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Played by Robin Christopher
Written by Sarah
The character of Skye Quartermaine started out on
All My Children, then went
to One Life to Live and finally to
General Hospital. Skye has mostly been
portrayed by Robin Christopher.
Skye grew up thinking that her father was Adam Chandler and that he had
abandoned her and her mother when Skye was five. She came to Pine Valley as a
young adult. She has always been very needy and vulnerable due to being
abandoned, but she can be very mean and lash out when she needs to; she can also
scheme to get what she wants. Her mother put her in boarding schools, so she did
not have much love while growing up.
Skye married good guy Tom but later lost him and became an alcoholic. She had a
list of misdeeds including burning down a building, (she had second thoughts and
rescued poor Cindy, an AIDS victim, who was caught inside), faking a coma, and
trying to shoot her rival for Tom's affections, Barbara. Skye spent a few months
in a coma after the fire, and Tom got involved with Barbara after finding out
what Skye had done, so then Skye faked the coma longer in order to play on his
sympathy and plot against Barbara. She lost it and went catatonic, so she was
put into a sanatorium for a while.
Skye turned up again a few years later (played by a different actress) being
held captive by evil Dr. Kinder, whom she was married to. She escaped with the
help of a sympathetic young man who had been helping Kinder. She worked with
Erica and Janet to cover up Kinder's death after he was killed. Skye was briefly
involved with handsome and rich Edmund Grey but couldn't hold on to him. Skye
ended up in Llanview and found out that Rae, whom she hated, was her biological
mother. She was stunned to find out that Adam was not her real father, either. Skye was briefly involved with
Max Holden. She went to Port Charles when Rae revealed that Alan Quartermaine
was her real father.
Skye was glad to have a real family, but they were skeptical about her at first
and not very welcoming. Skye soon proved that she was a true Quartermaine by
scheming, lying, and arguing like the rest of them.
Skye and Monica don't get along, since Monica didn't like a bastard child of
Alan's showing up. Skye was jealous of her new sister Emily
at first, so when Emily and
her boyfriend asked Skye to help them get out of town, she gave them the money.
Unfortunately, there was an accident and Emily became paralyzed for a while.
Emily forgave her, but the rest of the Q's were not so nice about it. Skye really
regrets her part in that.
Skye worked especially well with her brother AJ She got involved with handsome
Jax. But Skye, always insecure, almost killed the relationship a few times with
lying and scheming. Edward also tried to sabotage the romance but they were
finally able to put these things behind them. They got married in a small
ceremony. However, Skye didn't know that Jax's ex-love Brenda was back in town
(she was previously thought to be dead). Jax lied about knowing that Brenda was
back and that played into Skye's insecurities. He spent a lot of time with
Brenda, too. Skye found out that Brenda was not really dying, as she claimed,
but rather than tell anyone, Skye used it to try to get rid of Brenda for good.
Jax and Brenda eventually found out and this killed her marriage.
Skye slipped back into drinking but was able to get help and, eventually, kick
the habit, but not before she tried to help pin Luis Alcazar's murder on Brenda and
Jason (she briefly thought she might have done it; she was passed-out drunk when
it happened). She was involved sexually with sleazeball Coleman before she got
back into AA and got sober.
Skye found out in 2007 that Alan was not really her biological father; however,
Alan and the others continued to consider her part of the family, and she still
considers herself a Quartermaine as well.
Skye was involved with Ned, whom she had previously thought was her
cousin. Skye wanted a child but found out that she couldn't have one of her own.
Ned was married to Alexis, who had a baby girl,
Kristina. Ned fought Alexis for custody of the
girl. Skye had been helping to take care of Kristina and
helping Ned with his problems. In the process, she and Ned started a
relationship. Skye's scheming came in handy when it comes to getting even
with Alexis. They broke up when Ned dropped the custody fight for Kristina.
Skye paired up with Luke for a while to get money from the Quartermaines; they
were involved in the mystery of the Dead Man's Hand. They opened the casino The
Haunted Star. She moved in with Lorenzo Alcazar when Luke married Tracy. She got
pregnant by him, even though she had been told that was not possible. She left
Lorenzo so that her baby would be safe from mob violence. Lorenzo kept trying to
get her back and even kidnapped her daughter, Lila Rae, so she made a deal with
Jason to have him killed. First she pretended to give in to Lorenzo so that he
would bring her little girl back, and then Jason killed Lorenzo in the other
room while she was
rocking the baby.
After getting away with the murder and some other business dealings, Skye and
Lila Rae left town. She returned later to look for some of Lorenzo's hidden
assets. Luke helped her (and also made Tracy jealous). Jax also helped her. She
also helped him by pretending they were lovers to make
Skye worked with Anthony to try to get ELQ from Tracy, but he didn't want to let her go
after their business was finished. Ethan and Edward helped her get out of town
Skye started out being a schemer on All My Children, but she softened over the
years. She still did plenty of scheming on General Hospital, but for the most
part she was not as destructive as she used to be. She was always looking for
love, but it did not last long. Having her baby to love finally gave her some
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