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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Victor Takes Off
February 9, 2015:STAR Labs has the technology, they can rebuild him… but what about the human element?
(log: 20150209-victor-takes-off | tags: columbia cyborg metropolis pepper_potts | posted: 12 Feb 2015 01:13)

Silver Lining
February 07 2015: Bobby invites Pepper over to DCI to show some possiblilities for working together, a silver lining in the Atlantean Storm
(log: 20150207-silver-lining | tags: iceman pepper_potts | posted: 03 Mar 2015 07:30)

Metropolis Clean Energy
February 3, 2015: Fenris expects visitors to ask about some energy anomaly
(log: 20150203-metrocleanenergy | tags: fenris nyc pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 05 Feb 2015 09:07)

Neverwhere Camping Trip
January 28 2015: Fenris, recovering in Neverwhere, finds himself suddenly hosting a camping trip. He doensn't mind.
(log: 20150128-neverwhere-camping-trip | tags: fenris hawkeye_ii lunair nyx pepper_potts | posted: 29 Jan 2015 10:56)

Dinner and a Brainstorm
January 26, 2015: Pepper Potts didn't get to Metropolis over the weekend, so she relocates there partly to avoid the winter storm descending on NYC, and partly to make sure Howard, Jim, and Tony aren't neglecting themselves working. Two out of three ain't bad.
(log: 20150126-dinner-and-a-brainstorm | tags: corvinus howard_stark pepper_potts | posted: 27 Jan 2015 06:18)

Security Breach: The Prototype
January 25, 2015: Tasked with the important Operation: Wand, Fitz calls in a few favors.
(log: 20150125-security-breach:prototype | tags: beast emmett_argyle fitz hydra pepper_potts shield | posted: 26 Jan 2015 16:57)

Catching Up Partisan Style
January 25, 2015: Partisan contacts Pepper seemingly out of the blue, and invites her for dinner and conversation.
(log: 20150125-catching-up-partisan-style | tags: aspect partisan pepper_potts | posted: 27 Jan 2015 05:08)

Magical Mind Meeting
January 23, 2015: Magical Minds Meet on neutral territory to discuss the HYDRA threat
(log: 20150123-magicalmindmeeting | tags: aspect magik nyc pepper_potts rain rune zatanna | posted: 24 Jan 2015 11:14)

Neutral Ground
January 19 2015: Peppper knows just where Jericho can find some Neutral Ground
(log: 20150119-neutral-ground | tags: aspect pepper_potts rune wassea | posted: 20 Jan 2015 10:38)

More on Metropolis
January 18, 2015: Howard Stark is helping the kind folks of the city of Metropolis when backup arrives.
(log: 20150118-more-on-metropolis | tags: captain_america darce howard_stark pepper_potts | posted: 18 Jan 2015 14:43)

A Message for the Fey
January 18 2015: Jericho goes looking for Pepper and finds Jim as well. Audrey follows.
(log: 20150118-a-message-for-the-fey | tags: aspect corvinus lux pepper_potts | posted: 20 Jan 2015 11:03)

January 16, 2015: Babs has a meeting in New York with Pepper. Pepper has double booked.
(log: 20150116-doublebooked | tags: nyc oracle pepper_potts spitfire | posted: 18 Jan 2015 05:43)

Fury Asked Nicely
January 12, 2015: SHIELD Director Fury asks Tony Stark to the Triskelion to officially request his help with restoring power to the city of Metropolis.
(log: 20150112-fury-asked-nicely | tags: antoine_triplett iron_man nick_fury pepper_potts | posted: 13 Jan 2015 09:53)

Drop Offs and Drop Ins
January 6, 2015: Pepper Potts is a popular lady. Two SHIELD agents drop off something for her, and two others drop in to visit Stark Tower.
(log: 20150106-drop-offs-and-drop-ins | tags: fenris hunter mockingbird oracle pepper_potts | posted: 07 Jan 2015 19:05)

Sunday Roast at the Stark Symposium
January 4, 2015: There were surprises a plenty at the Stark Symposium.
(log: 20150104-sunday-roast-at-the-stark-symposium | tags: ant-man defenders howard_stark iceman iron_man ms_marvel nyc pepper_potts stark_industries stark_tower | posted: 05 Jan 2015 02:33)

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