After defeating Vanko's drones, Iron Man and War Machine confront Vanko, who has outfitted himself in body armor that also includes his whips. Working together, Tony and Rhodey finally take Vanko out by firing their repulsor rays at each other, causing a large explosion. As Vanko lays defeated, he smiles and says, 'You lose.' Suddenly, the arc reactors in the downed drones begin to glow red, and Rhodey realizes that they are rigged to blow. Tony quickly flies to the Expo Center to rescue Pepper, who is so stressed out that she quits the position as CEO and, for the first time, she and Tony share a kiss. Later, at a debriefing, Fury informs Tony that, due to his impulsive behavior and narcissistic personality, they no longer want him to become an Avenger but that they would like to retain him as a consultant. Tony agrees to serve as a consultant on the condition that Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) prersents him and Rhodey with their medals for bravery. In a post-credits scene, SHIELD agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is seen driving to a remote impact crater in the New Mexico desert. As he informs Fury over the phone that they've "found it", the crater is shown to contain Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor.