Quote HOT PINK: Perhaps Stefano devised a plan with one of his six older brothers and arranged for him to have plastic surgery to look exactly like him) and take his place for a while. He did it with Tony and Andre in order to keep everyone from knowing Tony was really that desert island for 22 years. So I wouldn't put it past Stefano to do the same thing in order to save his own life. If any of his older brothers are/were anything like Stefano, one of them would probably have jumped at the chance to take over as head of the DiMera empire.
One thing that has bugged me for years, though, is that Stefano has said many times he is the 7th Son of a 7th Son. If that's the case, why isn't his oldest brother (whoever he is), or one of his older surviving brothers, the head of the DiMera empire? Could Stefano have killed them all?
And, since Stefano's latest will isn't valid, wouldn't it be ironic if JOHN, as Santo's youngest son, were to inherit the DiMera fortune and legacy since EJ is not (as far as we know at this point in time) a true DiMera?
I do know that I would never say never when it comes to The Phoenix being alive and returning to Salem when everyone least expects it.
I like your theory and it’s certainly plausible. I agree about the brothers, where are they?
PS I checked the bio section on this site and the only brother given was John so if DOOL had any brains they could introduce more of Stefano’s family.
Also I saw this in his bio and had to laugh so yea Stefano will rise again no doubt.
* Guilty of kidnapping, brainwashing, drug dealing, murder, blackmailing, conspiracy, art theft, forgery, political corruption, assassinations, faking deaths, money laundering, raising private mercenary armies, and conducting guerilla warfare in Third World countries.
* Suffered from an inoperable brain tumor.
* Alias the Phoenix.
* Suffered from kidney failure and needed a kidney transplant.
* Deaths: stroke, car crash in Salem harbor, shot by Marlena into a fire, burned alive in a collapsing cave, car explosion, drowned, plane explosion, blown up and buried under a collapsing tunnel.
* Recently, Marlena drugged him so he would appear as a vegetable for the rest of his life - and nobody would suspect what was done.
* Came out of his catatonic state and is now terrorizing Salem once again!