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Prince Stavros Cassadine
Stavros 2013
Robert Kelker-Kelly as Prince Stavros Cassadine
General Hospital
Portrayed by John Martinuzzi (1983)
Robert Kelker-Kelly
(2001-2003, 2013)
Duration 1983, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013
First appearance November 17, 1983 (on GH)
Last appearance May 29, 2013
Cause/reason Appeared in Lulu's flashback
Created by Anne Howard Bailey
Introduced by Gloria Monty (1983, GH)
Jill Farren Phelps (2001, GH)
Julie Hanan Carruthers (2001, PC)
Frank Valentini (2013, GH)
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
Profile
Alias(es) Lucien Cane
Namesake(s) Nikolas Cassadine
Gender Male
Born 1960
Age 54
Title Russian Prince
Residence Cassadine Island, Greece

Prince Stavros Nikolai Mikkosovich Cassadine[1] is a fictional character on the American soap opera 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. Kelker-Kelly returned on April 10, 2013.

StorylinesEdit

Prince Stavros was introduced as the cousin of Mikkos Cassadine. He was a lunatic obsessed with Laura Spencer. He kidnapped and raped her, producing "mistake child" Nikolas Cassadine. His background was later changed to make him the son of the villainous Mikkos and Helena Cassadine. He has been presumed dead three times in 1983, 2001, and 2013 and is a main element in the Spencer v. Cassadine feud.

In 1983, Stavros is introduced as the cousin of the late Mikkos Cassadine, who tried to freeze the world with a weather machine (in 1996, however, his history is retconned so that he is the firstborn son of Mikkos and his evil wife Helena Cassadine. He abducts Laura Spencer, tells her that her husband Luke is dead and persuades her to marry him. He fathers her son Nikolas Cassadine. When Laura learns that Luke was alive, she returns to Port Charles, intending to just look at him from afar and then return to Greece. Obsessed with Laura (whom he calls Lasha), Stavros follows her and supposedly dies at General Hospital shortly after falling down a flight of stairs while attempting to shoot Luke and "reclaim" his wife.

StavrosandLuke

Stavros and Luke

In 2001, it is revealed that Stavros' mother, Helena Cassadine, had arranged to have him placed in cryonic suspension in a secret room underneath General Hospital. Stavros is revived and comes back to life. The long-running Spencer-Cassadine feud forms the basis of one of the major story arcs on General Hospital that year. A plot involving bioterrorism begins to unfold, with Stavros and his mother Helena as the primary antagonists. However, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the producers quickly alter the storyline, and Stavros is written out of the series.[2]

Stavros goes for another round of murder (Chloe Morgan, who discovers that he was not "Lucien Cane" as he's been claiming) and mayhem before he is again presumed killed in another fight with Luke, falling into a deep shaft, laughing all the way down. After his apparent death, Stavros continues to "appear" to his son Nikolas in 2002 and in a Christmas Carol-like dream of Luke Spencer in 2003.

In late March of 2013, Luke and Laura's daughter Lulu goes missing, and Helena is the prime suspect. Nikolas arrives at Lulu's apartment to warn her of the danger; but he is too late, as Lulu is already gone. Before he can tell Luke and Laura of the danger, he is shot through the window and slips into a coma.

Luke, Laura and Lulu's husband Dante Falconeri go looking for Lulu, and find Helena aboard the Haunted Star ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Luke kills Helena, but then the ship is stormed by Cassadine guards and Luke and Laura are taken to Cassadine Island, in Greece. Nikolas wakes up from his coma, and tells his aunt Alexis Davis and Elizabeth Webber that it wasn't Helena who took Lulu, that it was his father Stavros. Meanwhile, Luke and Laura come face to face with Stavros at the Cassadine residence in Greece.

Stavros on the Island and his son Nikolas Cassadine in Port Charles discuss on how Helena nursed Stavros back to life and how Stavros got infatuated with Lulu Spencer-Falconeri.  He has his mother Helena Cassadine on a metal table slab and has Lulu in a cryogenic freezer.  Due to Dante Falconeri's meddling with the cryogenic chamber, the alarm sounds and Stavros goes downstairs and examined the situation.  He is forced by Luke Spencer to go into the cryogenic freezer with Lulu putting placed on another table slab.  Laura makes the cryogenic freezer malfunction and Stavros is seen screaming.

It is later revealed that Stavros and Helena forced Lulu to marry him.  When she said she would not sleep with him he had Nikolas shot and froze Lulu.

On January 30, 2014, while talking to Robin Scorpio, Stavros' uncle Victor Cassadine reveals that Stavros and his mother are both still alive, and have been cryogenically frozen to prevent them from succumbing to their injuries.

Crimes committedEdit

  • Kidnapped Laura Spencer [1983]
  • Raped Laura Spencer [1983]
  • Locked Helena Cassadine in a room [Jun 2001]
  • Possessed bio-toxin [Jun 2001]
  • Breaking and entering; broke into Laura's room [Jul 2001]
  • Hit Luke Spencer over the head [Jul 2001]
  • Murder; along with Helena, they used a man to test the virus and, in the process, the man died [Jul 2001]
  • Impersonated a monk [Aug 2001]
  • Murdered Chloe Morgan [Sep 2001]
  • Let Stefan Cassadine be accused of committing Chloe's murder [Sep 2001]
  • Attempted to kill Lucky Spencer by throwing him into the river bound and gagged [Oct 2001]
  • Tied Stefan up [Oct 2001]
  • Attempted to stab Luke Spencer [Nov 2001]
  • Clobbered Nikolas Cassadine over the head [Sometime between Jan and Feb 2013]
  • Kidnapped Lulu Spencer [Mar 2013]
  • Clobbered Dante Falconeri over the head [Mar 2013]
  • Had Nikolas Cassadine shot [Mar 2013]
  • Kidnapped Dante Falconeri [Mar 2013]
  • Kidnapped and held Luke Spencer and Laura Spencer hostage on Cassadine Island [Apr 2013]

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Threatened at knifepoint by Luke Spencer (Luke threatened to rip Stavros' esophagus out unless he revealed to him and Laura what he did to Lulu and where he put her) [April 2013]
  • Cryogenically frozen after a failed attempt to stop Luke, Laura, and Dante from rescuing a frozen Lulu [April 2013]

Family treeEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Stanislaus
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Basil
   
   
Agatha
   
   
Adrian
Cassadine
   
   
Adara
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Helena
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mikkos
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Stavros
Cassadine
   
   
Laura
Webber
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nikolas
Cassadine
   
   
Courtney
Matthews
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Spencer
Cassadine

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