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Hope Manning-Thornhart
Hope Manning Shiloh Nelson
Shiloh Nelson as Hope Manning-Thornhart
One Life to Live
General Hospital
Portrayed by Shiloh Nelson
(February 24-28, 2012)[1][2]
Cheyanna Prelesnik
(Hope's ghost; June 21, 2012)[3]
First appearance February 24, 2012 (on GH)
Last appearance June 21, 2012 (on GH)
Cause/reason Appeared as a ghost to Johnny[4]
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini (GH)
Birth name Hope Manning McBain
Previous legal name(s) Chloe Victoria Brennan
Alias(es) Hope Manning
Hope Thornhart
Namesake(s) Victoria "Viki" Lord
Nickname(s) Peanut (by Todd)
Gender Female
Born November 6, 2008
Llanview Hospital
Llanview, Pennsylvania
Died February 28, 2012
Outside Port Charles, NY
Age 3 (at death)
Cause of death Car explosion due to falling off a cliff after a crash caused by Johnny shooting out Anthony's tires
Cheyanna Prelesnik as Hope's ghost

Hope Manning-Thornhart was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late, Cole Thornhart and his fiancée, Starr Manning.

The character was originated on the now-canceled ABC soap opera One Life to Live in 2008 by triplets Tess, Madeline, and Molly Sullivan who played her from the character's onscreen birth on November 6, 2008 until the show's finale on January 13, 2012.

On General Hospital, she was portrayed by Shiloh Nelson, appearing to introduce her mother, Starr Manning to the show and has since been seen in hallucinations.


OLTL: 2008-11

Hope was born onscreen on One Life to Live on November 6, 2008. Her parents were sixteen-year old Starr Manning and seventeen-year-old Cole Thornhart. Prior to her birth, Starr had decided that she couldn't raise a child when she was only a child herself, so she agreed to allow Michael and Marcie McBain adopt her child at birth. Marcie and Starr's mother Blair were in the delivery room with Starr and Hope was born healthy, but whisked away before any of them could see or hold her.

Starr hope

Hope and her mommy

Starr's father, Todd (who unbeknownst to everyone was actually her uncle Victor, not Todd), had paid the doctor to tell Starr the baby died and he planned to kidnap her, run away and raise her himself because he hated the McBains and didn't want them to raise his granddaughter. Todd changed his mind, however, and the doctor went to get Hope to return her to Starr and Marcie, but she was found dead.

It turned out that Hope had been switched shortly after birth with Chloe Brennan, the stillborn daughter of Starr's cousin Jessica Brennan who was born the same day. The truth eventually came out, months later and Hope was returned to Marcie and Michael. Marcie noticed that Starr had a change of heart though about the adoption and returned her to her biological parents.


Hope and her parents

In September of 2009, Starr and Hope were kidnapped by Russian mobsters. Cole had been working undercover with the police to bust up a drug ring, and his cover got blown. They were later rescued safely. In October of 2010, Starr and Hope were kidnapped again, along with Starr's sister Dani, by Blair's serial killer husband at the time Eli Clarke. Starr and Hope were able to escape, only to get kidnapped again by psycho Hannah O'Connor. They later escaped from her as well. Cole ended up shooting and killing Eli and going to prison for it. In 2011, the real Todd returned to Llanview after being held captive for eight years and then escaping, and was shocked to find out he had a granddaughter. He quickly bonded with Hope and told her that he would always protect her. He nicknamed her Peanut, saying she looked like Mr. Peanut and Hope was that character that year for Halloween.

GH: 2012

Starr hope cole

Hope and her parents

In January of 2012, Cole broke out of prison during a major jail break and Todd faked his death. He then went to live with his parents. Starr and Hope moved to Los Angeles so that Starr could pursue a music career, and Cole soon joined them.

In February of 2012, Starr, Cole, and Hope were flying back to Llanview when their plane was diverted to Port Charles to attend Starr father's murder trial. They were in a car accident when Johnny Zacchara shot out Anthony Zacchara's tires and he swerved into their lane. Starr escaped the car, but Cole and Hope were trapped inside when it fell over the embankment and exploded, killing them.

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