|Tim Sander †
|Verbotene Liebe character
June 20, 1996
July 15, 1998
Tim Sander is a fictional character on the soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love) and was played by Roland Pfaus from June 20, 1996 to 1998. The character recently appeared in a flashback on January 16, 2012.
Tim arrived for the funeral of his older sister Iris Brandner, who died from a tubal pregnancy. He soon falls in love with Julia von Anstetten and they become a couple. But Julia's twin-brother Jan Brandner always seems to stay between them. Tim marries Julia, which isn't favored by Julia's mother Clarissa, who keeps torpedoing their marriage but can't separate Tim and Julia. When Julia turns out to be pregnant, Clarissa sees her chance and tells Tim that Jan is the father of Julia's child. Tim must face that Julia is in love with her own brother and starts to believe Clarissa's story. Tim and Julia get into a fight and she decides to take a vacation, from which she never returns.
After Julia disappeared, Tim starts an affair with Tanja von Anstetten. But as Tim starts to see through her and witnesses her devious character, he ends things with her. Soon after, Tim gets involved with former hooker Cleo Winter and the two even want to get married. But when a pregnant Cleo comes behind Tanja's latest scheme, the kidnapping of Clarissa, Tanja kills her. She puts Cleo in a tub with slashed wrists and rose flower all over her for Tim to find - who's heartbroken. Eventually Tim realizes that Cleo didn't commit suicide and wants revenge on Tanja. He starts working together with Clarissa, who's encouraging him to take Tanja out for good. Tim kidnaps Tanja and takes her to Portugal, where he looks her up in a cellar. After three years, Tanja can break free and Tim is found dead the same way as Cleo.
In 2012, Tim's son Timo Mendes wants to know more about his father. Julia and Clarissa hold back information about Tim's death and eventually confessing that Tim committed suicide. Clarissa later confesses to Timo's cousin Leonie Richter that Tim was murdered by Tanja, while Timo is contacting her in hope of more information about his father. Tanja receives a call from Timo asking about Tim and is scared. She even flashes back to Tim kidnapping her all those years ago. When Charlie Schneider finds out about Timo's call to Tanja, she wants to protect the boy and encourages her waiter to make another call, pretending to have called before only to ask about contact information of Tim for a reunion. Tanja is relieved and hopes that her dark past doesn't come to light. However Timo later shows up in Düsseldorf and confronts Tanja about killing his father.
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