Dave Skylark is the host of Skylark Tonight, a talk show where he conducts interviews with celebrities to ask them personal questions. Shortly after celebrating his 1,000th episode, he discovers Kim Jong-un is a fan of his show. This results in the show's producer arranging an interview. The next day, a CIA agent appears at Dave's home and proposes that he and Aaron Rapaport (his show's producer) assassinate Kim with a poisonous transdermal strip. The duo reluctantly agrees and they travel to the presidential palace in Pyongyang to carry out the assassination but complications arise when a security guard eats the strip, mistaking it for chewing gum.
Dave spends his day partying with Kim and is convinced that he is simply a misunderstood dictator and they become friends. After foiling Aaron's attempt at killing Kim with a spare ricin strip delivered earlier by UAV he attends a dinner to mourn the death of the guard who consumed the ricin strip only to discover that Kim is insane and filled grocery store he passed by earlier was a facade. Later, he carries out a plan he devised earlier along with Aaron and Sook-yin Park to embarrass Kim on air by causing him to cry via singing Katy Parry's Firework (which he had learned he liked earlier). Enraged, Kim shoots Skylark leaves only for him to get up later and reveal he survived via a bulletproof vest. He regroups with Aaron and Sook-yin and a puppy given to him earlier by Kim and escape the palace by hijacking a Soviet tank. Though Kim pursues them in a helicopter and prepares to order the launch of several nuclear missiles he is stopped when Dave fires a shell at the helicopter and finally destroys Kim. They are then rescued by three disguised SEAL Team Six soldiers and sent back to the US, where Dave writes a book about his journey.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B | 9-A
Name: Dave Skylark
Origin: The Interview
Classification: Talk show host
Powers and Abilities: Poison Manipulation via trandermal strip
Attack Potency: Human level | Small Building level (Obliterated a helicopter)
Speed: Normal Human | Superhuman
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Human Class | Room Class
Durability: Human level, Street level with bulletproof vest (Easily survived getting shot) | Small Building level
Range: Standard melee range | Likely hundreds of meters.
Standard Equipment: Ricin-infused transdermal strips, a bulletproof vest | A Soviet tank and its armaments
Intelligence: Runs his own talk show and improvised on a plan to assassinate Kim Jong-un after unknowingly ruining it.
Weaknesses: Human weaknesses | None notable
Key: Dave | With Soviet Tank