Originally Posted by ArmouredAvenger
Alright Everyone. I noticed this on my first and second viewings of the film. When Tony and Rhodey are at the bar, he gets into his (what seems to be) Mk. VII suit - maybe the one from The Avengers? It seems damaged. Anyway, that's alright, although I don't understand why he'd wear that one - a damaged one too, when there's a perfectly okay one in his original hall of armour - and surely this is a huge reminder of The Battle of New York, which could induce yet another panic attack. The suit is also seen at the end, it's the one that attempts to attack Pepper, and is destroyed by her. Could this be the Mk. VIII? Why is it kept separate? Maybe it's s special reminder of New York or something like that. It's funny to note also they didn't show off another new suit, instead of one we know :/ Just wanted to know you guys' thoughts!
Damn i didn't notice the part where Pepper destroys Mk. VIII, kinda symoblic since tony doesn't have panic attacks anymore
I think the armor reminds him of his protection during the battle, so it probably makes him safe and less nervous.