Nathan West has been a popular character on GENERAL HOSPITAL since his portrayer, Ryan Paevey, first appeared in Port Charles back in 2013. However, while he has been kept very busy at work on the PCPD and found love with the irrepressible Maxie Jones, Nathan is still somewhat of a mystery. Of course, we’re talking about the identity of his father!
Where did Nathan get his chiseled good looks? (Photo Credit: ChrisD/jpistudios.com)
Nathan’s mom was actually a bit of a confusing mess, too. While he was raised believing that Madeline Reeves was his mother, it was later revealed that his real mom is Madeline’s sister, Liesl Obrecht! This makes Madeline technically Nathan’s aunt, and Nina his cousin, not his sister as he’d grown up with. But GH fans are especially curious about Nathan’s dad, particularly as the issue has been raised once again now that he’s expecting his first child with Maxie.
While Obrecht originally claimed that Victor Cassadine was Nathan’s father, that was later revealed to be a lie, so the mystery continues. But the way she’s acting, she’s clearly afraid of Nathan learning the truth, which makes us suspect that this hero’s real father is probably a dastardly villain!
Take a look at some of the possible suspects below and see if you agree with our theories!
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Gh Victor Obrecht
After being kidnapped by Victor, Nathan threatened to kill him until Obrecht claimed that they were father and son. The Cassadine actually helped Nathan rescue Maxie, but was believed to have perished in the flames when the Crichton-Clark Clinic burned to the ground. However, if Victor did turn out to be alive, it wouldn’t be the first time that a Cassadine came back from the dead. It’s kind of a family tradition for them! Still, it’s unlikely as Victor’s portrayer, Thaao Penghlis, is busy starring as Andre over on NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
Gh Faison Duke Mask
If Nathan’s dad turns out to be a bad guy, there’s really no bigger bad guy in Port Charles history than Faison. He has a rap sheet a mile long that puts some Cassadines to shame! And Obrecht already has quite the history with the villain, having raised his daughter, Britt. Could Nathan and The Britch be brother and sister? Making one of Port Charles’ biggest heroes the son of one of its biggest villains would certainly be quite a shock to his system!
Gh Sonny Nathan
Okay, this one’s not likely at all, but Sonny is one of those soap characters who just seems to enjoy reproducing! We honestly can’t believe Sonny would have had anything to do with Obrecht, even back in the day before she became a mad doctor, but it would be kind of hilarious for Sonny to have another cop for a son! (Plus, it would make Nathan and Dante brothers, which would just be awesome.)
If you’re talking villains, you can’t forget about Jerry Jacks, who has been at the center of some pretty outrageous schemes to kill many of the people of Port Charles. Obrecht and Jerry would make quite a formidable team for the side of evil. And it would be pretty upsetting for Nathan to learn that he was carrying the same genes as that psychopath. On the plus side, Jax would be his uncle!
This would be nearly as much of a stretch as Sonny, but remember when Valentin was only spoken of in hushed whispers as the deadliest Cassadine of them all? It turns out the guy isn’t as bad as everyone thought, but he’s certainly no prince! Although the ages don’t quite track, making Valentin Nathan’s father would be quite a surprise, and it would make the cop a Cassadine after all!