A Kage is the leader of the village. They’re very strong individuals and are usually a step above the rest. However, their are many Shinobi who are not Kage but are still strong as hell. Today, I’ve made a list of all the Kage Level Shinobi in Naruto.
10. Killer Bee
Killer Bee is the perfect Jinchuuriki of the Eight Tails. He was strong enough to handle Team Taka all alone. B’s level of skill is easily equal to that of a Kage, and he even got the better of At at times.
Orochimaru was once a part of the Legendary Sannin. He is an immortal being, who has learnt many, many Jutsu. Orochimaru has killed Hiruzen, although he was old. He also has fearsome Jutsu like Edo Tensei and he can easily defeat a Kage.
Jiraiya was also a part of Konoha’s Legendary Sannin. He was a master of Fuinjutsu, and excelled at Sage Mode as well. Jiraiya was a very strong individual, capable of fighting the likes of the Six Paths of Pain alone.