Originally Posted by Visualiza
I think the conclusion of the final battle refutes this idea. JARVIS attempted to kill Pepper and Tony was powerless to stop it because he lost the headset. An event like that would surely say to him that he needs to be in complete control of a singular armor. Destroying the remaining armors and affirming that he is Iron Man solidifies that.
I disagree that it would surely say such a thing. There are several solutions to that problem, only one of which is complete control of a singular armor, which he is motivated not to do now. He destroyed all the armors, not the 'extra' ones, it affirmed that he, without the armor, is Iron Man, not that he would now operate using a singular armor again.
Me personally, I took it that he's liable to create *anything* to solve the problems at hand. He has no limits because he's not tied to a suit of armor.