|Also Known As||Strongman Smurf (The Smurfs And The Magic Flute UK English dub)|
|Occupation||Foreman, Strongman, Athlete|
|Voice Actor||Michael Sorich (The Smurfs and the Magic Flute)|
Frank Welker (cartoon)
Gary Basaraba (The Smurfs film series)
Joe Manganiello (Smurfs: The Lost Village)
|First Appearance||Season 1|
1961 Cartoon Show
1981 Cartoon Show
|Name Translation of Hefty Smurf|
|German||Hefty Schlumpf, Muskelschlumpf (only in the old comic books)|
Hefty Smurf (original French name Schtroumpf Costaud) is one of the main characters of the Smurfs comic books and the Smurfs cartoon show, who has appeared on the show throughout its entire run.
He is considered the strongest and bravest Smurf of them all who's willing to use his strength to help out his fellow Smurfs. He is easily identified by the heart-with-arrow tattoo on his right upper arm.
And he is also known as heroic, earnest, fearless, trustworthy, confident, selfless, mature, understanding, rational, friendly, hard-working, educated, feisty, tough, protective, strong-willed, mild-mannered, upbeat, respectful and fussy at times.
He spends his mornings exercising, and his house is full of work-out equipment. Hefty is also the most athletic of the Smurfs, able to climb up tall trees and bring down whatever is up there without much effort.
Role in the Village
Hefty mainly carries the heavy load that others Smurfs can't. Hefty is also one of the few Smurfs who will accept any kind of dangerous journey, making him one of the top choices to send out of the Village to retrieve something.
Hefty's closest friend is probably Handy. Their friendships is like "Brains and Brawn" kind of pair. Despite the small fights the two got into in "Romeo And Smurfette", "The Smurfic Games", and "Smurf The Other Cheek " they both had each other's backs and in the the end they were able to settle all problems.
In "Smurf The Other Cheek", Hefty felt guilty for letting Handy suffer with a red spot on his nose, and even claimed that Handy was his "Closest Friend"(though he may have been just trying to get the spot off his nose). His other friends are Vanity and Jokey, as he also asked them to help him in this episode. Like everyone else, Hefty's worst friend is (in spite of being smarter than Hefty and his annoyance) probably Brainy.
Hefty also has a crush on Smurfette like most of the Smurfs. He is the main Smurf, though, who has saved Smurfette. He has saved her a number of times throughout the show and was the first Smurf who talked to her. He is also the Smurf who Smurfette has kissed/hugged the most. Plus, whether out of jealousy or friendly care, he gets angry whenever Smurfette is forced to marry or when she is really interested in someone. When Smurfette is asked the decision of which Smurf she will marry, Hefty is always one of her choices.
In the movies
The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2
Hefty has a brief appearance in the 2011 Smurfs movie, as his role was given over to Gutsy Smurf who is one of the movie's main characters. He does appear in the animated feature The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol as the Smurf of Christmas Future, who shows Grouchy Smurf what the future holds for his fellow Smurfs due to his refusal to participate in Christmas. Hefty also has a brief appearance in the early and late parts of The Smurfs 2, and was one of the three originally chosen by Papa Smurf to journey to modern-day Paris in order to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel (the other two were Brainy and Gutsy), but was accidentally left out as the smurfportation crystals used for traveling through time were instead ingested by Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
In Smurfs: The Lost Village Hefty plays a much more prominent role, serving as one of the most prominent of the Smurf Village inhabitants and as part of a team that also includes Brainy-with whom he shares a mutually antagonistic relationship-Clumsy, and Smurfette-whom Hefty is depicted as being head over heels in love with. After a mishap with Brainy's Smurfy Thing Finder, Hefty tries to cheer up a down Smurfette by suggesting that they all go Smurfboarding. In the process they encounter a mysterious Smurf out in the woods, and are then captured by Gargamel, but manage to escape after learning of the existence of a second Smurf village apparently located in the Forbidden Forest by a trio of trees. Papa Smurf forbids the group to pursue the mystery and grounds them all, but Smurfette sneaks out of the village and is followed by Hefty and the others, who are determined to help her.
After encountering some of the curious flora and fauna of the forest-including Dragonflies-the group run into Gargamel, Azrael, and Monty and are driven into a tunnel network, from which they eventually escape with the help of some glow-in-the-dark bunnies including one that they name Bucky. Arriving at a bizarre, gravity-defying river, the group build a raft and set sail only to be attacked by Gargamel yet again; when his raft sinks, Smurfette and Hefty decide to help him despite Brainy's misgivings. The wizard subsequently betrays them and all four Smurfs end up in the river, going over a waterfall and landing in a small cove where Brainy takes his two friends to task for their decision to help Gargamel. The four are then captured by a group of what prove to be Smurfettes, who are the inhabitants of the village of Smurfy Grove, and then learn from their leader Smurfwillow that the "trees" Gargamel is searching for are in fact waterfalls, the image having been viewed by him upside down.
While Smurfstorm, a female Smurf who puts on as tough a front as Hefty, takes Clumsy on a ride to check on Gargamel's progress, the other three are welcomed to Smurfy Grove, where the female Smurfs are quite intrigued by their previously unknown male counterparts. Still angry at each other, Brainy and Hefty engage in a series of sabotages, each trying to make the other look bad in front of the Smurfettes, though they eventually reconcile. Hefty is then concerned when Smurfette, enamored of the village, seems interested in remaining with the Smurfettes rather than returning to Smurf Village. Stormy then confronts the group, having learned of Smurfette's origin as a creation of Gargamel, shortly before the Smurfettes ambush Papa Smurf as he arrives in search of his four charges.
Sadly, Gargamel arrives and captures all of the Smurfs in Smurfy Grove except for Smurfette, whom he leaves behind feeling that she is of no use to him. Hefty and Brainy are able to escape when Gargamel begins the process of draining the Smurfs of their inherent magical energy, and come to Smurfette's aid when she tricks Gargamel into attempting to turn her evil again. However, the act of saving her fellow Smurfs causes her to revert back to her original form of a lump of clay, which Hefty carries back to Smurf Village to be mourned by Smurfs and Smurfettes alike. However, their combined magical power, unleashed by their sorrow, restores Smurfette to life, much to the joy of Hefty and the others, who then celebrate.
He appears in the game by giving the player some power drink which can give the player's smurf more storage space to store items for a temporary time. The power drink will be available to use every 24 hours.
The Smurfs 2: The Video Game (Console)
He is one of the playable characters in the game. He defeats enemies by tossing dumbbells towards the enemies.
- His character was voiced by Frank Welker in the cartoon show, and by Gary Basaraba in the 2011 movie and its 2013 sequel.
- Has protected Smurfette by masquerading as Smurfette in "Smurfette For A Day".
- Hefty appears in The Smurfs And The Magic Flute without his trademark tattoos, given that the movie was produced before the cartoon show. He goes by the name Strongman Smurf in the United Kingdom English dub.
- In the comic books since "The Jewel Smurfer", Hefty wears his heart tattoo on his right arm while in the 2011 Smurfs movie and The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol he wears it on his left arm. In the cartoon show, Hefty's tattoo can be seen on both arms in the episodes "Gargamel's Second Childhood", "Swapping Smurfs", and "Smurfing For Ghosts", to name a few.
- As Hefty did not have a tattoo until the cartoon show, he tried to masquerade himself as a rebel in the comic book version of "King Smurf" by not wearing the king's medal. Because of that, he was ambushed by other Smurfs wearing medals and nobody believed he was Hefty Smurf until he gave them a good licking.
- Hefty had become nasty due to a magic spell that changed his heart tattoo into a yellow X mark, doing wicked things in "Hefty's Heart".
- Hefty is the only Smurf to sport a tattoo, a red heart to be exact.
- In The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, it is revealed that one of Hefty's favorite foods is fruitcake.
- As shown in "A Circus for Baby" and "Smurfquest", Hefty is afraid of heights.
- When the animated series was made, Peyo was against the Smurfs having personalized, distinguishing looks, but allowed them in most cases. In the case of Hefty Smurf, he oppossed to having him dressed in a leopard skin like a circus strongman (however, this custom was used by Handler Smurf in comic books), so it was changed to the heart tattoo.