The Smartist’s were the parents of Axe Cop and Flute Cop. They only ate Candy Canes. One day Telescope Gun Cop went back in time and poisoned their candy canes and killed them both. It was their death that inspired Axe Cop and Flute Cop to grow up to fight crime, and eventually kill Telescope Gun Cop (though they had no idea he killed their parents because they bonked their heads). Gobber Smartist was a known baby eater, and she encouraged a young Axe Cop to eat them because they are healthy.