Re: Out of all the Hokages?
Itachi and Minato are often put against each other for many reasons.
For one, Itachi and Minato are very likely the two shinobis with the biggest fanbase.
Both of them are extremely powerfull and extremely smart, in a very legit way. Sure Itachi is an Uchiha thus has the Sharingan, and yes Minato was has had great support in learning the Uzumaki seals, but none of them needed a Bijuu, Senju DNA, EMS gift or Rinnegan gift to reach a height that was only reached by people who were given something (except Hashirama).
Both of them played the same role for their respective loved one (Itachi for Sasuke and Minato for Naruto); Itachi lived a life of misery in order to protect him and the leaf and ensured that he would leave behind a powerup (EMS) to make Sasuke would achieve higher heights. Minato sacrificed himself to seal Kyuubi into Naruto in order to make him as powerful as he is now.
Both died extremely young. (Itachi 21, Minato maybe arround 25)
Both were pretty much never trolled (at least Itachi wasnt until Kabutomaru, forcing him to fight without going all out thus forced to use Izanami in order to succeed at releasing the Edo tensei AND save Kabuto from himself)
They are, simply put, epic characters.