1. Pain: Nagato, also known as Pain, was the leader of the Akatsuki. He endured a tragic life as an orphan from the Hidden Rain Village. He became Jiraiya's student alongside Yahiko and Konan, but after Jiraiya's death, Tobi manipulated him and led the Akatsuki on a destructive path. Before sacrificing himself, Nagato used the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to revive the villagers he had killed in a battle against Konoha.
2. Konan: Konan was a loyal follower of Nagato and a close friend of Yahiko. She devoted her life to the Akatsuki, believing in Nagato's goal of world peace. Before her death, she thought of Nagato, Yahiko, and Naruto, the inheritor of their will.
3. Itachi: Itachi Uchiha was initially seen as a villain but was revealed to be a hero. He sacrificed himself to protect his younger brother, Sasuke, and the village. His death was heartbreaking, burdened by being seen as a traitor by his family and friends.
4. Hidan: Hidan, known for his immortality and brutal rituals, met his end at the hands of Shikamaru and the Konoha team. Fans found his death satisfying due to his sadistic nature.
5. Kisame: Kisame Hoshigaki, a powerful and loyal member of the Akatsuki, died fighting his former ally, Killer Bee, showcasing his unwavering loyalty.
6. Deidara: Deidara, an artist skilled in using explosive clay, died in battle against Sasuke in his quest for revenge. He remained devoted to his art until the end, leaving a bittersweet impression.
7. Sasori: Sasori, a puppet master and former Akatsuki member, died in battle against Sakura and Chiyo. His death marked the end of his quest for immortality and his longing to be reunited with his parents.
8. Kakuzu: Kakuzu, a money-oriented member of the Akatsuki who could reassemble himself, was killed by Naruto and Kakashi. This ended his reign of terror.
9. Tobi: Tobi, later revealed as Obito Uchiha was a major antagonist in the series. He was defeated by Naruto and Sasuke, putting an end to his plans for a new world order.
10. Zetsu: Zetsu, a servant and spy created by Kaguya Otsutsuki, died when one of his halves, Black Zetsu, betrayed him. These deaths significantly impacted the Naruto series and its characters, resonating with fans.