You know what really piss me off? People ignoring characterization for the sake of, what? shipping? justifying their hate-the-female-lead syndrom?
Go read into the tag and you’ll find a lot of negativity. Basically speaking about Iris being vanilla and boring. And that really piss me off.
Alright, Iris is affectionate, and enjoys physical contacts.
Yes, she’s caring. She cares about her father, she cares about Eddie, and god she cares about Barry. Barry is her best friend. She trust him with advice about her education and career. She is actually excited to go with him to an event she thinks is boring because she knows it’s his dream.
She’s girly, she dress nice, she enjoys going on dates and having boyfriends. She cares about her diet.
Iris is a nice affectionate girly girl.
But Iris also is the biggest troublemaker ever.
She’s willing to cover up for her best friend running away. To make quotations up in an article. She’s dating her father’s partner and is quite chill about it. She shows little to no problem in hiding this, actually she is shown to find the “double life” quite amusing (in opposition to Eddie).
She’s kind of lazy and lacks of drive in her job, because she likes the impossible, not boring routine reporting. She likes new exciting things, not stability. A mysterious red streak goes around saving people? Of course she’s it. Adventur! Mystery! Adrenaline!
And god, Iris West is snarky and sarcastic. She’s the kind of friend who always bickers and tease to show their affections. She’s outspoken, talks too much and is incredibly stubborn. She’s quick thinking on her feet and always have the last word.
Iris West is not “vanilla" by any means.
Iris West is a spunky volatile stubborn little shit who has problem with authorities, and happen to be gorgeous and girly and caring in between.
And if you don’t realize this, you are not paying enough attention to the actual show.