Culliford Smurf (Empath stories)
Papa Smurf is one of the main characters of Vic George's EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf series of fanfiction stories, who is identified as the biological father of Empath. Up until 100 years prior to the present time established in the novel, Papa Smurf was known as Culliford and was married to a female Smurf named Lillithina, through whom he had fathered Empath; the name "Papa Smurf" at the time was simply a common name given by Smurf children to their fathers as "Mama Smurf" was for mothers. When his fellow Smurfs died due to a disease for which there was no known cure, but to which he and all the young male Smurfs were immune, he adopted the young male Smurfs as his "little Smurfs" and also became known as Papa Smurf from that time forward. A year after Empath was released from Psychelia to live in the Smurf Village for good, Papa Smurf allowed Empath's friend Polaris Psyche to live in the village as well, despite his own personal prejudices regarding Psyches since the Psyche Master had forced him to leave Empath in Psychelia sometime after he was born.
Besides these differences and the fact that his beard is shorter around the ears, the Papa Smurf of these stories is identical to the cartoon show universe version of the same character.
- The Culliford name was given in honor of the character's original creator.