- Mayor Tony » ツ/ϟ
"Mayor Tony's a fool...he'll work himself to death trying to revive this island."
Due to Tony's secluded upbringing, Vivian didn't know him very well when she was growing up, but all the children looked up to him as a symbol of the island, and Vivian had a 'big brother' infatuation/crush towards him when she was a child. To a certain degree, she still admires him and his foolish perseverance in the face of what she considers inevitable failure, but if the captain wants to go down with the sinking ship, she's vowed to be one of the last to leave. She treats the mayor with the respect he's due, and is generally cordial and friendly with him (as much as she can be to anyone), but after a few initial attempts to persuade him to leave, she's sort of just gotten to the point of agreeing to disagree, and not bringing it up, unless something major happens that she could use as further evidence the island is doomed.
- Farmer Evangeline » ◑
"Poor girl...this island took her parents, same as it took Joseph..."
Vivian was present when her parents delivered Evangeline, and she got to see Evangeline grow up somewhat. When Vivian went to get her education in the city, she had seen Evangeline occasionally on her visits back to Storybrook, and the child's sunny personality made it impossible to dislike her. More than anything, Vivian pities Evangeline, for losing her parents and for having no higher education, making it difficult for Evangeline to have a future off the island. Vivian secretly wants Evangeline to abandon the farm and become her nurse to make her transition off the island easier. Vivian does appreciate Evangeline's role in providing sustenance for the island, similar to her own role as a doctor; and sometimes sends Salem to do chores on the farm to help out.
- Ranch Hand Robyn » ◑
"The Freyers' granddaughter?...She's kind of...loud...but she helps her grandparents...that's worth...something..."
Vivian was already in college when Robyn was old enough to visit the island. Vivian met Robyn occasionally whenever she visited the island herself, since both Vivian and Robyn visited during their school breaks. Vivian just really knew her as 'the girl who visits the island every summer'. Vivian doesn't like seeing young people on the island, it was one thing for Evangeline to be born and stuck here, it was something else entirely when someone chose to come and stay. She thinks Robyn is ruining her future by coming to the island, but she does admire Robyn living with her grandparents and helping them with the ranch.
- Blacksmith Lawrence » ?
Vivian Doesn't know Lawrence.
- Officer Kimberly » ?
Vivian doesn't know Kimberly.
- Giovanni Valentino » ◑/ϟ
"Giovanni is a bad influence on Salem...Is he dangerous? No, Giovanni's harmless, he's just a kid who's never grown up."
Vivian doesn't approve of Salem spending time at the church and graveyard because she know's Giovanni's there, but she keeps a laissez-faire attitude as she doesn't believe Giovanni will do anything too drastic or bring harm to Salem. If anything, her biggest disapproval of Giovanni's behavior is that it's not suited to survival. In Storybrook, he sticks out like a sore thumb, and would probably fit in better in a city setting, but if he ever went to the city, Vivian wouldn't count on him lasting two days. The boy doesn't seem to have a real trade or any useful skills, and the mischief he does never serves a purpose. If one must do evil, one should do evil for selfish reasons, that way it's somewhat justified. What ultimately turns her off the most is she feels the boy simply longs for death, that Giovanni has no will to live, and that she can't forgive him for, being terrified of death herself. She only appreciates that he takes care of Joseph's grave (which she doesn't herself visit) along with the rest of the graveyard.
- Tristan Riverland » ツ
"River is a nice, quiet boy. His pastries make life worth living."
Vivian's been a huge fan of Riverland Bakery since she was a child and when it was under the ownership of Tristan's father and has many fond memories of getting birthday cakes with her parents, and hanging out with her close friends. Vivian regrets the tragedy with the Riverland daughter, and feels for Mrs. Riverland, who's husband left her. Vivian feels that being a widow is more bearable than having the husband leave, because the former couldn't be controlled. Vivian admires that Tristan is taking over the bakery to help his family, and since she prefers quiet (socially awkward) individuals over loud, active individuals, she has taken a liking to the young baker, treating him like a little brother.
- Innkeeper Estelle » ツ
"Mrs. Monet may seem a bit old-fashioned, but was quite the rebel when she was younger from what my parents told me."
The Benson's were friends with the Monet family, so Vivian saw Estelle as something of an aunt growing up. Vivian somewhat wishes Estelle would stop running the inn to dissuade tourists and newcomers and that she should try to go and live with her son off the island, but Vivian has no intention to try and convince a stubborn older woman. Vivian however, can't stand gossip, and will usually just leave if Estelle gets chatty. As a doctor, Vivian also doesn't believe in 'age standards' and therefore doesn't consider Estelle as very old. She therefore doesn't like how Estelle considers herself as old and how she likes being flattered about how young she looks. This is mostly as a disagreement about the importance of self-image, which Vivian doesn't care much about. Vivian sympathizes with Estelle though, since they are both widows.
- Cook Chance » ?
Vivian doesn't know Chance.
- Attendant Tyler » ?
Vivian doesn't know Tyler.
- Maître Aimé » ?
Vivian Doesn't know Aimé.
- Librarian Azalea » ?
"..."Nurse Elizabeth » ?
Vivian doesn't know Azalea.
Vivian doesn't know Elizabeth.
- Handyman Marcus » ツ
"Marcus should get off the island and become an engineer. He's got his whole life ahead of him."
Vivian knew Old Carpenter Jefferson when she was younger, and couldn't save him from his injuries the night he died as she specialized as physician rather than surgeon. She is afraid Marcus blames her for his father's death, but Marcus' demeanor doesn't seem to imply that. She sees all these young people orphaned on the island, and finds Marcus would have the easiest time leaving, given his vocation and his skills. Vivian sees youth being wasted when she thinks about Marcus. She wants what she thinks is best for the young man. The irony is that she wants these people to leave their tragedy behind them, yet she herself is unwilling to do the same.
- Witch Cecilia » ☠
"A witch on the island? What a joke. Get a real job you parasite!"
Vivian cannot abide magic. She doesn't believe in it, and if it were real, she would automatically assume that it was malicious. She sees Cecilia as a cheat and a charlatan, playing off of people's superstitions. To a certain degree, Vivian does believe the island is cursed, and secretly blames the witch for it. She already has a fear of the forest; that Cecilia lives there only makes everything worse. Vivian actually wants Officer Kimberly to drag Cecilia out of the forest and put her in jail. Vivian has forbidden Salem from going near the forest or talking to Cecilia.
- Child Adam » ツ/ϟ
"Adam...is a troublemaker...what am I going to do with him...?"
The mother-son relationship is very complex. Vivian sees through all of Salem's deceptive antics, but doesn't know what she can do to stop him. She is afraid he'll disapprove of her and leave her if she yells at or punishes him. She gives him what she considers the best for the future, objectively speaking, by sending him to school, making sure he has top grades, supplementing his education with higher level material, and giving him healthy, well-balanced meals, but just doesn't know how to give him love. She thinks communicating love is empty, and thinks that actions, in the form of objective help, speak louder than words.
- Jinayah Ifriti » ?
Vivian doesn't know Jinayah.