Fanfic / The Smurfette Village
The Smurfette Village
is a four-part series of fanfiction stories written by the Raven Child (a.k.a. LadyRaven) and published on Fanfiction.net. It follows the adventures of The Smurfs
as they meet a whole village of Smurfettes. It is set in the same universe as The Smurfs
cartoon show. The stories that make up part of the series include.Smurfs: The Lost Village
is its franchise canon counterpart.
This series provides the following examples:
- Action Dress Rip: Toughette does this to Valvette's borrowed blue dress when she and a few other female Smurfs escape from the trolls that captured them.
- Action Girl: Toughette.
- Adapted Out: Smoogle, who was present in the Season 9 episodes, doesn't appear in any of the stories.
- Afraid of Needles: Toughette has a fear of needles.
- Almost Kiss: Hefty and Toughette in the second story were almost ready to share a kiss when they were interrupted by the sound of Brainy heaving.
- And This Is For...: Hefty and Toughette trash Gargamel's hovel after the Smurfs were hit with "The Blue Plague", saying "This is for all the Smurf and Smurfette lives you destroyed." Toughette also torches Azrael's bed, saying "This goes for you too, Azrael."
- Apocalyptic Log: Tattlerette's last Daily Report becomes this in the third story.
- Astrologer: Astrologette is the female version of this in the series.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Slouchy in the third story. He prefers not to fight, but when Sassette is attacked by a scorpion, he quickly lays the smackdown on it to make it run away.
- Bigger Bad: Asmoday plays a bigger role than Gargamel does in the third story as he goes after the remaining Smurfs.
- Burn the Witch!: The people of a Romanian village are itching to do this to Gloria's descendant in the third story when the Smurfs rescue her.
- Character Development: For Brainy particularly in the third story, as he grows beyond his self-important attitude to become the future Papa Smurf.
- Chekhov's Gun: The Scepter of Faith, which was introduced in the first story, is used in the third story by a descendant of Gloria to turn Asmoday into stone.
- Child Mage: Like Baby Smurf in the cartoon show, Babette is also born with magical powers, and eventually grows up to become Sorcerette.
- Cosmic Retcon: The events of the fourth story retcon The Smurfs' ninth season (the time-traveling episodes) out of existence, setting up the stage for the events in the story series proper.
- Continuity Nod: Several to various episodes in The Smurfs cartoon show.
- Crystal Prison: Hefty, Toughette, Baby, Babette, and the Smurflings are trapped in one during the events of the third story.
- Deal with the Devil: Hefty and Toughette offer themselves as trophies for Asmoday in exchange for the Smurflings' freedom. However, Exact Wording prevents the two baby Smurfs from being released along with the Smurflings.
- Did I Mention It's Christmas?: The third story has the ten surviving Smurfs pass through Christmas telling stories about previous Christmases in the Smurf Village while trying to stay alive.
- Distaff Counterpart
- The Smurfettes, several of whom are distinct counterparts of several male Smurfs.
- Mama Smurf ↔ Papa Smurf
- Toughette ↔ Hefty
- Brainette ↔ Brainy
- Klutzette ↔ Clumsy
- Gingerette ↔ Greedy
- Prankette ↔ Jokey
- Melody ↔ Harmony
- Valvette ↔ Vanity
- Grumpette ↔ Grouchy
- Cowgirl ↔ Farmer, with elements of Wooly
- Sewette ↔ Tailor
- Craftette ↔ Painter
- Tattlerette ↔ Reporter
- Nursette ↔ Doctor
- Babette ↔ Baby
- Gargamel and Azrael have one in the evil witch Gloria and her cat Phoebe before their Heel–Face Turn.
- Doomed Hometown: First the Smurfette Village by a volcano, then later the Smurf Village by a Synthetic Plague.
- Exact Words: The Deal with the Devil that the Smurfs made with Asmoday was to exchange Hefty and Toughette to be his trophies in exchange for the Smurflings' freedom. Asmoday does point out that the deal does not include the baby Smurfs.
- For the Evulz: The main motive for Asmoday wanting the Smurfs destroyed.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Brainy suffers injury in his back from shrapnel when he and his Smurf companions were trying to flee Africa during the Boer War. He still has problems with his back when Hefty and Toughette meet him as an eldery Smurf in the present time.
- Get a Room!: Brainy and Brainette get this from the grown-up Smurflings when they see the two getting romantic with each other.
- Get Out
- Handy to his fellow Smurfs in the first story when he sees them cleaning up Hefty's house during the time that they thought Hefty was gone for good.
- Hefty to Brainy and Brainette in the third story when he and Toughette are about to exact revenge on Gargamel by vandalizing his house.
- Glowing Eyes: Sorcerette's eyes glow when she uses her magic powers.
- Happy Ending Override: The Smurfettes in "Return To The Smurfette Village" escape the destruction of their village only to move in with the Smurfs in their village, and everyone seems to be headed for a Happily Ever After ending. Come "How Things Smurf", though, only ten Smurfs manage to escape the destruction of the Smurf Village, and that's just at the start of the flashback to How They Got There.
- Heel–Face Turn: Gloria and Phoebe.
- Hidden Elf Village: The new Smurf Village, which is now located in the forests of Canada. The Smurfette Village (up until it was destroyed) was hidden near the coasts of Ireland.
- How We Got Here: The third story uses the Smurfs meeting together in the present day as a Framing Device for how they got from the Smurf Forest to where they are now.
- Killed Off for Real: Not only are most of the Smurfs and Smurfettes killed, but so also is Puppy during his encounter with Asmoday.
- Lady Land: The Smurfette Village is populated mainly by female Smurfs, but otherwise treat their male Smurf counterparts with respect and kindness, particularly their first visitor Hefty.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Asmoday in the third story makes Gargamel and Azrael forget about all the lies they were told about Smurfs (implanted in their memories by Asmoday) so that they would rebuild their lives and not be used anymore as the demon's pawns. The time-traveling Smurfs in the fourth story (and by extension, the Smurfs that remained in the village) were made to forget about their Season 9 adventures through a Cosmic Retcon.
- The Man Behind the Man: Asmoday, the demon who made the Smurfs' best-known villains go after them simply because he hates the Smurfs so much.
- Meaningful Rename: Baby and Babette both grow to become Sorcerer and Sorcerette as their magical powers develop.
- The reincarnated Smurfs and Smurfettes also get new names with their new forms.
- Motor Mouth: Gossipette, whose words tend to blur together when she speaks.
- My Future Self and Me: Time-travel Hefty, Brainy, and the Smurflings (Snappy and Sassette in particular) with their future selves in "A Home Through Time."
- No Body Left Behind: In the third story, the force field that Papa Smurf erects to keep "The Blue Plague" from spreading causes the bodies of the dead Smurfs to vanish when it disappears.
- One-Gender Race: Averted in this series, as it explains how male and female Smurfs were first created in the beginning and why they were separated into two single-gender villages.
- Pair the Smart Ones: Brainy and Brainette are obviously paired together as they become the leaders of a new Smurf Village later on in life.
- Plant Person: As revealed in the third story, the Smurfs themselves are born from plants that are grown and cultivated in the Enchanted Garden by the goddess Gaia and her two gargoyles.
- Power Crystal: The Beetle Gem, which is used by Brainy and Brainette to free the baby Smurfs from their Crystal Prison and to inflict pain on Asmoday until Gloria's descendant Amber shows up to turn the demon to stone with the Scepter of Faith. The fracture in one half of the Beetle Gem, however, prevents it from being used to free Hefty and Toughette until years later, when that half of the gem is restored.
- Precision F-Strike: Combined with Smurfing in the third story, interestingly not used in any sort of parody.
Hefty: It's because of you that we lost our home, and our fellow Smurfs.
Asmoday: That is correct. Now you will join them!
Hefty: NOT SMURFING LIKELY!!!
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Asmoday has glowing red eyes.
- Reincarnation: It is believed that the young Smurflings in the new Smurf Village are actually the reincarnations of the Smurfs and Smurfettes that perished in the old Smurf Village.
- Reincarnation Romance: Grouchy and Tattlerette had one started at the time they perish in the third story. When they are reincarnated as Smurflings, however, they were back to the way they were before the romance even started.
- Rip Van Winkle: Hefty and Toughette wake up half a millennium later to find themselves dealing with Smurfs living in the modern world circa 2005, and Brainy and Brainette are now elderly Smurfs.
- Separated by the Wall: The Smurfs outside the magic force field erected by Papa Smurf in the third story talk to the few Smurfs inside who are barely alive to find out what had happened.
- Some Kind of Force Field: A magical invisible force field is cast over the entire village after The Plague first struck and killed the Smurfs and Smurfettes in it, keeping out Hefty, Toughette, Brainy, Brainette, Baby, Babette, and the Smurflings so that they would not be infected.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: "How Things Smurf" has the majority of Smurfs and Smurfettes killed off right from the point where the flashback sequence starts.
- Sugar Apocalypse: Happens twice in the series: first the Smurfette Village is destroyed, then the Smurf Village.
- Synthetic Plague: A plague known as "The Blucrotidus Disease" (or "The Blue Plague") was manufactured by either Gargamel or the new villain Asmoday to wipe out all the Smurfs and Smurfettes at once, although because Papa Smurf had put up a magical force field to keep the plague from spreading, several Smurfs were spared this fate and would go on to build a whole new Smurf Village elsewhere.
- Taken for Granite: Asmoday, when Gloria's descendant Amber uses the Scepter of Faith on him. He is soon shattered afterward.
- Throw the Book at Them: Brainette does this to Brainy in the second story when she becomes rather irritated with his attitude towards her.
- Time Skip: Five years pass between the events of the second story and the beginning of the flashback sequence of the third story. There are also time skips that take place in the third story itself showing how Brainy, Brainette, and the Smurflings become the founders of a new Smurf Village.
- Trash the Set: Hefty and Toughette wreck everything in Gargamel's house as payback for unleashing the deadly "Blue Plague" in the third story. The surviving Smurfs also set fire to the entire Smurf Village to prevent the disease from spreading.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Averted with Hefty in the future, as he ends up wearing a black sleeveless top (as seen in The Raven Child's fan arts).
- You Can't Go Home Again: First the Smurfettes lose their village to a volcanic eruption in the second story, then ten surviving Smurfs in the third story lose their home in the Smurf Village due to a Synthetic Plague.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Asmoday to Gargamel and Azrael after finding out that ten Smurfs have escaped the destruction of the Smurf Village. Instead of killing them, though, Asmoday simply makes the wizard and his cat forget about the Smurfs.