Last edited by Masurao; 1st August 2013 at 07:50 PM.
While Iris isn't that a great of a trainer in my opinion, as far as the show is concerned she's nothing less than really skilled. Same with Cameron: He's ditzy but he's very strong! Same with Ash: He's practically objectively become a worse trainer than in DP, but the show doesn't dwell on it one bit.
Of course the show isn't going to make any of these characters look weak or dwell on how weaker Ash has become, even though both the match against Roxie and the Unova League in general is the closest we got to the writers admitting that he was a worse trainer. The show considers Iris to be a really skilled trainer, but it just comes off as forced and she is much weaker than the show would want the audience to believe.Originally Posted by Ambipom666
I agree with all of what you said. I'm just saying that since Iris beat Georgia in the Junior Cup which seems to be the end of the line for Georgia, Iris is right and Georgia is wrong as far as the show is concerned :/
I don't think the show is above making characters seem weak. The recent battle Axew had made it look pathetic, and it didn't really make Iris seem like a Gym Leader worthy given it's lack of much training. If she's going to be a dragon-type gym leader she needs more than just Dragonite to rely on. It's just things like being a good "Dragon Master" get a bit muddled when you Iris and Cameron using their respective Dragons in nearly the exact same way. Namely, just trying to over-power their opponent with an onslaught of high-powered moves.
That's one reason why Iris being Gym Leader worthy feels so forced. Axew looks pretty weak when it battles much more often than not and it has a serious lack of training to help it out. At this point, she's just going to rely on Dragonite, even though I agree she would need more if she is going to become a Dragon type Gym Leader. They haven't done a good job with explaining more about how to become a Dragon Master either.Originally Posted by Masurao
I couldn't agree more with HM. I guess they expect us to side against Georgia since she's the rival/antagonist to Iris, but all she did was bring up a valid point. If she doesn't do anything wrong why should I side against her?