General Hospital Spoilers: A Critical Look at Who Sonny Corinthos Really Is And Why We’ve Romanticized The Mobster

General Hospital Spoilers: A Critical Look at Who Sonny Corinthos Really Is And Why We’ve Romanticized The Mobster

General Hospital Spoilers hint Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is a far cry from the savior and sweetheart fans and writers have painted him to be over the years. Still, we continue to love this man and hope that every storyline delivers the same way they have been for the nearly thirty years he’s been on the show.

General Hospital Spoilers — The Paradise Lounge

It’s also been nearly thirty years since Sean Donely (John Reilly) managed to shut down The Paradise Lounge — a strip club owned by Sonny.

Ah yes, back before the man with a heart of gold had babies, he was feeding drugs to underage girls like Karen Wexler (Marie Wilson) while they stripped for him. Class act!

GH Spoilers Hint Being a Drug Lord Isn’t Hot

Although Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) moved Sonny to no longer dabble in drugs, he is still an organized crime boss and still facilitates the trade.

Some say he’s not a drug dealer, and some have forgiven him for dishing drugs out to people like Karen, but Sonny never seems to think his past is anything to be ashamed of.

General Hospital Spoilers — Cheater, Cheater

Sonny has cheated more times than we can keep track of and has probably had more affairs than any other character on GH.

Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn), Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), Reese Marshall (Kari Wuhrer), Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros)… this is just the short list of women Sonny has cheated with while married to Carly — one of the four times.

GH Spoilers Suggest Sonny is Never Wrong

This guy is never wrong. He doesn’t make mistakes, and when he does and knows he needs to apologize to get what he wants in return, the recipient only gets half an apology.

If they don’t move on quickly enough or want to harp on what he’s done to them, he’s going to get impatient and have a tantrum. Prepare yourself.

General Hospital Spoilers — A Twisted Father Figure

Speaking of Sonny never being wrong, when he shot his own son, Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), it wasn’t his fault because he didn’t know at the time that Dante was his son and thought he was a mole in his business.

Sonny’s let his children grow up watching him circumvent the law, scream at and ridicule every woman he’s ever claimed to love, and make a mockery of the institution of marriage.

It’s a wonder Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) has turned out as well as he has. Don’t forget that time Sonny had sex with his son’s girlfriend, Ava Jerome Cassadine (Maura West) in a crypt!

GH Spoilers Reveal Sonny Wasn’t a Fan of All Drugs

He might have dabbled in harder things once upon a time and thought there was no harm in it, but Sonny wasn’t a big fan of medication if it was actually needed.

Being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder was difficult for Sonny, because certainly nothing could be wrong with the man who is never wrong.

Staying on his medication has been a challenge for Sonny. He really doesn’t want to admit he’s not in control.

General Hospital Spoilers — Sonny Corinthos: Not a Gentle Soul

Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) was hanging in a meat locker at Pozzulo’s waiting to be sliced and diced by a carver once.

Julian Jerome (William deVry) was killed in cold blood, as so many others have been. Sonny isn’t just violent as a matter of course for his work though.

He also has a history of violence against women. Does everyone remember that scene where Sonny discovered Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) was wearing a wire?

What about that time his son, Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) died in an explosion after the car he was in, meant for Sonny, was bombed?

Longtime fans might remember the same thing happened to Sonny’s first wife, Lily Corinthos (Lilly Melgar).

GH Spoilers Tease Sonny Really Did Ruin Jason

Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) will hold Sonny responsible for stealing Jason away for the rest of her life, and she’s not exactly wrong.

Jason may have had the free will to do whatever he chose, but Sonny sure did make it appealing and preyed on a man in a vulnerable state to turn him into what he wanted Jason to be.

General Hospital Spoilers — We Love Sonny Anyway

Sonny might be one the best examples to date of what happens when a woman has never read the book, He’s Just Not That Into You.

We’re half kidding! Sonny represents the passionate man many women crave in their lives, especially when they’re younger and less experienced.

Unfortunately, his passion knows no bounds and runs the spectrum from euphoric intimacy to violent rages.

Will GH ever address the way they’ve painted this guy as such a gem? Is it all in the dimples? We love you Sonny, but come on!