The character sheet for the Live Action ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.

* [[Characters/TransformersFilmSeriesAutobots Autobots]]
* [[Characters/TransformersFilmSeriesDecepticons Decepticons]]
* [[Characters/TransformersFilmSeriesHumans Humans]]

!The Creators

[[folder:The Creators]]

* AbusivePrecursors: They sent Lockdown after Optimus and the Autobots, and evidently didn't bother telling him to spare the Autobots.
* TheDreaded: Lockdown certainly pays a ''lot'' of respect to them. At the film's end, with the Creators' eyes still on Earth, [[spoiler: Optimus goes into space to take them on in order to spare the planet from their wrath.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: Lockdown's employers and the creators of the Cybertronian race.
* HostileTerraforming: Their whole schtick is turning other planets into Transformium to make living machines.
* NoNameGiven: The actual name of their species is never revealed. They have similarites with the Quintessons of past Transformers lore, though whether or not they actually are the Quintessons has yet to be revealed.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: They were the ones who exterminated the dinosaurs using Transformium.
%%* {{Precursors}}

[[caption-width-right:225:"You think that ''you're'' the center of the universe?"]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MarkRyan

A non-aligned bounty hunter, Lockdown's all business. Give him a target, and he'll get it back to you with no distractions or issues, for the right price. He makes his debut in the fourth film, on the trail of Optimus Prime, at the behest of his mysterious clients. While on Earth, he transforms into a Lamborghini Aventador.

* BewareTheHonestOnes: Acts in a forthright manner while working with Cemetery Wind, despite holding Attinger in disdain. When the Autobots abscond with Optimus, the other part of this trope comes into effect.
* BigBad: Of the fourth film. He is the single most consistent and deadly foe faced by the main characters.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Galvatron and Attinger.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Attinger. They also qualify as a BigBadEnsemble as well, since while they're working together, they have different goals and have different arch-enemies who they focus their energy on (Cade for Attinger, Optimus for Lockdown).
* BountyHunter: [[CaptainObvious Yes]]. He's hunting Optimus when the film begins, not to mention several others (the Dinobots) before that.
* CanonImmigrant: He heralds from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and previously made appearances in the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 IDW G1 continuity]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange: His ship houses multiple trophies taken from past targets.
* CombatPragmatist: He's stronger and faster than most Autobots; however, Optimus and the Dinobots have him beat in terms of sheer might, firepower, and skill. He can still deal with them due to this trope, as he dances around them, using the terrain around them to pummel them, calls in outside help, and snipes at them when they're distracted.
* ConsummateProfessional: Unlike previous villains, he's not interested in subjugating or slaughtering humanity just because he's stronger than they are. He even honors his bargain with Attinger and gives him the Seed once he has Optimus, when he could have easily double-crossed and killed him and his men.
* CoolCar: His altmode is a Lamborghini Aventador.
* CoolMask: A retractable green faceplate capable of picking up heat signatures.
* CoolStarship: Pilots a massive one which also serves as his base of operations, trophy storage, and prison. [[spoiler:The prison section turns out to be a smaller vessel meant for the Knights Terminus.]]
* ColdSniper: Hanging back and wounding targets from a distance with guns, missiles, or grenades is a favored tactic of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: Caustically so.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It's heavily hinted that Lockdown sees Attinger's attempts to get rich for ''exactly'' what they are. This before the movie itself even hinted as such, to boot.
* EvilBrit: Courtesy of Mark Ryan.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, serious voice, making him even more frightening.
* EvilVirtues: Honor and Resourcefulness. Honors his end of the deal with Attinger despite holding him in contempt and being in a perfect position to screw him hard, and treats Optimus as something of a WorthyOpponent throughout. [[CombatPragmatist Not much elaboration is needed on his resoucefulness]].
* FantasticRacism: Shown to hold humans in disdain throughout, though not quite to the level of [[KillEmAll previous antagonists]].
* TheHeavy: To his employers.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: It's a bit hard to notice, but he has a long vertical scar on the left side of his face, crossing his eye, and a similar mark on his chest.
* HeroKiller:
** He solidifies how dangerous and brutal he is in his first appearance by shooting a wounded [[spoiler:Ratchet]] and then ripping out his spark when [[spoiler:Ratchet]] refuses to reveal the location of Optimus Prime. He also kills [[spoiler:Lucas]] while the heroes are fleeing, nearly kills [[spoiler:Optimus]] as well during their final confrontation when he runs him through with his own weapon, and he also almost kills [[spoiler: Cade]] as well when [[spoiler: Cade]] interferes in his fight with Optimus.
** It's also implied that he played a large role in the deaths of most of the surviving Autobot cast from the previous films.
* HookHand: Like all previous incarnations. Though this time it's retractable, and doesn't replace his hand.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He has a disdain of cybertronians working together with humans despite the fact the he himself is working together with a human.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice[=/=]HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Optimus [[spoiler: runs him through from behind before drawing his sword up through Lockdown's head and chest.]]
* ImplacableMan: You can run, but he'll keep on coming.
* ItsPersonal: When Optimus and co. [[spoiler:escape on the Knight Ship with the Dinobots]], he's clearly ''pissed''.
* KnightOfCerebus: Easily one of the most ruthless villains in the series.
* LightningBruiser: For being a slightly-above-average-sized Transformer, he's extremely fast and strong. He's able to get Optimus on the ropes, despite three much larger Decepticons previously at best only wearing Optimus down. When combined with [[CombatPragmatism pragmatism]], he's even able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Optimus; however, Prime is a stronger and better fighter, and can defeat him in a sheer contest of skill and strength.
* MenacingStroll: His default practically.
* MundaneUtility: Like the Seed, but on a smaller scale, his grenades have the ability to rearrange matter into Transformium on a subatomic level. Useful as this might otherwise be, all Lockdown is shown using it for is killing [[spoiler:Lucas]].
* PunchClockVillain: Don't get us wrong; Lockdown is as brutal as any antagonist we've seen before; but once he claims his target, he's simply going to leave Earth to collect his payment from his client. He's not interested in the war at all.
* SmugSmiler: Sports a truly unnerving smile when he's taken down Optimus.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Though less so than his previous counterparts.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Can morph his hands into various weapons, including his signature hook and what appears to be a spark extractor.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Uses a combination of standard and metal-generating grenades to take out opponents from a distance.
* TrophyRoom: More like trophy ''ship''. His vessel houses numerous items from his victories over the years. [[spoiler:Amusingly, the prison is also a literal trophy ship.]]
* UnexpectedCharacter: Nobody was expecting a relatively recently introduced ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' CanonForeigner to appear as the BigBad of a major Michael Bay movie.
* UnusualWeaponMounting: His face turns into a gun.
* WorthyOpponent: Hinted to view Optimus as this, at least until the final battle.
* WalkingArmory: Not as obvious as Hound, but he's still got his primary face-cannon, a grenade launcher, missiles stored in his shoulders, and a pair of SwissArmyWeapon hands.