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{{Wikipedia|Stefan Cassadine}}
 
{{infobox soap character
 
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| name = Stefan Cassadine
 
| name = Stefan Cassadine
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| books =
 
| books =
 
| spinoffs = [[Port Charles (show)|Port Charles]]
 
| spinoffs = [[Port Charles (show)|Port Charles]]
| image1 = File:Stefan-cassadine1.jpg
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| image1 = File:StefanCassadineSN.png
 
| caption1 = <!-- Caption not needed with only one actor -->
 
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| nickname =
 
| nickname =
 
| alias =
 
| alias =
| namesakes = {{nowrap|[[Spencer Cassadine|Spencer Stefan Cassadine]]}}
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| ethnicity = Greek-American<br>Russian-American
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| namesakes = [[Mikkos Cassadine]]<br>{{nowrap|[[Spencer Cassadine|Spencer Stefan Cassadine]]}}
 
| gender = Male
 
| gender = Male
| born = 1963
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| born = {{Nowrap|August 1963 <small>(Revised to 1960)</small><ref>Stefan was originally scripted as being three years older than Alexis.</ref>}}<br>Cassadine Island, Greece
 
| died = October 10, 2003<br>Wyndemere<br>[[Spoon Island]]<br>[[Port Charles, New York]]
 
| died = October 10, 2003<br>Wyndemere<br>[[Spoon Island]]<br>[[Port Charles, New York]]
| age = 40 <small>(at death)</small>
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| age = 43 <small>(at death)</small>
| death cause = Stabbed by [[Luke Spencer|Luke]] and fell off a cliff
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| death cause = Stabbed himself and fell off a cliff<ref>Luke only cut him a little. Stefan drove the knife in to kill himself and frame Luke for his murder ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec_n-YTnNgg</ref>
 
| occupation = CEO of [[General Hospital (location)|GH]]
 
| occupation = CEO of [[General Hospital (location)|GH]]
 
| title = Prince
 
| title = Prince
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| spouse = [[Bobbie Spencer]]<br><small>(1996-97; divorced)</small>
 
| spouse = [[Bobbie Spencer]]<br><small>(1996-97; divorced)</small>
 
| romances = [[Laura Spencer]]<br>[[Katherine Bell]] <small>(deceased)</small><br>[[Chloe Morgan]] <small>(deceased)</small>
 
| romances = [[Laura Spencer]]<br>[[Katherine Bell]] <small>(deceased)</small><br>[[Chloe Morgan]] <small>(deceased)</small>
| children = [[Nikolas Cassadine]] <small>(ward)</small>
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| children = [[Nikolas Cassadine]]<br><small>(ward; deceased)</small>
 
| grandchildren =
 
| grandchildren =
| grandparents = Adrian and Adara Cassadine<br><small>(paternal; deceased)</small>
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| grandparents = Ivan Cassadine<br><small>(paternal; deceased)</small><br> Basil and Agatha Romanov <small>(maternal; deceased)</small>
| aunts/uncles = [[Victor Cassadine]]<br><small> (paternal; deceased)</small><br>[[Tony Cassadine]]<br><small>(paternal; deceased)</small><br>{{Nowrap|Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch}}<br><small>(paternal; deceased)</small><br>Irina Cassadine<br><small>(paternal great; deceased)</small>
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| greatgrandparents = Stanislaus and Katya Cassadine<br><small>(paternal; deceased)
| nieces/nephews = [[Nikolas Cassadine]] <small>(via [[Stavros Cassadine|Stavros]])</small><br>[[Sam McCall]]<br>[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]]<br>[[Molly Lansing-Davis]]<br><small>(via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br>[[Spencer Cassadine]]<br><small>(great; via [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]])</small><br>[[Lila McCall]] <small>(stillborn)</small><br>[[Danny Morgan]]<br><small>(great; via [[Sam McCall|Sam]])</small>
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| aunts/uncles = [[Victor Cassadine]]<br>[[Tony Cassadine]]<br>{{Nowrap|Sophia Cassadine-Davidovitch}}</small><br><small>(paternal; deceased)</small><br>Irina Cassadine<br><small>(paternal great; deceased)</small>
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| nieces/nephews = [[Nikolas Cassadine]]<br><small>(via [[Stavros Cassadine|Stavros]]; deceased)</small><br>[[Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)|Sam McCall]]<br>[[Kristina Corinthos-Davis]]<br>[[Molly Lansing-Davis]]<br><small>(via [[Alexis Davis|Alexis]])</small><br><!--[[Nathan West (Ryan Paevey)|Nathan West]]-->[[Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez)|Charlotte Cassadine]] <small>(via [[Valentin Cassadine|Valentin]])</small><br>[[Spencer Cassadine]]<br><small>(great; via [[Nikolas Cassadine|Nikolas]])</small><br>[[Lila McCall]] <small>(stillborn)</small><br>[[Danny Morgan]]<br>[[Scout Cain]]<br><small>(great; via [[Sam McCall|Sam]])</small>
 
| cousins = [[Petros Cassadine]] <small>(deceased)</small><br>Dimitri Cassadine<br><small>(paternal once removed)</small>
 
| cousins = [[Petros Cassadine]] <small>(deceased)</small><br>Dimitri Cassadine<br><small>(paternal once removed)</small>
| godchildren = [[Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)|Nikolas Cassadine]]<ref>Stated by Stefan in a flashback shown in 1996</ref>
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| godchildren = [[Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)|Nikolas Cassadine]]<ref>Stated by Stefan in a flashback shown in 1996.</ref> <small>(deceased)
 
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| color text = black
 
| color text = black
 
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| species = <!-- For non-humans only -->
 
}}
 
}}
'''Prince Stefan Darius Mikkossovich Cassadine'''<ref>Full name stated on-air on May 19, 1998.</ref> was a fictional character on the ABC [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''. He was the son of the late, Prince [[Mikkos Cassadine]] and his wife, the late, supervillain, [[Helena Cassadine]].
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'''Prince Stefan Darius Mikkosovich<!--The correct spelling is with one s.--> Cassadine'''<ref>Full name stated on-air on May 19, 1998.</ref><ref>Shown on the Cassadine family tree on the episode aired on July 11, 2016.</ref> was a fictional character on the ABC [[soap opera]] ''[[General Hospital (show)|General Hospital]]''. He was the son of the late, Prince [[Mikkos Cassadine]] and his wife, the late, supervillain, [[Helena Cassadine]].
   
 
He was portrayed by actor Stephen Nichols from July 1996 until October 16, 2003.
 
He was portrayed by actor Stephen Nichols from July 1996 until October 16, 2003.
   
==Storylines==
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==Background==
Stefan is the second son of villain [[Mikkos Cassadine]]—who once attempted to freeze the world with a weather machine in the famous 1980s [[Luke and Laura]] "Ice Princess" 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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Stefan is the second son of villain [[Mikkos Cassadine]]—who once attempted to freeze the world with a weather machine in the famous 1980s [[Luke and Laura]] "Ice Princess" storyline—and his equally evil wife [[Helena Cassadine|Helena]].
   
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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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==Storylines==
 
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 Stavros was presumably dead after falling down a flight of stairs, and after Helena murdered Laura's mother when she tried to contact him.
 
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 Stavros was presumably dead after falling down a flight of stairs, and after Helena murdered Laura's mother when she tried to contact him.
   
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' 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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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.
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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' 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.
   
 
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.
 
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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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.
 
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.
   
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 a 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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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 a cliff by mistake. His secret was well hidden, though, he thought.
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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.
   
 
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."
 
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."
   
 
==Crimes Committed==
 
==Crimes Committed==
*Kidnapped Laura's mother, Lesley Webber, and held her captive for years
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*Kidnapped [[Laura]]'s mother, [[Lesley Webber]], and held her captive for years
*Poisoned his mother and held her captive in a paralyzed body for months
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*Faked his own death and kidnapped [[Chloe Morgan]], making her think it was Helena's doing, and held her captive on the Cassadine island while trying to use her psychic dreams to bring down Helena
*Faked his own death and kidnapped Chloe Morgan, making her think it was Helena's doing, and held her captive on the Cassadine island while trying to use her psychic dreams to bring down Helena
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*Shot [[Katherine Bell]] [1997]
*Paid Darius to kill Emily Quartermaine [Jun 2003]
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*Poisoned his mother, [[Helena Cassadine]] and held her captive in a paralyzed body for months [1999]
*Killed Darius for killing the wrong woman [Jun 2003]
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*Threatened to kill [[Laura Spencer]] [Apr 2001]
*Blackmailed Lydia Karenin [Jun 2003]
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*Paid Darius to kill [[Emily Quartermaine]] [Jun 2003; [[Summer Halloway]] was mistakenly killed instead]
*Assaulted Lydia [Jun 2003]
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*Blackmailed Lydia Karenin and then assaulted her [Jun 2003]
*Attempted to kill Lorenzo Alcazar to cancel a debt [Sept 2003]
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*Attempted to kill [[Lorenzo Alcazar]] to cancel a debt [Sep 2003]
 
*Kidnapped Lydia Karenin and held her hostage [Oct 2003]
 
*Kidnapped Lydia Karenin and held her hostage [Oct 2003]
*Knocked out Lucky and tied him up [Oct 2003]
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*Knocked out [[Lucky Spencer]] and tied him up [Oct 2003]
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*Fought with one of Lorenzo Alcazar's henchman [Oct 2003]
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*Fought with [[Luke Spencer]] [Oct 2003]
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==Health and Vitals==
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*Framed for murdering [[Katherine Bell]] by [[Luke Spencer]] [1999]
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*Poisoned and dropped overboard by his mother, [[Helena]] [2000]
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*Assaulted by [[Lucky Spencer]] [2001]
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*Held at gunpoint by [[Laura Spencer]] [Apr 2001]
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*Framed for murdering [[Chloe Morgan]] and then tied up by his brother, [[Stavros]] [Sep 2001]
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*Kidnapped by [[Luke Spencer]] [Oct 2003]
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*Burned one side of his face after a fight with one of [[Lorenzo Alcazar]]'s henchman [Oct 2003]
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*Died after he stabbed himself and fell off a cliff [Oct 2003]
   
 
==Family tree==
 
==Family tree==
 
{{Familytree
 
{{Familytree
| | |||||||Stanislaus<br>Cassadine|_
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|Stanislaus<br>Cassadine|v|Katya<br>Cassadine||_
| | | |||||||!|_
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||||!|_
|Basil|v|Agatha||Adrian<br>Cassadine|v|Adara<br>Cassadine|_
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|||Ivan<br>Cassadine||Basil<br>Romanov|v|Agatha<br>Romanov|_
| |||!| | ||||| |!|_
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| |||!| | ||||!|_
||| [[Helena Cassadine|Helena<br>Cassadine]]|-|-|v|-|-|[[Mikkos Cassadine|Mikkos<br>Cassadine]]|_
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||| [[Mikkos Cassadine|Mikkos<br>Cassadine]]|-|v|-|[[Helena Cassadine|Helena<br>Romanov]]|_
| ||| | |||!|_
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| ||||||!|_
| ||| |||'''Stefan<br>Cassadine'''|_
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| || |||'''Stefan<br>Cassadine'''|_
 
}}
 
}}
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==See also==
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*[[Full Siblings]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/stefan.php Who's Who in Port Charles: Stefan Cassadine]
 
* [http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/stefan.php Stefan Cassadine @ Soapcentral.com]
 
   
 
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Stefan Cassadine
StefanCassadineSN
General Hospital
Portrayed by Stephen Nichols
Duration 1996-2003
First appearance July 1996 (on GH)
Last appearance October 16, 2003 (on GH)
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Karen Harris
Introduced by Wendy Riche
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
Profile
Namesake(s) Mikkos Cassadine
Spencer Stefan Cassadine
Ethnicity Greek-American
Russian-American
Gender Male
Born August 1963 (Revised to 1960)[1]
Cassadine Island, Greece
Died October 10, 2003
Wyndemere
Spoon Island
Port Charles, New York
Age 43 (at death)
Cause of death Stabbed himself and fell off a cliff[2]
Occupation CEO of GH
Title Prince

Prince Stefan Darius Mikkosovich Cassadine[4][5] was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He was the son of the late, Prince Mikkos Cassadine and his wife, the late, supervillain, Helena Cassadine.

He was portrayed by actor Stephen Nichols from July 1996 until October 16, 2003.

BackgroundEdit

Stefan is the second son of villain Mikkos Cassadine—who once attempted to freeze the world with a weather machine in the famous 1980s Luke and Laura "Ice Princess" storyline—and his equally evil wife 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.

StorylinesEdit

Stefan first came to 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 Stavros was presumably dead after falling down a flight of stairs, and after Helena murdered Laura's mother when she tried to contact him.

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' 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.

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.

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.

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.

DNA testing later proved that Stavros was actually Nikolas' 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.

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.

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 a 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.

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."

Crimes CommittedEdit

  • Kidnapped Laura's mother, Lesley Webber, and held her captive for years
  • Faked his own death and kidnapped Chloe Morgan, making her think it was Helena's doing, and held her captive on the Cassadine island while trying to use her psychic dreams to bring down Helena
  • Shot Katherine Bell [1997]
  • Poisoned his mother, Helena Cassadine and held her captive in a paralyzed body for months [1999]
  • Threatened to kill Laura Spencer [Apr 2001]
  • Paid Darius to kill Emily Quartermaine [Jun 2003; Summer Halloway was mistakenly killed instead]
  • Blackmailed Lydia Karenin and then assaulted her [Jun 2003]
  • Attempted to kill Lorenzo Alcazar to cancel a debt [Sep 2003]
  • Kidnapped Lydia Karenin and held her hostage [Oct 2003]
  • Knocked out Lucky Spencer and tied him up [Oct 2003]
  • Fought with one of Lorenzo Alcazar's henchman [Oct 2003]
  • Fought with Luke Spencer [Oct 2003]

Health and VitalsEdit

Family treeEdit

Stanislaus
Cassadine
   
   
Katya
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ivan
Cassadine
   
   
Basil
Romanov
   
   
Agatha
Romanov
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mikkos
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
Helena
Romanov
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Stefan
Cassadine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stefan was originally scripted as being three years older than Alexis.
  2. Luke only cut him a little. Stefan drove the knife in to kill himself and frame Luke for his murder ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec_n-YTnNgg
  3. Stated by Stefan in a flashback shown in 1996.
  4. Full name stated on-air on May 19, 1998.
  5. Shown on the Cassadine family tree on the episode aired on July 11, 2016.

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