Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts
Portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow
Full Name Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Age 37
Height 5'4"
Build Slender
Eyes Blue
Hair Srawberry Blonde
Factions N/A
Occupation Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
Alignment Civilian

Claim to Fame

Pepper has been Tony Stark's personal assistant for several years now, having survived the job for far longer than any of her predecessors.


Pepper is a VERY well known public figure due to her close affiliation with Tony Stark, having had a few articles written about her in major financial and celebrity publications. She is alternately seen as a brilliant professional or as a gold-digging harpy, depending on the publication, the phase of the moon, and who knows what all other factors.


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 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'd 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.

Character Details

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 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'd fall to pieces. Probably why the whole Iron Man stint has been so difficult for her to mentally and emotionally reconcile (not that she'd ever mention it, or possibly isn't even consciously aware of it). 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'd honestly become distraught if anything happened to Tony. And she'd very likely be unable to articulate why.


Image Name Relationship Notes
tony_stark.jpg Tony Stark Boss Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist. Iron Man. Can't remember his own social security number without Pepper.
Natalie.jpg Natalie Rushman Coworker Natalie from Legal. Honestly, only noteworthy because she so completely brushed off one of Tony's 'friendly' greetings.
dana-rune-KBprofile.jpg Dana Hunt Friend Originally a photographer on retainer for Stark Industries. Got to talking with her and she's good people, even if her extended family on her father's side is … different.
600full-ellen-page.jpg Evelyn Wolstenholm Acquaintance Synthetic human but nice enough. Haven't seen her in a while, though. Considering contacting the CIA to see if she's all right.
Small%20Trent%202.jpg Aspect Acquaintance Computer hacker. Used some very unkosher methods to point out a Hydra agent. Still not at all sure he can be trusted. Having JARVIS track his movements.

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Porting Into Shadowcrest
March 31, 2015: Pepper visits Shadowcrest
(log: 20150331-portingintoshadowcrest | tags: coyote gotham pepper_potts shadowcrest zatanna | posted: 01 Apr 2015 22:10)

Eight Nine Ten
March 25, 2015: Nine attacks, Eight and Chairman Meow defend… a group of heroes show up.
(log: 20150325-eightnineten | tags: aspect contingency_c eight pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 26 Mar 2015 20:14)

Basement and Vices
March 23, 2015: The conduit to Rains basement flares again and the assortment of people who arrive… is interesting
(log: 20150323-basementandvices | tags: aspect constantine pepper_potts rain supergirl zatanna | posted: 26 Mar 2015 20:27)

Power Supplies and Leylines
March 19, 2015: Simmons visits Stark Industries and gets the low down from Jim Reha.
(log: 20150319-powersupplysleylines | tags: corvinus crickt pepper_potts simmons | posted: 20 Mar 2015 07:35)

Hot Springs
March 18, 2015: Zee and Pepper join Partisan in the hot springs for some R&R
(log: 20150318-hotsprings | tags: partisan pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 19 Mar 2015 11:34)

Clothing Partisan
March 17, 2015: Partisan texts some photo's to Pepper who immediately goes to the rescue
(log: 20150317-clothingpartisan | tags: aspect lunair partisan pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 19 Mar 2015 12:05)

Hydra In The Park
March 13, 2015: Eugene contacts Zee with information…. Zee's teleport goes wrong and she brings in more people.
(log: 20150313-hydrainthepark | tags: contingency_c lunair pepper_potts wolf_cub zatanna | posted: 14 Mar 2015 11:00)

Flame Throwing M-Town
March 11, 2015: Wolf Cub, Partisan and Pepper Potts end up dealing with flame throwing fanatics in M-Town.
(log: 20150311-flamethrowingmtown | tags: partisan pepper_potts wolf_cub | posted: 12 Mar 2015 11:13)

No 'Friends' of Mine
March 05 2015: A Purifier mob rolls into M-Town to bust and burn the place. A group of X-Men, Mutants and Concerned Citizens stop them.
(log: 20150305-no-friends-of-mine | tags: iceman longshot marvel-girl mystique partisan pepper_potts shift | posted: 06 Mar 2015 11:05)

Joint Venture Followup
March 3, 2015: Nicholas goes to talk to Pepper about their joint venture.
(log: 20150305-jointventurefollowup | tags: pepper_potts wolf_cub | posted: 12 Mar 2015 10:50)

State of the Union
March 03 2015: Nicholas goes to visit Pepper to discuss their joint venture and where she sees things.
(log: 20150303-state-of-the-union | tags: pepper_potts wolf_cub | posted: 04 Mar 2015 11:58)

Helping Jim Unwind
March 2, 2015: Pepper decides Jim needs some 'down time' and invites some friends to help
(log: 20150302-helpingjimunwind | tags: corvinus nyc oracle pepper_potts rowan | posted: 03 Mar 2015 11:19)

Show of Force
February 25 2015: Pepper, Zatanna and Misfit drop in on Jericho… leading demons in a fight?
(log: 20150225-show-of-force | tags: aspect coyote pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 03 Mar 2015 07:03)

At The Borders Of The Neverwhere
24 February 2015: Zee, Pepper and Jesana meet Fenris on the borders of the Neverwhere
(log: 20150224-atthebordersofnerverwhere | tags: coyote fenris pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 25 Feb 2015 09:59)

Party in a Cave
February 22 2015: Partisan cleans out a cache full of obsolete weapons for nostalgia reasons.
(log: 20150222-party-in-a-cave | tags: aspect partisan pepper_potts | posted: 03 Mar 2015 07:11)

All the King's Horses...?
February 22, 2015: Pepper, Dana, and Jim try to put together a complex puzzle…
(log: 20150222-all-the-king-s-horses | tags: corvinus nyc pepper_potts rune | posted: 27 Feb 2015 13:46)

Party Supplies
February 21 2015: Jericho Partisan and Pepper break out one of Partisans old caches for nostalgia's sake.
(log: 20150221-party-supplies | tags: aspect partisan pepper_potts | posted: 23 Feb 2015 00:06)

Desecrated Armor
February 19 2015: Jericho calls a small meeting to relate some rather troublesome developments
(log: 20150219-desecrated-armor | tags: aspect cyborg pepper_potts rain zatanna | posted: 22 Feb 2015 01:52)

Four Doctors and a Bird
February 17 2015: Pepper rounds up a bunch of helpful, well meaning people and sics them on Jim.
(log: 20150217-four-doctors-and-a-bird | tags: corvinus misfit pepper_potts rain seraph spearhead wolf_cub zatanna | posted: 22 Feb 2015 07:41)

Joint Venture
February 16 2015: Nicholas and Lydia go to Stark Tower to propose a joint venture
(log: 20150216-joint-venture | tags: falcon hardwire pepper_potts taskmaster wolf_cub | posted: 17 Feb 2015 10:04)

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