Originally Posted by The Infernal
What you suggest doesn't add anything to her character, rather it takes away. Pepper in the previous films has shown herself able to actively stand up for herself and take on the situation at hand in her own way without armour. What you're arguing for is to reduce her to someone who simply runs away and needs her hero to rescue her (indirectly or not).
I haven't seen anyone disagree that Pepper is likely to being direct physical danger.
How is she going to "stand up for herself and take on the situation at hand" if the situation at hand is a villain coming after her? Without armor, how is she going to do this?
Also, I haven't been arguing for a development in character arc, what I have been arguing for is what is logical. I haven't seen anyone able to show the flaw in my logic re: Tony building a suit for Pepper.