Also Known as: White Knight, The LoverSwain is a member of the Collective acting as an agent of Slender Man. He is shown wearing a grinning theater mask and an old military uniform. Swain's name means "lover" or "suitor" in German. In DEATHTRAPEXODUS, it is shown that he wears another "sad" theater mask under the "happy" one.
- He appears in the Collective group shot in HAPPYBIRTHDAY, to the Observer's left.
- He is described by the Observer as "thelover".
- The chess piece he represents is the White Knight.
- He reveals himself on-camera in DEATHTRAPEXDODUS, where he is seen holding the journal up to the camera surrounded by Firebrand's text.
- Swain's identity has not been revealed in-story.
- Swain's outfit resembles an old European soldier uniform. This likely indicates that he was around during the World War II era along with other members of the Collective.
- Swain's vessel could be:
- Sebastian Kraus, the journal's writer.
- Robert Asher. Being the ex-husband of Mary Asher, who is already a Collective member herself, this would give a fitting explanation for his title, "the Lover".
- Noah's friend Edward (who, to date, has only appeared in the video "Device Analysis").
- John Fletcher.