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Charlotte Cassadine
CharlotteNB17-SF
General Hospital
Portrayed by Scarlett Fernandez
Current status Recurring
Duration 2016-present
First appearance September 21, 2016
(in a picture)
October 13, 2016 (in person)
Created by Shelly Altman
Jean Passanante
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Alias(es)
  • Charlotte Boland
  • Charlotte Beaulieu
  • Charlotte West
  • Charlotte Munro
  • Genevieve LeBlanc
  • Nickname(s) Ma Petite (by Valentin)
    Ethnicity Greek-American
    Irish-American
    Russian-American
    Gender Female
    Born May 5,[1] 2009[2]
    NY Methodist Hospital
    Manhattan, New York
    Age 8
    Occupation Student
    Title Russian Royalty
    Residence Falconeri House, #1237[3]
    Port Charles, New York

    Charlotte Cassadine is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of Valentin Cassadine and Lulu Spencer-Falconeri via IVF and was carried by Claudette Beaulieu. She is the Cassadine heir right after her papa.

    She was formerly believed to be the daughter of Det. Nathan West and then of Dr. Griffin Munro due to Claudette's lies. She was also formerly believed to be the daughter of Claudette Beaulieu, who was the surrogate that gave birth to her and the only mother she knew for the first 8 years of her life.

    Through her mother's marriage, she gained Det. Dante Falconeri as a stepfather. In June 2017, her papa and Nina got divorced.

    Casting

    Charlotte made her first appearance in a picture on September 21, 2016.

    The casting of Scarlett Fernandez as Charlotte was announced in an issue of Soaps In Depth.[5][6]

    Fernandez made her first appearance on October 13, 2016.[7]

    Background

    On September 21, 2016, Claudette revealed to Nathan that she had given birth to a daughter, whom she named Charlotte, soon after their relationship ended. Claudette believed Nathan was Charlotte's father, as they never used protection, but knew there was a small chance her former lover, Griffin Munro could be the father.

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    Charlotte's birth certificate

    Immediately after getting this news, Nathan tells his then-fiancée(now wife), Maxie Jones, who encourages him to get a paternity test done. Claudette had a lock of Charlotte's hair in a necklace and they used it to conduct the DNA test. Nathan sent the samples to a private lab. On September 29, the DNA test showed that Nathan is Charlotte's father. Nathan wants to see his "daughter" as soon as possible, but Claudette is afraid to reveal "their" daughter's whereabouts.

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    Charlotte's birth record

    When pushed, Claudette tells Nathan that she is trying to protect her daughter and herself from Valentin Cassadine, with whom she had a prior romantic entanglement. After things went south between Claudette and Valentin, she claims that he began threatening her and Charlotte, so they went into hiding.

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    Charlotte and her parents

    On November 9, 2016, it was revealed that Charlotte was hiding with Claudette's mom, Amelia and it was also revealed that Valentin is actually her true father.[8] On December 6, 2016, Laura and Kevin are astonished by how Charlotte seemed incredibly well adjusted for a girl in her age who had been through a tremendous amount of upheaval in recent months. Laura agreed and added that Charlotte also seemed to adore Valentin and must be completely unaware of what he was capable of. On December 8-9, it was revealed that Claudette was just the surrogate and that Lulu Spencer-Falconeri is her biological mother.[9]

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    Charlotte with her mom, half-brother, Rocco and stepfather

    On January 11, 2017, it was revealed that Claudette is dead and Valentin tells Charlotte on January 13. With Claudette dead, Valentin becomes her sole legal parent and the only person she trusts, she even calls him papa. She has begun to get close to her now former stepmother Nina and has apparently begun to trust her. Unlike her biological mother, Lulu, whom she had begun to hate and detest after being told during her grief of Claudette that she is her real mother. After her first supervised visit with her mother, Charlotte starts to soften towards her and in time she slowly began to see her as her mother.

    She really likes her half-brother, Rocco and her stepfather, Dante. In addition, she has befriended Emma Scorpio-Drake and as of now is known to be her only friend. She is belittled by her cousin Spencer for what her father did to him and his father, Nikolas (Valentin killed Nikolas and he and Charlotte are now the heirs to the Cassadine fortune).

    In March 2017, Valentin (and Nina) and Lulu (and Dante) started a custody battle with both wanting sole custody and joint custody not being on the table. The battle ended with Valentin getting sole custody and Lulu supervised visitations. It was also mentioned that in 6 months custody will be revisited.

    In June 2017, Dante and Lulu were granted temporary custody of Charlotte, since her father was going to prison. However, on July 11, her father was released by the WSB, and returned to Port Charles and made it clear that he plans to get custody back but for now he has temporary visitation (revealed on July 18).

    Storylines

    On October 13, Charlotte arrived in town with her "mother" and finally got to meet her "father" at the PCPD. She also met her "father's" then-fiancée (now wife), Maxie.

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    Charlotte meets Maxie

    Maxie still had her doubts about Charlotte's paternity and unbeknownst to Nathan or Claudette, ordered a second DNA test, using a juice box Charlotte drank out of as a sample for comparison to Nathan. On October 18, the second DNA test returned and proved that Nathan is not Charlotte's father, which means the first test was tampered with somehow. Nathan was shocked at this news, but Maxie was not surprised that Claudette lied. Later on, Nathan gets Claudette to admit that she used his mother's hair for the DNA test and that Griffin is in fact the father. Afterwards, Charlotte meets her "real" father.

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    Charlotte is reunited with her father, Valentin

    On November 7, it was later revealed that Valentin Cassadine is actually her father. Valentin revealed to Anna and Griffin a copy of her birth certificate, on which he was listed as the father and her name was listed as Charlotte Cassadine. Charlotte was finally reunited with her father after so long. During the custody battle, Charlotte reveals she only called Griffin "daddy" because Claudette told her to and that she knew all along that Valentin was her "papa" and that she adores and loves her papa Valentin more than anyone. In the end, Valentin eventually wins custody of Charlotte and they move into Wyndemere Castle on Spoon Island. Soon they start hanging out with Nina.

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    Charlotte and Nina

    In December, Charlotte sees Santa Claus and tells him that the only thing she wants is her mom. Afterwards she meets Lulu and Rocco and Lulu feels a very deep connection to her. On December 8, it was revealed that Claudette was just the surrogate. Lulu and Maxie are caught after they find the paperwork that proves Claudette was just the surrogate. Dr. Bellamy calls Valentin, who later arrives just before Dante and Nathan. Valentin confirms to the group that Lulu is Charlotte's biological mother.

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    Charlotte befriends Emma

    He explains that Helena promised Stavros a child with Lulu, but after Helena discovered that Stavros could not father a child, she sent Daphne to seduce Valentin and recover a sample. Daphne brought Valentin's sample to Helena, and by the time Valentin figured out what had happened, the embryo had already been created, so he stole it from Helena and recruited Claudette to carry it. However after giving birth, she betrayed Valentin and kidnapped Charlotte from him. On December 14, Lulu received DNA results that prove she is Charlotte's mother.

    On December 19, after receiving permission from Valentin to take Charlotte to the Christmas Tree lighting, Lulu remarks that Charlotte has Nikolas's eyes. She also meets and befriends Emma Scorpio-Drake.

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    Charlotte hides from Lulu

    In January 2017, Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that they got married and Charlotte at first appeared emotionless on the news and then surprises Nina ecstatically on how happy that she is her stepmom. She also watches the two exchange wedding rings. A little while later, Valentin tells Charlotte that Claudette is dead, she mourns for the only mother she has ever known and in a few short moments she suggests that maybe Nina can be her new mommy. On January 17, 2017, Charlotte is seen at Nathan and Maxie's wedding with her papa and stepmother.

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    Charlotte rejects her mother

    On January 19, 2017, after Charlotte runs off, Lulu goes after her and finds out that she misses Claudette so Lulu tells her, against Valentin's wishes, that she is her real mommy. To which she reacts very badly too and accidentally locks Lulu in a linen closet. Charlotte runs over to Nina and relays what Lulu said. Nina tells her not to worry about it. Valentin joins them and Charlotte tells him Griffin says he killed her mom. Valentin says that’s a lie and vows to her that he would never harm anyone that she loved. Also she told him what Lulu told her, and he told her not to think about it for it's unimportant, and promises to explain the matter to her when she gets older and when he figures out a way to explain it properly.

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    Valentin and Nina with Charlotte after they win custody

    Charlotte is later seen at the Crimson offices as she came to work with Nina. When Nina is called away Maxie calls Lulu, who comes by and she hangs out with Charlotte. She gets upset at Lulu for touching her drawing and goes off on her. She gets traumatized by this confrontation to the point that she detests Lulu.

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    Charlotte with Nina and her new nanny, Nelle

    In March 2017, Valentin (and Nina) with their lawyer Nora Buchanan and Lulu (and Dante) with their lawyer Diane Miller started a custody battle with both wanting sole custody and joint custody not being on the table. The battle ended with Valentin getting sole custody and Lulu supervised visitation (one hour a week) to ensure a smooth transition for Charlotte to accepting Lulu as her mother, for it was believed through the evaluation of Charlotte done by Dr. Andre Maddox that Charlotte will be severely traumatized if she was taken from her papa and put in an environment that she felt uncomfortable in. It was also mentioned that in 6 months custody will be revisited.

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    Charlotte arrives for her first visit with Lulu

    In March 21, Nelle Benson was hired as Charlotte's new nanny.

    During her first visit with Lulu, the two have fun making scones, going on an Easter egg hunt, seeing bunnies and they also agree to have a tea party during their next visit. It is clearly seen that Charlotte is starting to soften towards Lulu.

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    C:"Next time I visit Lulu, you owe her an extra 10 minutes."

    Later on at the Metro Court with her papa, Charlotte expresses that she misses Claudette and how confused she is about how Lulu is mother. Valentin explains that she was created in a very special way and that he and Nina will explain it to her when they get home. Charlotte also tells her papa that she had fun with Lulu but feels guilty because it's not fair to her mommy, Claudette, her papa or Nina. Valentin tells Charlotte that although he and Lulu don't get along, he wants Charlotte to form her own opinion of Lulu.

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    Charlotte and Griffin

    In May, Charlotte is seen at the park with Nelle, Michael and Avery.

    A few days later, Charlotte is left at school by Nelle and they couldn't get a hold of her papa so they called her mother and Charlotte ended up spending the night at the Falconeri's house. She also sees Griffin at the Metro Court. Charlotte is later seen with her mother, brother and stepfather playing memory and then Dante reads everyone a story, which she and Rocco fall asleep during. The next morning the Falconeri's have a family pancake breakfast and then Valentin shows up and apologizes to Charlotte. Later on, Dante takes her and Rocco to school.

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    Charlotte hugs her papa

    During the 2017 Nurses Ball, Emma asked Charlotte to help be an assistant to Jake in his magic act. Later when they were performing after the ball, the magic act was put to a halt after Jake was revealed to be in possession of the chimera virus, her papa and Anna Devane had her and Emma removed from the stage and they went back to her mother's house with her (Lulu) and Laura. She spent the night at her mother's house, and the next day her papa arrives at the house to pick up Charlotte. Lulu warns him that he’s about to be arrested and urges him to make sure she has secondary custody before he leaves the country. She leaves for a moment and when she returns, Valentin and their daughter are gone. Valentin and Charlotte are in a garage and he tells her they are going somewhere special.

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    Charlotte talks to Lulu

    In June, Nina revealed that Valentin probably took Charlotte to Niagara Falls. Soon after Lulu calls Charlotte and then Dante, Lulu and Anna find Charlotte and unknowing to Charlotte, Valentin gives her up and let's Dante and Lulu take her as he was about to be arrested. It was later revealed that Charlotte knows nothing about whats going on and will continue to be kept in the dark. In June 2017, Dante and Lulu were granted temporary custody of Charlotte, since her father was going to prison.

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    Charlotte hugs Nina

    A few days later, Lulu picks up Charlotte from Lila's kids camp and brings her home where Nina and Anna are waiting with surprises. Nina surprises her with a dress that she (Charlotte) designed and tells her that she's happy that Charlotte is with her family but that she won't be seeing her very much. Next, Anna surprises her with message from her father, which both her and Nina listen too.

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    Charlotte and her family hug

    In June, Charlotte is seen with her mother's family. She gets even closer to her half-brother Rocco and her step-father Dante. She reveals to her mother, that despite the fact she loves being with her mother and her family, she misses her papa and Nina. She has been alienated by her cousin Spencer for what her father did to his father, as well as taking his entire inheritance, despite not being his in the first place. Later on, the family does put together the puzzle and then they hug.

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    Hand kiss

    In June 2017, her papa and Nina got divorced. On June 28, Charlotte met Dante's mom, Olivia for the first time and was told to call her Nona. Later on, Olivia asked her to be the flower girl at her and Ned's wedding and Charlotte happily accepts. On July 7, Charlotte is seen walking down the aisle (as the flower girl) with Rocco and Leo (who are co-ring bearers) at her Nona and Ned's wedding. She even danced with her step-father Dante as well watched the fireworks with her grandmother Laura.

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    In July 11, Charlotte was reunited with her father Valentin after he was released from prison. He came to her after the wedding was over and hugged her deeply. Lulu took Charlotte to get some lemonade, while Valentin made it clear to Dante and Anna that he plans to have Charlotte come home with him soon. He told Charlotte that he will see her soon and that he will prepare Wyndemere for her return. Lulu revealed that Charlotte entered Lila's camping class.

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    Charlotte and Nina

    In July 17, Charlotte encounters her father in Lila's camping class. Soon after, Spencer tells her that her father killed his and she doesn't believe it, she runs to her father. Spencer tries to make Valentin confess but he tells Charlotte to go and play. Charlotte continues to not believe it and believes Spencer was trying to upset her. On July 18, it was revealed that Valentin has temporary visitation.

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    Fist bump with Dante




    Crimes Committed

    • Accidentally locked her mother, Lulu in a linen closet[10] [Jan 23, 2017]

    Health and Vitals

    • Weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 19ins long at birth [revealed Dec 8, 2016]
    • Kidnapped by Claudette Beaulieu [pre-2016-Oct 24, 2016; revealed Dec 12, 2016]
    • Put into secluded and hidden locations by Claudette, unknowingly to keep her hidden from her father. [pre-2016-Oct 13, 2016; revealed Sep 29, 2016]
    • Abandoned by Claudette, the only mother she has ever known. [Oct 24, 2016]
    • Traumatized after an encounter with Lulu after being told that she was her real mother [Jan 17, 2017]
    • Traumatized again after an encounter with her mother at Crimson [Feb 8, 2017]
    • Pushed by Jake Spencer [May 25, 2017]
    • Taken on the run by her father, while he was a wanted fugitive [Jun 2-6, 2017]
    • Hurt her leg [revealed Jul 7, 2017][11]
    • Traumatized by her cousin Spencer after he told her that her father killed his [Jul 17, 2017]

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    Charlotte
    Cassadine

    Photo gallery

    • Photo of Baby Charlotte
    • Charlotte meets Nathan
    • Charlotte meets Maxie
    • Charlotte and Claudette
    • Charlotte meets Griffin
    • Griffin reads to Charlotte
    • Valentin reveals he is Charlotte's true father
    • Charlotte reunites with her papa
    • Charlotte and her papa
    • Charlotte hangs out with Nina
    • Valentin is granted custody of Charlotte
    • Charlotte sees Santa "I want my mommy."
    • Charlotte meets her mom, Lulu
    • Charlotte with her mom, Lulu and brother, Rocco
    • Charlotte with her parents
    • Charlotte and her mom
    • Charlotte with her mom, Lulu and stepfather Dante
    • Charlotte and Emma
    • Hanging stockings
    • Charlotte is visited by her mother, brother, stepfather and grandmother on Christmas
    • Siblings Charlotte and Rocco
    • Charlotte hugs her mom
    • Charlotte celebrates Christmas with her papa, Valentin and former stepmother Nina
    • Valentin telling Charlotte that Nina is her stepmother
    • Charlotte is happy to find out that her dad and Nina are married
    • Charlotte finds out that Claudette is dead
    • Charlotte with her dad and Emma
    • Charlotte with her dad and Nina at Nathan and Maxie's wedding
    • Charlotte with her papa and Nina
    • Valentin and Charlotte gazing at the stars
    • Charlotte overhears Griffin say that Valentin killed Claudette
    • Lulu tells Charlotte that she is her real mommy
    • Charlotte tells Nina about what Lulu said
    • Charlotte comforted by her papa about what Lulu said
    • Valentin promises Charlotte that he and Nina with explain things about Lulu one day
    • Charlotte goes to Crimson with Nina
    • Charlotte stays with Maxie while Nina takes care of work things
    • Charlotte and her mom
    • Charlotte yells at Lulu
    • Charlotte and her stepmom
    • Charlotte helping her papa with his tie
    • Charlotte with Valentina and her grandma Laura
    • Charlotte with grandma Laura and Nelle
    • Charlotte with cousin Michael and Nelle
    • Agreeing to have a tea party during their next visit
    • Charlotte finds the eggs that Lulu hid
    • Charlotte and Lulu have a sweet moment
    • Going on an Easter egg hunt
    • Bonding over the bunnies they saw in the yard
    • C:"I liked being with Lulu."
    • With her cousin Michael and Nelle
    • Lulu picked Charlotte up from school
    • Charlotte and her mom
    • Charlotte with her mom and brother
    • Charlotte and her brother, Rocco
    • Charlotte with Rocco, her mom and Dante (Family time)
    • Bedtime story
    • Family breakfast
    • Arriving on the red carpet
    • Posing for the cameras with Nina
    • Hugging Lulu
    • Charlotte with her mom and grandma Laura
    • Charlotte with Jake, Emma and the chimera
    • Charlotte with her mom and her former stepmom
    • The magic show
    • Charlotte with Lulu, Laura, Nina and Emma
    • Charlotte, Emma and Lulu
    • Charlotte and her papa
    • Charlotte with her parents
    • Charlotte goes on a "trip" with her papa
    • In Niagara Falls
    • Valentin gives up Charlotte/Going home with Dante and Lulu
    • Hugging after Nina brings Charlotte a dress/Happy you're living with your mother
    • Charlotte and Nina listen to Valentin's message
    • Charlotte and her family/Spencer resents Charlotte
    • Charlotte with her mom, brother and stepfather
    • We're you're family: Stuck with us like glue
    • Falconeri family hug
    • Charlotte finishes the first Falconeri family puzzle
    • We love you
    • Charlotte meets Olivia/flower girl
    • Grandmas
    • Charlotte is Olivia's something new
    • Flower girl
    • Charlotte and grandma Laura at the wedding
    • Charlotte with her brother, grandma and stepfather at the wedding
    • At her Nona and Ned's wedding
    • Fireworks
    • At Nona and Ned's wedding reception
    • Charlotte dances with Dante
    • Kiki gives Charlotte Olivia's bouquet
    • Charlotte reunites with her papa again
    • Catching up
    • Charlotte with her grandma Laura and cousin Spencer
    • Spencer tells Charlotte that her father killed his father
    • Charlotte and grandma Laura
    • Laura comforts Charlotte
    • Visit with her papa
    • Charlotte with her grandma Laura and Kevin

    References

    1. Seen on Charlotte's birth certificate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWG5DuroFXE
    2. According to the birth record showm on December 8, 2016, Charlotte was born on May 5, 2009.
    3. Seen on August 24, 2016 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHxJPQN0IX4
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    4. Her name is on Charlotte's birth certificate still making her Charlotte's legal mother.
    5. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/783924451758968832
    6. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/783897557734977536
    7. http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/comings-and-goings/1505/scarlett-fernandez-cast-as-general-hospitals-charlotte
    8. Revealed on November 9, 2016 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKWa2lGtPg
    9. On December 9, 2016, Valentin confirmed that Lulu is Charlotte's mother and on December 12, 2016 he explains how Helena orchestrated the whole thing.
    10. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/822293920331730944
    11. Her leg was wrapped.

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