How Did The Second Hokage Die

    Known for his immense knowledge and for fighting prowess, The Second Hokage Tobirama Senju is one of the strongest and smartest characters we have seen in the Naruto world.

    Even with so little screentime he had in the 4th Great Ninja War, he captivated everyone with his charisma but this raises the question fans have been wondering How Did The Second Hokage Die? Who was able to kill such a man?

    How Did The Second Hokage Die?

    The Hokage have been the most well-known characters in Naruto, because of their role as the Leader of the Hidden Leaf Village and their immense power.

    But one Hokage stands out the most when it comes to making the Hidden Leaf Village the superpower it is right now. That is the second Hokage Tobirama Senju.

    Tobirama Senju's Death
    Tobirama Senju

    He is the Hokage who has done the most for the Hidden Leaf. All thanks to his hard work and vision Hidden Leaf is regarded as the best village in the entire Naruto world.

    All the shinobi system and jutsu he created have made him a legendary shinobi in the eyes of everyone. 

    So how did the Second Hokage die? The answer might surprise you.

    Events Leading To His Death

    During the First Great Ninja War, Tobirama and his subordinates were surrounded by the Kinkau Force from the Hidden Cloud Village.

    How Did The Second Hokage Die

    This force consisted of the Gold and Silver brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku and also 20 elite Jonin.

    Tobirama decided to act as a decoy to save his subordinates and before going off to his death he selects Hiruzen Sarutobi to be the next Hokage.

    Realizing This Was His End

    During the First Great Ninja War, after the first Hokage Hashirama Senju’s death, it was up to the second Hokage Tobirama Senju to make sure that his village reigns supreme and does not fall.

    He participated directly in the war with his subordinates which included the future Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Leader of Root Danzo Shimura, and the future village elders all as young teenagers.

    Tobirama Senju as 2nd Hokage
    Tobirama Senju as 2nd Hokage

    As explained to us by Shikamaru the Will of Fire, is to protect the King and the King is not the Hokage but the future generation.

    Tobirama sacrificed himself for the future generations of the Hidden Leaf who will inherit the Will of Fire as he did.

    What Was The Kinkaku Force?

    The Kinkaku Force consisted of the Gold and Silver brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku and 20 elite Jonin.

    Kinkaku and Ginkaku are fearsome ninjas who use the Treasured Tools of The Sage of Six Paths.

    By using these 3 tools they can seal any enemy they want.

    They have enormous chakra reserves as well which allows them to use these tools without any problems.

    They were assigned to capture the Nine-Tails, they were eventually eaten by the Nine-Tails they survived inside its belly and consumed its chakra for 2 weeks before the Nine-Tailed Fox was forced to throw them out.

    This allows them to become Jinchuriki to an extent and use the tailed beast chakra cloak with 6 Tails and still keep their consciousness, unlike most proper Jinchuriki who lose their minds and go on a rampage.

    This is all thanks to them being the descendants of the Sage of Six Paths.

    They were strong enough to make the Fourth Raikage think of leaving his position during the war to handle them since he thought no one might be able to stop them.

    How Strong Was Tobirama?

    Tobirama is easily one of the strongest, smartest, and fastest characters in the show.

    He is the most influential character as well since he created so many forbidden jutsu which ultimately led to them being used by so many important characters. 

    He defeated many Uchiha as a child and most notably he defeated Izuna Uchiha the younger brother of Madara Uchiha.

    Izuna was considered to be Madara’s equal since both of them had unlocked the Mangekyou Sharingan

    Itachis Mangekyou Sharingan Awakening 2

    Tobirama was also considered to be the fastest shinobi by even Madara. He was also considered to be one of the strongest when it came to Water Release since he developed it to fight against the Uchiha who were proficient users of the Fire Release.

    He was effortlessly able to cut the god tree with his water release. He was also a great sensory ninja and a great swordsman as well.

     He created many powerful jutsu some of which include:

    • The Flying Thunder God.
    • The Reanimation Jutsu.
    • The Shadow Clone Jutsu.

    The Influence of Tobirama

    When you think about it he created the jutsu which would become the main jutsu of the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze (The Flying Thunder God) and the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki (The Shadow Clone Jutsu).

    Minato Namikaze

    The organizations created by Tobirama are:

    • He created the ANBU black ops.
    • He created the Konoha Military Police Force.
    • He created the Chunin Exams.
    • He created the Ninja Academy System.

    All of these were adopted by other villages as well. This just speaks volumes about his intellect.


    Tobirama is one of the coolest characters in the Naruto franchise.

    He has influenced the Naruto world more than any other Hokage except for maybe Hahsirama even that is debatable.

    We are still seeing his influence even to this day in Boruto as well. Without Tobirama Naruto and Minato would not have had their main jutsu.

    He was also the reason we were able to see legendary dead shinobi fighting again in the Fourth Great Ninja War, which made the war way more interesting.

    Overall he is one of the best and most underrated characters in the show. 


    Q: How Did First and Second Hokage Died?

    A: Both the First and Second Hokage died during the First Great Ninja War. We don’t know the specific details of how they died but we do know Tobirama was killed by the Kinkaku Force.

    Q: Who Killed Hahsirama and Tobirama?

    A: Hahsirama and Tobirama were killed during the First Great Ninja War. We don’t know who killed Hashirama. 

    But we do know Tobirama was killed by the Kinkaku Force. Which consisted of the Gold and Silver brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku and 20 elite Jonin.

    Q: Who Defeated First Hokage?

    A: The first Hokage Hahsirama Senju fought many battles but due to his overwhelming fighting ability he was never defeated.

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