Pain destroying Konoha was a huge moment for me, finally we had a villain who was about that action. Pain's beliefs played a heavy hand in his actions and although he was easily manipulated I felt it made his character more interesting. Pain was largely a mystery before his encounter with Jiriaya and being the force that ended Jiriaya's run gave us a little insight into how much of a threat he posed. It wasn't until his assault on Konoha that I declared Pain not only my favorite Naruto villain but one of my favorite characters in all of fiction. Seeing the Six Paths take out an entire Village was exciting and scary, watching some of the strongest the Leaf has to offer fall prey to Pain is one of my favorite moments in the series. Pain's ideology was alien, but logical and combined with his weak will, lack of conviction and god complex made him a complex character with many flaws, something a lot of characters in Naruto lack. On the surface he's just a seriously badass character, taking out a Legendary Sannin and and destroying an entire village is nothing to scoff at. Being menacing and intimidating enough to keep all of Akatsuki in line, killing Kakashi "Copy Cat Ninja" Hatake, beating the breaks off of Naruto and sonning the Hokage in front of her entire village. Pain. Short answer for my TLDR brehs: I like Pain. Who is your favorite Naruto villain and why?