The one once known as Alphaphlare
- May 7, 2010
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While I am more understanding of what people like about Iris she is definitively the worst character in the series because she did long term damage to it. The fact that Ash's journey was so long meant that his character development could be incredibly slow but consequently incredibly believable and natural. However since Ash character was regressed to make Iris character gimmicks work it actively destroyed the authenticity of his character. His character is now whatever the goal was for the current series. He stopped feeling like the same character. Iris' rise to champion was also exceedingly abrupt compared to how godly mere elite 4 members were treated before her introduction. Even if you think her prodigy factor justifies it (which it doesn't), she lost in halfway through the current series. Meaning the "champion level" we waited 20 years for Ash to reach was reached by his new team in less episodes than season 1. Charizard was at a special snowflake training camp for longer that only took him to the fucking quarter finals of the johto league.