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The Devil Fire Breather
General Information
Real name: Unidentified
Aliases: Fire Clown
Alignment: Bad
Affiliation: The Penguin (Boss)
Characteristics: Gender - Male
Hair –
Eyes -
Portrayed by: John Strong
Appearances: Batman Returns

The Devil Fire Breather was a thug working for The Penguin, as a member of the Red Triangle Circus Gang.


The Devil Fire Breather used his trick fire-starting skills to terrorize the citizens of Gotham as The Penguin set The Red Triangle gang loose on Gotham Square. He was burning some buildings when Batman in the Batmobile drove up. Unsuccessfully trying to torch the Batmobile and unsuccessfully trying to set Batman on fire, The Devil Fire Breather got a taste of his own medicine when the Batmobile turned its rear flame on him and drove away, allowing Batman to set the Devil Fire Breather on fire.

It is not clear if the criminal has died from his burns or less.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The fire breather was played circus performer John Strong, who also played the sword swallower in the Red Triangle gang.
  • The Devil Fire Breather appears in the SNES video game adaption of Batman Returns (Video Game) under the name Fire Clown. If the player avoids his fire attacks, it is likely the attack will harm other Red Triangle gangmembers instead of Batman.

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