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(No. 4) Prince Nikolas Cassadine, General Hospital
His Royal Highness, Prince Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) grew up with everything a boy could want — except for a mother. When Nik came to Port Charles to save his dying sister Lesley Lu’s life, he was filled with resentment for their mother Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), a woman he’d been led to believe callously abandoned him at birth.
While Laura was ultimately able to get Nikolas to believe the truth—his evil father and grandmother forced her to leave him behind—the icy heir never quite learned how completely trust anyone; that is, with the exception of Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston).
Nikolas fell in love with Emily while she was battling breast cancer—and involved with another man—however she had loved the clueless royal since their teen years! After Emily’s ghastly demise (not from the cancer, from a Sweeps period serial killer years later!), a heartbroken Nikolas regressed back to his angry, Cassa-teen days. He even went after his brother Lucky’s (Jonathan Jackson) girl, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)! Here’s hoping when and if this prince comes back to Port Charles, he’s learned to behave in a courtlier manner.