"The boss", also known as "Bossman" and "the head honcho", is the second non-infected antagonist after Robert in The Last of Us, and is the leader of the hunters in The Suburbs. His name is never revealed.
He is the leader of the hunters who control Pittsburgh preceded by one or more leaders in the past. According to a note found by Joel, he promoted killing tourists and would bluntly kill anyone who disagreed with him; he also didn't mind promoting it when two teenagers did this. Like previous leaders before him, he planned to expand the perimeter his people controlled beyond the city limits. It is suggested that other hunters disagreed with this plan, which apparently always ended in multiple casualties.