|General Hospital and Loving character|
|Portrayed by||Anders Hove (1990–93, 1999–2000, 2012)
Ian Buchanan (2012)
|Duration||1990–93, 1999–2000, 2012|
|Last appearance||December 12, 2012|
|Created by||Gene Palumbo|
|Introduced by||Joseph Hardy (1990)
Wendy Riche (1999)
Frank Valentini (2012)
|Spin-off appearances||Port Charles|
|Aliases||P. K. Sinclair
|Occupation||Head of DVX
Member of The Cartel
Bartender at The Haunted Star
Cesar Faison is a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The role has been portrayed off and on by Anders Hove since 1990, and by Ian Buchanan since 2012 while Faison is disguised as Duke Lavery.
Cesar Faison first surfaces in Paris, France in 1990, under the alias P.K. Sinclair, an adventure novelist with a penchant for cigars. In reality, Faison is the former employer of Anna Devane during her days with the World Security Bureau (WSB)'s rival agency, DVX. Also during this time, Faison often makes illicit deals with WSB head, Sean Donely, including one to destroy Anna's marriage to Robert Scorpio.
Faison arranges for Felicia Scorpio-Jones to be abducted, in an effort to distract her husband, Frisco Jones. Faison, with assistance from henchmen Desiree and Jacquess, leads Frisco and Sean on a wild goose chase through his Parisian winery before allowing them to rescue Felicia. Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Robin Scorpio finds part of a crystal that Faison had been searching for, prompting him to trick Scott Baldwin into selling him Wyndemere Manor. Upon learning that Robin's mother is Anna, whom Faison has long been obsessed with, Faison tosses aside Desiree in order to pursue Anna.
Faison's pursuit of the crystals soon becomes an afterthought as he becomes fixated on marrying Anna. She is reluctant to do so, until Faison threatens to expose her past to Robin. However, Anna is secretly conspiring with Sean, Frisco and Robert to bring Faison down, and they arrange for a man named Remundo to drive Faison away from Port Charles.
A short time later, Anna and Robert about to remarry when Faison resurfaces and is revealed to be a member of the mysterious Cartel. In an effort to keep Sean and Paul Hornsby in line, Faison poisones Tiffany Hill and Susan Hornsby, while hypnotizing Robert and Anna. Along with Mac Scorpio and Bill Eckert, Robert, Anna, Sean, and Paul join forces to bring the Cartel down, while Faison escapes. Faison responds by sending his enemies threatening messages and abducting Anna, attempting to fool everyone into believing she had left of her own free will.
Faison soon realizes that Anna will never be happy without Robin, and uses his mother, Ms. McTavish, to infiltrate the security that Robert has placed around his daughter. However, Faison's efforts are foiled by Robert and Holly Sutton, and he ends up accidentally shooting his mother while she attempts to protect Robert and Holly. Fleeing the country with Robert and Anna in pursuit, Faison is believed to have died in an explosion off the coast of Venezuela.
In 1999, Faison resurfaces in Switzerland under the alias of Herr Krieg, a jewel thief that Luke Spencer has been in cahoots with for years. Though Luke is aware of Faison's existence due to his involvement in Robert and Anna's presumed deaths, he had never seen a photo of him. After joining forces with Helena Cassadine, Faison spends nearly a year tormenting the Spencer family, as well as Felicia, and Mac Scorpio, Robert's brother. After abducting Lucky Spencer on Helena's orders, Faison allows Lucky's parents to believe he had died in a fire. After a failed attempt to murder Luke and Felicia, Faison is presumed dead when Helena arranges for an explosion on his boat.
In November 2012, Faison is revealed to be the mastermind behind the abduction of Robin as well as the presumed death of Jason Morgan and other heinous crimes earlier that year. Faison has disguised himself as Anna's husband, Duke Lavery, in an effort to win her affection once more. It's also revealed that he also has Duke where he is holding Robin.
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