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Andre DiMera is a fictional villain on the soap opera Days of our Lives. He is portrayed by Thaao Penghlis, and next to Stefano Dimera, is one of days most popular villains. Andre was originally introduced as Stefano nephew, but was revealed to be his biological son in 2015.
Brief Character History
Originally thought to the nephew Stefano raised after his parents died, Andre was fiercely loyal to Stefano, and agreed to have plastic surgery to look like Tony, so he could be the son Stefano always wanted. Andre was presumed dead after falling into quick sand, but later came back and posed as Tony for twenty years. As Tony, he had an extreme rivalry with John Black over Kristen DiMera. Believing he was dying of an incurable blood disease, Andre attempted suicide in an effort to frame John Black.
Though it appeared he died, he once again returned in 2002 as head of the DiMera family. He briefly thought he fathered the geminin twins Rex and Cassie with Marlena, before their real parents were revealed. Andre was "killed" by the Salem Serial killer, but it was later revealed to be his plan all along and all the Serial killers victims were actually alive and living on an island. He tried to blow up the island with everyone on it, but they all escaped. Andre recaptured some of his prisoners and took them to a DiMera castle where he was finally arrested and incarcerated.
In 2007, Andre was let out of prison and his true identity was exposed. He went on a rampage and tried to kill many Salem citizens, before he was shot and fell off a roof. Andre was put on life support, which he turned off, and was presumed to have died. In 2015, Andre returned to Salem to help Stefano, and it was revealed that Stefano is his biological father.
- Father: Stefano DiMera
- Grandfather: Santo DiMera
- Half-Brothers: Tony DiMera (legal; deceased), Benjy Hawk (deceased), Peter Blake (adoptive), EJ DiMera (assumed deceased) Chad DiMera
- Half-sisters: Renee DuMonde (deceased), Megan Hathaway (deceased), Lexie Carved (deceased), Kristen DiMera (adoptive; assumed deceased)
- Nephews: Steven Hawk (via Benjy), Theo Carver (via Lexie), Johnny DiMera (via EJ)
- Nieces: Sydney DiMera (via EJ), Grace Brady (via Chad; deceased)