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  • Pain from Naruto tells Tsunade to not be haughty. Considering the fact that he call himself to a god and claims that he's divine... Well, arrogance is blinding, isn't it?
    • Also he condemns the system of five hidden villages because their "peace" is built on sacrificing human lives despite the fact that Pain himself is going to sacrifice a lot more human lives for the sake of what he calls "peace".
  • Then there's Naruto Uzumaki himself. He regularly chews out lecherous and otherwise perverted people, while being a bit of a Covert Pervert himself.
    • In a similar vein, a twelve year-old Jiraiya called the Third Hokage a pervert for wanting to accompany Jiraiya when he spied on the hot springs, although that could be argued about the Hokage holding himself to a higher standard than a 12-year-old.
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  • Neji enjoyed taunting those he viewed as weaker than him (Hinata, Lee and Naruto) by constantly telling them how pointless their efforts to change their fate were, while at the same time refusing to accept his own fate. Both Hinata and Naruto call him out on it.
  • Deidara expresses hatred of people with Kekkei Genkai, especially Sharingan users, claiming they're just "blessed with good genetics". Later, it's revealed that his explosion techniques that he is so proud of are actually Explosion Style - a Kekkei Genkai.
    • In fairness only half of his technique is a Kekkei Genkai; the actual explosive chakra. The ability to infuse it into clay is part of a Kinjutsu he stole from his village, so his actual Clay Style is not a bloodline technique, it's something he created using one and a forbidden jutsu. So while he was "blessed with good genetics," Deidara didn't stop there and took it a step further.
  • Sasori gives Sakura a lecture on how worthless emotions are to a ninja and how above them he is, despite actually not having overcome them himself, shown when he decided to take the final blow from his puppet parents, choosing to die in the embrace of his "parents".
  • Danzo expects ninjas to be self-sacrificing while he himself is too cowardly to do so himself and has never perform any self-sacrifice in his entire life. It should be noted he hates himself for this and wishes he had the courage to give his life for his village. He does... in the Taking You with Me sense that he was going to die anyway, at least.
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    • He also expects ninja to adhere to the teachings of the Second Hokage and suppress their emotions. Yet he himself is guided by his ambition to become Hokage. He's so consumed by it, he lets Pain rampage through the Leaf while he and his subordinates merely observe the battle, planning to use this destruction as "proof" that Tsunade was unsuited for Hokage. At this point, the hypocrisy has reached critical mass: Danzo wants to become Hokage by completely ignoring the example of all the previous Hokage, who always put the lives of their subordinates above their own.note 
    • He also claims that it was because of Jiraya interfering with the affairs of other villages that Konoha was destroyed by Pain. Hypocritically it was for Danzo interfering in Amegakure's affairs that Pain attacked. He lied to Hanzo, who back then trusted Akatsuki, telling that Akatsuki was plotting to overthrow him and made an alliance with him for power. The result was Yahiko's death, which sparked Nagato's Start of Darkness, making him join Tobi, reform Akatsuki into a criminal organization and attack Konoha. Pain attacked Konoha solely due to Danzo's actions.
  • Madara Uchiha in more ways than one:
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    • He calls chakra a source of endless suffering and says that his ultimate goal is to save humanity by creating a dream world without chakra. But apparently Madara does not see any problem in making himself, in this new world, the sole owner of the chakra which he so despises.
    • He mocks Obito and tells him that he's too arrogant for thinking that he could manipulate other people without being manipulated himself. However Madara himself thinks that he was the only who he could manipulate other people, and isn't being manipulated himself. Black Zetsu calls him out on this.
    • After activating Infinite Tsukuyomi he tells Naruto that he has no right intervene in people's lives. It sounds very hypocritical from man who intervenes in many people's lives by taking away their control with an everlasting illusion.
  • Black Zetsu mocks above Obito and calls him trash due to him betraying all the people around him at some point. However Black Zetsu himself betrayed a gigantic number of people for the implementation of his plan, and in fact he has no right call someone a traitor being the biggest traitor in history.
  • Despite her considerable efforts and intentions, Sakura's words and actions don't always match up with each other, which is played both for humor and drama:
    • When Team 7 first came together, Sakura echoed the view of the other villagers that Naruto was useless and dead weight. However, as Sasuke pointed out, Sakura herself was the one holding the team back. Upon realizing this, she became kinder towards Naruto and made an effort to become stronger by training under Tsunade. In the end, though, she was still unable to match Naruto and Sasuke in terms of power.
    • Sakura often berates Naruto for his pervertedness, though as revealed by Konohamaru, she is a Covert Pervert who thinks Guy-on-Guy Is Hot.
    • Sakura frequently scolds Naruto for not being able to control his emotions, but as shown by her actions during the Five Kage Summit arc she herself is prone to letting her emotions cloud her thoughts—especially when it comes to Sasuke and Naruto—and was almost killed as a result.
    • During the fourth shinobi war arc, Tobi mocks Kakashi's sharingan, calling it a borrowed power. At the time, he was himself using six borrowed powers: Hashirama's cells, the Rinnegan, Gedo Mazo, Edo Tensei jutsu, powers of six jinchuriki/bijuu, and chakra receiver rods.

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