Wow, your post is all over the map. You want your daughter to have female superhero role models that kick ass, not just have a pretty one? That’s the argument? And you cite Avengers? Where Black Widow takes out like a billion armed soldiers? That wasn’t the ass kicking you were looking for? You need Pepper in Iron too?
You have some strange fetishes.
I agree that Pepper helps make the Stark character. I got that. Here’s the problem – in 1 she’s a secretary. She’s the thing that keeps Tony in check. She even gets a good a good line (the taking out the trash one). In 2 she’s promoted to CEO of a multi-national, billion dollar publicly traded company. WHAT? As a character she’s completely out of her element. NOW she’s also going to put on a suit and fly around and save the day? In comic book world – fun idea. In movie world – bad idea.
- Good Superman vs Bad Superman – comics, good idea. In Superman III – bad idea.
- Yoda in a light saber duel – fanboy wet dream – good idea. In the prequels – bad idea.
I could go on, but I won’t. The point is that you need to be grounded somewhere. Pepper is what grounds Tony. If she’s off saving the world… he loses that.
I say let your daughter look at Pepper CEO. Aspire to that. If you want her to kick ass… let her model Hit Girl.