Michael Sonny Corinthos, Jr., is head of the mob
in Port Charles on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital.
Sonny Corinthos, a man who is complex, confident,
street wise, hard nosed, always right, maintains
an outward appearance of being calm and in control
at all times, yet on the inside he's a complex mix
On General Hospital, Sonny's father & mother were
Mike Corbin & Adela Corinthos. Mike left his mother
and Sonny when he was at an early age, in
moved stepfather, Timothy "Deke" Deacon Woods.
Deke a cop, was never too fond of Sonny and used
to beat him continually. Many of Sonny's mental
problems now stem from those early childhood years.
When Adela died, Sonny moved out.
Sonny later learned that his father, Mike had a daughter,
Courtney Matthews, with an ex-girlfriend Janine. His mother,
Adela, had a second son, Ric Lansing, with fiance Trevor
Lansing but chose to leave Ric to be raised by his father.
Trevor blamed Sonny for Adela's fall down the stairs while
she was pregnant with Ric and refused to have Sonny in
Sonny owned a sleazy club called the Paradise Lounge,
where Sonny met his first female pursuit on General Hospital,
Karen Wexler. She met Sonny while winning an amateur strip
contest at his club.
While in those early days on General Hospital, Sonny
befriended and lived with Stone Cates. Stone and
Robin Scorpio were lovers until Stone contracted AIDS
and passed away, leaving Robin infected in the process.
Robin later went on to have an affair with Jason Morgan,
who was Sonny's henchman, then left to study medicine
in France. Robin only recently re-appeared on General
Hospital in the spring of 2006, where she became a
doctor at General Hospital.
Stone influenced Sonny's life so much he named his second
son Morgan Stone after him and Jason Morgan.
The love of his life became Brenda Barrett, but because
of his lifestyle it didn't last. Sonny stood Brenda
up at the altar hoping she would hate him in order for
him to protect her from the violence and constant
uncertaintly of his lifestyle.
Sonny was then forced to marry Lily Rivera instead of
Brenda, because of Lily's mob boss father. A pregnant
Lily was later blown up by a car bomb meant for Sonny.
Lily's father arranged for the car bomb because he thought
Sonny meant to go back to Brenda. Sonny inherited Rivera's
territory after he too died, making him the kingpin
of the mob in Port Charles.
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