stomach of the Death God by the Third Hokage, along with his brother and Orochimaru's arms.
In manga chapter 336 is stated that he has fought with Kakuzu, the outcome of the battle is still unknown.
Main article: Second Hokage
The Second Hokage (二代目火影, Nidaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Second Fire Shadow") is the younger brother to the First Hokage and Tsunade's great-uncle. As the brother of the First, the Second Hokage was a member of the Senju Clan of the forest. He is also the former teacher and team leader of the disbanded Team Senju. He is greatly known for his abilities with Suiton Ninjutsu being able to use high level water jutsu with no water source nearby.
Main article: Hiruzen Sarutobi
The Third Hokage (三代目火影, Sandaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Third Fire Shadow"), otherwise known by his surname Sarutobi (猿飛). His given name is Hiruzen, and his surname, inspired by Sarutobi Sasuke, means "jumping like a monkey", further supported by his Summoning Technique which summons an ape; it should also be mentioned that his father's name was Sasuke Sarutobi, who also derives his name from the legendary Sarutobi Sasuke. His mentors, the First and Second Hokage, also nicknamed him "Monkey" (猿, Saru). Masashi Kishimoto originally planned for the Third Hokage to be a dog, but eventually dumped the idea for being "too weird".
Main article: Minato Namikaze
Minato Namikaze, a member of the Namikaze clan, mostly referred to as the Fourth, Fourth Hokage (四代目火影, Yondaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Fourth Fire Shadow"), or the Yellow Flash of Konoha (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光, Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō; English "Yellow Flash of the Leaf"), graduated from the Academy at the age of ten and would go on to become the student of Jiraiya. There he was taught the Summoning Technique and signed the contracts with the Toads. Minato mastered the technique, being the only person to fully control Gamabunta, a feat not even his sensei could do. His skills would further grow with the development of his own jutsu, the Rasengan (although he did not live long enough to complete it) and Flying Thunder God Technique.
After attaining the rank of Jōnin, Minato was given direction of his own team, which consisted of Kakashi Hatake, Rin and Obito Uchiha. Along with Kakashi, Minato's reputation greatly increased during the Third Great Ninja War, where his skills earned him the moniker of Konoha's Yellow Flash.
Later on, he became the Fourth Hokage, however, he is most famed for is his defeat of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. When the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked Konoha, Minato rushed to the village, where he and Gamabunta faced off against the Tailed Beast. Near the end of the battle, Minato made the ultimate sacrifice: using the Dead Demon Consuming Seal, he sealed the demon fox into his newborn son, Naruto, in exchange for his own life. His dying wish was that Naruto be viewed as a hero, and not the container of the demon fox, a request most of the villagers did not honor.
Main article: Tsunade Senju
Tsunade Senju is the Granddaughter of the First and one of the "Legendary Three Ninja" (伝説の三忍, Densetsu no Sannin). Tsunade is also known as the "Legendary Sucker" for her love of gambling. During her first appearance, because of her love for gambling, her assistant Shizune is seen carrying around a briefcase filled with I.O.Us (I Owe You). Also she is a brilliant Medic-Nin, whos skills is known far and wide.
After the Third died and Jiraiya declined being given the title of Hokage, he thought that Tsunade might be a more apropriate fit, and also speculated that her Medic skills would be of good use to heal the wounded ones from the previous invasion.
After a long journey which included teaching Naruto the Rasengan, and encoutering Orochimaru and Kabuto in a difficult fight, Tsunade finally agrees to become Hokage and becomes Seireitou's wife.
Main article: Jūjika Kushizashi
Jūjika Kushizashi (串刺し十字火, Kushizashi Jūjika) is the Sixth Hokage (六代目火影, Rokudaime Hokage). He was made Hokage greatly based on his Fire Release techniques and combinations, especially his legendary Fire Conversion Technique. He is also said to be one of the more powerful leaders of Konoha in recent times, exceeding all those between him and Hiruzen Sarutobi. He aspired to become Hokage after seeing the faults of the previous Hokage caused him to lose those he held dear.
Jūjika is extremely skilled in the usage of fire style techniques, having several self-in vented techniques, as well as some wind and lightning techniques. His most powerful skill, however, is his Fire Conversion Technique, which allows him to change fire to energy, and vice-versa. He is the adoptive father of Josho Adashino, taking the child in when he arrived in Konoha. He lost the title when he surrendered it following his battle with Koga Tensei.
Main article: Koga Tensei
Koga Tensei (天声古雅, Tensei Koga) is the Seventh Hokage (七題名火影, Shichidaime Hokage); a rank he obtained by defeating the former Hokage, Jūjika Kushizashi. After the events of the Fourth Great Shinobi War, many years before he became Hokage, Koga was made the fourth Jinchūriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. He is skilled in Space-Time Ninjutsu, even going so far as to suggest that he is on par with the Second and Fourth Hokages in this respect. He is the youngest Hokage to have ever taken the title and the second youngest Kage ever; the youngest being Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage.
He is the first jinchūriki to become a Hokage and the second Hokage to be able to completely control the Nine-Tailed Fox; the other being the First Hokage, Hashirama, who controlled it after forcing it out of Madara Uchiha's control during thier climactic battle.