The Sword Swallower followed the Red Triangle Gang members when The Poodle Lady's Poodle blew up a building. Batman suddenly appeared to halt the crime. Quickly, Batman drew the sword from the man's mouth and incapacitated him. Later, he tried to steal a child in accordance with Penguin's plans to kidnap the first-born sons of Gotham, but was arrested by Batman (offscreen).
In Other MediaEdit
In the Super Nintendo version of the Batman Returns Video Game, if you punched the Sword Swallower while he still had his sword down his throat, he died instantly.