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Zero, What Were You Thinking? by Ability-King-KK Zero, What Were You Thinking? by Ability-King-KK
I'm surprised by the amount of people who seem to forget this little fact. Remember, she wanted to live with Zero in a Reploid only world, meaning she wanted no humans whatsoever to exist. Throughout the entire game, Iris was trying to stop Zero from stopping Repliforce who was trying to take out all humans in a rebellion.

Iris is batshit insane, people. She loved Zero so much that she was willing to kill innocent people just to be with him. I don't know about you, but if I were Zero, I'd kick her ass to the curb if she was trying to do something like that. Especially since Zero's job is to protect innocent people.

Also keep in mind that X4 takes place before the Sigma Virus even exists, so she did all of this of her own freewill.

Of course, all of this is ignored by those who think Zero x Iris is "cute" and think that all other females who like Zero are the devil.

So to conclude, thank you, Capcom, for giving us one of the most overrated characters in the Rockman franchise.

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Kham-Ur Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I don't think killing all humans was her goal. Even the Repliforce's goal wasn't that. Otherwise why they would leave the planet? They would just kill all humans and take the planet, instead of going to the Final Weapon. Also, they didn't activate the Final Weapon even when they arrived there. Sigma was the one who did it. If they wanted to kill all their enemies they would just activate the Final Weapon immediately. Iris and Repliforce just wanted to live without human interference, and going by MMX's story I wouldn't blame them.
The war between the Repliforce and Maverick Hunters started because the human leaders branded all of the Repliforce as Mavericks without proof. General and Colonel saw arrogance in humanity and decided to create a nation for Reploids only.  Both parties were arrogant and paranoid, a bad mix. However, they all had their reasons. Neither humans nor reploids are perfect, they made their mistakes and paid for it. If anything I can't hate anyone involved except Sigma, Double, Cyber Peacock, Magma Dragoon, Split Mushroom and especially Jet Stingray. Jet Stingray destroyed an entire city and he wasn't even one of Sigma's Mavericks, making the whole situation worse.

And how exactly is Iris overrated? She hardly appears in the Rockman franchise or is remembered by fans. That can't qualify as overrated.

As for other females who like Zero I barely remember them. Aside from Ciel and Layer I can't remember any other girl. I don't remember anyone calling them the devil because of Iris, though. Calling Ciel a devil would be an absurd. :)
CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
And what if Iris was the driving force behind the Repliforce?
CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Perhaps if Iris had been the main villain of X4 instead of Sigma...
OkamiOkamiden Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I KNEW IT!!!!!
SnowmanEX711 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm I the only one who really doesn't care about Iris all that much. I think its probably since I found her death to be pretty dull in my opinion. 
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Say what you want.
Iris's tragic death was still extremely super saddening to me. Few things in anime and video games made me cry more than seeing Iris die and Zero grieving over her death. In fact, that whole scene in Megaman X4, I found to be even more sad than Bambi's mother dying.

That's how I felt about it.
CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Oh, and stop me if I made Iris too much like Sigma.
CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Also, I think I might have made Iris too much of a "femme fatale", I dunno.

What do you think?
Ability-King-KK Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Not really. A femme fatale is an attractive and seductive woman who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her. For Iris to be a femme fatale, she would have to be seductive looking to begin with (which to be honest, she is far from seductive) and be able to become involved with X or Zero and we know they wouldn't fall for an enemy.

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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
How would you have written the plot to X4, and especially Iris's character?
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