"You missed."
―The Terrifying Clown to Batman, before the Dark Knight knocks him out.[src]

The Terrifying Clown was a thug who worked for The Penguin, as a member of the Red Triangle Circus Gang.


That man dressed as a clown, and operated throughout the criminal organization, the Red Triangle Circus Gang. As Batman approached him during an attack by the gang in Gotham City, that man grabbed the passing Selina Kyle and threatened to harm her with a Taser if Batman didn't retreat.

Batman shot a projectile at a building wall behind the clown. The clown believed that Batman had tried to hit him with it, and mocked him by saying: "you missed". Batman then jerked hard on the projectile's cord, which tore loose a chunk of the wall that hit the clown in the back of his head and instantly knocked him out. Selina thanked Batman for saving her, and after he left without saying anything, Selina inspected the clown's taser, then briefly shocked him with it, and let out a giggle of surprise and excitement.

He may have been arrested before Penguin's death.

After she became Catwoman, Selina used that man's taser to electrocute Max Shreck to death.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • In one of the first script drafts, the Terrifying Clown's Taser would have originally been used by Catwoman to electrocute and scar Harvey Dent, not Max Shreck.
  • The Terrifying Clown was the first boss in the Super Nintendo video game adaptation of Batman Returns, under the name "Stun Gun Clown".