Naruto Uzumaki is the son of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and Kushina Uzumaki. Born more than a decade before the beginning of Naruto’s history, his birth was marked by a lot of tragedies and, in the midst of it all, he ended up becoming the Jinchuriki of the Nine Tails, a powerful chakra Tailed Beast.
Although the Nine-Tails is a great source of power, having it sealed inside turned out to be quite detrimental to Naruto’s life in the village and his growth as a ninja in many ways.
10 he lost his parents because he became a Jinchuriki
Naruto Uzumaki was born the day the Nine Tails attacked the village. After the beast was extracted from Kushina Uzumaki, Minato decided to die alongside his wife and use what little chakra he had left to split the Nine Tails and seal them on his son.
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Minato could have lived and raised Naruto if they hadn’t turned him into a Jinchuriki, but since the Hokage thought that Naruto would need his power to defeat the Masked Man, he has to give up his life.
9 Naruto didn’t know his family
Being a Jinchuriki affected Naruto’s life drastically, and one of them was not knowing who exactly his family was. Although his parents were dead, Naruto still had a godfather in Jiraiya that he had no idea about.
This was mainly because Naruto’s identity had to be kept secret and also because Jiraiya was hardly ever in the village at the time.
8 Naruto had to live most of his life alone
As the Jinchuriki of the Nine Tails, Naruto was to be protected by the village and therefore his identity was to be kept hidden as much as possible. For this reason, Naruto did not receive any special attention and had to live most of his life alone, even as a child.
Although Hiruzen did his best to watch over him, the hole in his heart could not be filled until he finally reunited with his teammates after graduating from the Academy.
7 He was always hated by the villagers
Naruto was the target of the villagers’ hatred and everyone looked at him with contempt for being the Jinchuriki of the Nine Tails. To prevent him from facing these problems, Hiruzen decided to ban the Nine-Tails from being talked about and thus prevent the younger generation from looking at Naruto with eyes of contempt.
Unfortunately, the older generation of the town hated him and held him responsible for the tragedy that befell them the night of the attack.
6 I had no friends as a child
Although Hiruzen did his best to keep the young generation from treating Naruto differently, his parents couldn’t do the same, so Naruto couldn’t make many friends as a child.
Sometimes Choji and Shikamaru behaved like his friends, however, others avoided him and preferred to keep their distance. Naruto only started making real friends later in the story, when he joined Team 7.
5 The nine tails affected his control of the chakras
The Nine Tails, while a great power once fully controlled, were a huge setback for Naruto as a child. Because his chakra was so large, it often disrupted Naruto’s own chakra flow and made him spend more than necessary, making his chakra control pretty bad.
This was one of the reasons why Naruto struggled with exercises like tree climbing and others that required precise chakra control and often slowed him down.
4 It was used as a weapon by the people
The Tailed Beasts were distributed by Hashirama Senju among the villages to maintain the balance of power. To tame this power, the villages held the Jinchuriki and used them as weapons to keep other nations at bay.
Naruto Uzumaki was, essentially, a Konohagakure weapon to be used against other villages. He was hardly considered human by the village elders.
3 Kurama often tried to take over her body
Every time Naruto got angry, Kurama’s chakra leaked out of the seal and the Seal of the Eight Trigrams slowly weakened. Kurama’s goal was to weaken the seal to the point that he could break free and kill Naruto in the process.
Naruto was always hurt by Kurama, even when he relied on his powers. Thus, he could not even trust him until he managed to befriend him in the end.
2 He hurt everyone around him
Naruto Uzumaki’s Nine-Tails power was a double-edged sword not only for him, but for his team as well. In the time of Naruto Shippuden, Naruto began to lose control of his Tailed Beast power after the fourth tail emerged.
When he was in this state, he could not distinguish friends from enemies, and because of this, he also hurt his friends, as seen when Sakura and even Jiraiya were injured when trying to confront him.
1 became a target of the Akatsuki
As Naruto was a Jinchuriki, he became the target of an organization that hunted the Tailed Beasts. This organization, called Akatsuki, managed to gather 7 of the 9 Tailed Beasts, with Naruto Uzumaki’s Nine Tails and Killer Bee’s Eight Tails being the only ones they failed to capture.
However, there were several attempts to steal the Nine Tails from Kurama, and because of this, Naruto could never be at peace.