This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Boss Battle Tropes: From YKTTW
: So, out of curiosity: where exactly did the term "Boss" come from? By the time I was old enough to know what video games were, "boss" was the common term.
Degraine: Well, according to one source I can't recall, the term comes from Big Boss and his first appearance, in Metal Gear