Writer's Notes On "Empath's
- This story is an expansion of what
happened in the epilogue of the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf novel.
- Hefty's rivalry with Empath is resolved in
- This is the first published story in the series that features Smurfs characters from all three media universes: the comic books, the cartoon show, and Sony Pictures' film series. Narrator and Crazy are characters that originally appeared in the 2011 Smurfs movie, with Duncan McSmurf being an analog of Gutsy Smurf.
- Dylan the Snorkelian is based on the title characters of the unrelated Snorks cartoon show.
- Glonk is the analog of Animal from The Muppet Show.