Beatrice can be seen on the Crystal Scar. She will land on the barrier near the Boneyard node for a short time and then fly off.
Interestingly, if Swain dies while casting Decrepify, there will be two Beatrices on the battlefield, one attached to the laser and one on his back when he falls to the ground.
Swain's Ravenous Flock transformation has a similar appearance to Tzeentch's Greater Daemons, the Lords of Change, from the Warhammer franchise.
The ending quote to Swain's background is based on Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22.
In the old lore, Swain was unable to compete in the Ionia Versus Noxus Grudge Match due to recently becoming a member of the Noxian High Command, thus needing to take time away from the League to put all his affairs in order.
While playing a game on Summoner's Rift, Swain's flock of Ravens (depending on the skin it could also be Snow Owls, Macaws, Demon birds, or Dragons) can be seen around the map.
His mannerisms, quotes and the "Grand General" persona are reminiscent of Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones.
In the start of the game there is a chance that a similiar music with ravens in the background to his login screen will be played.
His demonic left arm could be a reference to Murtaugh in the Submachine Series. After losing his left arm, Murtaugh discovered he had a third "karma" arm, which was extremely powerful and capable of causing mass destruction. Murtaugh pursues his goals with similar ruthlessness as Swain.
As a nod to his old lore, Swain has a raven named Beatrice, (< Latin beatrix "she who gladdens")
Swain was the first champion to be announced and then reworked before he went live. As shown in his Champion Spotlight, Torment's damage over time was increased by the amount of damage taken in its duration.
According to David 'Phreak' Turley, Swain'sNevermove ability was originally supposed to be called Nevermore and was called Nevermove as a pun. When the ability was implemented in the game the name was not changed back.
Swain, the Master Tactician
"The early bird guts the worm," is based on a famous idiom, "The early bird gets the worm."
In polish client, selection quote is "Rozdziobią was kruki, wrony." (You gonna be pecked out by crows and ravens), which is a reference to Stefan Żeromski's 1895 novel of the same title.
Swain, the Noxian Grand General
"Any man who must say 'we are winning' is not truly winning" and
"A one-armed man needs all the help he can get." are references to Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones.
"Only this, and nothing more" is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's poem "the Raven".
He shares the quote "Do not try my patience" –
Unlike his previous transformation, Swain cannot perform his personal interactions such as joking and taunting.
Beatrice is a scarlet macaw. In the American splash art Beatrice's flight feathers are blue and green, as opposed to the real life macaw's blue and yellow feathers, however, on the Chinese splash art the colors are just like the real life parrots.
His updated appearance resembles that of classic Rakan.
Swain was a member of the The Black Rose, a dark and mysterious group that controlled Noxus before the rise of the military government. They were thought to no longer exist. However, with the reemergence of their leader LeBlanc, the Black Rose are working towards getting the organization back into power.
During the War of Kalamanda, Garen and his Dauntless Vanguard hindered the progress of Swain and his army's advancement at every turn.
Swain and Jarvan IV, have a deep, hate-filled rivalry. He has attempted to kill Jarvan IV on several occasions.
Swain, the Noxian Grand General
Irelia cut off Swain's left arm during the Battle of the Placidium.
Swain has formed an alliance with Darius, and they work together to unite the nation behind a vision of true Noxian strength.
Swain's Trifarix Council was probably based on the Roman Triumvirate, Swain being the Leader of Vision;