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Mikkos Cassadine
Mikkos2
General Hospital
Portrayed by John Colicos
First appearance August 10, 1981
Last appearance September 18, 1981
Created by Gloria Monty
Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Profile
Namesake(s) Stavros Mikkosovich Cassadine
Stefan Mikkosovich Cassadine
Valentin Mikosovich Cassadine
Natasha Mikkosovna Cassadine
Nikolai Mikkos Cassadine
Ethnicity Greek-American
Russian-American
Gender Male
Died September 18, 1981
Cause of death Thrown into his own ice chamber by Luke
Occupation Founder of Cassadine Industries
Title Prince

Prince Mikkos Ivanovich Cassadine[2][1] was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital.

Casting

He was portrayed by John Colicos from August 10, 1981, to September 18, 1981. Mikkos characterized as one of General Hospital 's greatest villains of all time.[3] In the summer of 2006, it was rumored that the show was considering recasting the role with Daytime legend, Joseph Mascolo; however Mascolo returned to his famous role as Stefano DiMera on NBC's Days of Our Lives.[4]

Characterization

Mikkos Cassadine, according to some critics was "The Face of Evil" hell bent on world domination; similar to many comic book super villains in pop culture.

The Cassadine family are were introduced and created by executive producer Gloria Monty. Over the years, Mikkos has been painted as a vicious tyrant, very controlling of all of his children. His personality is similar to that of his widow Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers).[5]

Background

Mikkos Cassadine was a Greco-Russian aristocrat. The Cassadine family are descendants of the Russian aristocracy, with connections to the royal Romanov family. They existed for hundreds of years in Russia until the Bolshevik Revolution forced them to flee to Greece. After that period, they built a large economic empire of power and wealth.

Mikkos and wife Helena Cassadine had two children, Stefan and Stavros. He also had an affair with Kristin Bergman, an opera singer, and had two daughters, Natasha and Kristina. Kristin was murdered in front of her daughter Alexis by a jealous Helena. In 2009, Helena revealed that Mikkos had another affair with another unknown woman, and had an illegitimate son named Valentin, who was disowned from birth.

In 1981, Mikkos made his only on screen appearances on General Hospital when he was the mastermind behind a plot to obtain world domination by holding the world at ransom through the use of a weather machine that could create a severe snowstorm. He claimed it was for a utopia, a perfect world. He never allowed anyone to see his experiments.

He invited several guests, he was questioned by two of his guests Max and Noel who he led into the ice chamber where they froze to death. He claimed they were sent away and died in a plane crash which leads to the deaths of Tony and Alexandria. He fought with Luke Spencer and died in the freezer. This encounter was the beginning of the long lasting Cassadine-Spencer feud.

Nevertheless, the spectre of Mikkos still features prominently in storylines of General Hospital as his daughter, Natasha Cassadine (Alexis Davis), son Valentin Cassadine, grandchildren Sam McCall (via Natasha), Kristina Corinthos-Davis (via Natasha), Molly Lansing-Davis (via Natasha) and Charlotte Cassadine (via Valentin) and great-grandchildren Spencer Cassadine (via Nikolas), Danny Morgan (via Sam) and Scout Morgan (via Sam) are still a part of the show.

In 2016, it's revealed that before Mikkos was killed he revised his will and made sure that all of the Cassadine Estate will be given to the eldest living son. He hid the will from Helena, for he knew she would make sure that their favourite and first-born son Stavros would get the entire estate from his father.

After Helena's demise in 2015, the hidden will of Mikkos' Cassadine came to light in 2016 when Mikkos' long lost bastard son Valentin found it in Greece.

Through it and through the final death of Stavros in 2014 and Stefan's death in 2003, Valentin became the only living son and hence sole heir to the Cassadine Empire.

As of November 2016, Valentin Cassadine is the CEO of Cassadine Industries.


Family tree

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Stanislaus
Cassadine
   
   
Katya
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ivan
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Helena
Romanov
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mikkos
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Kristin
Bergman
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
   
   
Kristina
Corinthos
   
   
Molly
Lansing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Spencer
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Lila
McCall
   
   
Danny
Morgan
   
   
Scout
Morgan

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shown on the Cassadine family tree on the episode aired on July 11, 2016.
  2. George, the Cassadine's Greek caretaker referred to him as Prince Mikkos in 1997.
  3. Maria Ciaccia. Top Villains of General Hospital. About.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2012.
  4. Is Meekos returning to General Hospital?. AtomicOnline. Retrieved on August 9, 2012.
  5. Maria Ciaccia. Mikkos Cassadine - The Iceman Commeth. About.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2012.

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