Originally Posted by The Infernal
No it isn't. There is nothing in the movies that even suggest that.
She starts out as just an assistant, develops into Tony's crush and then his girlfriend. She saves his life, takes control of Stark Enterprises before becoming his wife.
She has been in direct physical danger in both IM and IM2 while he has been busy elsewhere (struggling with no chest piece in IM1, fighting Vanko in IM2).
I hope I can protect the one thing I can't live without (as he gestures at Pepper)
How is it not the next logical progression for her character? OF COURSE he would make her a suit of armour. Really, he would be stupid not too.
Combine that with the fact that she does become Rescue in the comics and I just don't see what there is to complain about.
I understand the point about having too many people in armour, but really, we have had Iron Monger, War Machine and Whiplash, that's all. Not like the list is very long.