He has a great white beard, red hat and trousers. In the first comic Peyo was modeled so as to present a caricature of Karl Marx. As almost the oldest and wisest of all the Smurfs serves as leader of the village. Papa Smurf couple magic spells and has a book that uses it very often, usually to defend the other Smurfs, but never in nefarious purposes. Often takes care of Smerfusiem and smerfikami - Sasetką, Gapciem, Nate and Złośnikiem. In critical situations, he always says "Oh great Smerfie". His name in the original "Le Grand Schtroumpf" means just "Great Smurf". The comic was more nervous and often lose patience, but eventually relented.