Originally Posted by MahvelBaby!
Something I hope is not real or is cut from the movie if it is, is Tony
and I don't think the audience would like that either.
I think he thinks she's dead like Happy and thinks she died at the same time, but the bad guys move her. Part of why he's so depressed. Happy is actually dead and then he'd find out Pepper survived, was made a subject, had the arc reactor put in her chest a little later.