What do you mean you're not dying?! Did you just say you're dying?!
Ironman II (2010) Tony Stark's inner conflict with his health and character
This is the key to the future. I'm limited by the technology of my time, but one day you'll figure this out. And when you do, you will change the world. What is, and always will be, my greatest creation... is 'you'
After the events in Ironman I, with Tony Stark having to deal with one of his father's best friends in Stark Industries over the future of the company, he continues to have his character of being self-driven and egoistical. However, due to his ark reactor being run by palladium, his body is not able to handle the effects from the element; which is causing organ failure in his body.
Pepper Potts, his assistant at the time, enters his laboratory asking about his suit and its capabilities. However, Stark attempts to shield the fact that his lifeline (Ark reactor) is the thing that was killing him.
I don't know what to think!
Don't think, drink.
Tony Stark was losing hope on living since he could not find a sufficient element that would power his ark reactor. Stark ended up receiving a videotape from Nick Fury; after this, he went back home and watched the film. Tony felt that his father tended to be cold and detached (Being reflective of his behaviors) but then would have a different perspective of him once he viewed the video.
After Stark figures out that a blueprint to a new element was revealed from the video, he went to his laboratory and builds a particle accelerator to make the new material. He decides to name it bad***ium.
Lets see if this works.
Ever since Stark watched the video, he had a different outlook on his father and his character; both of which helped him to engage in a romantic relationship with Pepper Potts. Near the end of the movie, Tony offers Pepper a drink.