Originally Posted by BIG OLAF
If I remember correctly, Vivienne was made using Helga's younger facial features, so I think she might have been made after the original (real) Helga. That would make her a copy, but a different kind of copy. Hell, I don't know. It's kind of convoluted.
As far as I know, you have it right, Vivienne is a cast copy of the [u]original, human Helga[/u] and the SEED form Helga is a SEED infested copy of the [u]original, human Helga[/u], so they're both copies of the same person but aren't in themselves similar to each other. Makes you wonder why she's so popular, I mean, really! why Helga? I didn't play much AOTL, but why not SEED copies of Howser since he already had Magashi as a cast copy?