Iris' usual outfit in Reflection
|Partner||Kyrie Florian (Reflection)|
|Japanese name||イリス |
|Voiced by||Yōko Hikasa|
Iris' name is presumably a reference to the defunct British car company Iris. She also shares a name with Iris, the Greek goddess of rainbows, which fits into the fact that she interacts with the world via a hard light hologram.
Due to Iris' spiritual existence, she does not age over the years when Kyrie grows up from childhood to youthhood.
Iris is a cheerful and obliging girl who cannot leave people in trouble unhelped.
In Reflection, she initially introduces herself to Kyrie as an intangible artificial intelligence of a relict stone tablet located inside the abandoned church near the Florian residence. In Reflection manga (ch.2), it is revealed that Iris knew Granz Florian and Elenoa decades ago when they were young and not married.
After befriending Kyrie for years, she advises Kyrie that the Examia crystal on Earth is the key to save Eltria, and accompanies her to Earth in form of a palm-sized blue stone tablet.
After detailed planning and turning industrial trucks into Mobile Shells, Iris assaults Hayate Yagami, aiming but failing to get the Tome of the Night Sky due to the intervention of Amitie Florian. Later, Kyrie successfully obtains and gives her the Tome, with which Iris "summons" three souls and materializes them into Dearche, Stern and Levi using the high-tech Variant System from Eltria.
When she and Kyrie find the Examia crystal inside the Allston Sea theme park, she accesses it and activates the virus codes. Telling Kyrie that "saving Eltria with the Examia" is actually a lie, Iris attacks Kyrie's wound and reveals that she was actually once a "human" resided on Eltria. Meanwhile, Chrono Harlaown and his Bureau mage team arrive and try to capture them. By forcibly activating Crystal Tree, an ability possessed by Yuri who is still asleep inside the Examia, Iris absorbs the life energy of Chrono and his team to materialize herself, and turns into her "Asteria" armament form.
For a few decades since an incident on Eltria, she has been wishing for an opportunity to meet again and take revenge on Yuri, the key of the incident that killed her and her family. She then leaves Kyrie behind and carries the unawakened Soul Wings-wrapped Yuri away, planning to defeat the other Bureau mages with Yuri, and then kill Yuri with the soul trio.
After wakening Yuri outdoors with an angry kick, Iris quickly gains control over her through the virus codes, before their conversation is finished. Yuri is then commanded to "crystalise" the other Bureau mages, including Fate T. Harlaown and Signum after they are knocked out into the sea, until Nanoha Takamachi arrives at the battlefield.
The stone tablet that Iris resides in is a kind of relic in the Eltrian history, that can function as a processor and computer to run their magic-like Formula system. On Eltria, Iris has also obtained from Kyrie the resources to upgrade the stone tablet. As a result, she gains ability to act (despite being intangible) and use the Formula. The latter allows her to easily decompose Midchildan and Belkan magics/spells, and to control mechanical Mobile Shells in battles.
When Iris accesses the Tome of Night Sky and summons the three souls in Reflection, she also emulates with Formula the Ancient Belkan system, generating a modified Belkan Triangle (like Dearche's) at her feet.
With a materialised body, Iris can set up her Invasive Armed Form (侵攻武装形態 Shinkō Busō Keitai) named "Asteria" (アスタリア Asutaria), a reddish variation based on her usual light-red outfit, with more metallic parts at her upper arms, waist plates and high heels. Her hair also grows longer in this form.