|Alignment||Mischievous & Angry, but not Evil|
|Marital Status||Single (Current)|
|Known Relations||None Known|
|Voice Actor||Brenda Vaccaro (Original)|
Numbuh 404 (Desired)
Jason Harris/Michael Jones (Desired Adult)
|First Appearance||Original: "The Enchanted Quill" Season 6
Fanon: "Beyond the Mirror's Reflection" Season 1
He is a mischievous, sometimes downright rotten kid who became such a source of trouble for his teachers in Wizard's School that they decided to leave Gargamel to become his apprentice. He hopes to one day pass the entry exam and finally leave the hovel.
Relationship with Gargamel
He first becomes Gargamel's apprentice in "The Enchanted Quill." Their relationship is rather tenuous since neither of them like being stuck with each other. He does help "Garggy" out at times when they are trying to capture the Smurfs, though it seems he would rather be doing something else. On many occasions, when Scruple happens to have a useful suggestion that his master takes seriously, Gargamel takes credit for having thought of it.
Relationship with Denisa
Since first encountering Denisa in the cartoon show, Scruple wants very little association with her -- if any at all. He finds her annoying and too loud, but has an unspoken admiration for her ability to prove him wrong (often by outdoing him in some challenge in which he thought she would be less competent).
Their acquaintanceship is mutually stagnant, as evident from "Kiddie Crushes," which also demonstrated their differing viewpoints of the Smurfs and Peewit. Generally, he would be happier not seeing Denisa, but is willing to spend time "babysitting" if it means he will be away from Gargamel and out of the hovel.
Season 1 Episodes
He is featured as a secondary character within several episodes of Season 1.
- Moxette's Survival Test (Ep. 9) -- Pending...
- Beyond the Mirror's Reflection (Ep. 13) -- After Gargamel goes searching for the magic mirror he planted for the Smurfs to find, they are scared straight by Ripple.
- Kiddie Crushes (Ep. 17) -- He is put in charge of watching Denisa since Gargamel has "better things to do," and begrudgingly takes her to the Smurfs Village upon her request. He runs into Peewit and starts up an argument about the King's Golden Jubilee Celebration only for Denisa to stand between them.
- The Reluctant Dark Knight (Season Finale) -- He joins Gargamel on an expedition to the Smurf Village to destroy the Smurfs, but they are apprehended by Johan, Peewit, and Falla. It is Scruple's point about Johan being the leader of the group that convinces Gargamel to find the spell to turn the knight evil. Against all odds, they succeed with their plans, which sets up a stronger role for Scruple in Season 2.
Season 2 Episodes
Scruple remains the begrudging sidekick to Gargamel, but develops a closer bond with Johan throughout Season 2.
- Woeful Smurfs (Ep. 1) -- He appears at the end of the episode when Moxette visits Gargamel's hovel to seek closure when she finally learns of Johan being turned evil.
- Somebody's Hidden Talent (Ep. 2) -- He is a supporting character being led by Gargamel when they seek out Falla, and is defeated by her after trying to accuse Johan for wanting to let the Smurfs escape their cage.
- Good Knight, Moon (Ep. 6) -- Pending...
- Skipping Stones (Ep. 10) -- Pending...
- Smurfing Over Troubled Water (Ep. 13) -- Pending...
- Falla's Birthday (Ep. 16) -- Pending...
- Crestfallen Christmas (Ep. 17) -- He is one of the main villains alongside Johan carrying out Gargamel's plans, but discovers Johan's good nature despite the effects of the spell placed on him.
- A Hovel is Not a Hospital ( Ep. 18) -- Pending...
- Mechanical Hero (Ep. 21) -- Pending...
- Befallen Breckenridge (Ep. 24) -- Pending...
- Mother Nature's (Re)Creation (Ep. 25) -- Pending...
- Blue is the Moonstone (Ep. 28) -- Pending..
- The Princess and the Peewit (Ep. 31) -- Pending...
- Denisa's Birthday Wish (Ep. 32) -- Pending...
- A Gift for a Knight (Ep. 39) -- Pending...
- Take Back the Knight (Season Finale) -- Pending...
Relationship with Sir Johan
Scruple first meets Johan in "Peewit's Unscrupulous Adventure" from the original show, but only briefly. He directly interacts with him in a serious role during Story One of the LD Stories.
Relationship with Peewit
He first meets Peewit in "Peewit's Unscrupulous Adventure" of the original cartoon show, in which they developed a rivalry because Scruple directly impeded on Peewit's job under the Good King as a means of trying to escape the hovel. After his plan backfired, he was given a brief job as a weed picker upon the King's mercy, but later wound up back in Gargamel's discontent care.
Relationship with Falla Cye
Scruple is about the same height as Peewit (3'4 1/2" feet American measurement), but slightly chubbier, has pale skin with freckles on his cheeks, and standard black eyes.
- Season 1 -- Underneath his dark blue hat is "a load of [orange] hair" as one commenter put it, and he has a dark red cape with a scarf-like hold concealing his neck. His long-sleeve shirt, skirt (for lack of a better term), and leggings are pale lavender while his shoes match his hat.
- Season 3 -- Pending...
He was originally voiced by Brenda Vaccaro, so she is most desired for a reprise. A possible alternative would be Numbuh 404. During Parts 9 and 10 of Story One, he is voiced by Frank Welker while disguised as Peewit.
As a teenager/young adult, the most preferred actor would be either Jason Harris, who portrayed Chad Dickson from Codename: Kids Next Door or Michael Jones from the Roosterteeth and Achievement Hunter Youtube Channels, who is known as being the "Rage Quit" guy.
- His name is taken from a word meaning honesty, restraint, and ethical behavior -- some things neither he nor Gargamel are really known for.
- There is a rumor that he is Gargamel's nephew, but no specific evidence has proven this to be true. In Numbuh 404's accounts, they are not related.
- He and Peewit are in the same age range (9-11), and he met Peewit in Season 7 -- although it is unstated, they recognize each other in the beginning of Story One. In Numbuh 404's accounts, he is ten years old when introduced.
- His Zodiac sign is Libra and his birthday is October 1st.