Sexual orientation is a categorization of different sexual attractions. There are many known sexual orientations, but the three that are most commonly associated with sexual orientation are: heterosexual (attraction to the opposite gender), homosexual (attraction to the same gender; also a general term for non heterosexuality), and bisexual (the attraction to two or more genders). Two other well-known sexualities are asexuality (a lack of sexual attraction) and pansexuality (attraction either categorized as (a) an attraction to non-physical attributes or without gender taken into consideration or (b) an attraction to two or more genders). Sexual orientation is commonly acknowledged as one kind of orientation; other orientations include romantic, platonic, and aesthetic. One or more of these types of orientation listed in combination with sexual orientation; this is known as the split attraction model.
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- 1 Please Note
- 2 Mainstream Smurfs Media
- 3 Empath: The Luckiest Smurf stories
- 4 Hero: The Guardian Smurf stories
- 5 Aeon of the Champion (AoC Universe)
- 6 LD Stories
- 7 Smurf Me Up!
- 8 FC Universe
- 9 Smurfs: The Devereaux Story
- 10 Shinny: The Crystal Smurf stories
The topic is at best and at present controversial, with valid viewpoints from both those who support the idea of a sexual orientation and those who are against it. Its usage in Smurfs fanfiction on this wiki is left solely within the discretion of the authors of the various series.
Mainstream Smurfs Media
In mainstream Smurfs media, the Smurfs and most of the characters they interact with are heterosexual in their behaviors. However, the character of Vanity Smurf is often suspect of being homosexual due to his effeminate behaviors despite showing more interest in himself than in anyone else as a romantic partner. Also, the relationships of certain male Smurf characters such as Brainy and Clumsy have led to fan speculations as to their actual nature. Overall, though, it is a topic that is (or at least was) generally avoided in the comic books and the cartoon show since the stories and its characters were mostly written for children. In the end credits of Smurfs: The Lost Village, however, Vanity Smurf's reflection comes to life and gives him a kiss on the lips.
Empath: The Luckiest Smurf stories
Hefty and Tuffy temporarily affected by a lust arrow
In Smurf culture
The Smurf characters in the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf story series are generally heterosexual, although there are some male Smurfs who struggle with sexual identity such as Empath, who himself was raised mostly among the asexual community of the Psyches and telepathically bonded to Polaris Psyche in a same-sex relationship. Empath's behaviors are for the most part heterosexual, though he considers his relationship with Polaris Psyche to be "intimate" due to their interactions in dream sharing. Tapper, who is a Christian believer, thinks that God created all creatures to be heterosexual and that any other form of sexual behavior is against His intended purpose for creation and humanity. The general opinion of the Smurfs as well as that of Mother Nature are also along the same lines of thought, with Hefty probably being the most militant as he considers his masculinity to be his most valuable personal asset.
As far as Smurf characters with alternate viewpoints of sexuality, Vanity, being the narcissist that he is, admits that there were times that he made love with himself through his mirror before the Imaginarium came along. Century also admits the same thing, but neither of them say that they are attracted to each other. Greedy claims to have a sexual attraction towards food, although whether he has any actual intimate relations with food in that particular manner or not to verify such a claim has not been revealed.
Despite the cultural belief that heterosexuality is the norm for both Smurf society and for all societies, the Smurfs for the most part will respectfully not engage in any hostility toward those who hold alternate viewpoints, believing that love and mutual understanding will prevail in the end.
The Mirror Universe Smurfs in general do not have a problem with relationships that cross age, marital, family, and gender boundaries, as their society's morality is constantly evil and there are very few Smurfs among them that are strictly heterosexual. Besides their Smurfette's promiscuous and extra-marital behavior, Brainy and Clumsy as well as Tapper and Duncan and the twin brothers Hefty and Handy are known to have dating relationships with each other. This universe's version of Mother Nature simply sees all forms of sexuality as being part of nature and doesn't discriminate among any of the creatures she is in charge of, regardless of what potential harm one creature's sexuality may have upon another creature.
In human culture
The view of sexuality in human cultures in this series varies with the culture. In the medieval European culture depicted in the series, heterosexuality is considered the acceptable norm of society, with homosexuality and bisexuality relegated as deviant behavior, and asexuality more understood as being akin to celibacy. How people will react to such behaviors being present among others depends on whether the people who exhibit alternate sexualities pose a possible threat to other people. Either there will be acceptance and tolerance of such people or there will be outright hostility that may result in possible violence. Some people such as Father Doyle will simply treat people of alternate sexualities as people, even if he will not go against his religion to confer blessings on unions that his God doesn't condone.
In other cultures
The view of sexuality in other cultures in this series varies with the culture. In Psychelian culture, asexuality is the societal norm, as the Psyche Master sees any form of sexual attraction, including heterosexuality, to be the mark of "savage beings". The Groxians, being a group of hermaphrodites with male physical features and female reproductive features, find each other to be attractive but do not form sexual relations with each other since they are all capable of self-reproduction. Cherubs are generally asexual and chaste, leaving reproduction of their kind solely in the hands of a greater power than themselves, but will not tamper with the natural order of other beings' mating processes, despite the fact that the rogue cherub Eros desires that all creatures should have the right to love whomever they please (or so he claims).
Mini-stories in the series dealing with the issue:
Hero: The Guardian Smurf stories
In the HERO: The Guardian Smurf story series, Abloec, who is a Christian believer, thinks that God created all creatures to be heterosexual and that any other form of sexual behavior is against His intended purpose for creation and humanity. In the story "The Grey Smurfs", the Grey Smurf versions of Smurfette and Wonder are attracted to both each other and to their husband Hero. In an alternate timeline viewed in the Imaginarium, the normal versions of Wonder and Smurfette ended up in a relationship with each other.
One time Wonder caught Hefty making a tasteless impersonation of Hero, saying that he (Hero) loves himself so much that he created an opposite-sex clone for himself (referring to Wonder). This made Wonder so upset that she beat up Hefty almost within an inch of his life, telling him that if he truly loved himself so much that he should make an opposite-sex clone of himself. Years later, most of the adult Smurfs, including Papa Smurf, would create opposite-sex clones of themselves using the Mirror Of Opposition, but despite this, the characters remain mostly heterosexual.
Aeon of the Champion (AoC Universe)
Unless otherwise stated, assume that heterosexuality is the normal in a given society within this story series. This is because othersexual behaviour is exceedingly - and increasingly - rare.
The Black Empire was one such society, where the mortal citizens of Middle-Earth and their demon overlords engaged in whatever form of sick sexual behaviour they wanted, unpunished. Some demon princes, particularly Asmodee, the Lord of Sin, specifically promoted othersexual relationships, as shown in his bigamous marriage to both Lilu and his supposed wife, Lilitu.
Speaking of Lilitu, the Succubi Princess demonstrated significant control over the sexuality of those around her, using sex appeal and dark magic to twist the thoughts of her victims into perversions. This caused them to feel attraction towards her to the point where they couldn't even resist her seductions and acquiesced. The limits of her power were realised against Anariel, the Archangel of Hope, who resisted Lilitu's attempts to turn her into a lesbian before imprisoning the princess with her own magic.
Lilu also did this, by using his sperm to create lust arrows which pierced the souls of unsuspecting mortals during Valentine's Day, causing them immense sexual confusion.
Malicia, Queen of the Twilight Elves, appears to be autosexual, given that the Crystal Palace (which serves as her temple and sanctum) is littered with magic mirrors, used more for vanity purposes than contact with other magicians. Then again, the Sweethearts Compatibility Service matched her with the human sorceror Maleficus.
In The Light and Dark Series, the various characters throughout the story have different sexual orientations, which are revealed as the years go by. Listed below are characters who are confirmed to be oriented a certain way throughout the series.
- Johan -- There is a mutual attraction between him and Princess Savina, but their relationship is nothing beyond a strong friendship in Story One. In "Moxette's Crazy, Stupid Love," he shows physical attraction towards the humanized Moxette, but does not intend to pursue her romantically.
- Princess Savina -- There is a mutual attraction between her and Johan, but their relationship is nothing beyond a strong friendship in Story One.
- Smurfette -- Gargamel created her heterosexually so she would destroy the Smurf Village, but since becoming a real Smurf, her attraction to her fellow Smurfs is apparent (with good intent), although she has not narrowed her attentions to any particular male.
- Camouflage Smurf -- He is attracted to Moxette and vies for her heart several times beyond Season 2.
- Mystico & Hethera -- After a failed relationship with Vira, he became infatuated with Hethera and they have become each other's life-mates.
- Ripple & Karma -- They become an item shortly after the events of the Season 1 episode, "Tripped Up."
- Clumsy -- Being attracted to Smurfette was the clue leading others to believe he was heterosexual, but further evidence gathered from his and Brainy's relationship has revealed his crush on him. Although he is more homosexually-leaning, his attraction to Smurfette does prove that he is bisexual.
- Reporter -- He has complex relationships with Brainy and Moxette, liking and disliking both of them for various reasons. He is constantly battling his sexual identity when he's not working on the Village News.
Any and all gay and/or lesbian characters have yet to be revealed!
- Gargamel -- He has very rarely shown evidence of seeking a female companion (as far as mainstream media goes), and has been more occupied with finding the Smurf Village and destroying it. He is considered asexual.
- Josten Lancaster -- He is considered metrosexual.
- Vanity Smurf -- He is autosexual, being attracted to himself more than anyone else, and was one of the only Smurfs who was not romantically attracted to Smurfette.
- Peewit -- He is too young to be romantically interested in girls, but has the likely potential of being straight when he is older with evidence from "The Princess and the Peewit."
- Scruple -- He, like Peewit, is too young to be romantically interested in girls, although he once had a "fling" with Brenda the witch. He only liked her, however, so he could steal her wand and use it for his own mischief.
- Denisa -- She is too young to be romantically interested in boys, but shows general interest in Peewit starting in "Kiddie Crushes."
Smurf Me Up!
In the Smurf Me Up series, everyone is mainly heterosexual from humans, to Smurfs alike. Anything beyond that would be against what Mother Nature taught the forest creatures, or what anyone else learned from God, having in mind Aksel and Glovey being the first Christian Smurfs. In the City of Dis story, the inhabitants of Dis practiced sexual behavior that ranged from homosexual boundaries, to having intimate relations with wild beasts and creatures.
In the FC Universe, relationships between Smurfs are not seen with express sexual interest and are more seen with emotions and intimacy, however attractions between Smurfs physically do occur at a normal rate. Because Smurfs primarily present as masculine/male and only a few exceptions exist, attractions still vary widely as they do in the real world because of interactions between Smurfs and non Smurf beings. While Smurfs do not classify themselves with orientation labels they can be classified by 21st century human labels. Due to Smurfs being mainly masculine/male, very few straight Smurfs exist in the way that that straightness is classified by humans. Most Smurfs can be classified as Gay, Bi, Pan, Ace, or Demi/Gray.
For most Smurfs [example: Clingy Smurf] sexual attraction is felt as an emotional attachment is made to some one that they feel is their partner, like in Demi/Gray attractions.
Some Smurfs like Librarian Smurf, are expressly disinterested with sexual attractions, most like Ace attractions, however they do retain forms of aesthetic attractions and Libido for others.
Smurfs: The Devereaux Story
In Smurfs: The Devereaux Story, mostly everyone in the story is heterosexual, with the exception from Vanity Smurf, who is both autosexual and metrosexual. Although he is feminine and likes himself, he shares his attraction with Britze Smurfette.
Though it is not shown in the story much, hints have shown Eska to be heteromantic asexual/graysexual. While she has a huge crush on Benny Smurf, she is particularly sex-repulsed and does not like to think that far. However, she still dreams about having a romantic relationship and possibly getting married to him one day.
While Britze is sill straight, she herself identifies as demi-greysexual, finding herself more attracted to someone's personality than looks, and actually getting really nervous and uneasy at unclean thoughts.
Shinny: The Crystal Smurf stories
In SHINNY: The Crystal Smurf, most of the characters throughout the fanfiction series appear to have different sexual orientations, which are revealed in the later seasons.
In Smurf Culture
Papa Smurf deals with two of his little Smurfs, Tuffy and Weakling, who are engaged in a homosexual relationship that they've been hiding for almost a year, and his particular prejudices against such relationships. When Papa Smurf was about to have them separated for their punishment yet to come, Shinny, along with a few others were able to help Tuffy and Weakling escape the village and take refuge at the Gem Temple until things calm down in the village. After a while, Papa Smurf feels guilty and more like a hypocrite of disowning Tuffy and Weakling once he remembers that he promised deceased wife, Rose Quartz, to love his family regardless of their different sexual identities. After Tuffy and Weakling returned to the village, the Smurfs were managed accept same-sex relationships. Shinny finally confesses to Papa Smurf that he's attracted to both genders, meaning that he's bisexual. He was mainly attracted to both Smurfette and Kyanite. Papa Smurf proudly reveals to him that Rose's sexual orientation was the same as his, much to Shinny's happiness.
Throughout the series, Vanity appears to be autosexual, meaning that he's attracted to himself more than anyone else, and was one of the only Smurfs who was not romantically attracted to Smurfette.
Years after Smurfette's death, a widowed Shinny was engaged in a same-sex marriage to Kyanite, with the support of his fellow Smurfs.
In Gem Culture
On Homeworld, Humanoid Gems were created among the asexual community, therefore, according to the Diamond Authority, Gems are forbidden to make a romantic relationship, especially fusing for love, which could result in the worst punishment such as shattering (execution). Although there were a few gems who would keep their relationship a secret.
The series later revealed that Garnet was a fusion of the same-sex gem couple, Ruby and Sapphire, that escaped from Blue Diamond, who demanded Ruby to be shattered after she accidentally fused with Sapphire out of her warm feelings for her.