Feels random at first but overall it's funny as hell. Of course, Iris and trollface is so much win knowing how many times the fandom gets so pissed over her. First w/ her kodomo ne's/such as a child, then her winning the Don Battle Tourney and the next, catching Dragonite and even beating two opponents in a row while using him.
Don't forget the reaction when she was first announced and people freaked out because she wasn't White. XD It's like Iris can go up and down with the fandom with her calming the fandom down when it was declared she was the gym leader after the backlash or the fact she has useless Pokemon but when Excadrill obeys her, it goes back up. XD
Oh snap you were referring to White/Touko! Dang i did not just go there, confound my phone for making me assume that... Yeah i know ppl are still complaining about how Touko/White would been a much better replacement instead of Iris. Yeah sure let's go that route, in fact let's always make the game character as the co-star and always have her choose a starter and maybe pursue contests, did we mention that she'll ride a bicycle and it'll be burnt from Pikachu? I say ppl should give Iris a chance, she may not be another coordinator yet that doesn't mean she's useless since she has her dream to be Dragon Master and actually has a rival, also I think ppl are taking things seriously over her calling Ash a kid, lolwhut so words hurt harder than mallets and logs, okay have it your way ppl. I think we should be relived that Iris isn't another nice girl but by nice, I mean super-nice, nor is she really mean, she knows on what she means judging by Ash's actions not from experience. Yes I do agree that she is a step up from Dawn, I don't mind Dawn yet sometimes i can't stand her. lol I made a wordwall!
White wouldn't be a contest battler though. She would be a badass mother f*cker.
I gave Iris a chance and she's my second favorite female character. In order from loved to hate...
1. May 2. Iris 3. Misty 4. Dawn
I don't see the kid thing being a problem given that's it just a hypocritical statement and Iris knows that. Georgia calls her out on her hypocrisy. Iris is a competent trainer and she doesn't have to be a goody too-shoe that gets along with Ash all the time (which is the problem with Dawn because she agreed with everything with Ash and then tried to kiss Iris' Ash by using the same trademark quote like she was a girl posse.)