Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Yes, yes it was addressed. Many times over the last few pages.
At this point, the whole Rescue argument has come down to "is not! is too! is not! is too!" back and forth. Nobody's making any headway here, and we've pretty much exhausted all the arguments for why Rescue is a bad idea or a good idea. Let's just agree to disagree, and wait for any *real* confirmation one way or another about it later on.
LEGO might have our first real confirmation about the Rescue armor argument.
There's a set out (I can't link it, it's on That Other Site That SHH Hates; look it up over there) that shows Pepper in the IM armor during the Malibu mansion helicopter assault.
Speculation here, so I won't spoiler tag, but it appears that Pepper puts on the suit to try to help Tony during the attack; Mandarin mistakenly believes that's Tony in the suit and tries to kill her; and that's actually Pepper in the suit that we see getting dragged down to the bottom of the ocean when the mansion collapses. As I said long ago: I don't think Pepper survives this film.