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Voiced by:
Philippe Dumat - Original French version
Paul Winchell - The Smurfs cartoon show
Jesse Lachapelle - Smurf Racer Video Game
André Sogliuzzo - The Smurfs 2 Video Game
Lenny Mark Irons [English dub] - The Smurfs 2021
Played by: Hank Azaria - The Smurfs movie & The Smurfs 2

The main enemy of the Smurfs.

  • Accidental Hero: In "The Temple of Hidden Truth," he does save Sassette's life, purely by accident, and even then, only because the two were chained together as part of the trial set forth by said temple's caretaker.
  • 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.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Gargamel often uses alchemical methods in his magic. In fact, his original aim was to use the Smurfs to create a Philosopher's Stone.
  • Angry Fist-Shake: Expect Gargamel to give one to the Smurfs when his plans fail.
  • Arch-Enemy: The most recurrent villain in the Smurfs franchise and the one who causes them the most trouble.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Gargamel mistreats his cat physically Azrael too many times to count. However, when Azrael goes missing in the cartoon, he couldn't help feeling sad for his disappearance. In The Half-Genie (in the comics), Azrael fell off the roof and Gargamel frantically caught him only to forget that he has a Midas Touch. Gargamel then spends the next minutes worrying about his cat.
  • 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.
  • Broken Pedestal: Until "The Temple of Hidden Truth," Sassette thought the world of Gargamel, calling him "Pappy Gargamel" since his magical formula is the reason she exists. Then she hears from his own mouth how horrific he truly is, as a direct result of him foolishly responding to her while holding the magical "Gem of Truth" that makes lying impossible, even by omission. Her filial love towards him was completely shattered from that point on.
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase: 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!" and "I HATE SMURFS!"
  • 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 forest's most dreaded menace".
  • 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: Gargamel will stop at nothing to destroy the Smurfs ... well, almost nothing, particularly if it involves grave harm to children or animals. In "The Smurf's Christmas Special," he tried to break off his relationship with an evil Stranger after he announced he planned to take two children off on "The Final Journey". In the episode "Puppy," Lord Balthazar — in a quest to help him and Gargamel gain access to a magical locket that is around the dog's neck — plans to behead the dog; this is an example of Gargamel realizing even he has standards he wouldn't cross in his own quest for power and destruction of the Smurfs.
    • In "The Smurf Colored Glasses" when Smurfette is wearing said glasses, Gargamel (and Azrael) are disgusted and outraged when Smurfette showers them with complements based off of the delusions the glasses are forcing her to see. When said glasses are removed, and Smurfette starts to berate and insult him, he's elated. This means he wants to be loved or hated, based on an honest impression of who he is, not based on some magical delusion.
  • 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: His black robe is one of his most prominent features to go with him being a villain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Gargamel likes just about no one, and almost every known relationship he has had with others has been negative to one degree or another. His relationship with the Smurfs is the most bitter and fiery one.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrite: Gargamel hates Christmas' spirit and all the goodness that comes with it, but that doesn't stop him from pestering Santa Claus for a Smurf every December 25th.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Gargamel was once on the verge of actually defeating the Smurfs, until 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.
  • 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".
  • Motive Decay: In the comics, he initially tried to capture a Smurf because he needed Smurf essence to make the Philosopher’s Stone. After they thwarted his attempt to capture one of them, he was bent on revenge. Afterwards, each subsequent failure fueling his grudge, spite turned into hate, and hate turned into obsession (see It's personal above.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The apocalyptic-level ruin he magically inflicts in the intro of the cartoon series is far beyond what he can inflict in most episodes.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: During Laconia's wedding, Gargamel uses his Ghoulliope to magically ensnare all the Smurfs and all the wedding guests. For a very brief moment, Gargamel proved he was the scariest villain of the show by dominating everyone 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 for the Wrong Reasons: On at least one occasion, Gargamel's... reluctance to keep his end of a bargain with The Smurfs proves justified in hindsight. In one episode, Jokey Smurf and a few others con Gargamel into clearing out a boulder for them. Jokey paints the boulder to look like a giant gold nugget, and to further deceive him, provide him with a small nugget of real gold in advance. Considering how Gargamel is forced to suffer when his debitors actually try to collect using the "gold boulder" as payment, Gargamel's decision to treat the contract as not being worth the paper it's written on and go after the Smurfs would be justified, even in modern courts. Papa Smurf was quite cross with Jokey and the others upon learning about it.
  • 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 even 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 BSoD: 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.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: On careful analysis, his life story is quite tragic. What few relatives we see are all horribly abusive. Despite being shown to be quite capable as a wizard, he's constantly treated with disdain by the wizard's guild, which goes out of its way to dump the most humiliating and unwelcome chores on him. If he ever manages to get ahead enough to have gold coins to rub together, he gets cleaned out, either by relatives or bandits. When he manages to overcome all that and find a nice, quiet hovel to squirrel himself away, along comes this swarm of annoying, obnoxious, small blue creatures that see nothing wrong with "cheering him up" by invading his home and harassing him in numerous ways, both subtle and gross. This he sees as the last straw.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 and Croatian dubs, where Azrael is always addressed as male.
  • Awesome McCoolname: A cat named after the angel of death.
  • 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.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Has become this in Smurfs: The Lost Village, probably to provide a better contrast to the brainless Monty. In this movie, Azrael is very clearly the brains of the villainous team even though Gargamel seldom gives him any credit for 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.
  • She's a Man in Japan:
    • Azrael was given female descriptors in the original Spirou stories and Peyo's books. They made Azrael male in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, but in a bizarre twist, the gender switch was made canon!
    • In the Italian dub of the cartoon Azrael is a female cat named Birba. Averted in the live-action films where he's still called Birba, but is referred to as male.
  • 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. Partially averted in the original Croatian dub of the cartoon, where Azrael's voice actor provides bits of perfectly audible speech accompanying his usual cat sounds.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes, Azrael's name is spelled as "Azreal" by fans.
  • 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.

  • 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 comitted 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.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Balthazar seems to be more competent and threatening than Gargamel, to the point the latter shivers when mentioning Balthazar's name.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: It's a play on the term "chlorhydric" aka "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 

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.


Gargamel's goofy pet vulture.

  • Canon Foreigner: Created just for The Lost Village.
  • The Ditz: He's not too bright, and seldom seems to have a clue what's going on.
  • Expy: Of the Howlibird from the comic, though a Howlibird who very clearly Took a Level in Dumbass and gained a much more comical edge.
  • Feathered Fiend: A villainous, if stupid and silly, vulture.
  • Foil: To Azrael. They're both Gargamel's pets, but where Azrael is intelligent, grouchy and not given any credit from Gargamel, Monty is stupid, eager and gets quite a bit of praise and attention.
  • The Klutz: About on par with Clumsy Smurf when it comes to pratfalls and accidents.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's a dimwitted klutz and the victim of a lot of slapstick scenes, but with his speed and strength he's actually quite a threat to the Smurfs.
  • Yes-Man: Unlike Azrael, he's got a very gung-ho attitude and always does his best to please Gargamel. His abilities aren't quite on par with his enthusiasm, though.


A female Naughty created by Gargamel.

  • The Cameo: In The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow.
  • Captain Ersatz: Seems to be one for Sassette ("She's a sassy one!"...although "sassy" in the case of Sassette wasn't originally meant to be a compliment).


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.

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.

    The Stranger
A mysterious individual that appears exclusively in the Smurfs Christmas Special episode.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's unclear if he's simply a very powerful wizard or a demonic being of some sort.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a tuff of black hair on his chin.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To Gargamel. When he tries to back out of their deal, the stranger tries to take him and Azrael as well.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Has enormous powers, his identity is unknown and lacks of any comedic trait, to the point that even Gargamel is afraid of him. And all in a single appearance!
  • No Name Given: It's never revealed who he actually is. Gargamel asks him when he first sees him, but the stranger simply tells him that who he is is not important.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His outfit is almost entirely purple, and he's one of the most powerful characters in the franchise.
  • Reality Warper: He is capable of teleportation, fire manipulation, and turning a simple tree into a swarm of snakes.
  • Revenge: His whole motivation behind his actions is to get revenge on Edgar, who has apparently meddled in his affairs.
  • Satan: Seeing his powers (especially the fire ring one) it's very likely that he is the Devil himself. And he is likely the most evil villain is Smurfs history, worse than Balthazar and Nemesis.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The biggest one in the franchise.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kidnaps two children for his revenge and then tries to bring them away to kill them or God knows what.

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