HashiramaSenju (千手柱間, SenjuHashirama) was the leader of the Senju Clan and was one of the founders of the Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves) as well its First Hokage. He was also the mentor of the Third Hokage, HiruzenSarutobi.
Leader of Senju Clan
HashiramaSenju (千手柱間, SenjuHashirama) was a member of a clan that is one of four noble clans known as the Senju clan. He was a contemporary of MadaraUchiha, who would later be his rival and brother-in-law as well. He grew up in times when most shinobi used to fight with their own style without any rules or tactics. This approach to battle by a nuke in during that time has been considered barbaric and brutal even from what some have called times before ninja. As such, HashiramaSenju had originally held no love for battle nor had the desire to battle despite his strong abilities.
His dream was to achieve peace between humanity and ninjas. He hoped that he would be able to end things without violence, even though he knew it might not be possible. When HashiramaSenju first met MadaraUchiha, he saw himself in him as both of them had similar dreams and wanted to become Hokage. Thus, both HashiramaSenju and Madara became close friends at some point, being able to understand each other with their ideals.
One of the Founder of Konoha Village
Hashirama, also known as HashiramaSenju (千手柱間, SenjuHashirama), was a member of the famed Senju clan. He would later become known as The God of Shinobi (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami) and would be revered as one of Konoha’s greatest shinobi ever. During his lifetime he came to be known as The Professor (プロフェッサー, Purofessā). After his death, he would continue to be regarded by future generations as nothing short of a god.
Hashirama was born in Iwagakure as Mutsuki, and had at least one brother; his name is unknown. In time, both he and his brother came to be known as HashiramaSenju (千葉柱間, lit. thousand hands) and Tatsuma (橙), respectively. At some point in time, he became a shinobi of Konohagakure.
One of the Founding Members of Leaf Ninja
HashiramaSenju was one of three powerful shinobi that founded Leaf village and its ninja force. Throughout history, HashiramaSenju has been referred to as The God of Shinobi, The Unrivaled Shinobi, and the God of War. His skills in warfare were such that stories still exist today about his vast strength and power. In battle, he is reputed to have been able to command vast armies of ninjas single-handedly. His skills in crafting Jutsu were also greatly admired and despite their high rarity, many techniques from his era survive even into the present day.
Because of his abilities, Akamaru was feared by all and defeated more than half of what would become Hidden Leaf’s clans. During his time as leader of Leaf village, he was able to stop many wars before they began by settling disputes between villages through diplomatic meetings. Although these meetings would often last for days, his ability to resolve such matters peacefully helped maintain peace for many years after his death. His power earned him a reputation as one of Konoha’s strongest shinobi ever and despite being surpassed by MadaraUchiha in recent history, he is still regarded as one of Konoha’s most powerful shinobi to have ever lived.
The Mentor of Hiruzen Sarutobi
Hashirama was known to be a very kind man and greatly valued friendship. He treated his comrades as equals, despite their differences in status and opinion. While regarded as a great leader by many, including Tobirama who stated that he continued to view HashiramaSenju with admiration. Despite his death during their first steps toward conflict after becoming adults, Hashirama himself stated that there were many things that he did not know. He was also willing to do anything and everything to achieve peace, even if it meant lying or betraying those closest to him. In fact, he was ready to kill Sasuke when he fought Itachi on his behalf but is stopped by Naruto.
Hashirama was considered to be one of the most gifted shinobi who ever lived. The fact that HashiramaSenjuwith MadaraUchiha and HiruzenSarutobiwas hailed as the three strongest shinobi of their time. During his era, there wasn’t a shinobi who could match his power, which greatly contributed to his fame.