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|name = Cassadine
 
|name = Cassadine
 
|series = [[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]
 
|series = [[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]
|origin = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia Russia]
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|origin = Greece<br>Russia
|region = [[Port Charles, New York]]<br>Zurich, Switzerland
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|years = 1981, 1983, 1984-85, 1986, 1996-present
|ethnicity = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russians Russian], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks Greek]
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|region = [[Port Charles, New York]]<br><small>([[Valentin Cassadine|Valentin]], [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte]], [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]], [[Sam McCall|Sam]], [[Molly Lansing-Davis|Molly]], [[Danny Morgan|Danny]], [[Scout Cain|Scout]])</small><br> France<small> ([[Spencer Cassadine|Spencer]])</small>
|members = [[Helena Cassadine]], [[Alexis Davis]], [[Stavros Cassadine]], [[Stefan Cassadine]], [[Kristina Cassadine]], [[Laura Spencer (Genie Francis)|Lasha Cassadine]], [[Nikolas Cassadine]], [[Sam McCall]], [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]], [[Molly Lansing-Davis]], [[Spencer Cassadine]]
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|ethnicity = Russian<br>American<br>Greek <small>([[Spencer Cassadine|Spencer]], [[Valentin Cassadine|Valentin]], [[Charlotte Cassadine|Charlotte]])</small><br>Swedish <small>([[Alexis Davis|Alexis]], [[Kristina Cassadine]], [[Sam McCall|Sam]], [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis|Kristina]], [[Molly Lansing-Davis|Molly]], [[Lila McCall|Lila]], [[Danny Morgan|Danny]], [[Scout Cain|Scout]])</small><br>Cuban<br><small>([[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]], [[Molly Lansing-Davis|Molly]], [[Lila McCall|Lila]])</small><br>Irish<br><small>([[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]], [[Lila McCall|Lila]], [[Charlotte Cassadine|Charlotte]])</small><br>English <small>([[Danny Morgan|Danny]], [[Scout Cain|Scout]])</small>
|connections = [[Corinthos family]], [[Spencer family]], [[Quartermaine family]], [[Webber family]]
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|members = [[Mikkos Cassadine]], [[Helena Cassadine]], [[Stavros Cassadine]], [[Stefan Cassadine]], [[Alexis Davis]], [[Kristina Cassadine]], [[Valentin Cassadine]], [[Nikolas Cassadine]], [[Sam McCall]], [[Jason Morgan]] [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]], [[Lila McCall]], [[Molly Lansing-Davis]], [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte Cassadine]], [[Spencer Cassadine]], [[Danny Morgan]], [[Scout Cain]]
|famous = Cassadine Industries, trying to freeze the world
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|connections = [[Alcazar family|Alcazar]], [[Barrington family|Barrington]], [[Corinthos family|Corinthos]], [[Eckert family|Eckert]], [[Jerome family|Jerome]], [[Lansing family|Lansing]], [[Lord family|Lord]], {{O|Manning Family|Manning}}, [[McCall family|McCall]], [[Morgan family|Morgan]], [[Spencer family|Spencer]], [[Quartermaine family|Quartermaine]], [[Webber family|Webber]], [[Westbourne family|Westbourne]]
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|famous = <li>Cassadine Industries <br><li>Trying To Freeze The World <br> <li>Spencer-Cassadine War
 
|estate = Wyndemere Castle
 
|estate = Wyndemere Castle
|image1 = File:Gh_wyndemere_screencapture.png
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|image1 = File:Fratelli_cassadine.jpg
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|caption1 = [[Victor Cassadine|Victor]], [[Mikkos Cassadine|Mikkos]], and [[Tony Cassadine|Tony]], the Cassadine Brothers
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|image2 = File:Gh_wyndemere_screencapture.png
 
|purchased = 1996
 
|purchased = 1996
|address = Spoon Island<br>[[Port Charles, New York]]
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|moved out =
|residents =
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|address = [[Spoon Island]]<br>[[Port Charles, New York]]
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|residents = [[Valentin Cassadine]] <small>(owner)</small><br>[[Charlotte Cassadine]]
 
}}
 
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The '''Cassadines''' are a fictional aristocratic family on the American [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''. Various family members have been sometime residents of Port Charles and of the private Cassadine-owned island in Greece.
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The '''Cassadine's''' are a fictional aristocratic family on the American [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''. Various family members have been sometime residents of Port Charles and of the private Cassadine-owned island in Greece.
   
The Cassadines made their first appearance in the 1980s, when [[Mikkos Cassadine]], the patriarch of the family, along with his brothers Victor and Tony, were involved in various nefarious plans, including the Ice Princess storyline, a plot to freeze the world using a weather machine.
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==Background==
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The Cassadine's made their first appearance in 1981, when [[Mikkos Cassadine]], the patriarch of the family, along with his brothers [[Victor Cassadine|Victor]] and [[Tony Cassadine|Tony]], were involved in various nefarious plans, including the Ice Princess storyline; a plot to freeze the world using a weather machine. When Luke, Laura and Robert Scorpio foiled their plans, both Mikkos and Tony were killed in a struggle while was Victor was arrested. Following this, Mikkos' widow [[Helena Cassadine]] appears in [[Port Charles (city)|Port Charles]] just in time to curse [[Luke and Laura]] from the sidelines of their wedding as revenge.
   
The Cassadines also abducted [[Laura Spencer (Genie Francis)|Laura Spencer]] and forced her to marry Stavros, after telling Laura that Luke was dead. During her captivity in Greece, Laura gave birth to Stavros's son Prince [[Nikolas Cassadine]]. When Laura discovered Luke was alive, she left Nikolas behind in Greece to be raised by his uncle [[Stefan Cassadine]], Helena's second son. Stefan and Laura had also been lovers and Laura believed Stefan to be her son's father instead of Stavros. Helena has been obsessed with gaining control over Nikolas, who is heir to the Cassadine legacy. She brought back her dead son, Stavros, back to life early this decade, after keeping him in the basement of General Hospital for many years. Recently, she has focused most of her attention on her great-grandson, [[Spencer Cassadine]].
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In 1982, the Cassadines also abducted [[Laura Spencer]] and forced her to marry Helena's son, [[Stavros Cassadine|Stavros]], after telling Laura that Luke was dead. During her captivity in Greece, Laura gave birth to Stavros' son Prince [[Nikolas Cassadine]]. When Laura discovered Luke was alive, she escaped after a year of captivity, leaving Nikolas behind in Greece to be raised by his uncle [[Stefan Cassadine]], Helena's second son. Stefan and Laura had also been lovers and Laura believed Stefan to be her son's father instead of Stavros. Stavros follows Laura back to Port Charles and attempts to "reclaim" his wife, however after a brief struggle with Luke; he is apparently killed after falling down a flight a stairs at [[General Hospital (location)|General Hospital]].
   
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Stefan eventually took control of the family and in 1996, he and Nikolas moved to Port Charles with [[Alexis Davis]]. Alexis was then revealed to be one of Mikkos' two illegitimate daughters with Swedish opera singer Kristin Bergman, the other being [[Kristina Cassadine]]. Alexis was given the birth name of Natasha Cassadine, and when she rightfully received her royal titles, she renounced them, and legally changed her last name to Davis. Helena also followed her family back to Port Charles, and often terrorizes its citizens. Helena has been obsessed with gaining control over Nikolas, who is heir to the Cassadine legacy.
   
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In 2001, Helena brought her dead son, Stavros, back to life, after keeping him in the basement of GH for over a decade. However this was short lived as Stavros was presumed to have been killed for good after Luke pushed him into a bottomless pit. That same year Alexis was overjoyed when she discovered her sister Kristina alive and well, learning that Mikkos had her hidden from Helena. Alexis and Kristina quickly formed a bond but this was cut short when just a year later when Kristina was killed during an incident with the mob leaving Alexis heartbroken.
   
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In 2003, Luke and Stefan got into a one last standoff, which resulted in Stefan getting stabbed and killed on [[Spoon Island]]. At which time with seemingly every vengeful Cassadine out of the way, Nikolas declared the war between the Spencer's and the Cassadine's over. A few years later, Nikolas became a single father when his [[Courtney Matthews|fiancée]] dies after giving birth to his son whom he named [[Spencer Cassadine]].
   
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In 2013, Helena is shot and killed on board the [[Haunted Star]] by Luke. Luke and Laura were also shocked to discover Stavros was alive once again and holding [[Lulu Spencer]] hostage on Cassadine island. After rescuing their daughter from Stavros, Luke and Laura trap him in his ice chamber, freezing him as revenge. In less than a year, [[Victor Cassadine]] returns to Port Charles revealing he has preserved the bodies of Helena and Stavros and successfully resurrects his family. Stavros, however was quickly killed again with Victor subsequently being shot and killed himself. Helena lived for a little over a year before revealing her own health was in deterioration, she later dies on Cassadine Island. After Helena's death, her journal revealed that Nikolas killed his grandmother by poisoning her.
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[[File:CHValentinShr.gif|thumb|180x180px|Valentin and daughter Charlotte]]
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In 2016, Mikkos’s illegitimate son, [[Valentin Cassadine|Valentin]] was discovered on Cassadine Island. A few years prior to her death, Helena revealed Valentin had been disowned by his father upon birth, denying him the privileges of being a Cassadine, and that he is the most lethal and most dangerous Cassadine of them all; even she was terrified of him. Valentin managed to take Nikolas’ family and friends hostage on the island, and forced Nikolas to sign over his entire fortune. When a struggle ensued, Nikolas falls over a balcony and is presumably killed. Valentin escapes and flees to Port Charles, where he attempts to kidnap and kill his grand nephew Spencer. However he is quickly discovered and taken away by the authorities. Laura, fearing for Spencer's safety, decided to send her grandson away to boarding school. Following Nikolas' apparent death, Valentin is released from jail and takes residence at Wyndemere. Valentin has one daughter, [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte Cassadine]] with [[Lulu Spencer-Falconeri (Emme Rylan)|Lulu Spencer-Falconeri]] via IVF. In October 2017, it was revealed that Valentin and Lulu now have shared custody.
   
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[[File:TheDavisgirlsweddingtoast.gif|thumb|left|Alexis and daughters Kristina, Molly and Sam <!--toast to her wedding-->]]
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Alexis, who now carries the Davis name, has given birth to three daughters. As a teen she had a one night stand and became pregnant, later giving birth to her first daughter [[Samantha McCall]], whose father was later revealed to be [[Julian Jerome]]. Alexis was forced by Mikkos to give Sam up for adoption after she was born. In 2002, Alexis had a one night stand with [[Sonny Corinthos]] and gave birth to their daughter, whom she named [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis|Kristina]] in honor of her late sister.
   
==Stefan Cassadine==
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Sam came to Port Charles a year later in 2003, however, she and Alexis both remained completely unaware they were mother and daughter. Sam also had an affair with Sonny and became pregnant, naming the child [[Lila McCall|Lila]]. When Kristina developed leukemia, the doctors told Alexis that Lila’s stem cells could be used to save her. Unfortunately, after Alexis asked Sam’s permission for the procedure, Sam went into early labor and the child was stillborn. Lila’s stem cells were then used to save Kristina’s life, leaving Alexis grateful but Sam devastated. In 2005, Alexis married [[Ric Lansing]], and gave birth to her third daughter, [[Molly Lansing-Davis]].
{{infobox soap character
 
| name = Stefan Cassadine
 
| series = [[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]
 
| portrayer = Stephen Nichols
 
| years =
 
| first = July 28, 1996
 
| last = October 16, 2003
 
| cause =
 
| creator = Robert Guza, Jr.<br>Karen Harris
 
| books =
 
| spinoffs =
 
| image1 = File:Stefan_Cassadine.jpg
 
| caption1 = Stephen Nichols as Stefan Cassadine
 
| image2 = <!-- For alternate performer only -->
 
| caption2 =
 
| image3 = <!-- For alternate performer only -->
 
| caption3 =
 
| nickname =
 
| alias =
 
| gender = Male
 
| born = 1963
 
| died = October 10, 2003
 
| age = 40 <small>(at death)</small>
 
| death cause = Stabbed by [[Luke Spencer]] and fell off a cliff
 
| occupation = CEO of [[General Hospital (location)|General Hospital]] <br><small>(at death)</small>
 
| title = Russian royalty
 
| residence = [[Wyndemere]]<br>Spoon Island
 
| parents = [[Mikkos Cassadine]]<br><small>(deceased)</small><br>[[Helena Cassadine]]
 
| siblings = [[Stavros Cassadine]] <br><small>(brother; deceased)</small><br>[[Alexis Davis]]<br><small>(paternal half-sister)</small><br>[[Kristina Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-sister; deceased)</small><br>[[Valentin Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-brother)</small>
 
| spouse = [[Bobbie Spencer]] <small>(divorced)</small>
 
| romances = [[Laura Spencer]]<br>Katherine Bell <small>(deceased)</small><br>[[Chloe Morgan]] <small>(deceased)</small>
 
| children =
 
| grandchildren =
 
| grandparents = Adrian and Adara Cassadine <br><small>(deceased)</small>
 
| aunts/uncles = [[Victor Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>[[Tony Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch<br><small>(paternal aunt; deceased)</small>
 
| nieces/nephews = [[Nikolas Cassadine]]<br><small>(nephew, via [[Stavros Cassadine|Stavros]])</small><br>[[Sam McCall]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Molly Lansing-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Spencer Cassadine]]<br><small>(great-nephew, via [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]])</small><br>[[Lila McCall]]<br><small>(great-niece, via [[Sam McCall|Sam]]; stillborn)</small>
 
| cousins =
 
| relatives =
 
| color = #c0c0c0
 
| color text = black
 
| species = <!-- For non-humans only -->
 
}}
 
'''Stefan Darius Mikkosovich Cassadine'''<ref>Full name stated on-air on May 19, 1998.</ref> is a fictional character played by actor [[Stephen Nichols]] from July 1996 until October 16, 2003 on the [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''.
 
   
Stefan is the second son of villain Mikkos Cassadine—who once attempted to freeze the world with a weather machine in the an infamous 1980s [[Luke and Laura]] storyline—and his equally evil wife [[Helena Cassadine|Helena]]. The complex and often dark character alternated between playing protective uncle to nephew [[Nikolas Cassadine]] and tender would-be lover of [[Laura Spencer]], and his obsessive vendetta against [[Luke Spencer]], whom he blamed for the death of his brother [[Stavros Cassadine]] and for his own loss of Laura.
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It wasn’t until 2006, that Alexis and Sam learned they were mother and daughter; neither of them wanted anything to do with the other. Their relationship was further strained when Alexis witnessed Ric sleeping with Sam. At which time, Alexis divorced Ric.
   
Stefan first came to [[Port Charles, New York (fictional city)|Port Charles]] in 1996 with his teenage nephew Nikolas Cassadine, the secret son of Laura Spencer and Stefan's older brother Stavros. The Cassadines are descended from a titled, aristocratic Russian family who fled to Greece following the 1917 Russian Revolution. Stefan had raised Nikolas since infancy after Laura had escaped the captivity of Stavros and been forced to leave Nikolas behind, after Helena murdered Laura's mother when she tried to contact him.
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Today, Alexis and Sam have now built a strong bond and Sam is very protective of her younger sisters, Kristina and Molly. In 2012, Sam gave birth to her son with her husband [[Jason Morgan]], whom they named [[Danny Morgan]]. As of 2016, Alexis marries and divorces [[Julian Jerome (William deVry)|Julian Jerome]]. In 2017, Sam gave birth to her second child, a daughter named [[Scout Cain|Emily Scout Cain]] with former Navy SEAL and her ex Jason's identical twin, [[Drew Cain (Billy Miller)|Drew Cain]].
   
Stefan battled his mother Helena Cassadine for control of Nikolas and control of the family company and was official head of the family by the time Nikolas was seven. His mother, emotionally abusive to him during his childhood, viewed him as weak and soft, which he was only in comparison to the more homicidal members of the Cassadine family. Helena strongly favored his older brother Stavros and alternately ignored and belittled the more sensitive Stefan. Stefan loved and protected [[Alexis Davis]], who was raised as his first cousin but later turned out to be his half-sister, both children of Mikkos. He paid for her to attend boarding school in the United States as a teenager and encouraged her to go into the legal profession. However, he also dominated her and expected complete loyalty and obedience from her. Alexis was charged with doing much of the legwork for "Timoria", Stefan's planned vendetta against the Spencer family and General Hospital, both of which Stefan blamed for the presumed death of his brother Stavros. In their first years on the show, fans detected romantic chemistry in Stefan's scenes with Alexis. Stefan expressed disapproval of Alexis's relationship with [[Ned Ashton]] and she later went to great lengths to break up his engagement to [[Katherine Bell]], whom she disapproved of. Fans of the romantic pairing called themselves the "Gutter Rats", though no actual romantic relationship was ever alluded to in their scenes together.
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==Cassadine Industries==
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'''Cassadine Industries '''is a large international conglomerate, which was founded by the Cassadine family in the late 1970s as a front to cover for their dirty dealings. But the business took off, being controlled by [[Mikkos Cassadine]], [[Stavros Cassadine]], [[Helena Cassadine]], and [[Nikolas Cassadine]] amongst others. In December 2005, a single Cassadine Industries account was estimated to be worth $15 million at the time. As of May 2009, Cassadine Industries was estimated to be worth over 20 billion dollars.
   
Laura Spencer contacted Stefan after her baby daughter [[Lulu Spencer]] was diagnosed with [[aplastic anemia]] and was in need of a bone marrow transplant from a matched donor. Nikolas turned out to be a match. True to the love-hate relationship Stefan always had with Laura, Stefan forced Laura to beg for her daughter's life. He then allowed Nikolas to donate the life-saving bone marrow to his sister. At the same time, Stefan launched his Timoria plot, to exact revenge on Luke and Laura for (presumably) killing his brother, Stavros, while he was attempted to rape Laura Spencer fifteen years prior. Stefan later married Luke's sister [[Bobbie Spencer]] as part of his revenge plot against the Spencers. The marriage ended in divorce after Stefan caught Bobbie investigating his actions against the Spencers.
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In November 2016, [[Valentin Cassadine]] became the CEO of Cassadine Industries, after it's revealed through Mikkos' hidden will that he left all of the Cassadine Estate to the eldest living son. With Stavros and Stefan dead, Valentin is the only living son hence removing any claim [[Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)|Nikolas]] and [[Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel)|Spencer]] had on the inheritance and making him sole heir to the Cassadine Empire with his daughter [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte]] to follow after him.
   
In the intervening years, Stefan had an affair with and later became engaged to Katherine Bell. This relationship was derailed for a time after his "cousin" Alexis produced proof that Katherine was Stefan's half-sister Natasha. This was eventually exposed as a falsehood, when it turned out that Alexis was the real Natasha. This revelation rocked Stefan and he reacted as a true Cassadine. Stefan banished Alexis, but eventually forgave her. Katherine fell off a parapet during her engagement party to Stefan, the victim of a failed attempt to murder Helena by Luke and Alexis. Katherine was rescued by Helena Cassadine and restored to health, but died in a second fall from the parapet (this time assisted by Helena) soon after her return.
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==Descendants==
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|-|Ancestors=
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*'''Princess Anya Cassadine''' <br> A Cassadine princess described as having hair "the color of fire." She was known throughout Russia for her joie de vivre. Her hairpin was given to Kristina Cassadine by Stefan Cassadine before he departed for Milan in 2002.
   
Meanwhile, Laura was harboring a secret about Nikolas, which strained her relationship with her husband and family. Eventually, Luke discovered that she had slept with Stefan and believed that Stefan, not Stavros, was Nikolas' father, and had lied to him about it. Meanwhile, Stefan had to face Nikolas about the secret that Stefan, too, had kept. Nikolas lashed out at Stefan, moving out and depending heavily on his brother, Lucky Spencer, and his friend, Emily Quartermaine, for support. Stefan did not approve of Nikolas's choices for companions, feeling that they were below his stature as a Cassadine. In particular, Stefan felt that Nikolas should always be wary of Spencers, and not trust them as he had come to trust Lucky. Eventually the two reconciled. Nikolas had always loved Stefan like a father, after all.
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*'''Prince Nikolai Cassadine'''
   
DNA testing later proved that Stavros was actually Nikolas's father, much to Stefan's bitter disappointment. The damage was already done to Luke and Laura, however, and they divorced. Shortly before Luke and Laura divorced, Stefan and Laura began a relationship, and Stefan felt hopeful that he could regain his relationship with Laura, the woman he had so loved and hated over the years. Unfortunately, their relationship ended bitterly, after Stefan learned that Laura's presumed dead son, Lucky, was alive, and temporarily withheld the information from her. Laura eventually learned about this from Luke, and violently confronted Stefan. Laura could not forgive him for the lie, and Stefan finally accepted that he and Laura had no future.
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*'''Nikolas Cassadine (I)''' <br> A Cassadine ancestor that lived in the 1800s. Prior to going to war he had a bracelet made for his wife that symbolized the love that he pledged to her forever. He was killed in the war, but his wife never remarried and for 60 years she wore his bracelet. The bracelet was smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the 1900s in the lining of a bodice belonging to a Cassadine woman. Legend holds that when a Cassadine gives a woman that bracelet, he gives her his heart. Nikolas Cassadine gave the bracelet to Emily Quartermaine in 2003.
   
Stefan later fell in love with Quartermaine cousin Chloe Morgan and was framed for her murder when his back-from-the-dead brother, Stavros, killed her. The plot was eventually revealed and Stefan was cleared.
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*'''Prince Stanislaus Cassadine''' <br> Stanislaus Cassadine never appeared onscreen. He was mentioned by Helena Cassadine in a conversation with her great-grandson, Spencer. Helena described him as a "blood-thirsty, cut-throat rebel," that was the most powerful Cassadine of them all. He was said to have tripled the Cassadine family power base before he met an untimely death. He was married to Katya Cassadine, with whom he had one son, Ivan and a daughter, Irina.<ref>Irina (I) is the paternal aunt of Mikkos, making her the sister of Ivan.</ref> Stanislaus was also the grandfather of Mikkos, Victor, Tony and Sophia Cassadine. When Nikolas Cassadine proposed to [[Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston)|Emily Quartermaine]] in 2003, he gifted her with Katya's engagement ring, because she was known to be "somewhat normal" among the other crazy Cassadines.<ref>http://tvmegasite.net/transcripts/gh/older/2003/gh-trans-07-04-03.shtml</ref>
   
He appeared more aggressive and continually more deranged and desperate in his final year on the show. Stefan returned to the show after an absence. He had plotted an arranged marriage for Nikolas with Lydia Karenin, a wealthy Russian heiress, to restore the Cassadine family's wealth. He ordered Nikolas to marry Lydia, but Nikolas was reluctant to follow through. Stefan attempted to kill Nikolas's real love, [[Emily Bowen-Quartermaine]], but pushed Lucky's girlfriend Summer (a Laura look-alike), off the cliff by mistake. His secret was well hidden, though, he thought. Stefan's loan from Lorenzo Alcazar was due (this loan transpired as Stefan re-entered the show); Stefan and Lorenzo's henchmen fought quite a bit with him in his final weeks. At this time as well, Luke Spencer kidnapped and put Stefan on "trial" in front of the entire Port Charles television audience, taped by [[Dillon Quartermaine]]. Luke intended for Stefan to admit to the attempted murder of Emily Bowen-Quartermaine and actual murder of Summer Holloway. Stefan apparently died after he was burned (and disfigured) and later stabbed in a knife fight with Luke Spencer.
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*'''Prince Ivan Cassadine''' <br> Ivan Cassadine never appeared onscreen. He is the only known son of Stanislaus and Katya Cassadine. Ivan is notable as being the father of Mikkos, Victor, Tony and Sophia Cassadine—the four children he had with his wife. Based on Mikkos's middle name which is "Ivanovich" -- all of the children in the Cassadine family have a form of their father's name in their middle name.
   
Luke was arrested for Stefan's murder but was released when Stefan's suicide note was found, where Stefan admitted that he had set Luke up for his staged "murder."
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*'''Princess Irina Cassadine (I)''' <br> Irina Cassadine never appeared onscreen. She is the only known daughter of Stanislaus and Katya Cassadine. She was mentioned as being Stefan Cassadine's great aunt and as having worn the traditional Cassadine engagement dress three times and whose first two husbands "disappeared without explanation."<!--Helena named her daughter with another man, [[Irina Cassadine (Alyshia Ochse)|Irina Cassadine]], after Irina (I).-->
* [http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/stefan.php Stefan Cassadine @ Soapcentral.com]
 
   
==Stavros Cassadine==
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|-|First Generation=
{{infobox soap character
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*'''[[Mikkos Cassadine (John Colicos)|Prince Mikkos Ivanovich Cassadine]]''' <br> Mikkos is the son of Ivan Cassadine. He arrived in Port Charles in 1981 as the mastermind behind a plot to attain world domination by holding the world to ransom through the use of a weather machine that could create severe snowstorms. Mikkos's plans were soon foiled by [[Luke and Laura]] and after a struggle with Luke, Mikkos dies after falling into his own ice chamber. Mikkos had five children; two sons, Stavros and Stefan with his wife Helena Romanov Cassadine, two daughters, Alexis and Kristina with his mistress Kristin Bergman and a son, Valentin, with an unknown woman.
| name = Stavros Cassadine
 
| series = [[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]
 
| portrayer = John Martinuzzi <small>(1983)</small><br>Robert Kelker-Kelly <small>(2001-2003)</small>
 
| years =
 
| first = November 17, 1983
 
| last = December 24, 2003
 
| cause = Appeared in [[Luke Spencer|Luke]]'s dream
 
| creator =
 
| books =
 
| spinoffs =
 
| image1 = File:Stavros_Cassadine.jpg
 
| caption1 = Robert Kelker-Kelly as Stefan Cassadine
 
| image2 = <!-- For alternate performer only -->
 
| caption2 =
 
| image3 = <!-- For alternate performer only -->
 
| caption3 =
 
| nickname =
 
| alias =
 
| gender = Male
 
| born = 1960
 
| died = November 9, 2001
 
| age = 41 <small>(at death)</small>
 
| death cause = Fell into a bottomless pit
 
| occupation =
 
| title = Russian royalty
 
| residence =
 
| parents = [[Mikkos Cassadine]]<br><small>(deceased)</small><br>[[Helena Cassadine]]
 
| siblings = [[Stefan Cassadine]] <br><small>(brother; deceased)</small><br>[[Alexis Davis]]<br><small>(paternal half-sister)</small><br>[[Kristina Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-sister; deceased)</small><br>[[Valentin Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-brother)</small>
 
| spouse = [[Laura Spencer]] <small>(invalid)</small>
 
| romances = [[Gia Campbell]]
 
| children = [[Nikolas Cassadine]]<br><small>(son, with [[Laura Spencer|Laura]])</small>
 
| grandchildren = [[Spencer Cassadine]]<br><small>(grandson, via [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]])</small>
 
| grandparents = Adrian and Adara Cassadine <br><small>(deceased)</small>
 
| aunts/uncles = [[Victor Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>[[Tony Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch<br><small>(paternal aunt; deceased)</small>
 
| nieces/nephews = [[Sam McCall]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Molly Lansing-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Lila McCall]]<br><small>(great-niece, via [[Sam McCall|Sam]]; stillborn)</small>
 
| cousins =
 
| relatives =
 
| color = #c0c0c0
 
| color text = black
 
| species = <!-- For non-humans only -->
 
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'''Stavros Nikolas Mikkosovich Cassadine'''<ref>Stated on-air on September 3, 2001.</ref> is a fictional character on the American [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''. John Martinuzzi originated the role in 1983, while [[Robert Kelker-Kelly]] played the evil Cassadine prince on and off from 2001 to 2003.
 
   
In 2001, the long-running Spencer-Cassadine feud formed the basis of one of the major story arcs on ''General Hospital'', with the character of Stavros having been recently reintroduced. A plot involving bioterrorism was beginning to unfold, with Stavros and his mother [[Helena Cassadine|Helena]] as the primary antagonists. However, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the producers quickly altered the storyline, and Stavros was written out of the series.<ref name="theherald.co.za 2002-01-07">[http://www.theherald.co.za/herald/2002/01/07/lstyle/soap.htm Sept 11 changed US daytime TV (1/07/2002) - theherald.co.za]</ref>
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*'''[[Tony Cassadine (Andre Landzaat)|Anthony "Tony" Cassadine]]''' <br> Tony is the son of Ivan Cassadine. He arrived in town as a wealthy businessman using the alias Tony Castle, and donated money to General Hospital in an attempt to make inroads with the people of town. Tony coveted the Ice Princess diamond, which was the source of power for his brother Mikkos' weather machine. He had a romantic relationship with Alexandria Quartermaine and the two worked together to recover the stolen diamond. Tony and Alexandria are frozen to death after they unknowingly walk into Mikkos' ice chamber.
   
In 1983, Stavros was originally introduced as the cousin of the late [[Mikkos Cassadine]], who tried to freeze the world with a weather machine, but in 1996 his history was retconned so that he was the firstborn son of Mikkos and his evil wife [[Helena Cassadine]]. He abducted [[Laura Webber Spencer|Laura Spencer]], told her [[Luke Spencer]] was dead and persuaded her to marry him. He fathered her son [[Nikolas Cassadine]]. When Laura learned that Luke was alive, she returned to Port Charles, intending to just look at him from afar and then return to Greece. Obsessed with Laura (whom he called Lasha), Stavros followed her and was believed to have died at General Hospital shortly after falling down a flight of stairs while attempting to shoot Luke and "reclaim" his wife. However, in 2001 it was revealed that his mother [[Helena Cassadine]] had arranged to have him placed in cryonic suspension in a secret room underneath General Hospital. Stavros was revived and came back for another round of murder ([[Chloe Morgan]], who had discovered he was not "Lucien Cane" as he'd been claiming) and mayhem before he was again presumed killed in another fight with Luke—falling into a deep shaft, laughing all the way down. After his apparent death, Stavros continued to "appear" to his son Nikolas in 2002 and in a ''Christmas Carol''-like dream of Luke Spencer in 2003.
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*'''[[Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis)|Victor Cassadine]]''' <br>Victor is the third son of Ivan Cassadine. He came to town in 1981 along with brothers Mikkos and Tony, and was a part of their plan to steal the Ice Princess diamond and use it to power a weather machine that would allow them to control the world. Victor had a brief romantic relationship with actress, Tiffany Hill. After their plot was foiled by Luke Spencer, Victor was sent to prison and wasn't heard from in years. Victor returned in 2014 as the head of the WSB. Dr. [[Liesl Obrecht]] later shot and killed him in order to keep Det. [[Nathan West]]'s paternity a secret.
* [http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/stavros.php Stavros Cassadine @ Soapcentral.com]
 
   
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*'''Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch''' <br> Sophia is the only daughter of Ivan Cassadine. She was never portrayed onscreen, but was mentioned as the sister of Mikkos, Tony and Victor. Mikkos' illegitimate daughter, [[Alexis Davis]] is raised with Sophia's married surname as Alexis Davidovitch.
   
==Kristina Cassadine==
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*'''[[Petros Cassadine|Petros Cassadine]]''' <br>Petros came to town in 1984 as the cousin of Mikkos, Tony, Sophia, and Victor. He looked identical to Mikkos. While in town he visited General Hospital to monitor how the Cassadine money was being spent. He also interacted with Robert Scorpio and Sean Donely while trying to acquire a spy ship called, The Venture. Petros was enraged when Sean and Robert, both spies with the World Security Bureau, blocked his purchase of the ship and left town vowing vengeance on them both.
{{infobox soap character
 
| name = Kristina Cassadine
 
| series = [[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]
 
| portrayer = Jaime Ray Newman
 
| years =
 
| first = August 24, 2001
 
| last = January 6, 2003
 
| cause = Appeared in [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]]' dream
 
| creator =
 
| books =
 
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| image1 = File:Kristina_Cassadine.jpg
 
| caption1 = Jamie Ray Newman as Kristina Cassadine
 
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| nickname =
 
| alias = Kristina Carter<br><small>(name raised with)</small>
 
| gender = Female
 
| born = 1977
 
| died = August 6, 2002
 
| age = 25 <small>(at death)</small>
 
| death cause = Died in an explosion caused by [[Luis Alcazar]]
 
| occupation = Assistant to [[Ned Ashton]] at L&B Records
 
| title = Russian royalty
 
| residence = [[Port Charles, New York]]
 
| parents = [[Mikkos Cassadine]]<br><small>(deceased)</small><br>Kristina Bergman <small>(deceased)</small>
 
| siblings = [[Stavros Cassadine]] <br><small>(paternal half-brother; deceased)</small><br>[[Stefan Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-brother; deceased)</small><br>[[Alexis Davis]]<br><small>(sister)</small><br>[[Valentin Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal half-brother)</small>
 
| spouse =
 
| romances = [[Ned Ashton]] <small>(engaged)</small>
 
| children =
 
| grandchildren =
 
| grandparents = Adrian and Adara Cassadine <br><small>(deceased)</small>
 
| aunts/uncles = [[Victor Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>[[Tony Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal uncle; deceased)</small><br>Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch<br><small>(paternal aunt; deceased)</small>
 
| nieces/nephews = [[Nikolas Cassadine]]<br><small>(nephew, via [[Stavros Cassadine|Stavros]])</small><br>[[Sam McCall]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Molly Lansing-Davis]]<br><small>(niece, via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Spencer Cassadine]]<br><small>(great-nephew, via [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]])</small><br>[[Lila McCall]]<br><small>(great-niece, via [[Sam McCall|Sam]]; stillborn)</small>
 
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'''Kristina Cassadine''' (raised '''Carter''') was the hidden child of [[Mikkos Cassadine]] and his mistress, singer Kristin Bergman (who used the stage name Nilsson). While Mikkos' jealous wife, Helena, slit their mother's throat, [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]] hid her baby sister in the barn. When Alexis returned to get her, Kristina was gone. Mikkos had had her taken and she was raised by the Carters to keep her out of Helena's grasp. When Kristina learned of her sister, she hired Angel Ellis to find her. Angel, who was also working at trying to find [[Brenda Barrett]] for [[Jasper Jacks]], introduced Kristina to Jax. When Jax realized Kristina was Alexis' sister, he brought her to Port Charles so they could be reconciled. Fearing for Kristina's safety should [[Helena Cassadine|Helena]] learn of her, Jax hid Kristina in his hotel room. However, once Helena learned that one of her favorite boy toys, Jax, was back in town, her frequent visits to Jax' hotel room put Kristina in further danger. Alexis and Kristina were reunited but Alexis joined in Jax's fear for her safety. They decided to hide her at Ned's gatehouse. Ned was curious about who this mysterious woman was but neither Jax nor Alexis was forthcoming. Eventually, Kristina was introduced to her half-brother Stefan over Jax and Ned's objections. Stefan was believed to have murdered Chloe Morgan at the time. Yet a deeper threat lurked out of sight, Stavros!
 
   
Once Helena and Stavros were dealt with, Kristina confronted Helena at the Port Charles jail. Helena was shocked by Kristina's remarkable resemblance to her dead mother. At [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]] and Gia's engagement party, [[Stefan Cassadine|Stefan]] acknowledged that Kristina was a Cassadine. Then Kristina announced she was legally changing her name from Carter to Cassadine. In the meantime, [[Ned Ashton|Ned]] tried to lure Kristina into singing on the L&B label. She turned him down but she did agree to assist him. She moved in with her sister, Alexis, and helped to defend and protect her from Sonny Corinthos. At the same time, she found herself dealing with attraction to Ned Ashton, her sister's former fiancée.
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*'''[[Dimitri Cassadine|Dimitri Cassadine]]''' <br> Dimitri arrived in Port Charles in 1986 as the cousin of Mikkos Cassadine. He came to town as a poor Cassadine cousin from Brazil and established a business relationship with Sean Donely and the Quartermaine family. He worked together with Sean to bring down the Quartermaines and steal their family fortune. He betrayed Sean, who in turn tried to warn the Quartermaines of Dimitri's plans, but it was too late. Dimitri successfully acquired the entire Quartermaine fortune and fled to Brazil. He was never heard from again.
   
However, Alexis made a big mistake that would have huge consequences. Alexis had an affair with [[Sonny Corinthos]] and got pregnant. Alexis did not want Sonny to know that she was pregnant with his child. In an attempt to cover up the truth, Ned took responsibility of the unborn child. Kristina was horrified to learn "that Ned cheated on her" with her sister, so she didn't want anything to do with him. [[Carly Jacks|Carly]] tried convincing Alexis to tell Sonny the truth. However, Alexis kicked Carly out when Carly suggested that Alexis had fallen in love with Sonny. Alexis then considered telling Sonny the truth, so she wrote a letter to Sonny which said, "The child is ours, Sonny." However, she changed her mind and threw the letter in the fireplace. After Alexis left, Kristina arrived and found the letter, thus discovering the truth! Kristina was determined to tell Sonny about Alexis's unborn child. In an attempt to find Sonny, Kristina went to Sonny's warehouse when a bomb set by Luis Alcazar detonated. After the explosion, Roy and Felicia found Kristina critically injured. Kristina was rushed to the hospital, where she talked to Alexis and Ned one last time. Kristina decided not to tell anybody about Alexis's secret and she professed her love to Ned before she died.
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*'''[[Stavros Cassadine (Robert Kelker-Kelly)|Prince Stavros Nikolai Mikkosovich Cassadine]]''' <br>Stavros is the first-born son of Mikkos and Helena. He arrives in town in 1983 harboring an obsession with Laura Spencer. He kidnaps Laura and tells her that her husband Luke is dead. While in captivity, Laura gives birth to their son, Nikolas. When Helena reveals the truth that Luke is alive, Laura immediately leaves Stavros. Stavros follows Laura back to Port Charles and attempts to "reclaim" his wife, however after a brief struggle with Luke; he is apparently killed after falling down a flight a stairs at GH. In 2001, Helena brought her dead son, Stavros, back to life, after keeping him in the basement of GH for over a decade. However he was presumed dead again when Luke pushed him into a bottomless pit. In 2013, Starvos is discovered to be alive and kidnaps Laura's daughter, Lulu. Lulu is rescued and Laura presumably kills Stavros by locking him in an ice chamber. In 2014, Victor Cassadine reveals to [[Robin Scorpio-Drake]] that both Stavros and his mother Helena are alive, having been cryogenic-ally frozen. Starvos was later shot and killed by Lulu's husband [[Dante Falconeri]].
   
In memory of Kristina, Alexis named her new [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis|baby girl]] after her.
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*'''[[Stefan Cassadine (Stephen Nichols)|Prince Stefan Darius Mikkosovich Cassadine]]''' <br>Stefan is the second and youngest son of Mikkos and Helena. During his youth, Helena always had a preference for Stavros. Stefan cared for his illegitimate half-sister Alexis, who was an outcast in the household and later raised his brother Stavros' son Nikolas as his own. He arrived in Port Charles in 1996 and worked as the CEO of General Hospital. Stefan is killed in 2003 after he is stabbed by Luke Spencer and falls off a cliff on [[Spoon Island]].
   
==Cassadine Industries==
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*'''[[Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn)|Alexis Davis]]''' <br> Alexis, born Princess Natasha Alexandra Mikkosovna Cassadine, is the oldest daughter of Mikkos and his mistress, Kristin Bergman. As a child, Alexis witnesses Helena kill her mother. She is raised in Mikkos' house as a poor relative and is tormented by Stavros, while Stefan serves as her protector. She arrived in town in 1996 with Stefan who brings her to aid in the legal side of his vendetta against Luke Spencer. Luke helps Alexis discover her true identity as Mikkos' daughter. She received her royal title in 2000, which she later renounced. Alexis has three daughters; Sam McCall, with Julian Jerome, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, with Sonny Corinthos and Molly Lansing, with Ric Lansing.
'''Cassadine Industries '''is a large international conglomerate, which was founded by the Cassadine family in the late 1970s as a front to cover for their dirty dealings. But the business took off, being controlled by Mikkos Cassadine, Stavros Cassadine, [[Helena Cassadine]], and [[Nikolas Cassadine]] amongst others. In December 2005, a single Cassandine Industries account was estimated to be worth $15 million at the time. As of May 2009, Cassadine Industries was estimated to be worth over 20 billion dollars.
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*'''[[Kristina Cassadine (Jaime Ray Newman)|Princess Kristina Cassadine]]''' <br> Kristina is the second and youngest daughter of Mikkos and his mistress, Kristin Bergman. Her mother is murdered by Helena when she is only a baby and her father sends her away to a foster family to protect her. In 2001, she comes to town after hiring a private investigator and reunites with Alexis as an adult. Kristina is killed a year later in 2002 after being caught in a warehouse explosion meant for mobster Sonny Corinthos. Alexis names her second-born daughter after her sister.
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*'''[[Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart)|Valentin Mikkosovich Cassadine]]''' <br> He was first mentioned in 2009 as the previously unknown and unseen illegitimate son of Mikkos and an unnamed woman. According to Helena, Valentin is "more treacherous than any other Cassadine" and that he is "the Cassadine all other Cassadines fear." Even she was terrified of him. He was disowned by Mikkos years prior and hadn't been heard from since, until Helena sought him out in an attempt to control him. He poisoned Helena and wanted to seek revenge on Helena, Luke, the Cassadines and the Spencers. Valentin has one daughter, [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte]], with [[Lulu Spencer-Falconeri (Emme Rylan)|Lulu Spencer-Falconeri]], who was born via surrogate in May of 2009. As of November 2016, he is the owner of the family business, Cassadine Industries.
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*'''[[Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)|Prince Nikolas Mikail Stavrosovich Cassadine]]''' <br> Nikolas is the only son of Stavros Cassadine and Laura Spencer, born in 1983. He is raised by his uncle Stefan after his mother leaves and his father is presumed dead. Laura tried to secretly reclaim Nikolas in 1984, but when Helena presumably murdered her mother, Lesley Webber, Laura kept the secret of his existence to protect her loved ones. Nikolas comes to Port Charles in 1996 to save the life of his half-sister, Lulu who needs a bone marrow transplant. In 2006, he became a single father when his fiancée dies after giving birth to his son whom he named Spencer. In 2016, Nikolas was killed after getting shot by Valentin during a struggle and falling off a balcony. Nikolas was also the former owner of the family business, Cassadine Industries.
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*'''[[Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)|Samantha "Sam" McCall]]''' <br> Sam is Alexis' daughter with mob boss, Julian Jerome, born when Alexis was only sixteen years old. Sam was given up for adoption and raised by a con artist adoptive father, Cody McCall. Sam came to town with Cody in 2003 to find the five lucky cards of the "Dead Man's Hand." In 2006, she discovered that Alexis is her biological mother. The two had a strained relationship that mended overtime. Sam has given birth to two children. In 2004, she had a stillborn daughter, Lila McCall, with Sonny Corinthos. In 2012, she welcomed her son, Danny Morgan, with [[Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)|Jason Morgan]]. In 2017, she and [[Drew Cain (Billy Miller)|Drew Cain]] welcomed a daughter named Scout Cain.
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*'''[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis (Lexi Ainsworth)|Kristina Adela Corinthos-Davis]]''' <br> Kristina is Alexis' daughter with mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, born in 2002. As a baby, she is believed to be the child of Ned Ashton. The truth of her paternity is revealed after she is diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in need of stem cells to save her life. Kristina was raised predominantly by her mother and had little contact with her father. In 2009, the character is rapidly aged to a teenager and had tumultuous relationships with both her parents. She leaves town in 2013 to attend Wesleyan University and returned in 2015. She left again in 2017.
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*'''[[Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos)|Molly Lansing-Davis]]''' <br> Alexis' daughter with Ric Lansing, Molly is born in 2005. The character was rapidly aged in 2009, she was primarily raised by her mother. Molly is characterized as precocious and smart and has shown much interest in the Cassadine side of her heritage. After a bus accident Molly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. She recently graduated from high school and has written a book, Maine Squeeze, and co-authored its' prequel, Love in Maine, with Connie Falconeri. Molly has been in a relationship with [[TJ Ashford]] since she was a young teen.
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*'''[[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte Honor Cassadine]]''' <br> Valentin's daughter with [[Lulu Spencer-Falconeri (Emme Rylan)|Lulu Spencer-Falconeri]] via IVF and was carried by [[Claudette Beaulieu (Bree Williamson)|Claudette Beaulieu]]. Charlotte was born in 2006 at New York Methodist Hospital in Manhattan. Due to Claudette's lies she was formerly believed to be the daughter of Det. [[Nathan West (Ryan Paevey)|Nathan West]] and then of Dr. [[Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen)|Griffin Munro]]. After Claudette's relationship with Valentin ended, she claims that he started threatening them. Claudette was afraid and tried to keep Charlotte away from him. On December 9, Valentin confirmed that Claudette was just a surrogate and Lulu is Charlotte's biological mother. In October 2017, it was revealed that Valentin and Lulu now have shared custody.
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*'''[[Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel)|Prince Spencer Stefan Niklosovich Cassadine]]''' <br> Spencer is Nikolas's only child with Courtney Matthews, born in 2006. He was originally thought to be the son of Jasper Jacks, due to Jax switching the paternity test. Courtney dies shortly after giving birth to Spencer and when Robin Scorpio reveals the truth of his paternity, Nikolas is given custody. Nikolas struggled with being a good father to Spencer. When Spencer and Nikolas temporarily leave town in 2011, Nikolas is shown to have a better grip on fatherhood when they return two years later. After Nikolas's presumed death in 2016, Spencer leaves Port Charles for boarding school.
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*'''[[Lila McCall]]''' <br> Sam's daughter with mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, who was stillborn in 2004. Jason Morgan helps Sam through her pregnancy and acts as the child's father in order to keep the marriage of Sonny and his then-wife Carly Corinthos together. Sam intends to name the baby after Jason's late grandmother, [[Lila Quartermaine (Anna Lee)|Lila Quartermaine]], but the baby's legal name at the time of her death is "Baby Girl McCall."
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*'''[[Danny Morgan|Daniel Edward "Danny" Morgan]]'''<br> Danny is the son of Sam and [[Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)|Jason Morgan]], born in 2012, though he was originally believed to be the son of Jason's alleged twin brother, [[Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth)|Franco]] due to Heather Webber switching the paternity test. Danny was switched shortly after birth with [[Victor Lord III]], the deceased newborn of [[Téa Delgado]], and lived in [[Llanview, Pennsylvania]] with Téa. The baby switch was revealed four months later and Danny was returned to Jason and Sam and is named after Sam's late brother, [[Danny McCall (David Greenman)|Danny McCall]] and Jason's late grandfather, [[Edward Quartermaine (John Ingle)|Edward Quartermaine]]. Unfortunately, Jason was presumed dead shortly before a paternity test proves he is Danny's biological father. Danny was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 and recovers after he receives a bone marrow transplant from his grandfather, Julian Jerome. Jason later returned in 2015, and is currently raising Danny with Sam.
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*'''[[Scout Cain|Emily Scout Cain]]'''<br> Emily is the daughter of Sam and [[Drew Cain (Billy Miller)|Drew Cain]], born in 2017. She was born during a snow storm after her mother was kidnapped by [[Olivia Jerome (Tonja Walker)|Olivia Jerome]]. She was delivered by her father and named after her late aunt, [[Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston)|Emily Quartermaine]]. She was given "Scout" as a middle name at the request of her older brother, Danny and she primarily goes by Scout.
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==Cassadine family tree==
 
==Cassadine family tree==
[[File:Fratelli_cassadine.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Victor (Thaao Penghlis) , Mikkos (John Colicos) and Tony (Andre Landzaat), the Cassadine Brothers.]]
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===Descendants===
 
1. Stanislaus Cassadine (deceased)
 
1. Stanislaus Cassadine (deceased)
Unknown female
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Katya Cassadine (deceased)
2. Adrian Cassadine (deceased)
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2. Ivan Cassadine (deceased)
Adara Cassadine (deceased)
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Unknown female (deceased)
3. [[Mikkos Cassadine]] (c1920-1981)
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3. [[Mikkos Cassadine]] (1922-1981)
[[Helena Cassadine]] (1933-present)
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[[Helena Cassadine|Helena Romanov]] (1933-2015)
4. [[Stavros Cassadine]] (1960-2001)
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4. [[Stavros Cassadine]] (1957-2014)
[[Laura Spencer]] (1960-present)
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[[Laura Spencer|Laura Webber]] (1961-present)
5. [[Nikolas Cassadine]] (1981-present)
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5. [[Nikolas Cassadine]] (1977-2016)
 
[[Courtney Matthews]] (1982-2006)
 
[[Courtney Matthews]] (1982-2006)
6. [[Spencer Cassadine]] (2006-present)
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6. [[Spencer Cassadine]] (2005-present)
4. [[Stefan Cassadine]] (1963-2003)
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4. [[Stefan Cassadine]] (1960-2003)
Kristin Bergman (died 1970s)
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Unknown female
4. [[Alexis Davis]] (1964-present)
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4. [[Valentin Cassadine]] (1956-present)
Unknown male
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[[Lulu Spencer-Falconeri (Emme Rylan)|Lulu Spencer]] (1988-present)
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5. [[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte Cassadine]] (2009-present) (carried by [[Claudette Beaulieu|Claudette]])
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[[Kristin Bergman]] (died c1978)
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4. [[Alexis Davis]] (1963-present)
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[[Julian Jerome]] (1961-present)
 
5. [[Sam McCall]] (1980-present)
 
5. [[Sam McCall]] (1980-present)
 
[[Sonny Corinthos]] (1969-present)
 
[[Sonny Corinthos]] (1969-present)
 
6. [[Lila McCall]] (2004; stillborn)
 
6. [[Lila McCall]] (2004; stillborn)
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[[Jason Morgan]] (1978-present)
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6. [[Danny Morgan]] (2012-present)
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[[Drew Cain (Billy Miller)|Drew Cain]] (1978-present)
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6. [[Scout Cain]] (2017-present)
 
[[Sonny Corinthos]] (1969-present)
 
[[Sonny Corinthos]] (1969-present)
5. [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]] (1992-present)
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5. [[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]] (1993-present)
 
[[Ric Lansing]] (1974-present)
 
[[Ric Lansing]] (1974-present)
5. [[Molly Lansing-Davis]] (1998-present)
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5. [[Molly Lansing-Davis]] (1997-present)
4. [[Kristina Cassadine]] (1977-2001)
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4. [[Kristina Cassadine]] (1974-2002)
Unknown female
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3. [[Victor Cassadine]] (1945-2014)
4. [[Valentin Cassadine]]
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3. [[Tony Cassadine]] (c1945-1981)
3. [[Victor Cassadine]] (c1930; presumed dead)
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3. Sophia Cassadine (deceased)
3. [[Tony Cassadine]] (c1934-1981)
 
3. Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch (deceased)
 
 
2. Unknown male Cassadine
 
2. Unknown male Cassadine
 
Unknown female
 
Unknown female
3. Petros Cassadine (deceased)
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3. [[Petros Cassadine]] (deceased)
 
2. Unknown male Cassadine
 
2. Unknown male Cassadine
 
Unknown female
 
Unknown female
3. Dimitri Cassadine
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3. [[Dimitri Cassadine]]
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2. Irina Cassadine (deceased)
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===Tree===
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|||[[Helena Cassadine|Helena<br />Romanov]]|y|~|~|~|~|~|~|[[Mikkos Cassadine|Mikkos<br />Cassadine]]|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|y|[[Kristin Bergman|Kristin<br />Bergman]]||[[Victor Cassadine|Victor<br />Cassadine]]||[[Tony Cassadine|Tony<br />Cassadine]]||Sophia<br />Cassadine||[[Petros Cassadine|Petros<br />Cassadine]]||[[Dimitri Cassadine|Dimitri<br />Cassadine]]|_
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|||[[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas<br />Cassadine]]|y|[[Courtney Matthews|Courtney<br />Matthews]]||[[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte<br>Cassadine]]||[[Sonny Corinthos|Sonny<br />Corinthos]]|y|[[Sam McCall|Sam<br />McCall]]|y|[[Jason Morgan|Jason<br />Morgan]]||[[Drew Cain (Billy Miller)|Drew<br>Cain]]||[[Kristina Corinthos|Kristina<br />Corinthos]]||[[Molly Lansing|Molly<br />Lansing]]|_
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==See also==
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*[[Corinthos family]] - The family [[Kristina Corinthos]] and [[Spencer Cassadine]] were born into.
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*[[Jerome family]] - The family [[Sam Morgan |Sam Morgan]] was born into.
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*[[Lansing family]] - The family [[Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos)|Molly Lansing]] was born into.
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*[[Lord family]] - The family [[Danny Morgan]] was illegally given to.
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*{{O|Manning Family|Manning family}} - The family [[Danny Morgan]] was illegally given to.
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*[[McCall family]] - The family [[Sam McCall]] was adopted into.
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*[[Quartermaine family]] - The family [[Danny Morgan]] and [[Scout Cain]] were born into and Sam McCall is married into.
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*[[Spencer family]] - The family [[Charlotte Cassadine]] was born into.
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==Gallery==
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CassadineTree.jpg|Cassadine lineage
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Mikkos.jpg|Mikkos Cassadine
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9cfe3c3f1c4d0338312682938129b81a.jpg|Stefan, Nikolas, Alexis, Helena
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HelenaStarvos.jpg|Helena and son Stavros
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Alexis_nik_spence.jpg|Alexis, Nikolas, Spencer
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SamHelena1.jpg|Helena and Sam
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BabyLila2.jpg|Baby Lila in Sam's dream
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Helena_nik.jpg|Nikolas and grandmother Helena
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Nik spence.jpg|Nikolas and son Spencer
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Nik_helena_spence.jpg|Nikolas, Helena and Spencer
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Alexisgirls.jpg|Alexis and daughters Kristina, Molly and Sam
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Cassadines2010.jpg|Nikolas with son Spencer and cousin Kristina
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Nik_Spencer.jpg|Nikolas and son Spencer
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Helenairina.png|Helena and daughter Irina
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JaSamweddingkiss.png|Sam weds Jason Morgan
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Dannymommysam.png|Sam and son Danny
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KristinaTrey.jpg|Kristina weds Trey Mitchell
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Davisfamily.png|Alexis, Sam, Danny, Molly and Kristina
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StarvosNikolas.png|Stavros and son Nikolas
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NikolasVictor.png|Nikolas and great-uncle Victor
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VictorSpencer.png|Victor and great-great-nephew Spencer
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Samspencepatemma.png|Cousins Sam and Spencer
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Victorstavros.png|Victor and nephew Stavros
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SpencerdanceswithHelena.png|Helena teaching the waltz to her great-grandson Spencer
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AlexisdaughtersSKM.png|Alexis and daughters Kristina, Molly and Sam
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Davisgirls.png|The Davis girls
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JulexisIDoKiss.png|Alexis weds Julian Jerome
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Alexisandbridesmaid.jpg|Alexis and daughters
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AlexisKrissyMolly.png|Alexis and daughters Kristina and Molly
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Daviswomen.png|Alexis with daughters Sam and Kristina
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AlexisSam16.png|Alexis and daughter Sam
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SamDanny1.png|Sam and son Danny
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AlexisDanny2.png|Alexis and grandson Danny
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CnsTkTEUsAEDhpc.jpg|Valentin Cassadine reveals himself to his hostages
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CnxX6QMVYAECMwY.jpg|Valentin holding Laura, Lulu, Dante, Ava, Kevin and Nikolas hostage
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SonnystopsValentin16.png|Valentin with his grandnephew Spencer and Sonny Corinthos
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Alexis_Valentin.jpg|Siblings Valentin and Alexis
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CharlotteV.png|Valentin and daughter Charlotte
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ValentinamarryNYE16.png|Valentin marries Nina Reeves
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Cassadine
Fratelli cassadine
Victor, Mikkos, and Tony, the Cassadine Brothers
General Hospital
Information
Place(s) of Origin Greece
Russia
Years in PC 1981, 1983, 1984-85, 1986, 1996-present
Current region Port Charles, New York
(Valentin, Charlotte, Alexis, Sam, Molly, Danny, Scout)
France (Spencer)
Ethnicity Russian
American
Greek (Spencer, Valentin, Charlotte)
Swedish (Alexis, Kristina Cassadine, Sam, Kristina, Molly, Lila, Danny, Scout)
Cuban
(Kristina Corinthos-Davis, Molly, Lila)
Irish
(Kristina Corinthos-Davis, Lila, Charlotte)
English (Danny, Scout)
Notable members Mikkos Cassadine, Helena Cassadine, Stavros Cassadine, Stefan Cassadine, Alexis Davis, Kristina Cassadine, Valentin Cassadine, Nikolas Cassadine, Sam McCall, Jason Morgan Kristina Corinthos-Davis, Lila McCall, Molly Lansing-Davis, Charlotte Cassadine, Spencer Cassadine, Danny Morgan, Scout Cain
Connected families Alcazar, Barrington, Corinthos, Eckert, Jerome, Lansing, Lord, Manning, McCall, Morgan, Spencer, Quartermaine, Webber, Westbourne
Known for
  • Cassadine Industries
  • Trying To Freeze The World
  • Spencer-Cassadine War
  • Wyndemere Castle
    Gh wyndemere screencapture
    Estate Information
    Purchased 1996
    Address Spoon Island
    Port Charles, New York
    Current residents Valentin Cassadine (owner)
    Charlotte Cassadine

    The Cassadine's are a fictional aristocratic family on the American soap opera General Hospital. Various family members have been sometime residents of Port Charles and of the private Cassadine-owned island in Greece.

    Background

    The Cassadine's made their first appearance in 1981, when Mikkos Cassadine, the patriarch of the family, along with his brothers Victor and Tony, were involved in various nefarious plans, including the Ice Princess storyline; a plot to freeze the world using a weather machine. When Luke, Laura and Robert Scorpio foiled their plans, both Mikkos and Tony were killed in a struggle while was Victor was arrested. Following this, Mikkos' widow Helena Cassadine appears in Port Charles just in time to curse Luke and Laura from the sidelines of their wedding as revenge.

    In 1982, the Cassadines also abducted Laura Spencer and forced her to marry Helena's son, Stavros, after telling Laura that Luke was dead. During her captivity in Greece, Laura gave birth to Stavros' son Prince Nikolas Cassadine. When Laura discovered Luke was alive, she escaped after a year of captivity, leaving Nikolas behind in Greece to be raised by his uncle Stefan Cassadine, Helena's second son. Stefan and Laura had also been lovers and Laura believed Stefan to be her son's father instead of Stavros. Stavros follows Laura back to Port Charles and attempts to "reclaim" his wife, however after a brief struggle with Luke; he is apparently killed after falling down a flight a stairs at General Hospital.

    Stefan eventually took control of the family and in 1996, he and Nikolas moved to Port Charles with Alexis Davis. Alexis was then revealed to be one of Mikkos' two illegitimate daughters with Swedish opera singer Kristin Bergman, the other being Kristina Cassadine. Alexis was given the birth name of Natasha Cassadine, and when she rightfully received her royal titles, she renounced them, and legally changed her last name to Davis. Helena also followed her family back to Port Charles, and often terrorizes its citizens. Helena has been obsessed with gaining control over Nikolas, who is heir to the Cassadine legacy.

    In 2001, Helena brought her dead son, Stavros, back to life, after keeping him in the basement of GH for over a decade. However this was short lived as Stavros was presumed to have been killed for good after Luke pushed him into a bottomless pit. That same year Alexis was overjoyed when she discovered her sister Kristina alive and well, learning that Mikkos had her hidden from Helena. Alexis and Kristina quickly formed a bond but this was cut short when just a year later when Kristina was killed during an incident with the mob leaving Alexis heartbroken.

    In 2003, Luke and Stefan got into a one last standoff, which resulted in Stefan getting stabbed and killed on Spoon Island. At which time with seemingly every vengeful Cassadine out of the way, Nikolas declared the war between the Spencer's and the Cassadine's over. A few years later, Nikolas became a single father when his fiancée dies after giving birth to his son whom he named Spencer Cassadine.

    In 2013, Helena is shot and killed on board the Haunted Star by Luke. Luke and Laura were also shocked to discover Stavros was alive once again and holding Lulu Spencer hostage on Cassadine island. After rescuing their daughter from Stavros, Luke and Laura trap him in his ice chamber, freezing him as revenge. In less than a year, Victor Cassadine returns to Port Charles revealing he has preserved the bodies of Helena and Stavros and successfully resurrects his family. Stavros, however was quickly killed again with Victor subsequently being shot and killed himself. Helena lived for a little over a year before revealing her own health was in deterioration, she later dies on Cassadine Island. After Helena's death, her journal revealed that Nikolas killed his grandmother by poisoning her.

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    Valentin and daughter Charlotte

    In 2016, Mikkos’s illegitimate son, Valentin was discovered on Cassadine Island. A few years prior to her death, Helena revealed Valentin had been disowned by his father upon birth, denying him the privileges of being a Cassadine, and that he is the most lethal and most dangerous Cassadine of them all; even she was terrified of him. Valentin managed to take Nikolas’ family and friends hostage on the island, and forced Nikolas to sign over his entire fortune. When a struggle ensued, Nikolas falls over a balcony and is presumably killed. Valentin escapes and flees to Port Charles, where he attempts to kidnap and kill his grand nephew Spencer. However he is quickly discovered and taken away by the authorities. Laura, fearing for Spencer's safety, decided to send her grandson away to boarding school. Following Nikolas' apparent death, Valentin is released from jail and takes residence at Wyndemere. Valentin has one daughter, Charlotte Cassadine with Lulu Spencer-Falconeri via IVF. In October 2017, it was revealed that Valentin and Lulu now have shared custody.

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    Alexis and daughters Kristina, Molly and Sam

    Alexis, who now carries the Davis name, has given birth to three daughters. As a teen she had a one night stand and became pregnant, later giving birth to her first daughter Samantha McCall, whose father was later revealed to be Julian Jerome. Alexis was forced by Mikkos to give Sam up for adoption after she was born. In 2002, Alexis had a one night stand with Sonny Corinthos and gave birth to their daughter, whom she named Kristina in honor of her late sister.

    Sam came to Port Charles a year later in 2003, however, she and Alexis both remained completely unaware they were mother and daughter. Sam also had an affair with Sonny and became pregnant, naming the child Lila. When Kristina developed leukemia, the doctors told Alexis that Lila’s stem cells could be used to save her. Unfortunately, after Alexis asked Sam’s permission for the procedure, Sam went into early labor and the child was stillborn. Lila’s stem cells were then used to save Kristina’s life, leaving Alexis grateful but Sam devastated. In 2005, Alexis married Ric Lansing, and gave birth to her third daughter, Molly Lansing-Davis.

    It wasn’t until 2006, that Alexis and Sam learned they were mother and daughter; neither of them wanted anything to do with the other. Their relationship was further strained when Alexis witnessed Ric sleeping with Sam. At which time, Alexis divorced Ric.

    Today, Alexis and Sam have now built a strong bond and Sam is very protective of her younger sisters, Kristina and Molly. In 2012, Sam gave birth to her son with her husband Jason Morgan, whom they named Danny Morgan. As of 2016, Alexis marries and divorces Julian Jerome. In 2017, Sam gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Emily Scout Cain with former Navy SEAL and her ex Jason's identical twin, Drew Cain.

    Cassadine Industries

    Cassadine Industries is a large international conglomerate, which was founded by the Cassadine family in the late 1970s as a front to cover for their dirty dealings. But the business took off, being controlled by Mikkos Cassadine, Stavros Cassadine, Helena Cassadine, and Nikolas Cassadine amongst others. In December 2005, a single Cassadine Industries account was estimated to be worth $15 million at the time. As of May 2009, Cassadine Industries was estimated to be worth over 20 billion dollars.

    In November 2016, Valentin Cassadine became the CEO of Cassadine Industries, after it's revealed through Mikkos' hidden will that he left all of the Cassadine Estate to the eldest living son. With Stavros and Stefan dead, Valentin is the only living son hence removing any claim Nikolas and Spencer had on the inheritance and making him sole heir to the Cassadine Empire with his daughter Charlotte to follow after him.

    Descendants

    • Princess Anya Cassadine
      A Cassadine princess described as having hair "the color of fire." She was known throughout Russia for her joie de vivre. Her hairpin was given to Kristina Cassadine by Stefan Cassadine before he departed for Milan in 2002.
    • Prince Nikolai Cassadine
    • Nikolas Cassadine (I)
      A Cassadine ancestor that lived in the 1800s. Prior to going to war he had a bracelet made for his wife that symbolized the love that he pledged to her forever. He was killed in the war, but his wife never remarried and for 60 years she wore his bracelet. The bracelet was smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the 1900s in the lining of a bodice belonging to a Cassadine woman. Legend holds that when a Cassadine gives a woman that bracelet, he gives her his heart. Nikolas Cassadine gave the bracelet to Emily Quartermaine in 2003.
    • Prince Stanislaus Cassadine
      Stanislaus Cassadine never appeared onscreen. He was mentioned by Helena Cassadine in a conversation with her great-grandson, Spencer. Helena described him as a "blood-thirsty, cut-throat rebel," that was the most powerful Cassadine of them all. He was said to have tripled the Cassadine family power base before he met an untimely death. He was married to Katya Cassadine, with whom he had one son, Ivan and a daughter, Irina.[1] Stanislaus was also the grandfather of Mikkos, Victor, Tony and Sophia Cassadine. When Nikolas Cassadine proposed to Emily Quartermaine in 2003, he gifted her with Katya's engagement ring, because she was known to be "somewhat normal" among the other crazy Cassadines.[2]
    • Prince Ivan Cassadine
      Ivan Cassadine never appeared onscreen. He is the only known son of Stanislaus and Katya Cassadine. Ivan is notable as being the father of Mikkos, Victor, Tony and Sophia Cassadine—the four children he had with his wife. Based on Mikkos's middle name which is "Ivanovich" -- all of the children in the Cassadine family have a form of their father's name in their middle name.
    • Princess Irina Cassadine (I)
      Irina Cassadine never appeared onscreen. She is the only known daughter of Stanislaus and Katya Cassadine. She was mentioned as being Stefan Cassadine's great aunt and as having worn the traditional Cassadine engagement dress three times and whose first two husbands "disappeared without explanation."

    • Prince Mikkos Ivanovich Cassadine
      Mikkos is the son of Ivan Cassadine. He arrived in Port Charles in 1981 as the mastermind behind a plot to attain world domination by holding the world to ransom through the use of a weather machine that could create severe snowstorms. Mikkos's plans were soon foiled by Luke and Laura and after a struggle with Luke, Mikkos dies after falling into his own ice chamber. Mikkos had five children; two sons, Stavros and Stefan with his wife Helena Romanov Cassadine, two daughters, Alexis and Kristina with his mistress Kristin Bergman and a son, Valentin, with an unknown woman.
    • Anthony "Tony" Cassadine
      Tony is the son of Ivan Cassadine. He arrived in town as a wealthy businessman using the alias Tony Castle, and donated money to General Hospital in an attempt to make inroads with the people of town. Tony coveted the Ice Princess diamond, which was the source of power for his brother Mikkos' weather machine. He had a romantic relationship with Alexandria Quartermaine and the two worked together to recover the stolen diamond. Tony and Alexandria are frozen to death after they unknowingly walk into Mikkos' ice chamber.
    • Victor Cassadine
      Victor is the third son of Ivan Cassadine. He came to town in 1981 along with brothers Mikkos and Tony, and was a part of their plan to steal the Ice Princess diamond and use it to power a weather machine that would allow them to control the world. Victor had a brief romantic relationship with actress, Tiffany Hill. After their plot was foiled by Luke Spencer, Victor was sent to prison and wasn't heard from in years. Victor returned in 2014 as the head of the WSB. Dr. Liesl Obrecht later shot and killed him in order to keep Det. Nathan West's paternity a secret.
    • Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch
      Sophia is the only daughter of Ivan Cassadine. She was never portrayed onscreen, but was mentioned as the sister of Mikkos, Tony and Victor. Mikkos' illegitimate daughter, Alexis Davis is raised with Sophia's married surname as Alexis Davidovitch.
    • Petros Cassadine
      Petros came to town in 1984 as the cousin of Mikkos, Tony, Sophia, and Victor. He looked identical to Mikkos. While in town he visited General Hospital to monitor how the Cassadine money was being spent. He also interacted with Robert Scorpio and Sean Donely while trying to acquire a spy ship called, The Venture. Petros was enraged when Sean and Robert, both spies with the World Security Bureau, blocked his purchase of the ship and left town vowing vengeance on them both.
    • Dimitri Cassadine
      Dimitri arrived in Port Charles in 1986 as the cousin of Mikkos Cassadine. He came to town as a poor Cassadine cousin from Brazil and established a business relationship with Sean Donely and the Quartermaine family. He worked together with Sean to bring down the Quartermaines and steal their family fortune. He betrayed Sean, who in turn tried to warn the Quartermaines of Dimitri's plans, but it was too late. Dimitri successfully acquired the entire Quartermaine fortune and fled to Brazil. He was never heard from again.

    • Prince Stavros Nikolai Mikkosovich Cassadine
      Stavros is the first-born son of Mikkos and Helena. He arrives in town in 1983 harboring an obsession with Laura Spencer. He kidnaps Laura and tells her that her husband Luke is dead. While in captivity, Laura gives birth to their son, Nikolas. When Helena reveals the truth that Luke is alive, Laura immediately leaves Stavros. Stavros follows Laura back to Port Charles and attempts to "reclaim" his wife, however after a brief struggle with Luke; he is apparently killed after falling down a flight a stairs at GH. In 2001, Helena brought her dead son, Stavros, back to life, after keeping him in the basement of GH for over a decade. However he was presumed dead again when Luke pushed him into a bottomless pit. In 2013, Starvos is discovered to be alive and kidnaps Laura's daughter, Lulu. Lulu is rescued and Laura presumably kills Stavros by locking him in an ice chamber. In 2014, Victor Cassadine reveals to Robin Scorpio-Drake that both Stavros and his mother Helena are alive, having been cryogenic-ally frozen. Starvos was later shot and killed by Lulu's husband Dante Falconeri.
    • Prince Stefan Darius Mikkosovich Cassadine
      Stefan is the second and youngest son of Mikkos and Helena. During his youth, Helena always had a preference for Stavros. Stefan cared for his illegitimate half-sister Alexis, who was an outcast in the household and later raised his brother Stavros' son Nikolas as his own. He arrived in Port Charles in 1996 and worked as the CEO of General Hospital. Stefan is killed in 2003 after he is stabbed by Luke Spencer and falls off a cliff on Spoon Island.
    • Alexis Davis
      Alexis, born Princess Natasha Alexandra Mikkosovna Cassadine, is the oldest daughter of Mikkos and his mistress, Kristin Bergman. As a child, Alexis witnesses Helena kill her mother. She is raised in Mikkos' house as a poor relative and is tormented by Stavros, while Stefan serves as her protector. She arrived in town in 1996 with Stefan who brings her to aid in the legal side of his vendetta against Luke Spencer. Luke helps Alexis discover her true identity as Mikkos' daughter. She received her royal title in 2000, which she later renounced. Alexis has three daughters; Sam McCall, with Julian Jerome, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, with Sonny Corinthos and Molly Lansing, with Ric Lansing.
    • Princess Kristina Cassadine
      Kristina is the second and youngest daughter of Mikkos and his mistress, Kristin Bergman. Her mother is murdered by Helena when she is only a baby and her father sends her away to a foster family to protect her. In 2001, she comes to town after hiring a private investigator and reunites with Alexis as an adult. Kristina is killed a year later in 2002 after being caught in a warehouse explosion meant for mobster Sonny Corinthos. Alexis names her second-born daughter after her sister.
    • Valentin Mikkosovich Cassadine
      He was first mentioned in 2009 as the previously unknown and unseen illegitimate son of Mikkos and an unnamed woman. According to Helena, Valentin is "more treacherous than any other Cassadine" and that he is "the Cassadine all other Cassadines fear." Even she was terrified of him. He was disowned by Mikkos years prior and hadn't been heard from since, until Helena sought him out in an attempt to control him. He poisoned Helena and wanted to seek revenge on Helena, Luke, the Cassadines and the Spencers. Valentin has one daughter, Charlotte, with Lulu Spencer-Falconeri, who was born via surrogate in May of 2009. As of November 2016, he is the owner of the family business, Cassadine Industries.

    • Prince Nikolas Mikail Stavrosovich Cassadine
      Nikolas is the only son of Stavros Cassadine and Laura Spencer, born in 1983. He is raised by his uncle Stefan after his mother leaves and his father is presumed dead. Laura tried to secretly reclaim Nikolas in 1984, but when Helena presumably murdered her mother, Lesley Webber, Laura kept the secret of his existence to protect her loved ones. Nikolas comes to Port Charles in 1996 to save the life of his half-sister, Lulu who needs a bone marrow transplant. In 2006, he became a single father when his fiancée dies after giving birth to his son whom he named Spencer. In 2016, Nikolas was killed after getting shot by Valentin during a struggle and falling off a balcony. Nikolas was also the former owner of the family business, Cassadine Industries.
    • Samantha "Sam" McCall
      Sam is Alexis' daughter with mob boss, Julian Jerome, born when Alexis was only sixteen years old. Sam was given up for adoption and raised by a con artist adoptive father, Cody McCall. Sam came to town with Cody in 2003 to find the five lucky cards of the "Dead Man's Hand." In 2006, she discovered that Alexis is her biological mother. The two had a strained relationship that mended overtime. Sam has given birth to two children. In 2004, she had a stillborn daughter, Lila McCall, with Sonny Corinthos. In 2012, she welcomed her son, Danny Morgan, with Jason Morgan. In 2017, she and Drew Cain welcomed a daughter named Scout Cain.
    • Kristina Adela Corinthos-Davis
      Kristina is Alexis' daughter with mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, born in 2002. As a baby, she is believed to be the child of Ned Ashton. The truth of her paternity is revealed after she is diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in need of stem cells to save her life. Kristina was raised predominantly by her mother and had little contact with her father. In 2009, the character is rapidly aged to a teenager and had tumultuous relationships with both her parents. She leaves town in 2013 to attend Wesleyan University and returned in 2015. She left again in 2017.
    • Molly Lansing-Davis
      Alexis' daughter with Ric Lansing, Molly is born in 2005. The character was rapidly aged in 2009, she was primarily raised by her mother. Molly is characterized as precocious and smart and has shown much interest in the Cassadine side of her heritage. After a bus accident Molly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. She recently graduated from high school and has written a book, Maine Squeeze, and co-authored its' prequel, Love in Maine, with Connie Falconeri. Molly has been in a relationship with TJ Ashford since she was a young teen.
    • Charlotte Honor Cassadine
      Valentin's daughter with Lulu Spencer-Falconeri via IVF and was carried by Claudette Beaulieu. Charlotte was born in 2006 at New York Methodist Hospital in Manhattan. Due to Claudette's lies she was formerly believed to be the daughter of Det. Nathan West and then of Dr. Griffin Munro. After Claudette's relationship with Valentin ended, she claims that he started threatening them. Claudette was afraid and tried to keep Charlotte away from him. On December 9, Valentin confirmed that Claudette was just a surrogate and Lulu is Charlotte's biological mother. In October 2017, it was revealed that Valentin and Lulu now have shared custody.

    • Prince Spencer Stefan Niklosovich Cassadine
      Spencer is Nikolas's only child with Courtney Matthews, born in 2006. He was originally thought to be the son of Jasper Jacks, due to Jax switching the paternity test. Courtney dies shortly after giving birth to Spencer and when Robin Scorpio reveals the truth of his paternity, Nikolas is given custody. Nikolas struggled with being a good father to Spencer. When Spencer and Nikolas temporarily leave town in 2011, Nikolas is shown to have a better grip on fatherhood when they return two years later. After Nikolas's presumed death in 2016, Spencer leaves Port Charles for boarding school.
    • Lila McCall
      Sam's daughter with mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, who was stillborn in 2004. Jason Morgan helps Sam through her pregnancy and acts as the child's father in order to keep the marriage of Sonny and his then-wife Carly Corinthos together. Sam intends to name the baby after Jason's late grandmother, Lila Quartermaine, but the baby's legal name at the time of her death is "Baby Girl McCall."
    • Daniel Edward "Danny" Morgan
      Danny is the son of Sam and Jason Morgan, born in 2012, though he was originally believed to be the son of Jason's alleged twin brother, Franco due to Heather Webber switching the paternity test. Danny was switched shortly after birth with Victor Lord III, the deceased newborn of Téa Delgado, and lived in Llanview, Pennsylvania with Téa. The baby switch was revealed four months later and Danny was returned to Jason and Sam and is named after Sam's late brother, Danny McCall and Jason's late grandfather, Edward Quartermaine. Unfortunately, Jason was presumed dead shortly before a paternity test proves he is Danny's biological father. Danny was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 and recovers after he receives a bone marrow transplant from his grandfather, Julian Jerome. Jason later returned in 2015, and is currently raising Danny with Sam.
    • Emily Scout Cain
      Emily is the daughter of Sam and Drew Cain, born in 2017. She was born during a snow storm after her mother was kidnapped by Olivia Jerome. She was delivered by her father and named after her late aunt, Emily Quartermaine. She was given "Scout" as a middle name at the request of her older brother, Danny and she primarily goes by Scout.

    Cassadine family tree

    Descendants

    1. Stanislaus Cassadine (deceased)
       Katya Cassadine (deceased) 
       2. Ivan Cassadine (deceased)
          Unknown female (deceased)
          3. Mikkos Cassadine (1922-1981)
             Helena Romanov (1933-2015)     
             4. Stavros Cassadine (1957-2014)
                Laura Webber (1961-present)
                5. Nikolas Cassadine (1977-2016)
                   Courtney Matthews (1982-2006)
                   6. Spencer Cassadine (2005-present)
             4. Stefan Cassadine (1960-2003)
             Unknown female
             4. Valentin Cassadine (1956-present)
                Lulu Spencer (1988-present)
                5. Charlotte Cassadine (2009-present) (carried by Claudette)
             Kristin Bergman (died c1978) 
             4. Alexis Davis (1963-present)
                Julian Jerome (1961-present)
                5. Sam McCall (1980-present)
                   Sonny Corinthos (1969-present)
                   6. Lila McCall (2004; stillborn)
                   Jason Morgan (1978-present)
                   6. Danny Morgan (2012-present)
                   Drew Cain (1978-present)
                   6. Scout Cain (2017-present)
                Sonny Corinthos (1969-present)
                5. Kristina Corinthos-Davis (1993-present)
                Ric Lansing (1974-present)
                5. Molly Lansing-Davis (1997-present)
             4. Kristina Cassadine (1974-2002)
          3. Victor Cassadine (1945-2014)
          3. Tony Cassadine (c1945-1981)
          3. Sophia Cassadine (deceased)
       2. Unknown male Cassadine
          Unknown female
          3. Petros Cassadine (deceased)
       2. Unknown male Cassadine
          Unknown female
          3. Dimitri Cassadine
       2. Irina Cassadine (deceased)
    

    Tree

    Stanislaus
    Cassadine
       
       
    Katya
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Ivan
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    unknown
       
       
    unknown
       
       
    Irina
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Helena
    Romanov
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Mikkos
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Kristin
    Bergman
       
       
    Victor
    Cassadine
       
       
    Tony
    Cassadine
       
       
    Sophia
    Cassadine
       
       
    Petros
    Cassadine
       
       
    Dimitri
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Stavros
    Cassadine
       
       
    Laura
    Webber
       
       
    Stefan
    Cassadine
       
       
    Valentin
    Cassadine
       
       
    Lulu
    Spencer
       
       
    Julian
    Jerome
       
       
    Sonny
    Corinthos
       
       
    Alexis
    Davis
       
       
       
       
    Ric
    Lansing
       
       
    Kristina
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Nikolas
    Cassadine
       
       
    Courtney
    Matthews
       
       
    Charlotte
    Cassadine
       
       
    Sonny
    Corinthos
       
       
    Sam
    McCall
       
       
    Jason
    Morgan
       
       
    Drew
    Cain
       
       
    Kristina
    Corinthos
       
       
    Molly
    Lansing
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Spencer
    Cassadine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Lila
    McCall
       
       
    Danny
    Morgan
       
       
    Scout
    Cain

    See also

    Gallery

    References

    1. Irina (I) is the paternal aunt of Mikkos, making her the sister of Ivan.
    2. http://tvmegasite.net/transcripts/gh/older/2003/gh-trans-07-04-03.shtml
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