Robert Xavier Scorpio
Ex-spy, ex-police commissioner
(twice), ex-private eye, husband, and father.
Anna Scorpio (wife), Robin Scorpio
(daughter), Filomenia Soltini (Robin's god-grandmother), Mac Scorpio (brother), Sean
Donely (best friend), and Luke Spenser (best friend).
Anna Devane (#1 and #3), Holly
Lovers In 1976-77, while in
the WSB, fell in love with his new partner, Anna Devane, and secretly wed her.
When their bosses, Sean and Cesar, learn of their marriage, the two arrange
for the union to be broken up by having Robert discover Anna was a double agent.
He divorced her and kept the secret of their marriage
and her past, and it isn't until 13 years later that Robert and Anna
learn of the duplicity.
The Ice Princess In
to get over Anna, Robert threw himself
into his WSB work, getting an assignment to defeat the evil Cassadine family.
Arriving in Port Charles pretending to be wealthy, Robert flirts with Laura Webber and
clashes with her beau, Luke Spenser. After many rough starts, including Robert
knocking Luke unconscious, the two join forces. Robert's heartbroken when one of his
partners, O'Reilly, is killed, and the handsome Aussie vows revenge. Along with
Laura, he and Luke manage to infiltrate the underground Cassadine compound and meet Victor
Cassadine's lover, Tiffany Hill, who helps them defeat the Cassadines before they can
freeze the world.
Finding a New
Love In 1983,
Robert meets the con-artist Holly Sutton
while she's involved with his best friend, Luke Spenser. After Luke's supposedly
killed in an avalanche, Robert marries the pregnant Holly to prevent her from being
deported. She miscarries the baby, but she and Robert later end up falling in
love. When Luke reappears and learns of their marriage, he furiously rejects them,
though the trio later work out their differences and become close friends again.
Adventure In 1984,
when Luke calls for help, Robert goes to
Mexico to help clear Luke of murder charges. The two hook up with Robert's former
WSB boss, Sean Donely, not realizing the sly ex-spy is secretly after the Aztec
Treasure. Bored with retirement, Sean relished the idea of going up against the one
agent, Robert, he considered his equal. Anna joins in on the adventure and becomes
stuck between the two who are bent on beating the other. When Sean thinks he's
killed Robert during a fight on a tram, he breaks down and decides to turn over the
jewels, but Robert, dressed up as Mr. Wu, catches Sean and puts him in jail.
Robert's thrown by Sean's happiness at Robert being alive and refuses to forgive Sean
until several months later after Sean helps him bring down Wu, who's threatened and held
hostage both Robin and Anna.
Partners in Crime
and Law In 1987,
best friends Robert, Sean and Anna became partners in the PI firm set up by Anna. This was a
unique relationship in that all three saw themselves as equals and as family- Sean was
also a godfather to Robert and Anna's only child, Robin.
In 1991, Robert
recovers Cheryl's missing child, Lucas, only to have his ex proclaim the baby is
his. A paternity test proves otherwise but not before he's confronted by an
angry Robin and Anna. A huge blowout with Anna results in her seducing her ex on
Valentine's Day, tieing him up and telling him off. The duo reconcile as
Robert's baby brother, Mac, shows up in town. Robert's friends and family are surprised to
learn that he has a younger brother named Malcolm. As children, the brothers were
very close, but Mac grew up in the shadow of his perfect older brother. While trying
to impress his family with his flying maneuvers, Mac accidently caused the plane to crash,
injurying his brother and killing their parents and Robert's fiancee. Mistakenly
thinking Mac had left him for dead, Robert takes off and the two brothers are estranged
until Mac shows up in Port Charles in 1991.
The bad blood between the brothers
cause them to come to blows before the two realize they're being played off one
another by The Cartel. With the help of Anna, Sean, Bill Eckert and Paul
Hornsby, the brothers help bring down The Cartel and save Port Charles. The brothers finally call a truce and make up in time for Mac to serve
as Robert's best man in his remarriage to Anna.
the night of Anna's kidnapping by Faison, Robert is astonished to discover his
supposedly-dead second wife Holly very much alive and using an assumed
In 1992, refusing
to be distracted by Faison's use of Holly as his pawn, Robert leaves town in
pursuit of Anna. Mac is left as Robin's legal guardian after Anna and Robert are
declared dead, having been blown up in an explosion trying to escape Faison. (However,
since Faison and Anna both later turned up alive, Robert could very well be alive
Phoenix Rises In 2006, Luke's little vacation in the Markaam Islands
resulted in him bringing home a virus that brings Port Charles citizens to the
hospital in swarms. As a virus begins to get out of control, a familar form
returns home in the hopes of quarantining it. Robert's reunion with his only
child is anything but warm and fuzzy as his explanations only anger her. Robin
refuses to forgive him and Mac decks him when they run into each other. Scorpio
becomes desperate after Robin falls ill to the virus. His life gets even more
complicated when he and Luke team up together to catch the crook extorting cures
for the virus, only to discover the crook is Robert's ex-wife, Holly. She
explains she did it to get back at him for pretending to be dead. Robin recovers
but is devastated when her father leaves town again.
returns a few months later, determined to reestablish his relationship with
Robin. When he and Luke take off to rescue Holly from prison, Robin and pals
follow. There, in the Markaam Islands, Robert is reunited with his very pissed
off ex-wife, Anna. The duo halt their sparring match to comfort their upset
daughter and reassure her that they did indeed love each other.
Individually, the three return to Port Charles. Robert convinces Tracy to hire
him on at the Haunted Star to keep an eye on Luke. He also manages to convince
Robin that he wants to be a part of her life.
In July, Scorpio
warns Skye that Lorenzo's still heavily involved in the mob and agrees to help
spirit her out of town so she can safely deliver her baby. Lorenzo doesn't take
Robert's interference well, threatening both Robert and his daughter. Months
later, Lorenzo has Robert beaten up because he still won't reveal Skye's
location. Robert allows Robin to patch him up then takes off with Luke to rescue
Skye from Lorenzo's clutches.