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#98: Return to the Amazon
Iris makes her first appearance at Gardenia Beach, where she recognizes Bloom nearby and reunites with her. The two girls hug as Iris explains that she rushed over to the beach when she saw posters for the Winx Band's upcoming concert. She then goes on to reminisce over how Bloom came to her rescue when they were both in kindergarten and claims that she has come a long way from when she was a little kid. Bloom then introduces Iris to Sky and Iris introduces the two of them to Tobias, her archeologist. Just then, Tobias gives Iris a ring that he had found on his latest excursion in the Amazon. Bloom tries to warn Iris about the ring after sensing its dark energy but it is too late as Iris had already put it on her finger. After collecting herself, Iris tries to take off the ring but it does not come off. The ring then blasts Bloom away when she tries to take it off for her friend and the weather suddenly becomes harsh. Iris stays close to Tobias as the Winx and Specialists try to rescue those being pulled out to sea by the raging waves. Luckily, the Winx are able to teleport themselves, Iris and Tobias back to the Amazon through the use of their Zoomix. However, once they arrive, Iris and Tobias begin bickering as Iris is furious with Tobias giving her a cursed ring.
She is even more mad at Tobias for giving her a ring without asking her an important question. Iris then whispers to Bloom that she had been expecting that Tobias propose to her and Bloom tries to explain that he did propose, just in his own way. She assures Iris that Tobias truly does love her and claims that they must resolve the problems caused by the ring.
A short while later, Iris, Tobias and the Winx make it to the temple Tobias had recently visited. The group is then attacked by the statues within the temple and Iris is forced into a throne bound by vines. Luckily, Iris is freed from the vines thanks to the Winx and Tobias runs to her aid as she tries to get off of the throne. He tries to encourage Iris to take the ring off but she is so scared by what is happening that she can barely stand on her own two feet.
Just as the Snake King returns to marry Iris, Tobias confesses his love for her in order to protect her. With Tobias' confession, Iris is able to snap out of her scared state and remove the ring before the Snake King can attack.
Once everything has settled, Iris and Tobias make up and grow closer to one another. However, before they leave for Gardenia, the Winx stop Tobias and Iris so that Diana may scold Tobias for his rash actions. Afterwards, Iris and Tobias are teleported back to Gardenia with the help of the Winx's Zoomix wings and they all return just in time for the Winx Band's concert.
- Iris shares her name with three other characters exclusive to the comic series
- Going off of the flashback in Issue 98, Iris and Bloom are around the same age, as they were in the same kindergarten class. Since Bloom is most likely in her 20s by Season 4, then Iris would also be 20-years-old.