The leader and father figure of the Smurfs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Badass Beard: The only Smurf with a beard, aside from Grandpa Smurf who is even older than him.
- 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.
- Characterization Marches On: Believe it or not but in his very first appearance in the comic Johan and Peewit: The Flute with Six Smurfs, Papa Smurf is an irritable Jerk with a Heart of Gold who yells at the other smurfs and quickly picks a fight with Peewit when the latter tries to help him.
- 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". Averted in the rest of the show and 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.
- Gentleman and a Scholar: Despite his general knowledge and skills in making magical spells, he's very easygoing and polite.
- 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 level-headed variety. He's the oldest and most experienced of the Smurfs, and uses his knowledge and wisdom to help them when something goes wrong.
- 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.
- Nice Guy: He's shown to be very kind to his fellow Smurfs.
- 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."
- Not So Above It All: Occasionally even Papa Smurf will get himself well caught up in something in over his head, if he's not accidentally the root cause of it, and sometimes outright happens to handily demonstrate that he's not always the perfect leader. He's also got his moments of selfishness, such as in "Now You Smurf Them, Now You Don't" where he wanted the crystal ball because it showed him a dream of being an efficient leader; by the end of the episode after saving everybody from the cave trolls, he's playing bowling with the crystal like the other Smurfs were, much to his embarrassment when they catch him on it.
- 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.
- Only Sane Man: Often placed in this role. When the other Smurfs get out of control, he is the voice of reason.
- 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 Looks...in 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.
- Silver Fox: Flowerbell tries to win his heart in "Papa's Wedding Day", which implies what she thinks of him.
- 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".
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.
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 is a good friend of Miner Smurf — probably because they both spend much time digging underground. Appears only in the comic books.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Averted, for the most part — Indiana Jones, he is not.
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.
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.
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.
The village blacksmith. He appears only in the comic books.
The village intellectual and Papa Smurf's laboratory assistant.
- Adaptational Intelligence: In the cartoon series he does not live up to his name and is a fullfledged Know-Nothing Know-It-All. In the live action films, he's a bit more knowledgeable, if still fairly pretentious... and in the Smurfs: The Lost Village movie he's a full-fledges Hollywood Nerd Smart Guy.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In the Live-Action films, "The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow," "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol," and Smurfs: The Lost Village, Brainy is a lot nicer and more 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).
- Ambiguously Gay: Kissed Lazy Smurf on the lips in the Season 2 episode "Smurf Me No Flowers". Also has a lot of Ho Yay with Clumsy.
- 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.
- Bookworm: When he first got his glasses as a kid, he immediately started reading books. And they weren't books/quotations written by him to boost his own ego, he genuinely liked reading.
- 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.
- Everyone Has Standards: In the ending of The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything he is stranded on a small sliver of land in the middle of the overflowing river with Baby Smurf and the aforementioned book (using which he had all the other Smurfs at his feet, basically). When he asks the book how to get both to safety, the book tells him to abandon Baby to drown, as the book is more important; after a brief Stunned Silence, an outraged Brainy calls the book a monster, throws it into the river and proceeds to get himself and Baby to safety.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He is hugely unpopular amongst the other Smurfs, due to being an arrogant Know-Nothing Know-It-All, and as a running gag he gets tossed out of the village at least Once an Episode. The only Smurf who actually admires Brainy and enjoys his company is Clumsy, but all the others can't stand him most of the time.
- 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.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Clumsy, to the point that them temporarily breaking up their friendship in the Season 4 episode "The Smurfiest of Friends" is treated like a breakup of a more romantic kind.
- I Just Want to Be Special: The main reason why Brainy is the way he is ... believing — perhaps honestly and earnestly — he has talents that he actually does not have, and that by getting the other Smurfs to say he is a great orator, leader, decision maker, etc., he will be respected, honored, toasted, etc. This all serves to frustrate the other Smurfs many times, and more than once leaves him alienated ... but in the end, the other Smurfs see Brainy as a good, loyal Smurf and someone who can be counted on in times of need and — often without thinking about it — will do the right thing.
- 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.
- 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: The "genius" part is a lot less prominent than the "insufferable" part. Brainy acts like a lecturing, arrogant know-it-all and the other Smurfs find him insufferable. Even his own reflection can't stand him.
- Intelligence = 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, hes 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: Most notably in "Papa's Big Snooze," but it's a prevalent part of his character in most of his appearances. Part of why the other Smurfs tire so quickly of him is that he just won't stop talking.
- 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.
- Pragmatic Hero: Has shades of this compared to other Smurfs, especially in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
- 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.
- The Smart Guy: At least if you ask him, he'll tell you in no uncertain terms that he is. Others' opinions... vary a little.
- 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.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Clumsy's existence is this to him, meaning there's at least another Smurf who genuinely likes and respects him. The few times he gets a happy ending (without the Yank the Dog's Chain) are mostly the episodes that focus on his friendship with Clumsy.
- 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.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Even in the episodes that show that the other Smurfs care about him deep down ("Good Neighbor Smurf", "Smurfette's Sweet Tooth", "The Essence Of Brainy"), he will eventually annoy them once again and will be thrown out of the village before the end of the episode.
A Smurf who likes camping. He appears only in the comic books.
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.
- 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.
- Canon Foreigner: Introduced in the second live-action film.
- Captain Ersatz: Possibly one for Dimwitty/Dopey, the original comic book version of Clumsy.
- Decomposite Character: Possibly being one for Clumsy, who in the comic books was originally Dimwitty/Dopey.
His name defines his character, plus he's not very bright.
- Adaptational Intelligence: While still a klutz, in the live-action films he's much smarter than he is in the comics and the cartoon series.
- 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. In the Wii game "The Smurfs Dance Party", Clumsy has his own song called "More Than A Name" where he has his own adorkable way of dancing. 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: A dimwitted but amiable Smurf.
- Era-Specific Personality: The only thing that stays consistent between the various incarnations is that he's The Klutz, though his Nice Guy nature is almost as prevalent. He's usually The Ditz as well, but not always — and other traits vary wildly: The comic seldom has him as anything but The Ditz who keeps messing up simple tasks, while the cartoon show has him as a Kindhearted Simpleton bordering on Friend to All Living Things. In the live-action movies he's far more intelligent and is portrayed as a soft-spoken, Adorkable Determinator, and in Smurfs: The Lost Village he's a Lovable Coward and a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander with a rather huge case of Open Mouth, Insert Foot syndrome.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Brainy, to the point that them temporarily breaking up their friendship in the Season 4 episode "The Smurfiest of Friends" is treated like a breakup of a more romantic kind.
- 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 who never gets annoyed with Brainy.
- Simpleton Voice: Clumsy is given this voice in the cartoon series. However this wasn't present in the Live-Action films.
- Something Else Also Rises: The floppy part of his hat rises when Smurfette kisses him in "The Smurf Garden".
- 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.
The village coal miner. He appears only in the comic books, as his role in the cartoon show is taken over by Miner.
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.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: As you can see from the character image, surprisingly averted. Apparetly he enjoys making shoes far more than actually wearing them.
- Canon Foreigner: Only mentioned in one of the movies.
- The Ghost: Or at least The Unidentified. He may be one of the random background Smurfs, but who can tell?
Easily identified by the fact that his hat is on backwards, this Smurf acts as the village siren/alarm when danger approaches.
- Canon Foreigner: He appears in the live-action movie only.
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.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He often comes across as having a serious case of this.
- Composite Character: In the cartoon, he takes the role of Doctor Smurf.
The village dentist. He appears only in the comic books.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Composite Character: Possibly. It's never confirmed that Dreamy Smurf and Astrosmurf are the same character in the comics, but in the cartoon, they definitely are. The animated series also makes him a composite with Flying Smurf and Traveling Smurf, and at least Flying Smurf is definitely not the same character in the comics.
- Rightful King Returns: Played this in one episode in an uncertain dream sequence.
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.
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".
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the cartoon series.
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.
A Smurf who rides around on a unicycle. He appears only in the comic books.
A Smurf who likes to do exploring. He appears only in the comic books.
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.
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 its worth mentioning that in the CGI films, his overalls has the attached footing like Handys.
- 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.
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.
A Smurf firefighter. He appears only in the comic books, as his role in the cartoon show is taken by Handy Smurf.
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.
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.
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.
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").
The village curmudgeon.
- Adaptational Personality Change: In the comics and the cartoon, Grouchy barely speaks except to recite "I hate..." Grouchy in the live-action film and its sequel is very outspoken and opinionated, and can at times be a bit snarky.
- 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.
- Disability Immunity: In the episode where Chlorhydris causes a Hate Plague by turning the Bluebird of Happiness into the Raven of Unhappiness, he manages to resist its curse and save the day, as he's already a grouch.
- 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.
- In the movie he confesses to the green M&M plushie that he uses his grouchiness to hide his true feelings.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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."
- Perpetual Frowner: The only Smurf who almost never smiles.
- 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 could remind someone 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!", 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.
- Super Gullible: Enough to fall for two of Jokey's gifts in a less than a minute.
A kilt-wearing Smurf with a Scottish accent. Appears only in the live-action movie..
- The Big Guy: Takes this role in the movie when Hefty is Demoted to Extra.
- Brave Scot: He's portrayed as a kilt-wearing Smurf with a Scottish accent.
- Canon Foreigner: He's introduced in the live-action movie.
- Demoted to Extra: In The Smurfs 2.
- Hotblooded Sideburns: He has some pretty long sideburns for a Smurf his age.
- Man in a Kilt: He's a Smurf In A Kilt, though he does wear Smurf pants underneath the kilt.
- Vague Age: Made even more vague in his case since most of his fellow Smurfs don't have facial hair.
The village repairman, mechanic and inventor.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Usually friendly to the others, but can be harsh when he is angry.
- 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.
- Friendly Rivalry: While he and Hefty are good friends, they occasionally compete over Smurfette.
- 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: Without him, the Smurfs wouldn't know how to fix things the right way.
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. It becomes a plot point later in the same story as after accidentally playing a magic instrument that makes everyone fall in a permanent coma, he wakes them up of the supposedly unbreakable spell with his trumpet as he is so bad he could wake the dead.
- 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.
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.
- Always Second Best: In one episode, he gets jealous for being overshadowed by Wild Smurf.
- Ascended Extra: After being Demoted to Extra in the live-action movies, he's back to being a main character in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
- Badass Adorable: Though arguably more badass than adorable.
- Badass Baritone: He's got the deepest singing voice of any smurf, as shown in Hefty's Heart.
- Badbutt: He's very tough...by Smurf standards.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He is usually friendly, but with his strength he can be threatening when he's angered.
- Big Brother Instinct: in Smurfs: The Lost Village, he sometimes acts this way toward Clumsy.
- The Big Guy: Plays this role to the other Smurfs, despite being the same physical size.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Of the gentler kind.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He loves Baby Smurf and would do almost anything to protect the little guy.
- 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.
- Friendly Rivalry: While he and Handy are good friends, they occasionally compete and get into fights.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Papa appeals to his better nature when Hefty is under the influence of the Yellow Hate Disease.
- In the Hood: As the Smurf Of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Sir Hefty is all about his desire to become one.
- 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.
- Ship Tease: With Smurfette in both the cartoon series and Smurfs: The Lost Village.
- Would Hit a Girl: Sort of. In the cartoon adaptation of "The Smurfette" Hefty blusters and does the old, Let me at em! routine at Smurfette after she confesses she's taking orders from Gargamel. But he averts it and folds immediately when he sees how upset she is.
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!"
- Completely Missing the Point: In "Heavenly Smurfs", he is not unapologetic of his actions, and wants to make another plan.
- 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.
- Non-Fatal Explosions: His explosive gifts just leave the victim stained by black soot.
- Playing Sick: Does it twice in the Animated Adaptation: once in "Jokey's Funny Bone", and another time in "Calling Doctor Smurf".
- 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.
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: He gets himself elected to replace the temporarily absent Papa Smurf, then proceeds to declare himself king, hire a Praetorian Guard, and rule by decree. His overt despotism results in civil war.
He's usually found lying around somewhere and napping, especially if there's work to be done.
- The Cameo: He made some cameo appearances 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.
The village gossip, who tends to make up most of the gossip he spreads. Appears only in the comic book.
Appears only in the comic books. After watching humans, he introduces gambling to the village and becomes a compulsive gambler.
- Adapted Out: Only appears in the comics.
- The Gambling Addict: He's a more compulsive gambler than the other Smurfs, going so far to bet when it's impossible to win.
- Ironic Name: 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.
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.
- Nice Hat: In the cartoon.
The village miller, easily recognizable by his striped hat, dark blue shirt, and wooden clogs. Appears only in the comics.
- National Stereotypes: Invoked — he's a miller, so he dresses like the most stereotypical Dutchman you can imagine.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: He and Farmer are the only male Smurfs that wear shoes.
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.
Appears only in the live-action movie.
- Left the Background Music On: Mixes his movie intro narration with this.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Averted in the film series, as he mostly appears wearing a jacket and sweater.
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.
- Catch Phrase: "Smurfaroo!", which he shares with the other Smurflings. He's also very prone to calling other people "hickory-nut," usually as an insult.
- Does Not Like Shoes: After being de-aged.
- Fountain of Youth: Father Time's clock de-ages him to a Smurfling.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Friend to All Living Things: His special connection with animals is one of his defining traits.
- Nice Guy: The friendliest of the Smurflings.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Is shown to be able to communicate with animals on levels that other Smurfs can't.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Snappy.
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.
- The Generic Guy: He's viewed as this.
- Who's on First?: His name causes a few misunderstandings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Smurf who is a paleontologist. He appears only in the comic books.
Introduced in a quick gag in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
- Properly Paranoid: Insofar as he actually is being watched when he's introduced, by Nosey Smurf appropriately enough.
- Captain Ersatz: Probably one for Reveler Smurf.
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.
- Canon Foreigner: A movie-only character.
- The Ghost: In the first movie. In the second he appears on-screen.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Seems to be his default mode.
- Sugary Malice:"I think Brainy is... a really excellent choice." *sarcastic smirk and thumbs-up* "Good luck with that."
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the cartoon.
- Extreme Doormat: Until the end of the story "The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No".
Reporter, writer and editor of the village newspaper, always after the latest "sensational" news.
- Intrepid Reporter: Bordering on Paparazzi (without the photographing) at times.
- Going for the Big Scoop: He'll sneak into Gargamel's for stories.
- Twisting the Words: Not above doing this in order to make his news more "sensational."
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).
- Catch Phrase: "We'll smurf a little party!"
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.
- Lovable Coward: On one or two occasions more of a Cowardly Lion, but for the most part he's just terrified.
Appears only in the comic books, as his role in the Animated Adaptation and the live-action movie series is taken over by Painter.
A Smurf who likes to show off his possessions. He appears only in the comic books.
The village garbage collector, with a passion for collecting really smelly things. He has a pet fly named Fly.
- Eyes Always Shut/Eye-Obscuring Hat: In the Animated Adaptation, Sloppy always wears a Smurf hat completely over his eyes.
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.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He rarely makes an effort at anything, but he has a lot of good ideas — in his debut episode in the cartoon he invented the paper airplane and the saxophone just by idly messing about, and in his first comic appearance he made Jokey's exploding gift backfire by calmly aiming the explosion at Jokey.
- Cross-Dressing Voice: Voiced by Noelle North.
- Catch Phrase: "Smurfaroo!" Shared with the other Smurflings.
- Fountain of Youth: Father Time's clock de-ages him to a Smurfling.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: Of the four Smurflings, he's the one that wears sneakers.
- The Stoic: He has traces of this, seldom getting worked up or excited about anything.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Mostly averted as a Smurfling.
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.
- Bratty Half-Pint: By far the brattiest of the four Smurflings.
- The Cameo: In the comic book story You Don't Smurf Progress.
- Catch Phrase: "Smurfaroo!" Shared with the other Smurflings.
- Cross-Dressing Voice: Voiced by Pat Musick.
- Fountain of Youth: Father Time's clock de-ages him to a Smurfling.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: His T-shirt with a storm cloud on it is indicative of his temperamental and impulsive disposition.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He cares for his friends, despite his short temper and overall attitude.
- Symbol Swearing: Half of his speech balloons include this, to the point that it becomes a trait of the character.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sassette and Nat.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Mostly averted as a Smurfling.
Always wears earmuffs and a scarf, and always shivering and sneezing — sometimes because he has a cold and sometimes due to severe allergies.
- Sickly Neurotic Geek: The "geek" part is pretty understated, though.
A Smurf who is a web blogger. He is set to appear in The Smurfs 2.
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.
The village chimney-sweeper; a cheerful and happy-go-lucky, if rather dirty and sooty, Smurf.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: ...but not all that much more accurate.
A Smurf who eats tables, or at least tries to. Papa Smurf admits that "we're not too sure about him." Appears only in Smurfs: The Lost Village
- The Cameo: He's only in one very brief scene, and his appearance is just a joke.
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.
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.
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.
- 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".
- They Have the Scent!: A rare non-animal example.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: When the Smurfs get him a boat, he reveals he has panic of the sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Smurf responsible for shearing sheep to get the wool the Smurfs need to make their clothes with. Appears only in the Animated Adaptation.
- 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.
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.