I checked the TMMN comments for this story, and two comments caught my attention right away:
a) One guy claims that Iris's presence ruins the game for him a bit; his reasoning is that she was "traitorous" because she apparently knew that Repliforce was bad news, yet she tried to prevent Zero from stopping them, and then fought Zero directly after Colonel bit it. The guy also didn't like her "world where only Reploids exist", and claims that Zero should've seen her for "what she truly was".
I still have a hard time believing that Iris didn't kinda-hate/legitimately want to kill Zero after the whole "you killed my brother" thing, but even I can give her some slack. :/
Thankfully, nobody's agreeing with this guy.
b) This other guy insisted that Iris was human.
@[Someone who pointed out that Iris was actually a Reploid]
Nah man. Thatís why she couldnít be revived like any other reploid, like X in part 6. Thatís why she needed that space robot suit to fight Zero. Remember that the suit exploded, but she didnít? Recall that she gets all scratched up in the intro stage and when she dies in Zeroís arms?
Itís because sheís human. Zero was in love with a human.
Iíd go as far to say that she chose to have a reploid as a brother. Why? I dunno. Thatís the big mystery. A lot of information is lost in translation for these international games. But she was human for sure. The whole story is about humans and reploids coexisting. That is why Zeroís love story is tragicÖ because they cannot coexist.
Someone called troll, the guy wondered why it angered people since "it's only the truth".
Now, "fanon cited as canon" is one of the easiest ways to invoke my nerdy wrath, and you'd think I'd flip out on this guy--especially
after he brushed off evidence that directly contradicted his theory ("take what Capcom says with a grain of salt"/"none of that happens in X4's X-path"--but it's kinda hard to muster up ALL my rage when this is the first time I've seen anyone claim that Iris was human.