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The devil is a very big angel, but a very little man.
— Mister Boss[src]

Mister Boss is a dwarf who claims to be an immortal being sent to Oz to prevent the Grimmerie from returning to Earth. He owns and operates the Clock of the Time Dragon.

In the novels

In Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, he first appears in Rush Margins, operating the Clock of the Time Dragon while Frexspar The Godly protests against it.

He later appears at the door of the Philosophy Club with Yackle.

His final appearance in Wicked comes during the end when he grants Elphaba a private audience with the Time Dragon, revealing her ancestry.

In A Lion Among Men, Mister Boss, now with his apprentice, Illianora, travels to the Cloister of Saint Glinda, bringing the Grimmerie with it.

In Out of Oz, he becomes part of the "accidental family" for Rain, although he loses none of his blunt attitude. He eventually marries Sister Apothecaire (calling her Little Daffy) after she leaves the mauntery. He has strong feelings towards the Clock of the Time Dragon and is deeply upset when it refuses to speak to him anymore. After its destruction he becomes very silent, which most of the characters pick up on, but thanks to his wife he manages to gain a new sense of purpose. He travels with Brrr to Munchkinland to rescue Dorothy Gale.