Brainy Smurf considers himself the most intelligent Smurf in the village and an expert on everything, although his actual knowledge is questionable at best; often, his attempts to help in a given situation lead to even more problems. He can be distinguished from the others by the large glasses he wears. He also has archived his self-perceived wit and wisdom in several volumes of books entitled “The Quotations of Brainy Smurf”. The Smurfs most often respond to his self-righteous preaching by either tossing him out of the village, clobbering him with a club (usually off screen) or simply ignoring him. His vices aside, Brainy is a good, loyal Smurf who can be counted on when the need arises, and more than once – without thinking about it – ends up doing the right thing. His original name translates to “Smurf with Glasses”.