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The Boss is supposedly the owner and director of the company that employs Stanley. For unknown reasons, he has hired hundreds of office workers and controls them using a structure located in the basement of the facility. Dubbed the 'Mind Control Facility', the machine, besides directing the actions and emotions of all of his employees, also keeps them under constant surveillance.

Of course, the Boss does not let any of his employees know about this and hides the structure under his office. A certain combination must be typed into his keypad in order for one to access it. Alternately, a voice command can supposedly be used to unlock it, in one particular ending. In the Freedom Ending, he serves as the unseen main antagonist.


The Boss is never shown in-game, though a portrait is located in his office, showing a man wearing a suit and tie. The portrait has the title "I am The Most Expensive Boss" under it. The man's face, however, is cut off and cannot be seen. The portrait is also used as the logo for The Stanley Parable.


The Boss has never appeared in-game, although is mentioned constantly by the Narrator (especially in the Freedom Ending), and in the Mariella Ending is implied to not be against firing Stanley for finding him "insane". He has a very lavish office, as opposed to the cubicles that most of his workers occupy. The Boss has an Executive Bathroom, with poetic writings displayed on the bathroom's wall.


The image of Stanley's boss was made from a comment on suggestions to the HD remix. One fan said:

"My math teacher is named Mr. Foots, He doesn't know your game but he's pretty tall. Could you put him somewhere in The Stanley Parable?"

The photo has now been used as a photo of Stanley's boss.


  • Since The Boss is claimed to be the most expensive one, he could be a fictionalized version of Bill Gates, who was the richest person in the world in 2013, the year that The Stanley Parable HD remix was released.




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