Originally Posted by cherokeesam
So now you want her on the front lines facing all the nasties that Tony does?
A good hero protects his loved ones the same way they've *always* done --- keep them out of harm's way in the first place. If Pepper gets to the point that she's an easy target for the bad guys and needs a suit of armor to protect herself, then she needs to start putting some distance between herself and Tony.
But any suit Pepper gets/doesn't get wouldn't be to fight bad guys on the front lines...it would be to protect her while she's GTFO of the mess...
Tony has tried to keep Pepper out of harms way... But after the events of Avengers, he would know that it might not be possible to keep her out of harms way...what with the sheer numbers he had to face...