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In the beginning of Iron Man 3 when Extremists attack on his house, he uses his suit to save Pepper's life. The same could be done in the end part of the movie when Pepper Potts was falling from 200 feet. Why didn't he do it?

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I'm not 100% sure, but was that suit present at the battle at that time? I thought it showed up later. –  Adam V Sep 10 '13 at 17:28
    
Yah! When Pepper was about to fall ,suits were presents and fighting with other extremists. –  Rishi Sep 11 '13 at 7:14
    
A lot of suits were present, yes, but they were the suits from Tony's basement. Suit #42 may not have been there yet. –  Adam V Sep 12 '13 at 13:21
    
@AdamV Certainly #42 came at the last moment. But I think other suits too were capable of fulfilling any command by Tony.They were saving Tony ,why couldn't they save pepper (If only she was not injected with Virus). :-) –  Rishi Sep 12 '13 at 16:34
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The suits were under the command to engage and eliminate all Extremists. The suits considered Pepper too as an Extremist as she had been injected with the virus. Therefore, the suits would try to destroy her rather than save her.

And, IMO issuing a new command to save Pepper Potts would had taken time and moreover be seen as an ambiguous instruction by the suit's system.

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is "this could be the reason" or "this is the reason"? –  Rishi Sep 11 '13 at 9:37
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and why didn't the suit destroy pepper potts ,while she was hanging? –  Rishi Sep 11 '13 at 9:40
    
@user2509211: If I say "this is the reason", do you have anything to refute the claim. But no, this is all logical inference. And my guess is that the suits did not destroy Pepper then because the virus had yet not been activated. –  KeyBrd Basher Sep 11 '13 at 11:17
    
Ok ,So As Pepper was injected with virus ,and that virus could have been activated at any moment...Tony thought It's safe to keep Jarvis away from pepper. :-) I accept your ans. Good thought. –  Rishi Sep 11 '13 at 16:30
    
@user2509211: Thank you –  KeyBrd Basher Sep 12 '13 at 9:23
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