Swain, also known as "The Lover" is a member of the Collective acting as an agent of Slender Man. He is seen wearing a theater mask and an old military uniform.

There is little known about Swain but the old military uniform could indicate that it is The German soldier that Noah's grandfather encountered in World War 2. (See the video My Grandfather Karl for more details.)


  • 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.