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Played by Roger Howarth
Todd was raised by his rich stepfather, who beat him. Later, Todd was put on
trial in Llanview, Pennsylvania (on the show "One Life to Live") for raping
fellow college classmate Marty, along with some other fraternity boys. He was
put in jail, but at some point he was released for good behavior after he
rescued some kids. Although Todd regretted the rape, went to therapy, and became
a slightly better person, he is not what anyone would call a good guy.
Todd found out that he was really the son of Victor Lord, which made him rich
and powerful. He became a newspaper magnate, but he was not very happy for most
of his life because of all of his problems due to being abused as a child and
having a bad attitude. Todd married Blair, the love of his life, and they had
two children, including Starr. Starr was always the light of his life, despite
anything he did.
In 2011 after, after an eight year absence, Todd returned to town. He had been
held captive and tortured by his evil mother, Irene. Everyone in Llanview,
including his family thought that he had already returned years ago and now
looked like a different person. This turned out to be his long-lost brother,
Victor, who was brainwashed by Irene into thinking he was Todd, so that they
could control the family's power and money. Victor was shot and killed, and Todd
thinks he killed him. His brains were still not working very well at this point.
He is in jail awaiting trial for that. However, Victor was really kidnapped and
held captive by crazy Allison. Everyone, including Todd's family, thinks he is
Todd Manning came to Port Charles in 2012, following his daughter Starr's
accident. Her boyfriend and child were killed when Anthony ran them off the
road. His tires were shot out, and he blamed Sonny. Todd sought to shoot Sonny
in revenge, but he was stopped by Detective John McBain. Since Todd was out on
bail, he was taken back to Llanview and put back in jail. However, he is due to
return to Port Charles sometime soon.
For the brief time that Todd was in town, he made friends with Carly. John and
Todd don't get along because of all of Todd's criminal behavior and the way he
Todd has never been a great person, but he has moments when he can be a good
person. He elicits sympathy due to his troubled past as a victim. He is a very
complex character that frequently can be funny, warm, and tender. Mostly, Todd
is a real jerk, and angry, and antisocial. However, he has saved people's lives,
and his family is very important to him. Todd's daughter and sister in
particular love him despite all of his flaws. In many ways, he has a lot in
common with Sonny.
Todd has had a lot of problems with women, but he has been married to two women,
Blair and Téa. Both were also married to his brother Victor, thinking that he
was Todd. Téa will also be coming to Port Charles soon.
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