Re: General Anime Discussion Thread
The problem with Iris is they tried to make her more like Misty, but wound up failing. After two generations of the more girly May and Dawn and Contests, they went back to a slightly more tomboyish trainer...but Iris was handled the wrong way.
Its understandable that she's not a beginning trainer, but she's obviously not a very experienced one either. After everything Ash has gone through its ridiculous to see Iris acting like she's superior to him.
Back in Kanto it made sense as Misty/Brock had more experience than Ash...now after 5 generations you can't do that again.