The strongest characters in the entire series are on the good guy's side
I like how Naruto is different from mainstream entertainment in terms of character strength.
Like if you look at Star Wars, Darth Vader is like super duper omg wtf strong and he's a villain. (for the most part)
Nobody could duel Vader, whereas if we had Hashirama alive right now, he could stomp Orochimaru, Madara, Oibto, etc. and be baking cookies for the Leaf Village afterwards.
BTW does anyone know if Sage of the Six Paths was on the good side? He sealed the Juubi away and acted as a father figure to the tailed beasts, but that's almost everything we know about what he's done and his personality type. If So6P was a good guy, then Naruto defying the trope of "The bad guys are always stronger" becomes even more apparent.