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These are recommendations made by tropers for The Smurfs fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.

Authors, and Websites

General Fics
Stories focused on the family and the (un)friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Brainy's Glasses by Rowena Zanrei

  • Recommended by Roo
  • Synopsis: Thanks to two alien creatures named Molk and Nolk, and a pair of magical glasses, Brainy accidentally travels back in time to before there was a Smurf village. When a powerful enemy is set on destroying all Smurfs in the world, Brainy has to work to stop him, or there won't be a Smurf village in his own time to return to.
  • Status: Completed.
  • Comments: Explores the origin of the Smurf village and provides a very original (and yet completely believable, within the cartoon universe) explanation of how Papa Smurf became the father figure to almost a hundred Smurflings to begin with.

It's A Wonderful Smurf and A World Without Gargamel by Rowena Zanrei

  • Recommended by Roo
  • Synopsis: Mandrake the Mischievous, an imp who loves to make other people miserable, gives the It's A Wonderful Life treatment to Brainy (with Clumsy tagging along for the ride), but things don't go quite as he planned. In the sequel, he tries the same tactic with Gargamel.
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  • Status: Completed
  • Comments: Yes, It's a Wonderful Plot again — twice, but there are a few twists to it. For one thing, Mandrake is mainly after making Brainy and Gargamel miserable and as such is actively seeking to prove to them that they've led worthless lives. Gargamel's story, in particular, provides a few notable twists on the formula.

The Jester of Notre Dame by flowerpower71

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: A Smurfs parody of Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Young Peewit had been locked away in the belltower his whole life, but his world is about to change when he meets the beautiful gypsy Savina.
  • Comments: Has a sequel here.

Shipping Fics
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Smurfette Village and Return to the Smurfette Village by Lady Raven-321

  • Recommended by The Snow Squirrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopses: The Smurf dam bursts one stormy night, and Hefty Smurf is swept away. He drifts out to sea, and in an ironic twist, eventually ends up on a distance shore near a village of Smurfettes.
  • Pairing(s): Hefty x OC, and a few others...maybe.
  • Comments: One of those tales that just goes to show distaff counterparts can be likable and interesting, and not just boring gender-swapped carbon copies of the dudes. The author also gives a few of the canon characters some nice Hidden Depths. Also, just because these fics contain pairings does not mean they are the only focus of the plot. We have plenty of adventure/action/drama here. In fact it feels like it could be an actual episode.
  • Has a trope page here.

Complicated Creation and its sequel Heart’s A Mess by garlude

  • Recommended by capnport
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopses: When Brainy finds a mysterious map in Papa Smurf’s library, claiming to lead to a magical pool where one can see the true opinions everyone else has of them, he recruits his best friend Clumsy to help him on the journey. And along the way, maybe find something else besides the pool? The second fic deals with the effects of the events in the first.
  • Pairing: Brainy x Clumsy
  • Comments: A slowburn friends-to-lovers ship fic, a Brainy redemption arc (or at least him becoming a better person- well, smurf), and a bunch of interesting magical lore wrapped all into one. Even if you’re not interested in the pairing, if you’re a fan of Brainy Smurf, you should read this.

Crossover Fics
They're not Pussywillow Pixies by Benny The Crazed Cartoonist
  • Recommended by Springertrap
  • Crossover with: Disney Fairies
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Once again, the Smurfs are whisked into the portal. But this time, they're not going to New York. They're off to a place called Neverland, with Gargamel hard on their heels. When they meet the Fairies, they think they've got some breathing space. But will that last long when Gargamel teams up with Captain Hook? Some Smurf/Fairy.
  • Pairing(s): There is some Smurf/Fairy, though it's rather light thus far.
  • Comments: It's a mash of the movie universe and the cartoon. So far it's been very promising, nice, and interesting. Granted, not much has happened plot-wise, but the story has only just begun. If you're a fan of the Smurfs, or Disney Fairies, or both, I'd definitely recommend it.

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