The character sheet for the Live Action ''Film/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.]]
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler: They oppose Unicron while not giving a damn about the lifeforms inhabiting him.]]
* 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.
** The appearance of [[spoiler: a female creator named Quintessa as the BigBad of ''The Last Knight'' seems to confirm they are indeed the movie version of the Quintessons]].
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: They were the ones who exterminated the dinosaurs using Transformium.
* {{Retcon}}: ''Age of Extinction'' shows a glimpse of an organic hand, but ''The Last Knight'' gave them a metallic look. Of course, the timespan consists of millions of years, so an armor or even some form of evolution is possible.
* SuperiorSpecies: Their technology allows them to brainwash Optimus Prime, so it has to be pretty darn effective.
%%* {{Precursors}}


->'''Played by:''' Creator/GemmaChan

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The one Creator we've seen, Quintessa, is a lot prettier than the original tentacled freaks. While she still has tentacles, they emerge from the bottom, making her look like a ghost, especially since she's colored light blue and floats. [[spoiler: She gets even prettier as a human.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Quintessa serves this for ''The Last Knight''. She intends to destroy Unicron (Earth's true form) to save Cybertron and corrupts Optimus to do so.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: Quintessa and Megatron are actually working together to revitalize their home planet, even though Quintessa is the one who's giving orders to Megatron during the final phases of their plan, since he's the brawn and she's the brains.]]
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler: Quintessa is essentially a combination of Solus Prime and Quintus Prime]].
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Turns Optimus into Nemesis to retrieve the Staff for her.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: Quintessa played Optimus Prime like a fiddle.]]
* SatanicArchetype: The prophecy calls her "The Mad Goddess" and the Knights know her as "The Great Deceiver".
* UnreliableNarrator: She claims to be "The Prime of Life" and the creator of the Transformers, yet she seems to be one herself. The Creators shown in the previous film are depicted as having organic hands, while Quintessa's design doesn't match the Primes seen in ROTF. [[spoiler: Her plan to revitalize Cybertron using Unicron's energy also contradicts the Creators' implied plan in the previous film, which was to wipe out all Transformers and start over from scratch.]] Additionally, the Knights call her "The Great Deceiver" for a reason.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Quintessa's ultimate goals are good ones: to restore the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron [[spoiler: while also preventing [[UltimateEvil Unicron]] from ever awakening to threaten the universe]]. Her methods for accomplishing those goals are undeniably evil, however.

[[caption-width-right:225:''"You think that'' you're ''the center of the universe?"'']]

->'''Played by:''' Creator/MarkRyan

-->''"Autobots, Decepticons, like little children. Always fighting, making a mess out of the universe. Then'' I've ''got to clean it up."''

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.

* AdaptationalBadass: Most versions of Lockdown have been pretty deadly bounty hunters beforehand, but none of them have ever been shown to be strong enough to take Optimus on in a straight fight.
* 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.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Galvatron and Attinger in the fourth film. Although Lockdown and Attinger technically work together, they have different goals and operately distinctly from one another, while Galvatron is a seperate threat all together.
* 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. He was meant to be an apocolyptic muscle car like in ''Animated'', but [[MerchandiseDriven Lamborghini had money.]]
* 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.
* DynamicEntry: His tactic is to shoot and cripple his opponent from far away with an incredibly powerful cannon, after which he slowly walks up to them while they are still in incredible pain and in shock at what has happened.
* 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.
* InTheBack: Each time he gets the upper hand in a fight during the movie is whenever his opponent is distracted by something else, allowing him to attack from behind. He also gets killed this way.
* ItsPersonal: When Optimus and co. [[spoiler:escape on the Knight Ship with the Dinobots]], he's clearly ''pissed''. Never mind that his bounty escaped, taking several more with him. They stole his trophy case.
* 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 speed.
* 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]].
* NotSoDifferent: It's subtle, but for all he claims the Autobots, Decepticons and their war are beneath him, there's quite a few shown similarities to Megatron in the first film during his battle with Prime - from his furious hatred of humans to a shot where he grips a crippled Prime's face as he rants, which is near-identical to the scene in ''Transformers'' where Megatron claims humans don't deserve to live.
* 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.


[[folder:Infernocons / Infernocus]]
* CombiningMecha: The Infernocons can form into Infernocus, who towers even over Optimus. This combiner is fully bipedal, unlike ''Revenge Of The Fallen's'' Devastator, who moved more like a gorilla.
* TheBrute: For Megatron and Quintessa's forces, Infernocus does the heavy lifting.


[[folder:'''SPOILER CHARACTER''']]

* AdaptationalBadass: Most Unicrons "merely" eat planets and have enough power to destroy entire civilizations. However, unless it's not connected to his body and doesn't go deep enough, this one also has a star harvester built into him, designed to drain stars and turn them to energy. This version of Unicron could potentially destroy entire star systems before any planet in them could even notice it, ''and'' heal himself by doing so.
* ApocalypseHow: Certainly can cause a Class 5 if he were to awaken, since he ''is'' the core of Earth.
* TheGhost: Unicron ''is'' Earth, so technically you see him throughout the entire movie, but we haven't an inkling of what he truly looks or sounds like.
* GreaterScopeVillain: For the entire film franchise. Unicron is Earth, much like in ''Transformers: Prime'', and is Sir Edmund Burton's stated reason why the Cybertronians are attracted to Earth; this would explain the endeavors of the Fallen, as well as those of Sentinel Prime.
* MythologyGag:
** The SpikesOfVillainy that are protruding from various places on Earth (that, when put together from the days of Pangaea, form a circular pattern) are remiscient of G1 Unicron's "maw" from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''.
** As mentioned above, his status as planet Earth itself is akin to his ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' counterpart.
* WalkingSpoiler: The GreaterScopeVillain of the series is ''Earth itself''.