Papa Smurf is one of the main characters of the Smurfs franchise appearing throughout it's entire run. Papa Smurf appears as a father figure to a bout 100 or so young Smurfs (hence the "papa".) Papa Smurf uses his wisdom and knowledge of magic to protect the other Smurfs from the various evil that threaten them such as the evil wizard Gargamel. Papa can easily be identified by his red Smurf hat and pants and his shortly trimmed white beard and mustache.
- Papa Smurf is referred to as the Great Smurf in many non English translations of the Smurf Comic Book
- For as long as he could remember Papa Smurf has admired the great wizard, Merlin