Too Much as others have said obviously. Lots of potential used in ALL...THE...WRONG...WAYS.
I just realized something: If the writers were to throw a tournament out of the blue right now which included ALL of the main characters and their rivals, I'm ALMOST positive Iris would be the winner, if not at least Top 4 or runner up. Her Champion Status has done wonders against characters, for her pokemon, and for her positions in tournaments.
Random yes, but the way the writers have handled Iris on a battling/pokemon level alone, I actually would believe that they'd let her defeat Paul, even if it's just one on one the writers would find someway to make it happen if they wanted all due to promotion which is just whack.
I mean Iris could probably take on May's Blaziken and Misty's Gyrados with no problem at all because of her Champion status if she ever were to go up against them and the fact that Iris' character has such an immunity to where you can expect other characters to get screwed over at one point in this series but not with her, it's actually very sad.
If Pokemon were a reality show, Iris would be the girl that always won immunity and got on everyone's nerves because she was still there for another week. People(the fans) wouldn't mind if she was playing fair but she never does. Therefore, people want her eliminated. That's how I look at all of the tournaments she's in.
Is anyone else shocked she loss to Masomi?