|Also Known As||Nicholas|
|Actor||Brian Blessed (Desired)|
|First Appearance||"Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer"|
|Universe||Empath: The Luckiest Smurf|
Nicholas North was a human toymaker whom the Smurfs had encountered as a young boy lost in the Smurf forest about 60 years prior to the present time of the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf fanfiction stories. The boy thought that the Smurfs were tiny blue elves, and apparently the appearance of the eldest Smurf, Papa Smurf, had stuck in the mind of Nicholas well into the later years of his life, as he became a toymaker that would deliver toys to the children during Christmas Eve, wearing a bright red outfit which in later years would give him the name Santa Claus.
Some years prior to Empath's final return from Psychelia, the Smurfs encountered Nicholas when he was under an evil spell cast upon him by the witch Chlorhydris, which was broken by Baby Smurf in the cartoon show episode "Baby's First Christmas". It was also in the same episode that Baby Smurf had first caused Nicholas' reindeer to fly.
In the fanfiction story "Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer", when Chlorhydris had cast a spell upon the sky to create a thick fog that would be unsafe for Nicholas to travel through in the hopes that he would not be able to deliver his presents unto the children on Christmas Eve, he became the recipient of a red-nosed reindeer whom Empath and the Smurflings had found in the forest. The reindeer was made part of the reindeer team to help Nicholas fly through the sky safely and was given a home with the toymaker and the name Rudolph.
He would be voiced by Brian Blessed, who played Prince Vultan in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie.
The North part of his name comes from the character North, a Santa Claus-type character who appears in the Dreamworks animated film Rise Of The Guardians.