Lev Benioff was a character mentioned in The Last of Us.
He was the author of a newspaper extract, recounting about how the Cordyceps brain infection had infected at least 60% of the worlds population. Joel found it while searching through the University of Eastern Colorado's dorm rooms.
- His name is a reference to the novel City of Thieves, written by David Benioff, and its protagonist Lev. The developers of The Last of Us have cited the book as a major influence on the game.