Character Information History: In the time before Tony Stark, Virginia Potts was known to most of her friends as 'Vee', and 'Red' exclusively to her father. Her parents divorced when she was young, and weekends meant shuttling back and forth between houses. It was a very tame childhood in comparison to the life she would have as an adult, one that grounded in the face of what was to come.
She pushed herself hard in school, determined to make something of herself. It took two tries for Virginia to be accepted to MIT's MBA program, and while she had dreams of ending poverty graduation saw her enter a world of fierce competition. She put resumes out for every job she was even remotely qualified for, and eventually landed a job at Stark Industries, working in the secretarial pool.
She'd met Stark only briefly in school, though their time had overlapped, and she knew practically nothing about the new CEO of the company. She didn't plan to stay long enough for it to matter. But then came the fateful day when she saw the error. It was Tony's own math, though she didn't know that at the time. She might have been less...vocal if she knew she was pointing out the boss's mistake. But that mistake was going to cost the company millions, and when Virginia pointed it out to her superiors she was ignored, brushed off like a child. It was entirely the wrong move, and knowing she was in the right she took it over their heads to show Stark himself.
Only- she didn't have an appointment. Which meant when she tried to push through anyways she was accosted by half a dozen (or like two) s body guards. To this day she's still embarrassed by the story, but- instinct took over, and she hit them with her pepper spray. All the screaming and commotion drew out Mr. Stark, who was amazingly amused by the whole situation. So much so that he transferred the newly dubbed 'Pepper' to be his personal assistant. It was a promotion she wasn't sure she should take, Stark had a reputation, but it wasn't as though she was signing her life away. If it didn't work out she'd leave and she'd have a hell of a bump on her resume.
Little did she know what she was getting herself into.
Wrangling Tony and his life was something that took getting used to, and the two of them clashed at first until they found their balance. He took a firm hand to make sure things ran smoothly, and at first it was difficult to take on that roll with her boss. But the longer they worked together the more natural it became. Honestly, Tony was- at the end of the day- probably her closest friend.
Then he went away for a routine trip and never came back. Pepper was sure he dead. Rhodey was sure he was out there. He won that bet, and Pepper had never been so grateful. But Tony was different once he was deliver back to them, changed, and not in the ways you'd expect. She's not sure who he thought he was fooling, it was obvious that he was Iron Man, it didn't take Pepper long to work it out.
Powers: The awesome and phenomenal power to get Tony Stark to behave like 3% of the time! In Game: Plots: