General Hospital Famous Feuds: Sonny And Jax

Billionaire Jasper "Jax" Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) and mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) have been at odds for decades on "General Hospital." Their feud first began when Sonny got romantically involved with Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) in the '90s, and the pair had a dramatic breakup after she wore a wire to record him for the police. Jax came to Port Charles in 1996 and soon started dating Brenda, who initially used him to make Sonny jealous. However, the two fell in love and got married.

Sonny couldn't stand to see Brenda marry Jax, so he did some research and discovered Jax had previously been married to a woman named Miranda Jameson (Leslie Horan), whom he thought perished in an explosion. However, Miranda had faked her death, and Sonny brought her to the wedding because she and Jax were technically still married. Sonny and Brenda got back together and planned on marrying, but Sonny left her at the altar because he felt his life was too dangerous for her. Brenda then moved on again with Jax.

When one of Sonny's enemies, Luis Alcazar (Ted King), was murdered, Brenda was a suspect, along with Sonny's enforcer Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Sonny and Brenda married to avoid having to testify against each other in court, but Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) admitted to killing Alcazar, and the two were cleared. They quickly got their marriage annulled, and Brenda went back to Jax. They planned on remarrying, but Jax broke things off after learning Brenda had kissed Sonny.

Sonny and Jax battled over many women

Jasper Jacks eventually went in search of a coveted deck of cards called the Dead Man's Hand which his father, John Jacks (Peter Renaday), attributed to all his good fortune. He met Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), who was also hunting for the deck, and the two got involved. Eventually, Sam became pregnant with Sonny Corinthos' child, so Jax left her. Jax later dated Sonny's sister, Courtney Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis), but when she became pregnant with Nikolas Cassadine's (then Tyler Christopher) baby, they broke up.

Jax then got involved with Carly Spencer (Laura Wright), Sonny's ex-wife. They got engaged, but Jax left town briefly and returned to find that Carly had remarried Sonny so she wouldn't have to testify against him for shooting the villainous Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King), brother to Luis. Carly later divorced him and returned to Jax. She became pregnant by Jax but eventually lost the baby because of an explosion caused by mobster Claudia Zacchara (Sarah Brown). Although Carly cheated on Jax with Sonny, they would later work things out and had a daughter named Josslyn Jacks.

However, when it was revealed that Jax was aware his evil brother Jerry Jacks (then Sebastian Roche) caused Carly and Sonny's son Michael Corinthos (then Dylan Cash) to be shot, she left him. In retaliation, Sonny later framed Jax for a crime, causing Brenda to leave him again. He then threatened Jax with a gun for driving Brenda away.

Sonny had Jax deported

After his altercation with Sonny Corinthos, Jasper Jacks briefly contemplated kidnapping his daughter Josslyn but changed his mind and left Port Charles alone. However, Sonny sabotaged the plane he was on, causing it to crash and leading everyone to believe Jax died. Carly felt Sonny was responsible for Jax's death and wouldn't allow him to see their son, Morgan Corinthos. Then, when Jerry Jacks poisoned the drinking water in Port Charles, causing Josslyn to land in the hospital, Jax returned to visit her, revealing he was still alive. He would be in and out of town over the next few years and, on one occasion, confessed that he had illegally bought Nelle Benson's (Chloe Lanier) kidney when Joss needed a transplant as a little girl. As a result, Sonny had Jax deported to his home country of Australia for committing the crime, infuriating Josslyn.

Years later, back in Port Charles, Jax got involved with Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), but when she learned he and Carly covered up the fact that the late Nelle was her long-lost daughter, she broke things off with him. However, Nina knew that a presumed dead Sonny was alive and well in the town of Nixon Falls with amnesia and had even begun a relationship with him — which Jax eventually figured out. After the evil Peter August (Wes Ramsey) tried to kill Nina and her friend Phyllis Caulfield (Joyce Guy), Sonny saved them, regained his memories, and Jax brought him back to Port Charles.

Having had enough of all the drama, Jax headed back to Australia — due to actor Ingo Rademacher's controversial "General Hospital" exit — and hasn't been seen since.