The Kages are village leaders of high ranks. They was originally only in the five main country villages leaders. But, there are a lot of other kages. While Kages do retain a high status it dosn't necessairly mean that they are the strongest ninja in their village.
Fanon Kage list:
- 22nd Shikage
- Seven Forest Summoners
- Gokage Sennin
- Tupac Shakur (According to User:K-dog the gangsta)