Pepper Potts

History

Virginia Potts is a native of New Haven, CT, the daughter of modestly well-to-do parents. From early on, she proved to have a surprising aptitude for mathematics, as well as a keen organizational sense. She was saddled with the nickname 'Peppermint Patty' in the eighth grade when an unfortunate haircut paired with her copious freckles were immortalized in the school yearbook. She made the best of it, though, and over the span of her high school years and multiple competitive swim meets managed to shorten the nickname to Pepper.

After graduating from high school, Virginia went on to attend a community college in New Haven, earning an Associates degree in Accounting. At this point, she realized that student financial aid would quickly drown her in debt, so she relocated to New York City and took an entry level accounting position in Stark Enterprises. It wasn't anywhere close to a prestigious job, but it paid the bills and allowed her to start taking night classes at NYU.

Pepper spent a couple of years working diligently in the Stark Corporate accounting department and then was assigned to process expense reports for the top level executives —- a real opportunity considering her planned career path. It was not long after she started these new duties that Pepper happened across an expense report that had a small, easy to miss error. If she had not caught it, the company would have been out money in the quadruple digits. She took it personally to the CFO, who insisted on calling in the author of the erroneous expense report. It was none other than Tony Stark himself, who rewarded her honesty and sharp catch of the accounting error by promoting her to be his personal assistant.

Since then, Pepper has been Tony's personal assistant, accompanying him on his rise to CEO of his father's corporation and taking on the added duties and responsibilities that go along with it. Sure, she could have turned down the job at any time and gone back to Accounting, but why? The hours are atrocious, the amount of work she has on any given day is backbreaking, and sometimes Tony can be a complete and utter dog. But she wouldn't have it any other way.

In the years since her promotion to Tony's personal assistant, her responsibilities continued to grow as Tony handed more and more of his own duties to her. Also in the years since Tony became Iron Man, she has diligently maintained the company for him as he turned his attention more and more to protecting and defending the entire planet. She was acting CEO for the better part of one year, and is currently the COO for Stark Industries.

After one particularly difficult time, Tony gave Pepper her own Stark-designed armor by the designation of Rescue despite her protests. The Rescue suit is a variant of Tony's 'suitcase' armor, equipped with entirely non-ordinance, energy-type weapons only, and Pepper has only ever used them in non-lethal applications. And even then, only when she felt it was absolutely necessary. When not in use, the Rescue suit compacts down into a large, laptop-sized shoulder bag so that Pepper can keep it with her at all times.

Recent Events

Most recently, Tony has decided to step away from his company completely, naming Pepper as CEO in his place and giving his 'ownership' and majority stake in the company to a young man he has named as his ward.

Pepper is still very displeased about that.

Personality

Pepper is, simply put, the driving force that keeps Tony (and therefore Stark Industries) running smoothly. This stems as much from her knowledge and skills as it does from her having the confidence to speak up when she's correct and
not let anyone intimidate her into backing down. Having had the support of her parents in pursuing her chosen career is a huge reason for her quiet and rock-solid confidence.

At her most basic core, Pepper is organized and analytical. As long as she can control her environment, she'll remain on an even keel. Strip away her control, and she's at risk of falling to pieces — probably why the whole Iron Man stint took her so long to mentally and emotionally reconcile. Tony going off somewhere and doing something she has no hope of controlling SCARES her. This isn't because her carefully crafted and assembled existence would collapse like a house of cards (which is always a possibility where Tony's concerned), but more because of her emotional investment in her job and her
boss. She's reached the point where she can and has become honestly distraught if anything happens to Tony. And she'd very likely be unable to articulate why.

RP Hooks

Relationships

Character Sheet

RESCUE ARMOR - After one too many incidents that put Pepper in the line of danger, Tony made her her own suit of armor and insisted she keep and use it. The suit — codenamed Rescue — is a variant of Tony's suitcase armor in that it compacts down to a large, laptop-sized shoulderbag so that she can keep it with her at all times. In order to reduce its weight to something tolerable, it was designed with extremely lightweight carbon nanotube materials that are not quite as protective as Tony's heavier armors but still hold up quite well. Also in the weight-saving mindset, the armor has limited weaponry of purely energy type including repulsor beams with a considerably lower power output. They are entirely non-lethal, but can definitely get someone's attention and sting a bit.

Miscellaneous

"Tony, no."

Gallery

Appearances

March 17, 2019. Space Space Wanna Go to Space

Jessica Drew pays Stark Industries a visit to discuss concerns and her ideas for SWORD with Pepper and Bart.

Posted On: 22 Mar 2019 22:06 (Related Tags: impulse pepper-potts spider-woman)


March 09, 2019. Precision Interviewing

Jackalope interviews for a job with Stark Industries.

Posted On: 14 Mar 2019 04:21 (Related Tags: impulse jackalope pepper-potts)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. II

The Joker's party may be crashed but he intends to have the last laugh.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:27 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. I

Who ordered the clowns? Someone's throwing a party of explosive proportions at Stark Tower. Unfortunately some people didn't get the memo.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:02 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


January 10, 2019. It's Totally Safe

Tony has a surprise for Bart's cat. Pepper and Barbara are naturally concerned.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2019 07:03 (Related Tags: batgirl impulse iron-man pepper-potts)


January 09, 2019. Can't Touch This

Justin Hammer finds out that negotiating with Pepper and Bart on company matters isn't so easy as he'd anticipated.

Posted On: 10 Jan 2019 09:32 (Related Tags: impulse iron-man pepper-potts)


Rescue
CEO of Stark Industries
CEO of Stark Industries
Full Name: Virginia Potts
Code Name: Rescue
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer, Stark Industries
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations:
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Species Detail:
Age: 36
Height: 5'4"
Build: Slender
Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Gwyneth Paltrow
Theme Song:
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: Pepper-Potts
Played Since: November 17, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 22 Mar 2019 22:06

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