Characters / The Smurfs

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Papa Smurf (Grand Schtroumpf)
Voiced by: Michel Elias [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Mike Reynolds [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show
Mandy Patinkin - The Smurfs: The Lost Village

The leader and father figure of the Smurfs.

  • A Father to His Men: Or more accurately, A Papa To His Smurfs. In the English vocal track of the live-action movie, Gargamel goes so far as to have Papa Smurf say he has 99 sons and one daughter.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Papa Smurf Was A Black/Purple Smurf. This happens to him in "The Purple Smurfs" (and its comic book predecessor "The Black Smurfs"), when he was the last Smurf to be infected.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • In the Live-Action films, Papa Smurf is a lot more aggressive when he sees Gargamel trying to capture a Smurf. He even goes as far as to actually yell Gargamel's name when he's attempting to throw a metal sharp staff behind Gargamel when he notices that Gargamel is attempting to capture the entire village during the climax in the first film.
    • While not as much as the first film, in the sequel when Papa Smurf sees Smurfette trying out Gargamel's new wand that he gave her for her birthday, Papa Smurf desperately attempts to open the window for Smurfette to see her. The other Smurfs try preventing him from reaching the lock when he yells for Smurfette as she's actually enjoying the new wand.
  • Badass Beard: The only Smurf with a beard, aside from Grandpa Smurf who is even older than him.
  • Badass Grandpa: Even more so some of the scenes in the Live-Actions films.
  • Badass Pacifist: And when he's pissed, look out.
  • Berserk Button: He does not take kindly to anyone calling him "old" (or "Old Beard", as in the case of "The Gambler Smurfs").
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Make him mad. Go on, I dare ya.
  • Big Good: As the leader of the Smurfs.
  • Color-Coded Patrician: He wears red, where everybody else wears white.
  • Cool Old Guy: A wise elderly figure who is respected by everyone.
  • Ephebophile: Papa Smurf's one-time attraction to Smurfette in "Romeo And Smurfette". Thankfully averted in the live-action movie series, where his relationship to Smurfette is genuinely father to daughter.
  • Face Palm: Does this a few times in the comic book story "Bathing Smurfs", and at least a few times in the cartoon show.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: Implied by Flowerbell in "Papa's Wedding Day" when she's trying to win his heart.
  • Interspecies Romance: He has a brief romance with Flowerbell the woodnymph in the cartoon episode "Papa's Wedding Day" before he realizes it was a setup.
  • The Leader: Of the Type II variety.
  • Legacy Character: In the cartoon show, Grandpa Smurf was his Papa Smurf, so he is simply Grandpa Smurf's successor to the role. It is implied that Baby Smurf may take on that title when he becomes Papa Smurf's age.
  • Noodle Incident: At one point, the Smurfs meet a character cursed into a Baleful Polymorph and compelled to speak in complete gibberish. Papa Smurf not only recognizes the affliction, but more or less understands what the cursed character is saying, calling it "the language of the cursed." When asked by his fellow Smurfs how he can understand this "language," he refuses to elaborate.
    Papa Smurf:"Well. Let's just say evil wizards always curse good wizards."
  • Oh My Gods!: "Nom d'un Schtroumpf!" ("In the name of a Smurf!") in the original French comics; "Great Smurfness" or "Great Smurfs Of Fire" in the cartoon show.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't threathen the Smurfs if you don't want to be on the receiving end of one of Papa Smurf's potions.
  • The Patriarch: The patient and benevolent patriarch of the Smurf Village.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Red suit, white beard, blue skin.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As with all Smurfs, he's Older Than He his case, he's 542 in the comic books and cartoon show, 546 in the live-action movie.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The village leader who helps and protects the younger smurfs.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Does this to a few Smurfs in "The Astro Smurf" and A Christmas Carol; has it done to him in "The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything".
  • Stroke the Beard: Papa Smurf can be found doing this.
  • Team Dad: Papa Smurf himself says that the Smurfs are his family and often calls them "my little Smurfs".

Alchemist Smurf (Apprenti Schtroumpf)

Wants very much to be an alchemist/wizard, like Papa Smurf, but lacks skills and experience, causing his experiments to be total failures. Appears only in the comic books; in the cartoon show the role was played by Clumsy Smurf.

  • Baleful Polymorph: The result of his biggest experiment; he turned himself into a strange dragon-like creature and needed help to change back.
  • Compelling Voice: Attempted and failed in "The Smurfs' Apprentice" when a gag formula he mixed up makes him believe he can compel his fellow Smurfs to do his bidding simply by command. He found that out the hard way when he tried this on Papa Smurf.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: To be fair, he tried to test the formula on other Smurfs, but everyone refused.
  • Stage Magician: Appears as one in later one-page gags.

Archeologist Smurf (Schtroumpf Archéologue)

A Smurf with a passion for archeology, who likes to do excavations and dig for old treasures. He can be recognized on his Smurf-cap-shaped helmet, and a good friend of Miner Smurf — probably because they both spend much time digging underground. Appears only in the comic books.

Architect Smurf (Schtroumpf Sculpteur)

The village architect, who designs all the buildings in the village. He sometimes gets a little frustrated that the other Smurfs keep preferring the old, classic designs to their houses and are seldom interested in his new and exciting ideas for buildings. Appears only in the cartoon.

Baker Smurf (Schtroumpf Boulanger)/Pastrycook Smurf (Schtroumpf Pâtissier)
Voiced by: B.J. Novack - The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2

A Smurf who bakes bread, cakes and pies, and takes great pleasure in his work. Appears in the comic books and the live-action movie; in the cartoon his role is taken by Greedy Smurf.

Barber Smurf (Schtroumpf Barbier)
Voiced by: (possibly) Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village barber and hair stylist. Doesn't see a lot of work because only a few Smurfs actually have hair, but when he does work, he does so with great enthusiasm, chatting and singing to his customers in a vague Italian accent.

Blacksmith Smurf (Schtroumpf Forgeron)

The village blacksmith. He appears only in the comic books.

Brainy Smurf (Schtroumpf à Lunettes)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]’ Robert Axelrod [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Danny Goldman, Barry Gordon - The Smurfs cartoon
Topher Malone - Smurfs Racer Video Game
Danny Pudi - The Smurfs: The Lost Village

The village intellectual and Papa Smurf's laboratory assistant.

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the Live-Action films and "The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow" and "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol". Brainy is a lot more nicer and sympathetic than he was in the comics and cartoon series.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Became King Smurf in the Animated Adaptation of the original story. In the comic, he was King Smurf's opponent in the election to choose the replacing leader during Papa Smurf's absence, and joined the rebellion against him (though he got captured pretty early and spent most of the book in jail).
  • Bandage Mummy: In the Season 9 episode "Mummy Dearest".
  • Blind Without 'Em: Once the lenses of his glasses were broken beyond repair, he stumbles around and must rely on Clumsy as his eyes. This briefly gives him more empathy for Clumsy as a result.
  • Butt Monkey: Although half the time he does earn the abuse that he gets.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "As Papa Smurf always says...",
    • "I'll tell it to Papa Smurf !"
    • In the Italian dub, he has the catchphrase "Che è meglio!" (that means more or less "And that's better!"). He says this at the end of his sentences all the time, to the point of being his Verbal Tic.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first few comics, he just made errands for Papa Smurf (like getting chestnuts) and lectured to other Smurfs. The assistant role and self-aggrandizing didn't come until later.
  • Comically Missing the Point: At the end of a few episodes, Brainy tends to learn the wrong lesson instead of the intended lesson.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Even when he's right to warn his fellow Smurfs about something, and it happens sometimes, the other Smurfs never listen to him.
  • Declarative Finger: Brainy Smurf, true to the comic, did this a lot, especially when quoting Papa Smurf.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody except Clumsy, actually.
  • Getting the Boot: The typical response he gets whenever a Smurf gets tired of listening to him in the cartoon show. In the comic books, he would get whacked in the head with a mallet.
  • Goodbye, Cruel World!: Voiced as "goodbye blue world" in The Smurfs when Gutsy kicks him off the windowsill of the Winslows' apartment.
  • If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: Trope Namer
  • In Another Man's Shoes: When his glasses get broken, his lenses can't be fixed. He's briefly as clumsy as Clumsy is, and suddenly appreciates Clumsy when he acts as Brainy's eyes.
  • Informed Attribute: He considers himself brainy but his actual knowledge is questionable at best and he is almost always wrong. He's a bit more knowledgeable in the live action films, if still fairly pretentious.
  • In-Name-Only: His English name at least. His original name translates to "Smurf with Glasses", highlighting the fact he is not actually smarter than the other Smurfs, even though he fancies himself to be.
  • Insufferable Genius: Acts like a lecturing, arrogant know-it-all and the other smurfs find him insufferable.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Subverted because he is shunned not because of his "intelligence" but due to his overblown ego, contrasting with Papa Smurf, who is both intelligent and easy-going.
  • It's All About Me: Particularly in the cartoon show.
  • I Warned You: Is very fond of giving his fellow Smurfs this whenever they failed in performing certain actions that lead to disaster for the village.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's by far the most self-centered and egotistical Smurf, he sucks up to those in positions of power and belittles everyone else, and his self-important attitude is enough to drive anyone crazy... but he does mean well. He's more tolerable in the movie - while he still annoys his fellow Smurfs, it's not to the point of being thrown out of the village or hit with a hammer.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: You can probably count the times he has something knowledgable to say on one hand.
  • Meta Guy: Unsurprisingly, this often made him the most unpopular smurf in his village.
  • The Millstone: Besides being a nuisance to the others with his endless talking and complaining, he’s often the cause of many problems and troubles in the village. His ideas are usually wrong (not that he would never admit it) and he ends up screwing up the others’ work.
  • Motor Mouth: In "Papa's Big Snooze".
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: On those rare occasions when he isn't being a Know-Nothing Know-It-All, and actually tries to help his fellow smurfs without Condescending Compassion of any kind, his treatment is actually worse than when he's being an Insufferable Genius. The most notable example is when he chances upon a clearly distraught Smurfette, and offers his hand to help her out, until she touches him and unwittingly turns him into a statue, made entirely of Smurfberry candy. Fortunately, Papa Smurf is able to cure him, and he has no memory of the event.
  • Odd Friendship: His best friend is Clumsy, of all people, mostly because Clumsy is the only smurf who genuinely likes him.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • The time he passes educating Wild Smurf and showing genuine care.
    • He ends up getting Smurfette's favor from time on time, much to the other Smurfs's puzzlement.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He has a library of books, all written by him, all useless. He believes his quotations (compiled in volumes usually titled "Quotations From Brainy Smurf") will get other Smurfs to see him as a great orator and with insightful wisdom, but the quotes are little more than nonsensical ramblings. He thinks of himself as a de facto second-in-command whenever Papa Smurf is gone or needs someone to reinforce his authority, but this authority is often better handled by other Smurfs.
  • Stealth Pun Insult: His being turned into a pea in Salad Smurfs. A "pea brain".
  • Take That: Peyo got the inspiration for Brainy Smurf through one of his childhood friends, who liked to show off and to play the wise guy.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Does this to Gutsy in The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow.
  • TV Genius: Has Nerd Glasses and library full of self-written books, is arrogant and condescending, always ready to boast about his vast intellect while being a top-notch Know-Nothing Know-It-All and generally useless.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 1, with Clumsy. He's often annoyed by Clumsy, but at the end of the day really does care for him.

Camper Smurf (Schtroumpf Campeur)

A Smurf who likes camping. He appears only in the comic books.

Carpenter Smurf (Schtroumpf Menuisier)

Appearing only in the comic, and only in minor roles in two stories, this Smurf provides wood for constructions (as opposed to Lumberjack Smurf, who provides firewood), and also makes furniture. He doesn't appear in the cartoon, as the "carpentry" part of his job is provided by Handy Smurf and the "wood providing" part by Timber Smurf.

Chef Smurf (Schtroumpf Cuisinier)/Cook Smurf (Schtroumpf Cuistot)
Voiced by: Wolfgang Puck - The Smurfs movie
Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

The village chef. Appears in the comic books and live-action movie, while the Animated Adaptation merges this character with Greedy's.

  • Supreme Chef: He really enjoys making exquisite and refined foods, and at one points even kicks Bigmouth for eating his food too fast without giving himself time to enjoy it.
  • Team Chef: As the only chef in Smurf Village, at least until Baker is established as a separate Smurf, he becomes this.

Clueless Smurf (Schtroumpf Paumé)
Voiced by: Shaun White (The Smurfs 2)

Clumsy Smurf (Schtroumpf Maladroit)/Dopey/Dimwitty Smurf (Schtroumpf Bêta)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Bill Callaway - The Smurfs cartoon
Ron Sparks - Smurf Racer Video Game
Jack Mc Brayer - The Smurfs: The Lost Village

His name defines his character, plus he's not very bright.

  • Adorkable: In the Sony Live-Actions films, Clumsy acts very sweet and friendly with others. He's even given floppier ears which look different compared to the other smurfs. Helps that he was voiced by late actor Anton Yelchin.
  • Ascended Extra: He's a minor character in the original comics, his appearances usually based around being told to fetch or do something and messing it up, but he's very much a major character in the cartoon, and ends up as the hero of the live-action movie.
  • Bandage Mummy: In The Smurfs and the Magic Flute.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: He often plays this role to Brainy in the cartoon show.
  • Catch Phrase: "Gosh!" and "Golly!" in the cartoons.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In the comics, he has a trend for this, most often via bringing an item totally unrelated to what he has been asked to get.
  • Composite Character: The cartoon Clumsy combines traits of Clumsy and Dopey/Dimwitty Smurf from the comics, as well as playing the role of Alchemist Smurf in one episode.
  • The Ditz: Very much so.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: In the cartoons, however the "simpleton" part was toned down in the live-action films.
  • The Klutz: It's in his name.
  • The Millstone: As a result of his clumsiness, he tends to cause problems or accidents to the others Smurfs in both the cartoon and live-action movie.
  • Nice Guy: You couldn't ask for a sweeter-natured Smurf; sometimes he borders on Dumb Is Good.
  • Odd Friendship: With Brainy.
  • Only Friend: The large reason for said Odd Friendship, Clumsy's the only one that can stand him.
  • Something Else Also Rises: The floppy part of his hat rises when Smurfette kisses him in "The Smurf Garden".
  • Simpleton Voice: Clumsy is given this voice in the cartoon series. However this wasn't present in the Live-Action films.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 1, with Brainy. Clumsy is the only Smurf who genuinely admires Brainy and dotes on him, usually to Brainy's annoyance. When his glasses have their lenses broken, though, Clumsy becomes Brainy's eyes, and that once Brainy greatly appreciates Clumsy.

Coalminer Smurf (Schtroumpf Charbonnier)

The village coal miner. He appears only in the comic books, as his role in the cartoon show is taken over by Miner.

Cobbler Smurf (Schtroumpf Cordonnier)
Voiced by: Hamilton Camp - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Smurf who likes to make shoes, but has very few jobs because Smurfs tend to have their shoes made by Tailor Smurf as an extension of their pants. His only regular customer is Smurfette, who does wear shoes. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Complimentary Smurf
Does not actually appear on-screen in any incarnation, but is mentioned by Brainy in the live-action movie as a Smurf who "always has such nice things to say."

Crazy Smurf (Schtroumpf Zinzin)
Voiced by: John Kassir (The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2)

Easily identified by the fact that his hat is on backwards, this Smurf acts as the village siren/alarm when danger approaches. He appears in the live-action movie only.

Dabbler Smurf
Voiced by: (possibly) Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Smurf constantly seeking his true calling in life. He tries his hand at everything, but seldom, if ever, finishes what he starts because by the time he's got going, he'll think of something else he'd rather try.

Dentist Smurf

The village dentist. He appears only in the comic books.

Disabled Smurf (Schtroumpf Eclopé)

A Smurf who is disabled. He appears only in the comic books, while his role in the cartoon show was played in one episode by Hefty.

Doctor Smurf (Schtroumpf Médecin)

A Smurf who fancies himself a doctor, but his superficial knowledge of medicine makes his treatments lackluster at best and harmful at worst. Only featured in the comic; in the cartoon his role was taken by Dabbler.

  • Back-Alley Doctor: Though a well-meaning one, who takes great pride in his self-appointed role as the village medic.
  • Dressed to Heal
  • Worst Aid: In-universe example of the trope, as his less-than-perfect idea of first aid often causes some fairly realistic (if still cartoonish) damage to his patients.

Dreamy Smurf/Astrosmurf (Schtroumpf Rêveur/Cosmoschtroumpf)
Voiced by: Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village dreamer and adventurer, who became Astrosmurf in the album of the same name and two cartoon episodes (an Animated Adaptation of such album and a sequel episode), and captain of the S.S. Smurf II in several others.

Drummer Smurf (Schtroumpf Tambour)

Appears only in the comic book though made a quick yet silent appearance in The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.

  • Decomposite Character: In "King Smurf" Harmony Smurf gets the job as the drummer who gives announcements to the village. Several comics later, in "The Finance Smurf" they are separate characters. It's hard to guess which of the intermediate appearances are Harmony Smurf or Drummer Smurf.

Editor Smurf
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs cartoon show

Despite his nickname, he's more a paperboy than an editor, bringing out the Smurf Village newspaper. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation, since this role is taken by Drummer Smurf in "The Reporter Smurf"

Enamored Smurf (Schtroumpf Amoureux)

A Smurf who is so much in love with the Smurfette that he never thinks of anything else. Appears only in the comic books.

  • Love Makes You Dumb: Or in his case, at least too preoccupied with dreaming about your potential girlfriend than to actually, y'know, try to talk to her.
  • Loves Me Not: A common practise for him.

Equilibrist Smurf (Schtroumpf Equilibriste)

A Smurf who rides around on a unicycle. He appears only in the comic books.

Explorer Smurf (Schtroumpf Explorateur)

A Smurf who likes to do exploring. He appears only in the comic books.

Fakir Smurf (Schtroumpf Fakir)

A snake-charmer Smurf, whose gag is to be able to make noodles and string-like objects rise and dance to the tune of his flute. He appears only in the comic books.

Farmer Smurf (Schtroumpf Paysan)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Alan Young - The Smurfs cartoon show
Joel McCrary - The Smurfs movie and The Smurfs 2 films

The Smurf responsible for growing the village's vegetables. In later seasons, he gets his own Genie in a Bottle, Gourdy, though he generally prefers working for things rather than wishing for them. In the cartoon, and the early comics, he dresses in ordinary Smurf clothes, but in later comics and the live-action movie he wears a straw hat and green overalls, though at one point in the comics, he had worn Smurf pants held by two suspenders with clogs. Though it’s worth mentioning that in the CGI films, his overalls has the attached footing like Handy’s.

  • Nice Hat: In the comic and live-action movie he has a straw hat.
  • Oh My Gods!: "Cre vingt schtroumpfs!" ("Twenty sacred smurfs!") in the original French comics.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: In his later comic book appearances, when he also wears the green overalls and straw hat.

Finance Smurf (Schtroumpf Financier)

A Smurf who, after learning about money from watching humans, tried to introduce currency among his peers, and for a while worked as their banker, before the system was abandoned. Appears only in the comic books.

  • Money Fetish: He was the only Smurf not to want to abandon the money system and for a while preferred living alone with his money rather than with the other Smurfs. In the end, though, he got lonely and changed his mind.

Fireman Smurf

A Smurf firefighter. He appears only in the comic books, as his role in the cartoon show is taken by Handy Smurf.

Fisher Smurf/Angler Smurf (Schtroumpf Pêcheur)

The village fisherman. His job seems to be rather pointless, since he never catches anything, and even if he had Smurfs don't eat fish anyway. The one time he did catch something (a baby octopus) he went through considerable trouble in order to get it back to its mother. He is, however, very knowledgeable about marine life and can easily identify most types of underwater animals.

  • Berserk Button: A very mild case, but he really doesn't like it when you ask him if the fish are biting (they aren't).
  • Fishing for Sole: He never seems to catch any actual fish... which is just as well, since Smurfs don't seem to eat fish.

Flighty Smurf (Schtroumpf Distrait)
Voiced by: Paul Winchell - The Smurfs cartoon show

The world's most indecisive Smurf, Flighty can't make his mind up about anything.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In the comic; not so much in the cartoon.
  • Canon Immigrant: First appeared in the cartoon before his appearance in "The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything"
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Though there is an indecisive Smurf who shows up for a couple of scenes in the comic book version of "The Smurfs and the Magic Egg," who causes a bit of annoyance when he can't decide what to wish for. This Smurf is never actually identified as Flighty Smurf, but it's very likely that it is him.

Flying Smurf/Thief Smurf/Aviator Smurf (Schtroumpf Volant)

His biggest dream and passion in life is flying, and he'll do anything in order to achieve this. Appears only in the comic books.

  • Bungling Inventor: When trying to figure out ways to fly.
  • Flight: The dream he tries to fulfill during his Day In The Limelight.
  • Punny Nickname: In French, his name is "Schtroumpf Volant". "voler" in French means either "fly" or "steal" — therefore he can be either Flying Smurf or Thief Smurf, because he steals other Smurfs' belongings to help him in his madcap schemes for achieving flight.

Greedy Smurf/Sweety/Sweetie Smurf (Schtroumpf Gourmand)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Hamilton Camp - The Smurfs cartoon show
Kenan Thompson - The Smurfs movie and The Smurfs 2

Mostly a food freak, but also the village chef in the cartoon show.

  • Big Eater: He loves to eat to the point of being almost Obsessed with Food.
  • Composite Character: His cartoon version is amalgamated with Chef Smurf and Baker Smurf.
  • Fat and Proud: His CGI model in the movies looks like he has put on a few grams.
  • Growling Gut: Expect to hear this when he goes hungry.
  • The Peeping Tom: His comic book version plays one in "You Don't Smurf Progress".
  • Supreme Chef: In the cartoon, at least; all the Smurfs agree on that point. (So does he, come to think of it; he's the biggest fan of his own food.)
  • Team Chef: Again, in the cartoon. The comic Greedy doesn't enjoy cooking anywhere near as much as he enjoys eating (though he also cooks sometimes, like in "The Smurfette").

Grouchy Smurf/Grumpy Smurf (Le Schtroumpf Grognon)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Michael Bell - The Smurfs cartoon show
Lucas E. Player - Smurf Racer Video Game
Bumper Robinson - The Smurfs 2 Video Game

The village curmudgeon.

  • Birthday Hater: In the cartoon show, he simply hates his birthday, and in "The Secret Of Shadow Swamp" he tries to escape celebrating it.
  • Character Development: Went from Smurf often with Mad Libs Catch Phrase to one allowed to show Hidden Heartof Gold, starting with Baby Smurf.
  • Companion Cube: Has one in the form of a green M&M plushie in the live-action movie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the movie series and in A Christmas Carol.
  • Flanderization:
    • In his first appearances in the comics, he was perfectly capable of carrying on a normal conversation, even with his grouchy attitude. Over time, though, his Mad Libs Catch Phrase of "I hate (...)" became more and more prominent in his dialogue, and by the time the cartoon came around, almost all of Grouchy's dialoge was based solely around declaring his hatred for whatever the others were talking about at the time.
    • This is undone and inverted for the live-action movie, where he's far more verbal and sarcastic, and only says "I hate..." a couple of times in the entire movie.
  • Foo Fu: Claims to have a blue belt in Smurf Fu in A Christmas Carol.
  • The Grinch: In A Christmas Carol.
  • Grumpy Bear: In the comic books, it was speculated at one point by other Smurfs that he never quite got over being stung by the Buzz Fly (apparently because he was the first victim and stayed the longest under its effect). In the cartoon show, his behavior is simply natural.
  • Hates Being Touched: In the cartoon show episode "A Hug For Grouchy", he shows a great aversion to hugs. Unfortunately justified in how the characters show a blatant disrespect for his feelings while trying to get him to share his feelings, and how Papa Smurf even encourages it.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He generally hates everyone and everything, although, he does like Baby Smurf, Smurfette, and Papa Smurf.
  • Hidden Depths: He's astonishingly good at magical games, particularly a chess variant. When an insanely powerful imp took his magical game, compelled people to play through threat of force, and captured the entire cast when they lost, Grouchy is the one to ultimately defeat him, freeing everyone and sending the nasty little imp, who is a Spoiled Brat, home where the imp's own parents grounded him for good measure
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • Grouchy may say he hates everything, but if there's one person he does love, it's Baby Smurf.
    • According to one comic, he also loves flowers — but he hates the thought of anyone knowing that he loves flowers.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In The Smurfs and the Magic Flute during "Just Like Their Names": "I don't act like my name!"
  • I Hate Past Me: In A Christmas Carol: "Past me is so annoying".
  • Jerkass Façade: In the movie he confesses to the green M&M plushie that he uses his grouchiness to hide his true feelings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He likes Smurfette and Papa Smurf, and is also very fond of Baby Smurf. Is also a Hidden Heart of Gold, as he doesn't like anyone knowing about his soft spots.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "I hate (...)"
  • Mooning: Prepares to do this in The Smurfs 2.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Baby Smurf. It's the most heartwarming thing in the entire cartoon. Most notable in the episode "Grouchy Makes a Splash", in which Grouchy is afraid to swim. But the moment he sees Baby in danger, he immediately dives into the water to rescue him.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Patient Zero: Of the eponymous disease from the comic book story "The Black Smurfs" ("The Purple Smurfs" in English markets), as revealed in "The Egg And The Smurfs."
  • Pet the Dog: In the episode where Baby Smurf is introduced, when Grouchy Smurf learns that the stork is coming back to take away Baby Smurf, he decides to take him away in the woods because he doesn't want him to leave. When he eventually returns, he cries and shows more emotion that he has ever done in the series. That scene really was a Tear Jerker, and contains some RL implications. Grouchy loved Baby, maybe more than anyone, but the scenes that followed his running away reminded this troper of situations with a too-young parent or slightly older guardian sibling learning that love wasn't enough to care for the child. When a tearful Grouchy comes back, defeated, and says "I HATE GIVING UP!", well, that may be Michael Bell's best performance this side of Ezekiel Rage.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: In A Christmas Carol: "I! HATE! HATS!" And before that..."I! HATE! CHRISTMAS!"
  • Toilet Humor: Is not above letting out farts while bathing in The Smurfs 2.

Gutsy Smurf (Schtroumpf Téméraire)

A kilt-wearing Smurf with a Scottish accent. Appears only in the live-action movie..

Handy Smurf (Schtroumpf Bricoleur)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Michael Bell - The Smurfs cartoon show
John Martin - Smurf Racer Video Game
Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

The village repairman, mechanic and inventor.

  • Bamboo Technology: He's an expert with this.
  • Bungling Inventor: Mostly his inventions work perfectly — but even so, a lot of them tend to lead to disaster because they're either used wrong or Handy has failed to consider all the angles.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's always seen inventing or building something.
  • Handy Man: He fits the trope in most of its aspects, except that in the appearance department, aside from his trademark overalls and visored hat, he looks no different from your average Smurf.
  • Interspecies Romance: with Marina the mermaid.
  • Mr. Fixit

Harmony Smurf (Schtroumpf Musicien)/Rocker Smurf
Voiced by: Hamilton Camp - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village musician, who is most often seen playing the trumpet but is equally hopeless with all instruments. He is mostly used as Papa Smurf's herald. Was identified as Rocker Smurf in the Random House English version of "The Astro Smurf".

  • Dreadful Musician: Harmony Smurf can make any instrument sound painfully out of tune, even a triangle. For the sake of experiment, the other Smurfs once allowed him to direct their orchestra: he made every last one of them play wrong. They even once gave him a music box to hold. He made it play wrong. Farmer Smurf deliberately uses Harmony's bad music playing to bring on the rain in "The Finance Smurf.
  • Giftedly Bad: He's the village's "musician". Has a wide collection of instruments, but can't play a single one of them, and tends to blow off the others' complaints as jealousy. He's so bad that it verges on the surnatural, as he can make a music box play awfully bad simply by holding it.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: His singing is so bad that Farmer Smurf in the comic books used his "talent" to bring on the rain.
  • Ironic Name: There's nothing harmonic about him or his music.
  • Plagiarism: Accused of doing this in "Harmony Steals The Show" when he performs a symphony that he claims to have written, which turns out to be one that his accuser claims to have written himself and given to Harmony to pass off as his own under a signed contract. He was cleared of that charge when it is revealed that the accuser had plagiarized pieces of other musicians' works to create his own "original" symphony.

Hefty Smurf/Strongman Smurf (Schtroumpf Costaud)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Michael Sorich [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show
Gary Sanderson - Smurf Racer Video Game
Joe Manganiello - The Smurfs: The Lost Village

The village athlete and strongman; he's the strongest and fittest of all the Smurfs and is usually called upon to perform the toughest physical tasks.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Hardly seen knocking any heads at all in the cartoon show due to the Moral Guardians at the time.
  • Badass Adorable: Though arguably more badass than adorable.
  • Badbutt
  • The Big Guy: Plays this role to the other Smurfs, despite being the same physical size.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Of the gentler kind.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's a major character in both comics and cartoon, but only appears in a few scenes in the live-action movie. Plays the Smurf Of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.
  • Disguised in Drag: Disguised himself as Smurfette to protect her from the unwanted affections of a troll king.
  • In the Hood: As the Smurf Of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.
  • Men Don't Cry: Considers Weepy a sissy for his excessive crying, but ends up crying himself.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: At a first glance he follows this trope, but sometimes he shows some biceps. The rest of his physique is still average Smurf, though. In one of his live-action models, Hefty does have some form of body sculpting.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: For a little Smurf, he sure is strong.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Hefty attempts on hitting Smurfette in the cartoon adaptation of "The Smurfette" after she fesses up she's taking orders from Gargamel.

Jokey Smurf (Schtroumpf Farceur)
Voiced by: June Foray - The Smurfs cartoon show)
Holly Stanitz - Smurf Racer Video Game

The village prankster.

  • Asshole Victim: Accidentally became this in "The Kaplowey Scroll" when he made Grouchy angry enough to say the word "kaplowey" which made him disappear. Fortunately, Papa Smurf reversed that.
  • Bandage Mummy: In "Jokey's Funny Bone".
  • Catch Phrase: "I've a gift for you!"
  • Cross Dressing Voice: June Foray in the cartoon show.
  • The Hyena: He generally finds everything funny.
  • Jerkass: He sometimes pulls pranks at the most inappropriate moments. He just loves to play around with people, no matter how much he irritates them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At least when it comes to Baby Smurf, he doesn't play his pranks on him, but instead gives him nice presents.
  • Playing Sick: Does it twice in the Animated Adaptation: once in "Jokey's Funny Bone", and another time in "Calling Doctor Smurf".
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: His explosive gifts just leave the victim stained by black soot.
  • The Prankster: Though he always pulls the same prank on everyone, over and over again (with few exceptions).
  • Significant Birth Date: Halloween in the cartoon series.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Sometimes the joke gets turned back on him, and he doesn't find it all that funny. At least in the live-action movie he is able to laugh off the gift box that exploded on him.

King Smurf (Le Schtroumpfissime)/Pretentious Smurf (Schtroumpf Prétentieux)

During Papa Smurf's absence, the Smurfs voted which of them would temporarily lead them. The chosen one donned a golden costume and made the others call him king, becoming a tyrant until Papa Smurf's return. When not being King, he's known as "Pretentious Smurf." Appears in the comic only, as the role was played by Brainy Smurf in the cartoon show.

  • Balcony Speech: He delivers one from the balcony of his newly-finished royal palace, thanking his "loyal" subjects for its completion. However, only one Smurf remains standing to give applause to the speech, saying "Long live King Smurf".
  • Drunk with Power: He was a completely normal Smurf until he got into power — then he quickly became a tyrant, began wearing "kingly" clothes, demanded absolute respect and obedience from everyone, got Hefty and other strong Smurfs to act as his bodyguards, threw Smurfs in prison for petty crimes....
  • Hypocritical Humor: Played rather darkly when he chuckles and chides Hefty for being angry with Jokey over the usual "exploding surprise" gift box — but when he himself is the victim of a similar gift box a couple of panels later, he completely flips his lid and has Jokey thrown in jail. This turns out to be the last straw for a number of Smurfs, and thus the rebellion and civil war kicks off in earnest.
  • Less Embarrassing Term: His costume is not yellow, it is gold. Though to be fair, the suit does sparkle when he first shows it off, so it may simply be factual.
  • Too Important to Walk: He's carried with a palanquin in the village, though he averts it during the forest campaign.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm

Lazy Smurf/Sleepy Smurf (Schtroumpf Paresseux)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Michael Bell - The Smurfs cartoon show

He's usually found lying around somewhere and napping, especially if there's work to be done.

  • The Cameo: In the live-action film series.
  • Flanderization: In the first few comics, his laziness was limited to sleep at work (be it hiding to sleep or pretending to work by using his tools as a stand to sleep), but later stories changed it to want a nap even during fun activities like playing ball or having a party.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He sleeps pretty much all the time, even when the others are working.
  • Lazy Bum: Both in the comic books and the cartoon show.
  • The Slacker: He doesn't really do much of anything in the village, and the times he is called to do something he usually ends up either sleeping on the job or making excuses in order to not have to do it. Could have become a Professional Slacker, but that would take far too much effort.
  • Sleepyhead: Of the Cloudcuckoolander variety; for the most part he sees nothing wrong with dozing off at all times.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The original Smurf who ran away from work to sleep was bitten by the Bzz Fly and after recovering from the Black Smurf disease became Grouchy Smurf in the comic books, so Lazy Smurf began appearing and the gag of a Smurf slacking off work was kept. As a consequence, when "The Black Smurfs" was given an Adaptation Dye-Job for the cartoon show, Lazy Smurf took Grouchy's place as Patient Zero, with a few plot changes in that scene.

Liar Smurf (Schtroumpf Menteur)

The village gossip, who tends to make up most of the gossip he spreads. Appears only in the comic book.

Lucky Smurf (Schtroumpf Chançard)

Appears only in the comic books. After watching humans, he introduces gambling to the village and becomes a compulsive gambler.

  • The Gambling Addict: Oh yeah.
  • Ironic Nickname: He is very unlucky at gambling — though this is partly the fault of his addiction, as he'll make bets that are impossible for him to win just so that others will agree to the bet.

Mariner Smurf (Marinier)/Submariner Smurf (Schtroumpf Sous-marinier)/Marco Smurf (Schtroumpf Marco)
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Smurf who used a submarine at first, but then changed his mind and became a boat-sailing mariner. He goes out to sea to get the Smurfs spices. His nickname was changed to Marco Smurf in the Animated Adaptation.

Miller Smurf (Schtroumpf Meunier)

The village miller, easily recognizable by his striped hat, dark blue shirt, and wooden clogs. Appears only in the comics.

Miner Smurf (Schtroumpf Mineur)
Voiced by: Alan Young - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village spelunker, who spends much of his time mining for useful metals. He was the one who discovered coal, which certainly helped the Smurf village during the cold winters.

  • Dug Too Deep: A variant of this happens at one point, when Miner (aided by an unwitting Clumsy) discovers an underground civilization of gnomes who ended up taking the Smurfs as slaves. Luckily the gnomes end up being Good All Along, only taking the Smurfs because they are responsible for keeping the Earth's core hot, have worked themselves to exhaustion and are desperate for a break. A few convenient inventions by Handy solves the problem, and gnomes and Smurfs part in friendship.
  • Scotireland: Miner Smurf is spoken of as having either an Irish or a Scottish accent. Not surprising, as he was voiced by the same guy who did Scrooge McDuck.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: He's struck gold a couple of times, but never saw any use for it.

Narrator Smurf (Schtroumpf Narrateur)

Appears only in the live-action movie.

Natural Smurf/Nat Smurfling (Schtroumpf Nature)
Voiced by: Charlie Adler - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Smurf with an affinity for nature, and particularly animals. He's one of three Smurfs who de-ages to Smurfling age, though unlike Snappy and Slouchy he had already made several appearances as an adult Smurf in earlier stories.

Nobody Smurf/Somebody Smurf

A Smurf with no distinct character traits whatsoever. Tired of being a "Nobody," he went looking for a character trait that could give him a new name, but discovered that his true talent was being indistinct, after which he changed his name to "Somebody Smurf." Appeared only in the cartoon show.

Nosey Smurf/Inquisitive Smurf (Schtroumpf Curieux)
Voiced by: Paul Winchell [Imposter], Unknown Voice Actor [real] - The Smurfs cartoon show

An extremely curious Smurf who wants to know everything about everyone and everything, frequently getting into trouble because he noses around things that are none of his business.

  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: Papa Smurf even tells the Smurfs that there's nothing wrong with being curious, but that Nosey simply takes his curiosity too far.

Nurse Smurf (Schtroumpf Infirmier)

Appears twice in the comic books, and can also be seen (though not called by name) in The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, patching up Clumsy Smurf. It's possible that he's Doctor Smurf's assistant, or even Doctor Smurf himself operating under a different name.

Owner Smurf (Schtroumpf Propriétaire)

A Smurf who gets a special house and gets convinced that everybody is jealous of it, so he becomes very adamant about his private property. Only appears in the comic books.

Painter Smurf/Artist Smurf (Schtroumpf Peintre)
Voiced by: Bill Callaway - The Smurfs cartoon show

A true-blue artist, Painter is constantly seen obsessing over his latest masteurpiesa — usually a painting, but he also works with sculpture and other visual arts. He's usually seen wearing a red jacket and a black tie, with a hat looking vaguely like a beret. In the cartoon series he speaks in an outrageous French accent.

  • Always Camp: He's a temperamental artist with a French accent. Of course he's this trope.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Particularly from Brainy when it comes to his work. In one episode, Painter can't take that Brainy won't make any criticisms concerning his work when Brainy's essence has been sapped away.
  • Composite Character: He is combined with Sculptor Smurf in the cartoon show and the live-action movie.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Well, Smurfier rather than Sexier.

Paleontologist Smurf (Schtroumpf Paléontologue)

A Smurf who is a paleontologist. He appears only in the comic books.

Panicky Smurf (Schtroumpf Panique)

Party Planner Smurf
Voiced by: Kevin Lee - The Smurfs 2

Passive-Agressive Smurf
Voiced by: Jimmy Kimmel - The Smurfs 2

Like Complimentary Smurf, he is mentioned, but not actually seen, in the first live-action movie — though he does appear in the sequel. Apparently, "he's always so nice, but when he leaves, you feel bad." The name is most likely a joke on the naming conventions of Smurfs.

Poet Smurf (Schtroumpf Poète)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village poet; a kindly and sensitive soul who's so fond of poetry that he'll sometimes speak in rhyme even in casual conversation.

Postman Smurf (Schtroumpf Facteur)

Appears only in the comics — first for a brief one-page gag, then in an extended role in the German magazine, where he curiously enough comes with mail from another Smurf village — the only time in any continuity where it's directly stated that there is more than one Smurf village.

Potter Smurf (Schtroumpf Potier)

Appears only in the comic books in minor roles, digging for clay (in other Smurfs' gardens, without asking for permission) in one story and trying to fill in for the absent Baker Smurf (with limited success) in another. His job is to make clay pots, jars, bowls and plates.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to have traces of this, in that he can't begin to see why other Smurfs would have a problem with him digging up their gardens when that's where the best clay is.

Pushover Smurf (Schtroumpf Bonasse)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Smurf who just can't find it in himself to say no to anyone, no matter what they ask him to do. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Reporter Smurf (Schtroumpf Reporter)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs cartoon show

Reporter, writer and editor of the village newspaper, always after the latest "sensational" news.

Reveler Smurf/Festive Smurf (Schtroumpf Fèteur)
Voiced by: (possibly) Jacques Marin [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

A Smurf who is always eager to have a party, even more than any other Smurf. He briefly appears in two albums, and also appears in the French version of the The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Animated Adaptation, though the United States English dub changes him with Actor Smurf (see Timid Smurf, below).

Scaredy Smurf (Schtroumpf Peureux)
Voiced by: Alan Young - The Smurfs cartoon show

The world's most cowardly Smurf; he's afraid of everything. May or may not be the same character as Panicky Smurf from the live-action movie.

Sculptor Smurf (Schtroumpf Tailleur/Schtroumpf Sculpteur)

Appears only in the comic books, as his role in the Animated Adaptation and the live-action movie series is taken over by Painter.

Showoff Smurf (Schtroumpf Frimeur)

A Smurf who likes to show off his possessions. He appears only in the comic books.

Sloppy Smurf/Smelly Smurf (Schtroumpf Sale)/Stinky Smurf (Schtroumpf Puant)
Voiced by: Marshall Efron - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village garbage collector, with a passion for collecting really smelly things. He has a pet fly named Fly.

Slouchy Smurf/Slouchy Smurfling (Schtroumpf Molasson)
Voiced by: Noelle North - The Smurfs cartoon show

A laid-back and relaxed Smurf, most likely to be found leaning against something with his hands in his pockets, or just off calmly doing his own thing while the others are running around. Along with Nat and Snappy, he is de-aged in Season 5 and becomes a Smurfling again.

Smooth Smurf
Voiced by: Shaquille O'Neal - The Smurfs 2

Snappy Smurf/Snappy Smurfling (Schtroumpf Colérique)
Voiced by: Pat Musick - The Smurfs cartoon show

A rambunctious and energetic Smurf with a big temper, traits which are only exaggerated when he along with Nat and Slouchy is de-aged to Smurfling age in the comic "The Smurflings" and in Season 5 of the cartoon.

Sneezy Smurf (Schtroumpf Frileux)/Sickly Smurf/Chilly Smurf
Voiced by: Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show

Always wears earmuffs and a scarf, and always shivering and sneezing — sometimes because he has a cold and sometimes due to severe allergies.

Social Smurf (Schtroumpf Réseau)
Voiced by: Mario Lopez - The Smurfs 2

A Smurf who is a web blogger. He is set to appear in The Smurfs 2.

Suspicious Smurf (Schtroumpf Mefiant)

A Smurf who appears in The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow who suspects something wrong when Brainy doesn't appear with the other contestants at the end of the Smurfberry Harvest Contest.

Sweepy Smurf (Schtroumpf Ramoneur)
Voiced by: Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village chimney-sweeper; a cheerful and happy-go-lucky, if rather dirty and sooty, Smurf.

Tailor Smurf (Schtroumpf Tailleur)
Voiced by: Kip King - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village tailor. The main reason for the Smurfs' Limited Wardrobe, as he respects "the classic look" too much to ever agree to make any different kinds of clothes. He does allow the Smurflings to make their own set of clothes when his standard style doesn't suit them, but only under protest.

  • Always Camp: He sure has an artistic temperament for someone who never wants to do anything remotely different.

Timber Smurf/Lumberjack Smurf (Schtroumpf Bûcheron)
Voiced by: Bernard Erhard - The Smurfs cartoon show

The village lumberjack, who according to the other Smurfs spends more time talking to the trees than cutting them down. Named Lumberjack Smurf in the comics and Timber Smurf in the cartoon.

  • Big Eater: But then, "you can't smurf a good day's work on an empty stomach."
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's very fond of trees, never cutting one down before its time — and when he does cut it down he salutes and honors it, and makes sure to plant a new sapling in its place. He's also a friend to all woodland creatures, often sharing his camp with them when camping out.
  • Nice Guy: Basically, he's Hefty, if Hefty had been more in touch with his own softer side.

Timid Smurf/Actor Smurf (Schtroumpf Timide)
Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs cartoon show

Despite his nickname, he's more sad than timid, due to not having a pet, until he meets the dragon Grumpf. The cartoon version of the character eventually becomes Actor Smurf.

  • Identity Impersonator: In "All The Smurf's A Stage".
  • Meaningful Rename: Gets this in the cartoon show when he proves that he has acting talent in "All The Smurf's A Stage".
  • Mirror Routine: Pulls this on Brainy in the episode "All The Smurf's A Stage".
  • A Smurf And His Dragon: It's even in the title of the story (3rd story of the album "The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf"), save for "the" instead of "a"

Tracker Smurf (Schtroumpf Traqueur)
Voiced by: Henry Polic II - The Smurfs cartoon show

An expert woodsman and tracker, with a highly-developed sense of smell. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Traveling Smurf (Schtroumpf pas comme les autres/Schtroumpf Voyageur)
A Smurf who was sad with the life at the Smurf Village and wanted to travel.

Tuffy/Toughy Smurf (Schtroumpf Batailleur)
Voiced by: Pat Fraley - The Smurfs cartoon show

He wants to be Hefty Smurf so badly, but doesn't quite have the strength to back it up — not that this stops him from jumping headfirst into danger and challenging everyone he meets to fisticuffs. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Vanity Smurf (Schtroumpf Coquet)
Voiced by: Alan Oppenheimer - The Smurfs cartoon show

The world's most handsome Smurf; at least if you ask him. He's easily identified by the flower he's stuck in his hat and the handheld mirror he usually carries around so that he can look at himself whenever he wants.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Next to the Smurfette Principle and the alleged Communist propaganda, Vanity's sexuality is one of the most joked-about aspects of the franchise.
  • Camp Straight: Well, like the other Smurfs, he's in love with Smurfette.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Sees himself as the most handsome Smurf, but without the flower that appeared in his hat from the cartoon series onward, he's identical to all the others, at least to human eyes.
  • Narcissist: He spends most of his time admiring himself in a handheld mirror.
  • Oh My Gods!: "Great Smurf in heaven" in The Smurfs 2.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: No pun intended, but of course the most narcissistic smurf would be the one whose sexuality is the most often questioned.

Weakling Smurf (Schtroumpf Chétif)
Voiced by: (possibly) Alan Young - The Smurfs cartoon show

Just like the name implies, a weakling. Though he's certainly willing to try his best and wants to do Big Things, his actual abilities are... somewhat lacking.

  • Did Not Get the Girl: Or at least, did not get the kiss from Smurfette at the end of "The Olympic Smurfs".
  • Magic Feather: In "The Olympic Smurfs" Papa Smurf gives him a reddish doping jelly to put on his nose, in order to help him compete in the Olympic Games. When he eventually wins, he is about to confess his cheating, but it turns out that the substance was only raspberry jelly, and that Weakling Smurf owes his victory only to his newly-acquired self-confidence. The same Magic Feather element also appears in the cartoon episode "A Little Smurf Confidence", which also features Weakling.

Weather Smurf (Schtroumpf Météo)

The meteorologist for the Smurf newspaper, whose job it is to predict the weather — though his methods of doing so are rather bizarre. Only appears in the comic books, as his function in the cartoon is taken over by Tracker Smurf (who simply smells the weather changing). "Weather Smurf" is probably not his actual name, as his identity seems unknown to the other Smurfs.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's either this or a hack, basing his weather predictions on whether his pet frog will climb up or down a ladder.

Weepy Smurf (Schtroumpf Pleureur)
Voiced by: Mona Marshall, Unknown Voice Actor - The Smurfs cartoon show

The Smurf who cries and sobs about everything. To Weepy Smurf, life is one huge tragedy no matter what happens — if bad things happen, that's horribly sad, but if good things happen, that's sad too because they won't last.

Wooly Smurf
Voiced by: Dick Gautier - The Smurfs cartoon show

The Smurf responsible for shearing sheep to get the wool the Smurfs need to make their clothes with. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

  • Canon Foreigner
  • Nice Hat: He normally dresses like an ordinary Smurf, but the one night of year when he's called upon to go and fetch wool, he puts on a woolen cowboy version of a Smurf hat.

Reflection Smurf/Hundredth Smurf (Le Centième Schtroumpf)
Voiced by: Alan Oppenheimer - The Smurfs cartoon show

In the Smurfs story "The Hundredth Smurf", Vanity Smurf's mirror is struck by lightning, which brings his reflection to life. The reflection speaks backwards and does everything Vanity Smurf does, but in reverse (lifting the right arm when Vanity lifts the left, for instance). After he causes chaos in the village by his opposite nature, the reflection decides to return to the mirror, but he goes through it instead, and comes out a regular Smurf.

  • Mirror Self: Vanity Smurf's reflection, brought to life by a lightning.

     Additional Smurfs 
Smurfette (La Schtroumpfette)
Voiced by: Lucille Bliss - The Smurfs cartoon show
Lisa Young - Smurf Racer Video Game
Demi Lovato - The Smurfs: The Lost Village

Originally the only female Smurf in the village, created by Gargamel as a weapon against the Smurfs and changed into a real Smurf by Papa Smurf.

  • Action Girl: Promoted to this in the live-action movie
  • Adaptational Badass: Smurfette in the Live-Action films is more of an Action Girl which can be jarring if you're used to how she usually acts in the comics and the animated series.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original story, Smurfette was never evil; her goal was to unintentionally cause the Smurfs to fight among themselves due to her mere presence, and Papa Smurf simply gave her the plastic surgery to stop the Smurfs from mocking her note . The cartoon and other adaptations make Smurfette be a willing agent for Gargamel (even if coerced by fear) and her transformation is a consequence of being magically turned into a "true Smurf".
  • Ascended Extra: At the end of her first comic appearance, she left the village and became an incidental character. The cartoon show made her into a regular, and the comics followed starting from "The Baby Smurf". Of course, some post-Peyo comic book stories have Smurfette appear mostly in cameo, such as The Jewel Smurfer.
  • Badass Adorable: After she Took a Level in Badass in the live-action movie.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She was initially an unattractive Smurfette created by Gargamel. The cartoon features her makeover as seemingly coming with her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Becoming the Mask
  • Blessed with Suck: In the episode where she does a spirited imitation of King Midas and uses a spell to turn everything she touches into Smurfberry candy, including a very unfortunate Brainy Smurf, who accidentally shook her hand to comfort her, not knowing why she was upset.
  • Born as an Adult: Created as an adult female Smurf by Gargamel, the Smurfs' enemy, in order to distract and trap them.
  • Catch Phrase: In the cartoon, it's "Boo-hoo." She cries a lot, and literally says "Boo-hoo" while doing so.
  • The Chick
  • Damsel in Distress: Rarely is there an episode where Smurfette does NOT need someone else to rescue her. Mostly averted in the live-action movie.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Causes this reaction with her fellow Smurfs.
  • Dude Magnet: Especially at the beginning, when all the male smurfs (including Papa Smurf in one episode) were in love with her. This is toned down over time with Smurfette having more a Like Brother and Sister relationship with the other smurfs.
  • Dumb Blonde: The comic version is an inversion of the trope, as she had the stereotypical Dumb Blonde personality as a brunette, and after becoming blonde gets a boost in common sense.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Smurfette is modeled after Gargamel, so he creates her with short black hair. At the beginning, everyone finds her unappealing, so Papa Smurf gives her a makeover. After she becomes a blonde, everyone falls in love with her.
  • Eye Awaken: Pulls this in The Smurfs 2 when she was first created as a Naughty by Gargamel.
  • Fragile Flower: Often crying when something goes wrong.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The cartoon version originally was an evil female smurf created by Gargamel, she started as a brunette, but was turned into a blonde when she became good.
  • Happily Adopted: By Papa Smurf in the film series.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Smurfette when she was first created goes through this when she is transformed into a real Smurf through magic in the cartoon show by Papa Smurf. This only applies to the Animated Adaptation. She was never evil in the original comicbooks.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Smurfette, after her magical makeover in the cartoon show, elicits this response in her fellow Smurfs. And in a single-page comic book gag, she actually became a nurse.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Even Harmony Smurf notices how bad she sings.
  • Idiot Ball: Numerous characters call her out, including Mother Nature, in the episode where she is insistent on creating a blue rose, damn the consequences.
  • Insubstantial Ingredients: The original comics and the Animated Adaptation each feature their own formula for her creation, but both include elements of the trope:
    • Comicbook: The clay statue was given life by being dipped in a formula made from a pinch of coquetry, a good layer of bias, three crocodile tears, a lizard brain, viper tongue powder, one carat of simpathy, a handful of wrath, one finger of lies, a thimble of gluttony, a pint of bad faith, a pinch of inconscience, a bit of sentimentality, a measure of silliness and a measure of cunning, much ingenuity and stubbornness, and a candle that has burned at both ends.
    • Cartoon: She was magically created from blue clay, sugar and spice but nothing nice, crocodile tears, half a pack of lies, a chatter of a magpie, and the hardest stone for her heart.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Wears multiple copies of the same dress, yet treats them as though they were different outfits.
  • Magic Plastic Surgery: Or make that "plastic smurfery", which is the explanation in the original English translation of the story "The Smurfette" for how the title character was changed from her original appearance into a real Smurf.
  • Mama Bear: Around Baby Smurf.
  • Nice Girl: She's very sweet, sensitive, caring, and gets along with everyone.
  • Rule 34: She is the one of the few female Smurfs. Even The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy mock this. Technically, there are three female Smurfs and one robotic one, but most people only remember her.
  • Skip of Innocence: In the comic books, she goes for walks in the forest where she does this.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Trope Namer
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Sassette's Tomboy.
  • Traumatic Haircut: In The Smurfs 2, her hair gets cut off to a bob by Gargamel. She makes it appear that she went through this in the cartoon episode "Smurfette's Golden Tresses".
  • The Vamp: She was this before her Heel–Face Turn
  • Women Are Wiser: The producers tried to compensate for her being the only female for much of the series by making her smarter than most to the point of almost becoming second in command of the village.
  • Younger Than They Look: Smurfette is only a few years old despite looking like a young adult female Smurf.

Baby Smurf (Bébé Schtroumpf)
Voiced by: Paul Winchell, Julie McWhirter-Dees - The Smurfs cartoon show

Brought to the Smurf village by stork on the night of the blue moon, and has since then been the darling of all the Smurfs.

  • Baby Talk: In the comics, he does eventually learn to talk but still, due to his young age, has a very limited vocabulary (and also a smaller role overall). In the cartoon, he mostly just giggles and coos — his first word, to the surprise of the Smurfs, is "Gargamel."
  • Cheerful Child: Usually.
  • Child Mage: In the animated series he occasionally displays curious magical powers, though never when anyone else is watching.
  • Fearless Infant: Occasionally invokes the trope, though is seldom in any real danger.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Immune, it seems, to magic designed to make people angry, evil, or even emotionless.
  • Morality Pet: To several characters, including Grouchy and Jokey, who will spare him their usual attitudes and pranks. note  Averted, however, with Gargamel, who is just as nasty to Baby as he is to the other Smurfs.

Sassette (Sassette)
Voiced by: Julie McWhirter-Dees - The Smurfs cartoon show

The second female Smurf created after Smurfette.

Clockwork Smurf (Schtroumpf Robot/Mécanique)
Voiced by: Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

A wooden robotic Smurf created by Handy Smurf.

  • Clockwork Creature
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Part of his origin story in the cartoon show, when Brainy's accident gave him life and sentience.
  • Nice Hat: In the comic books, the hat is used to dispense liquid such as sarsaparilla soup. Gargamel took advantage of this and made a fake Clockwork Smurf with a hat that dispensed a soup that turned the Smurfs into mutants.
    • Clockwork in the comic book story was a character swap for the Benco chocolate milk bottle that appeared in a multi-part story ad.
  • No Sell: Clockwork Smurf is the one and only character in The Smurf's universe to ever look upon an unhooded Nemesis without curling up in sheer, unbridled terror, due to the inherent purity of his Heart Of Gold, though even he was disgusted.
  • The Unintelligible: Clockwork Smurf can only speak in machine squeaks in the cartoon show, whereas in the comic books he was able to speak in Smurf language right from the start.

Clockwork Smurfette (Schtroumpfette Robot/Mecanique)
Voiced by: (possibly) Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

A Distaff Counterpart to Clockwork Smurf that was created by Handy as a female companion. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Wild Smurf (Schtroumpf Sauvage)
Voiced by: Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

The Smurf expy of Tarzan.

Grandpa Smurf (Vieux Vieux Schtroumpf)
Voiced by: Jonathan Winters - The Smurfs cartoon show

When Papa Smurf was young, he was also raised by a Papa Smurf, who is now known by the Smurfs as Grandpa Smurf.

Nanny Smurf (Mémé Schtroumpf)
Voiced by: Susan Blu - The Smurfs cartoon show

The third female Smurf to appear in the cartoon series.

Don Smurfo

The in-universe fictional character Expy of Zorro.


The King
Voiced by: Georges Pradez [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Bob Holt - The Smurfs cartoon show

The benevolent, white-bearded ruler of the kingdom and also the king that Johan and Peewit serve under, he is one of the few humans who has befriended the Smurfs. He's not particularly strong-willed or authoritative, but he has a good heart and generally wants the best for his subjects.
  • Adults Areuseless: He has his moments, but he's generally much less helpful than his teenage subjects.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Like Johan, he has them in the comics (though he gets eye-whites if the expression demands it, for example if he's surprised or shocked), and in The Smurfs and the Magic Flute but in the cartoon he has normal cartoon eyes.
  • Distressed Dude: Whenever he plays a big role in the stories, it's most often as this.
  • The Good King: Not a particularly competent one, perhaps, but nobody can deny that he means well.
  • The Load: In the comic story Le pays maudit, later adapted into the cartoon episode The Cursed Country, the bored King insists on joining Johan and Peewit on their journey to free the Smurfs, and quickly proves to be a terrible Load, because life when out on adventure is very different from the luxurious castle life he's used to.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever called "The King" or "Your Majesty," his actual name is never mentioned.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He does bluster a bit, particularly in the comics — but considering that he's always willing to hear people out, not to mention puts up with everything Peewit puts him through, he definitely fits this trope.

Princess Savina
Voiced by: Jennifer Darling - The Smurfs cartoon show

A not-so-proper princess, niece of the King and cousin of King Gerard, who would much rather join in on Johan and Peewit's many adventures than be stuck at the palace under the watchful eyes of her governess, Dame Barbara.

  • Action Girl: She really wants to be one, but as her governess forbids her from doing anything "improper" she doesn't get many chances to.
  • Ascended Extra: She's not the most major of characters in either comic or cartoon, but she still has a notably larger role in the cartoon, where she lives in the castle with her uncle and is a recurring character — in the comic, she really only appears once, in the role of Distressed Damsel, as she is kidnapped while on her way to visit the King for a few days.
  • Badass Princess: She's quite capable with a sword.
  • Battle Couple: With Johan.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Like uncle, like niece. Once again, in the cartoon show she has normal cartoon eyes.
  • Chastity Couple: With Johan.
  • Distressed Damsel: Plays this in some episodes, even if she's usually resourceful enough to at least try to save herself.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Probably the main reason why she has a larger role in the cartoon.
  • Fiery Redhead: Not the most fiery of redheads, but still she's got spunk. This really only applies to her in the cartoon, though, since her comic counterpart is less spirited and only has red hair on the cover (in the internal art, she's blonde).
  • Rebellious Princess: Though her rebellion is usually very low-key and kept hidden from Dame Barbara.

Voiced by: William Coryn [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute United States’ English dub
Michael Bell - The Smurfs cartoon show

The King's teenage squire (later knight) and best friend to Peewit, and one of the humans who have befriended the Smurfs. Many of the Smurfs and humans look up to him as a person to never do wrong.

Peewit/William (Pirlouit)
Voiced by: Michel Modo [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Cam Clarke [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

The small-sized court jester who is usually Sir Johan's Sidekick, though in later seasons he made many solo appearances without Johan, interacting with the Smurfs and their other friends/enemies. Apart from Gargamel and Scruple, he's the human character who appears on the show the most.


Peewit's pet goat and trusty riding animal, Named "Biquette" in the comics and cartoon, and "Annie" in the cartoon version of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute. She's very loyal to Peewit and always tries to protect him, but she's also highly temperamental and will think nothing of attacking and headbutting those who annoy her.

Voiced by: Henri Crémieux [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute United States’ English dub
Alan Oppenheimer - The Smurfs cartoon show)

A wizard who frequently helps either Johan and Peewit or the Smurfs. Half the time Papa Smurf leaves the Smurf Village, when he isn't seeking for rare herbs, he's going to visit Homnibus and play chess.

Voiced by: Serge Nadaud [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

Homnibus' young helper. Despite frequently appearing along with his master in Johan and Peewit stories, his only appearance in a Smurfs story so far has been "The Finance Smurf".

  • Demoted to Extra: He was an important character in his first appearance, La Pierre de Lune, but in his latter appearances he became just a background character in Homnibus' cottage.

King Gerard
Voiced by: Phil Proctor - The Smurfs cartoon show

A teenage prince-turned-king of a neighboring kingdom, and the cousin of Princess Savina. Clockwork Smurf lives with him and acts as his companion and advisor. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.


Lord Balthazar's niece, who is Sassette's friend. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.


The mute wood elf who appears as a recurring character in the cartoon series.

  • Cute Mute
  • Happily Married: To Woody in "Smurfily Ever After".
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is derived from the Greek district from which we get the term laconic, which means "using few words; expressing much in few words; concise".


A young mermaid from the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, she shows up in three episodes over the course of the series and functions as Handy Smurf's Love Interest.

Pussywillow Pixies

A group of six pixies, consisting of Elderberry (their leader), Pansy, Holly, Bramble, Lilac, and Acorn, who are constantly hunted by the Wartmongers. They appear only in the Animated Adaptation.


A small humanoid genie in Arabic attire who's home, whose name implies, is a gourd found in Farmer Smurf's field. He appeared in three episodes of Season 6.

Selwyn and Tallulah

The bickering sorcerer couple who appear only in the Animated Adaptation

Voiced by: Frank Welker - The Smurfs cartoon show

Originally Homnibus' dog, it became a pet of the Smurfs.

  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Wears a locket on his collar that contains "the key to all magic" that only one person can open, while all others who try to open it get zapped by a lightning bolt. As it turns out, Baby Smurf is the only one who can safely open it.
  • Older Than They Look: He is a thousand years old because of the locket mentioned above.
Voiced by: Russi Taylor - The Smurfs cartoon show

A pink marsupial-type creature that resembles a rabbit, who is Nanny Smurf's pet. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

  • No Biological Sex: Applies to both the main character and the race of Smoogles seen in "G'Day Smoogle".

Voiced by: Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show

A squirrel who is Wild Smurf's friend. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Patrick Winslow

An advertising executive for a cosmetics company who encounters the Smurfs, appearing only in the live-action movie series.

Grace Winslow
Played by: Jayma Mays - The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2

The wife of Patrick Winslow who encounters the Smurfs and gives birth to a child named Blue, appearing only in the live-action movie series.

Victor Doyle
Played by: Brendan Gleeson - The Smurfs 2

The stepfather of Patrick Winslow. He appears in The Smurfs 2.

Blue Winslow
Played by: Nicholas Martorell Jr.note  - The Smurfs movie
Jacob Tremblay - The Smurfs 2

Patrick and Grace's son. Grace was pregnant with him during the first movie, and was shown at birth during the credits. In the second movie, he is celebrating his fourth birthday.


Voiced by: Paul Winchell - The Smurfs cartoon show
Jesse Lachapelle - Smurf Racer Video Game
André Sogliuzzo - The Smurfs 2 Video Game
Rainn Wilson - The Smurfs: The Lost Village
Played by: Hank Azaria - The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2

The main villain of the Smurfs.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: On a small level, the live-action version has a full set of teeth compared to his comic book and animated counterparts.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the Live-Action films, he's a lot more threatening and dangerous compared to the comics and cartoon series.
  • Angry Fist-Shake: Expect Gargamel to give one to the Smurfs when his plans fail.
  • Arch-Enemy
  • Bad Boss: He frequently mistreats and insults his Right-Hand Cat Azrael.
  • Beard of Evil: Attempts to grow one with a hair tonic in one episode. He only manages to wear a fake Beard of Evil when passing himself off as another wizard in order to get Hogatha's bird call.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He has shown on several occasions being a profound strategist, and when he actually puts in the effort, can be quite a scary opponent, once even having Mother Nature on the ropes, with her own wands. However, unless it's part of a scheme to go after the Smurfs, or save his own skin, he generally doesn't do anything requiring more than the smallest possible amount of effort. His home is in a perpetual state of dis-repair as a direct result.
  • Butt Monkey: Nothing goes right for him, but he is too stubborn to give up.
  • The Cameo: In a few comic book stories such as The Smurfs And The Howlibird and The Baby Smurf.
  • Catch Phrase: In the comics: "I'll get my revenge!" In the cartoons: "I'll get you, I'll get all of you if that's the last thing I ever do!"
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Seems to be a very capable wizard as many of his schemes seem to involve complex magic, such as turning a simple bell into a tracking device, creating another dimension within a mirror and even creating living beings out of clay. Apart from his magical skills, he also displays some inventive skills, as he easily creates a flying machine amongst other things. If he wasn't so fixated on defeating the Smurfs, he might be able to make serious money selling his magic and inventions to other people. Unfortunately, several episodes show that even if he somehow comes into wealth, his own family would clean him out, or he's completely helpless against bandits because... (see below.)
  • Determinator: When it comes to his schemes against the Smurfs.
  • Dirty Coward: He will run from or try to appease anyone that is not smaller than knee high to him, unless he's absolutely certain he has the magical or tactical advantage, and sometimes even then. The only reason he's not afraid of the Smurfs is because each of them is less than 1/10th his size and even in numbers can't effectively hurt him unless he gets Hoist by His Own Petard.
  • The Dreaded: Among the Smurfs, many of which usually panic and try to run away whenever they encounter him (though they won't hesitate to fight back if the situation calls for it). In one episode, Brainy Smurf even refers to Gargamel as "the dreaded man of the forest".
  • Enemy Mine: Occasionally helps the Smurfs whenever there's a threat to both their existences, such as in The Gambler Smurfs when a gambling count wants to turn the Smurf Forest into his own gaming complex.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If you're going to mess with Azrael, you had better have insane levels of plot armor, The Smurfs, be nigh invulnerable, Nemesis, or have several artifacts of doom in your arsenal because the one thing that motivates Gargamel more than getting Revenge, is Azrael's well being, as Balthazar found out, first hand.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His godfather Balthazar isn't afraid to cross some moral boundaries with what he wants to do with the Smurfs that would give Gargamel himself some pause in crossing.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Even more so in the live-action movie.
  • Evil Laugh: What's Gargamel without this?
  • Evil Sorcerer: Constantly referred to as such, though he's just as much of an alchemist.
  • Evil Tastes Good: Gargamel goes on about how delicious Smurfs must be despite never actually eating one.
  • Evil Wears Black
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Gargamel's plans are always doomed to fail.
  • Final Boss: In The Smurfs (1994) and The Smurfs 2.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: In A Christmas Carol.
  • Genre Savvy: He is the only wizard to even consider refusing playing the Imp's magical game, where losing means becoming a captive. In fact, he was actually walking away when the Imp magically compelled him to play by effortlessly lifting him off the ground and threatening him with violence.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Played with, and this trope colliding with Failure Is the Only Option more than justifies the "lazy" part of Brilliant, but Lazy, and adds the "sympathetic" to Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. The more effort Gargamel puts into a plan, the more it simultaneously has both more unqualified success on paper, and catastrophic failure in practice. He once spent an entire episode calculating where a rainbow would end so he could get the pot of gold, and it would have succeeded too, except the Leprechaun had to use his gold to make the "yellow" of the rainbow due to the Smurfs, being tasked by Mother Nature to make the rainbow, not having enough yellow paint, and this is one of the more benign examples.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In addition to the entry above, there have been several occasions where Gargamel has tried his hand at honest work, and was actually willing to put aside his obsession with the Smurfs. The Smurfs would either directly, or indirectly be responsible for thwarting each and every one of them.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Gargamel usually gets done in by the very schemes he uses against the Smurfs.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Gargamel was once on the virge of actually defeating the Smurfs, untill Sassette said "I love you, Papi Gargamel" and meant it. He stopped, and broke down in tears.
  • I Lied: He isn't afraid to break promises that he has no intention of ever keeping.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Emphasis on "ineffectual".
  • It's Personal: Gargamel originally wanted to capture Smurfs because of their singing and cheery attitude, (in the cartoon at least) which annoys him, especially since they saw nothing wrong with singing loudly right outside his window, to troll him. Stealing Balthazar's book taught him that they could be used as a philosopher's stone for transmuting metals (or Smurfs themselves) into gold, or grant immortality by eating them. Numerous failures, and humiliations have made Revenge his primary motivation, however. Filling his stomach or getting rich by hunting Smurfs is often an afterthought.
  • I Want My Mommy: Does this a few times in the cartoons.
  • Laughably Evil
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Inversion: He does not like the fact that Sassette (a second female Smurf created using his Smurfette formula) calls him "Pappy Gargamel" in the cartoon show. Though in the live-action movie series, he does try to sway Smurfette's heart to his side by calling her "his daughter".
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: During Laconia's wedding, Gargamel use his Ghoulliope to magically ensnare all the Smurfs, including all the wedding guests. For a very brief moment, Gargamel prove he was the scariest villain of the show by dominating all under his thumb. That is until Laconia, who was immune to the machine's effects, destroyed it with the help of the Smurfette.
  • Oh My Gods!: Invokes the name of Beelzebub or the devil a few times.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: He delivers an epic one right before delivering a magical No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Balthazar.
    Gargamel: "He is MY FRIEND!"
  • Right Makes Might: In the animated version, on those rare instances when he acts in a noble and just manner, he is far more powerful, and importantly more competent than he normally is. While coming to the aid of the Smurfs, he has thwarted Nemesis, twice, has delivered a beatdown on Balthazar while protecting Azrael, and has surmounted challenges that other characters consider an Impossible Task. Unfortunately, since Status Quo Is God, circumstances always intervene in such a way as to prevent him from turning away from evil completely.
  • Save the Villain: Sometimes the Smurfs have to save him from danger or from his own villainy.
  • Scary Teeth: Mostly appears with only one top tooth in the comic books and the cartoon show; The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow gives us a nice close-up view of a few more teeth.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: In The Smurfs 2.
  • Senior Creep: It's obvious he's not a particularly attractive and friendly old man, and other characters called him ugly multiple times. Alternately, he could just be looking older than his actual age, placing him at early middle age at the very least. His mother in the cartoon series is more befitting of this trope.
  • Significant Birth Date: Halloween in the cartoon series.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Mild form, but in later comics (specially post-Peyo) he eventually shows up in just about every single story, usually accompanied by Azrael — even stories where they have no role to play and don't fit within the plot. It's actually Lampshaded in the comic book version of The Baby Smurf, where they show up on one page to attack one of the Smurfs out looking for Grouchy and Baby — only to be shooed off by the annoyed Smurf who tells them that there's no room for them in this story.
  • Taken for Granite: Was turned into a statue along with his cat in one episode, but Papa Smurf restored him to normal.
  • The Unfought: In Smurf: Rescue In Gargamel's Castle, where he actually doesn't appear.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite many a Save the Villain moment by the Smurfs, he never returns the favor and is still plotting his revenge against them.
    • The Animated series offers a notable subversion in the series run at some point between the introduction of Balthazar and the introduction of Scruple. While Gargamel doesn't actually come out and thank the Smurfs, he does come damn close. After Balthazar mortally wounds Azrael (as collateral damage the second time he goes after The Smurfs), The Smurfs, instead of fleeing for their lives, actually tend to the cat's wounds, and save his life, while Gargamel is giving Balthazar a well-deserved, magical No-Holds-Barred Beatdown for doing so, and treating it as something unimportant. Once Balthazar has fled in terror, it would seem that, once again, Gargamel would go after The Smurfs. To the surprise of everyone, Gargamel actually calls off Azrael, picks up the very confused cat, makes up an excuse, and walks away.
    • The Animated series also toys with an inversion. After Gargamel actually saves The Smurfs from certain extinction, by rescuing the Long Life Stone from falling into a volcano, he bemoans The Smurfs for being Ungrateful Bastards because he's stuck hanging by his threadbare robe over a lava pit, forgetting the fact that The Smurfs have neither the power nor the means to rescue him (and Papa Smurf actually thanked him), and their long history of Save the Villain on his behalf.
  • Villainous B.S.O.D.: His evil plans are sometimes stopped by this. The most notable occasion is when Sassette says she loves him, and he breaks down in tears.
  • Villainous Valor: He actually risks his own life to come to the Smurf's rescue once. He immediately regrets it afterwards. It's not entirely clear if even he knows why he did it. There are several good theories. The most prominent of them are that either 1.) He was doing so as part of an Enemy Mine alliance against Nemesis. 2.) He was planning to steal the Smurf's treasure afterwards. 3.) A momentary pang of either pity or The Only One Allowed to Defeat You towards the Smurfs, or some combination of the above.
  • Villain Song: Has one that he sings on occasion, plus a few in certain episodes like "The Blue Plague" song that is based on a similar villain song from Yogi's First Christmas.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In The Smurfs 2.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Even Baby Smurf is not immune to Gargamel's evil plans when it suits him. He also has a habit of beating up Scruple on occasion.
  • You Need to Get Laid: When the Smurfs overhears Gargamel's laments that he wish he had a lover, they secretly try to hook him up with a girlfriend so he'll stop chasing them. Things don't go too well because Gargamel has No Social Skills and eventually Status Quo Is God settles in.


Voiced by: Don Messick - The Smurfs cartoon show
Portrayed by: Mr. Krinkle - The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2

Gargamel's scruffy and much put-down-upon cat.

  • Ambiguous Gender: In the comics, at least. The cartoon on several occasions distinctly refers to the cat as male — not that this has stopped fans from speculating. Averted in the Mexican Spanish dub, as Azrael is always addressed as male. In the Italian dub, however, Azrael is a female cat named Birba.
  • Adaptational Badass: He along with Gargamel are a lot more threatening and dangerous in the Live-Action films. Azrael is even given his own scene in the first film during the climax.
  • Butt Monkey: Often abused by Gargamel and/or humiliated along with Gargamel.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's just as gung-ho about catching Smurfs as Gargamel is, and is often seen licking his chops hungrily whenever Smurfs are mentioned.
  • Ear Notch: In the live-action movie, it is even shown how he gets it.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: He could be at first glance thought off as a mere Right-Hand Cat to Gargamel. But since the Smurfs are so small, Azrael is a very physical threat and ends up chasing them quite often, putting him right into this trope instead.
  • Silent Snarker: Since he's a cat, he can't actually speak — but in both cartoon and live-action movie his meows are so speech-like that it's often easy to guess from his tone exactly what he's saying, and what he's saying is quite often something degradatory about Gargamel.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With an unnamed lynx. Azrael falls in love with a lynx that escapes from an exotic animal caravan, thanks to the Smurfs (which she then tries to eat because they are mouse-sized and she's still a cat), and she falls in love with him, much to Gargamel's dismay, understandable as he's worried about having another mouth to feed, especially a sick one, but Azrael has to say goodbye to her as the two of them can't be together because the Smurf Forest is actually making her sick, and he can't go live in her native territory because he's a house cat, and he would die.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Gargamel. Yes, he may snark. Yes, he may get caught in the collateral damage that results from Gargamel's attempts on the Smurfs. Yes, Gargamel's not a very pleasant master, but Gargamel's the best owner Azrael has ever had, and should anyone (other than the Smurfs) ever mess with Azrael, Gargamel will temporarily forget the "ineffectual" of Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain and go to war. Note that Gargamel on the warpath is terrifying. Also, while Gargamel WILL kick Scruple on occasion, he has never laid a hand on Azrael unkindly.

Voiced by: Brenda Vaccaro - The Smurfs cartoon show

Gargamel's apprentice, a Bratty Half-Pint who was more or less dumped onto the evil wizard after he was kicked out of sorcerer's school for causing trouble with the teachers. He helps Gargamel out with his plans, though is often less than enthusiastic about it.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Captain Ersatz: Would have had one in Jeanty from the comic book story "A Child Among The Smurfs", but he changed his mind.
  • Cross Dressing Voice: Brenda Vaccaro in the cartoon show.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Azrael, he doesn't think much of Gargamel's intelligence. Unlike Azrael, he can clearly let Gargamel know in exact words what he thinks.
  • Delinquents: The reason the magical school dumps him on Gargamel is because he's comitteed many, many, petty crimes and offenses during his magical training, and the wizard's school got fed up with him, but couldn't simply expel him or lock him up.
  • Genre Savvy: He quickly catches on to the fact that Gargamel's plans never work as they should, and often takes precautions for that.
  • Ironic Name: Despite being called Scruple, he doesn't appear to have any.
  • The Nicknamer: He always calls Gargamel "Gargie," much to the latter's annoyance.
  • Revenge: His primary motivation. He wants to destroy the sorcerer's school for dumping him on Gargamel, and eventually grows to hate the Smurfs as well because every time Gargamel's plans fail, he winds up taking the blame.

Voiced by: Janet Waldo - The Smurfs cartoon show

An evil witch, obsessed with her looks despite being far from beautiful.

  • Bald of Evil: Though she wears a wig.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Several of her appearances ended with her in a supposedly irreversible position. In one episode she was erased from existence. In another she was left stuck in the form of the Smurf, with no way of knowing how to change back.
  • Gender Bender: Switches from female to male when she becomes a Smurf in "The Fake Smurf" (cartoon show only).
  • Meaningful Name: Listen to her talk and you'll see why.
  • Mirror-Cracking Ugly: Causes her mirror to break in "The Golden Smurf Award" when she had dry skin.
  • Verbal Tic: Her constant snorting.

Lord Balthazar

Voiced by: Keene Curtis - The Smurfs cartoon show

Gargamel's godfather in the cartoon series.
  • Abusive Parents: He is the godfather of Gargamel. Gargamel being afraid of him is an indicator their relationship is not a good one. And when both characters are on screen, Balthazar is almost always belittling Gargamel.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: "Lord" Balthazar indicates some kind of noble title, and he's more evil than Gargamel.
  • Beard of Evil: Or to be more precise, Chin Spike Of Evil.
  • Bigger Bad: Balthazar seems to be more competent and threatening than Gargamel, to the point the latter shivers when mentioning Balthazar's name.
  • High Collar of Doom
  • I Lied: He isn't afraid to break promises that he has no intention of ever keeping.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His evil plans appear to be much more of a threat to the Smurfs than Gargamel's. In his first appearance, he shot a little duckling Smurfette adopted with his blunderbuss. If it wasn't for the help of Mother Nature, said duckling would have died.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Upon his introduction in the animated series, when he goes after The Smurfs the first time, after Gargamel accidentally made him realize they actually exist by stealing Balthazar's book, he backs off because Papa Smurf confronts him with an army of forest animals, all quite angry because Balthazar was carelessly shooting up their homes. Realizing he would run out of ammunition long before he ran out of enemies, he fled, dragging Gargamel (who was only there because he was dragged along, by force) with him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: While Gargamel's plans are all doomed to failure, Gargamel does make plans and carefully consider his options before acting. The same can not be said of Balthazar. On his very introduction, after coming to the conclusion that Smurfs must exist because Gargamel stole his book about them, his "plan" basically boils down to "grab Gargamel, make him tell me where the Smurfs are, shoot at The Smurfs." The second encounter wasn't much better.
  • Mage Marksman: He isn't above using weapons such as muskets and crossbows in addition to magic against the Smurfs if it suits his purpose.
  • Miles Gloriosus: The one time Gargamel stood up to him, the roles very quickly reversed...

Voiced by: Amanda McBroom - The Smurfs cartoon show

An evil witch, who mostly wants to make the world as miserable as she is.

  • Despair Event Horizon: The origin of her behavior was shown in "Chlorhydris' Lost Love", where the wizard she intended to marry never showed up at the altar on her wedding night.
  • High Collar of Doom
  • Meaningful Name: Reverse the two main parts of the word and you'll see that it's a play on the term "hydrochloric acid", which is a corrosive.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The episode "Chlorhydris' Lost Love" - her fiance returns to her, but he accidentally sits on the arrows of hate she created, and they turn his love for her into hatred, causing him to abandon her once more.

Matthew McCreep/Oilycreep (Torchesac)

Voiced by: Albert Médina [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Mike Reynolds [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

A traveling thief who steals the Smurfs' magic flute when Peewit had it. Appears only in The Smurfs And The Magic Flute.

Lord Mumford/Earl Flatbroke

Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actor [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Ginette Garcin [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

A greedy official who is an associate of Matthew McCreep. Appears only in The Smurfs And The Magic Flute.


A female Naughty created by Gargamel.


Voiced by: J.B. Smoove - The Smurfs 2

A male Naughty created by Gargamel.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Hackus shows signs of being mentally challenged like incoherent speech, repetitively licking puddle water, randomly hugging people and doesn’t comprehend the fact Gargamel called him a “moron” when picking who should go and kidnap Smurfette. Not sure if having his tongue sticking out most the time is anything.
  • Born as an Adult
  • The Cameo: In The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow.
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Third-Person Person
  • Toilet Humor: Shown in one of the trailers to go spazzy like the Tazmanian Devil before he lets out a burp.


The most evil character in the franchise, bar none. Perhaps the most evil character Hanna-Barbera has ever made in any work as all other Hanna-Barbera villains have standards while Nemesis has none. He began life as a rather handsome wizard, but after attempting to steal a powerful artifact, which would have brought grievous consequences to a great many people, if not the whole world, he was cursed to have his outer appearance match his inner personality. Hideous, twisted, and cruel, he cares only about his own power, wealth, and attempting to alleviate his condition, no matter how slightly regardless of the cost to others. He is introduced trying to steal the Smurfs' Long Life Stone, dooming the entire race to extinction, purely for the sake of eliminating his hiccups.

  • All Your Powers Combined: He wears a magic ring that allows him to steal magic and spells from any spell book. The more powerful and evil, the better.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Ultimately played straight with extreme prejudice.
  • Body Horror: Heavy emphasis on the "horror" part. The audience is never treated to the true extent of his magically inflicted deformity, but it completely horrifies any other character who looks upon it. This is something Nemesis has weaponized.
  • Depower: This ultimately happens when Papa Smurf tricks him into absorbing a cooking book that Brainy mistakenly thought was Papa Smurf's mightiest spell book. This caused all the spells and powers he previously stole to rebel and flee for their lives.
  • The Dreaded: Everybody in the Smurf's universe fears him, and with good reason.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He just loves to talk. His powers are so great that he can justify Talking Is a Free Action.
  • Evil Is Petty: He was willing to exterminate an entire race to cure hiccups!
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The only part of his face the audience ever sees.
  • Handicapped Badass: He needs a cane to walk, yet he can, and has, curbstomped the most powerful mages in the Smurfs world setting, including Papa Smurf and Gargamel simultaneously.
  • In the Hood: He wears a hooded cloak, for very good reason.
  • I Was Quite The Looker: Once upon a time, he was quite handsome, in-universe.
  • Large Ham: Not only does he talk big, he makes grand entrances and exits too.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name is Nemesis and it fits.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in two episodes, yet in those episodes, he completely changed the course of the story and the world setting.
  • The Unreveal: Although he does lower his hood, on occasion, the audience only gets to see the back of his head. Note that this is a good thing. Other characters that actually see his face are immediately struck with uncontrollable terror, regardless of personal bravery, with the sole exception of Clockwork Smurf who, while disgusted, was immune thanks to his Heart Of Gold.
  • Verbal Tic: Invoked. He is magically compelled to end every sentence with a hiccup, much to his annoyance.

Genie Meanie

A rather obnoxious genie that can only be summoned from his bottle for one day after over a century of dormancy, before returning to dormancy, for another extended period of time. He will return to dormancy at exactly sunset even if he's in a conversation with his summoner. Further, anyone who is unfortunate enough to summon him, even by accident, but doesn't know the proper password has something highly unpleasant happen to him. Those who do know the password get three wishes, which he will be reluctant to grant, and no more.

  • Baleful Polymorph: One of the many things he does to people who summon him without the password. Papa Smurf has his face filled with carrots growing out of it.
  • Blessed with Suck: You'd think being able to summon a genie with phenomenal power would be a good thing. Not with this guy.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a genie, and he's mean.
  • Exact Words: Be extra careful when using one of the three wishes he grants you as he will do exactly what the wish says, in the most unpleasant interpretation.
  • Jerkass Genie: He embodies this trope.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: His ultimate fate.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in one episode, but is directly responsible for one of the very rare occasions when Gargamel actually sets foot in the Smurf Village.


Bigmouth (Grossbouf)
Voiced by: Lennie Weinrib - The Smurfs TV series

The ogre who lives in the Smurf forest.


Bigmouth's girlfriend. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.

Dame Barbara/Lady Bard
Voiced by: Ginette Garcin [Original French version]; Unknown Voice Actor [United Kingdom English dub]; Unknown Voice Actor [United States English dub] - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
Linda Gary - The Smurfs cartoon show

The King’s governess as well as Princess Savina’s tutor who happens to detests Peewit.

  • Butt Monkey: Deliberately and unintentional for Peewit, it’s no wonder why she loathes the guy.

Odile Anjelou
Played by: Sofia Vergara - The Smurfs movie

The CEO of Anjelou cosmetics who encounters Gargamel, appearing only in the live-action movie series.

The Great Book Of Spells

An ancient magical artifact found in Gargamel's basement, The Great Book of Spells can only be awakened once a month, on the full moon, and immediately returns to slumber at sunset of that day. It is never explained, in series, how Gargamel got his hands on this artifact, but it is never moved from that location, and very few characters know of its existence. In order to greet this artifact, or make a request, the supplicant must speak in rhyme. Characters who don't know this are instructed by The Book Of Spells, personally.

Gargamel: "Oh Great Book of Spells, upon whose pages dwell secrets no one tells, awake for Gargamel!"
Scruple: "Oh Great Book of Spells. My name is Scruple. Teach me all you have to tell. I wish to be your pupil."

  • Artifact of Doom: Misuse can easily lead to this, as Scruple found out first hand.
  • Dead Pan Snarker: He has his moments.
    "Even though I have this form, these covers were not meant to keep me warm."
  • Empathic Weapon: The Great Book of Spells may not be a weapon, but he is clearly sentient and responds not just to the words of a request, but the motivations and emotions behind it.
  • Great Big Book of Everything
  • Power at a Price: His entire existence works around this. In exchange for answering a request, he always gives the supplicant a mission. The harder, or more demanding a request, the more taxing the mission.
  • Punchclock Villain: He is only awake one day a month and must answer requests properly asked of him during that time.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: On his last appearance in the series, Scruple and a handful of Smurfs appeared before him on the cusp of sunset. While The Book of Spells was going to completely ignore Scruple's request for a new magic wand, due to lack of time, he did answer the much harder request from the Smurfs because the request was reasonable.
    Book of Spells: "There is no more time!..."
    Smurfs: "Stop the ice before we freeze. Oh please, please, please!"
    Book of Spells: "Ahh. At last, a reasonable request. Cackle like a chicken twice, and that will put an end to ice."
    Smurfs: "Baka-Kaw! Baka-Kaw!"
    Magically summoned glacier disappears.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Book Of Spells never appears in the series after that, but the incident highlights how Revenge is Gargamel's primary motivation in everything he does. Gargamel was willing to completely overlook the Smurfs Scruple had in hand, purely for the sake of getting revenge on Scruple for all the pain and humiliation he endured that episode.

Alternative Title(s): The Smurfs A Christmas Carol, The Smurfs 2, The Smurfs And The Magic Flute, The Smurfs The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow, Smurf Rescue In Gargamels Castle, The Smurfs 1994