by Jeremy Carden
Believe it or not, but I do not actually hate Iris. The title of this post may suggest otherwise, but I just do not care for how the writers have been treating her over the past couple of seasons on The Flash.
I feel that she was nothing more than a plot device last season when Barry’s life revolved around saving her life from Savitar.
Season 4 is not off to a great start so far because it seems that every episode has at least one Iris West scene that has rubbed fans the wrong way.
In the video below, I go into my full thoughts on why this character has been getting so much hate from the Flash fanbase, and how the writers can turn things around this season!
I feel like there is so much more that could be done with her as a character. I find it ironic that Wally West was highly underutilized as a hero once Barry came out of the Speed Force. As a result, he has left the show (temporarily).
Instead of properly utilizing Iris, she has been given a more ‘important role’ as a character. However, this has caused her to act out of character for the most part so far this season.
Seriously, eloping in a church that has just finished a funeral? I cannot believe she was giving Barry crap last season for getting engaged in order to change the future to save her life from Savitar!
One of the biggest things has been the line about how Barry is not the Flash, but “we are the Flash…” Believe it or not, but I think this line is proper because Barry has been going on and on about how there is no Flash without Iris.
One of the best (worst) things is that even though Iris has done a lot of things that have ticked off fans, I will say that we have been able to get some great memes online after each episode!
Do you hate Iris or have you become numb to her character on the show?
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