We did in BW028, where it was shown that Iris cared, Iris had all the good intentions, but Emonga is refusing to listen. Meaning, the problem comes solely from Emonga, and therefore Emonga is the one that will have to change, to develop, not Iris who'll just remained the same, and that's not development, that's not making me care.In the episodes before that we didn't even see Iris send her out and try to do something about it.
Doryuuzu changed, Doryuuzu realized he had made a mistake, Doryuuzu developed, but Iris stayed exactly the same, being portrayed not only as someone who had learned nothing, but as someone who had nothing to learn since she had been right all along.
Last edited by Hellion; 3rd July 2011 at 01:30 PM.
I thought we agreed that our opinions differ on that matter. I still think she made a mistake, and that's pretty much it.
Also, way to ignore the rest of my post.
Except... in this case, it's not an opinion. Iris didn't make a mistake. The episode went out of its way to show Iris didn't make a mistake and was right all along, really prompting no change in Iris' character. Opinion comes from how one feels about it.
Depends on how a person sees it. The night scene pretty much emphasized that Iris has grown enough for her to admit her mistakes. Which some can't see, apparently.
There's no development there for Iris, and that's a fact. One's opinion on that can vary. One might like it in spite of the lack of development for Iris just as easily as one might have preferred that storyline to be written better, in a way that actually makes Iris and Doryuuzu both develop as characters, that presents a change in Iris, sees her struggle to overcome obstacles, none of which happened in the episode.
Isn't it basically a same thing? Admitting a mistake although you didn't make one doesn't change the fact you admitted.
But in this case it led to character change anyway. Think about, Iris could have simply said; "Yeah, it was Doryuuzu's fault after all. I didn't do anything wrong, he's such a kid." ; ya know? But she didn't, she admitted what she thought which is development in itself. She grew a little bit and matured as well. But she still has a long way to go. ^^