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The character sheet for the Live Action Transformers Film Series.

Due to Hasbro's decision to reboot the film franchise with Bumblebee, characters from Bumblebee and its potential sequels instead go here.

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The Creators

    The Creators

The Creators of the Transformers. They were the ones who sent Seeds to prehistoric Earth, and hired Lockdown to hunt down Optimus and other Transformers.

  • Abusive Precursors: They were the ones who created the Cybertronian race, have a habit of terraforming planets for their own purposes while not caring if lifeforms are already present, and sent Lockdown after Optimus, and evidently didn't bother telling him to spare the Autobots.
  • The Dreaded: Lockdown certainly pays a lot of respect to them. At the film's end, with the Creators' eyes still on Earth, Optimus goes into space to take them on in order to spare the planet from their wrath.
  • Evil Versus Evil: They oppose Unicron while not giving a damn about the lifeforms inhabiting him.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Lockdown's employers and the creators of the Cybertronian race.
  • Hostile Terraforming: Their whole schtick is turning other planets into Transformium to make living machines.
  • No Name Given: 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 Quintessons has yet to be revealed. The appearance of a female Creator named Quintessa in The Last Knight lends more credence to them being Quintessons, but nothing is explicitly confirmed.
  • Phlebotinum Killed the Dinosaurs: They were the ones who exterminated the dinosaurs using Transformium.
  • Superior Species: Their technology allows them to brainwash Optimus Prime, so it has to be pretty darn effective.



Played by: Gemma Chan

A female Creator seeking to restore Cybertron.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Of the Creators we've seen, Quintessa is a lot prettier than the biomechanical pink hand seen in Age of Extinction. And if one believes she is a Quintesson, this also applies to the tentacled robotic creatures. 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. She gets even prettier as a human.
  • Big Bad: Quintessa serves as this for The Last Knight. She intends to destroy Unicron (who is Earth's core) to save Cybertron and corrupts Optimus to do so.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: 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. Though Megatron's face having red vein-like features would indicate he's being mind-controlled by Quintessa.
  • Composite Character: Quintessa is essentially a combination of Solus Prime and Quintus Prime, being a female Creator of the Transformers, and inspired the Quintessons.
  • The Corrupter: Turns Optimus into Nemesis Prime to retrieve the Staff for her.
  • Human Shifting: In The Stinger of The Last Knight, she demonstrates the ability to take human form.
  • Leitmotif: She has a rather sinister sounding motif that plays whenever she appears.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Bumblebee shoots her in the back while she's restoring Cybertron, the energy overloads her and she seemingly blinks out of existence. She turns out to have just teleported away to come up with a new plan.
  • Retcon: Age of Extinction shows a glimpse of a Creator with an organic hand, but The Last Knight gives Quintessa a metallic look. Of course, the timespan consists of millions of years, so an armor or even some form of evolution is possible.
  • Satanic Archetype: She's a member of the species that gave life to the Transformers, but appears to be cast out by them in the present day, and proclaims herself a god despite being as mortal as her creations. The prophecy calls her "The Mad Goddess" and the Knights know her as "The Great Deceiver".
  • Unreliable Narrator: She claims to be the "Prime of Life" and the Creator of the Transformers, yet she seems to be Cybertronian. The Creators shown in the Age of Extinction are depicted as having biomechanical hands, while Quintessa's design doesn't match the Primes seen in Revenge of the Fallen. 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 and accused Optimus of betraying his own kind, both of which imply she was lying about her goals.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Quintessa's ultimate goals are good ones: to restore the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron while also preventing Unicron from ever awakening to threaten the universe. Her methods for accomplishing those goals are undeniably evil, however.


"You think that you're the center of the universe?"
Voiced by: Mark Ryan
"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 Age of Extinction, on the trail of Optimus Prime, at the behest of his mysterious clients. While on Earth, he transforms into a Lamborghini Aventador.

  • Adaptational Badass: 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.
  • Beware the Honest Ones: 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.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Galvatron and Attinger in Age of Extinction. Although Lockdown and Attinger technically work together, they have different goals and operate distinctly from one another, while Galvatron is a separate threat altogether.
  • Bounty Hunter: He's hunting Optimus when the film begins, not to mention several others (the Dinobots) before that.
  • Canon Immigrant: He hails from Transformers: Animated, and previously made appearances in the IDW G1 continuity.
  • Cold Sniper: Hanging back and wounding targets from a distance with guns, missiles, or grenades is a favored tactic of his. Hell, his face forms into a Cybertronian sniper rifle.
  • Collector of the Strange: His ship houses multiple trophies taken from past targets.
  • Combat Pragmatist: 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.
  • Cool Car: His altmode is a Lamborghini Aventador. He was meant to be an apocolyptic muscle car like in Animated, but Lamborghini had money.
  • Cool Mask: A retractable green faceplate capable of picking up heat signatures.
  • Cool Starship: Pilots a massive one which also serves as his base of operations, trophy storage, and prison. The prison section turns out to be a smaller vessel meant for the Knights Terminus.
  • Dark Is Evil: A black-colored villain and heavily associated with dark colors.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Caustically so, making a few crude, comical remarks every now and then.
  • Dynamic Entry: 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.
  • Evil Brit: Courtesy of Mark Ryan.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a deep, serious voice, making him even more frightening.
  • Fantastic Racism: Shown to hold humans in disdain throughout, though not quite to the level of previous antagonists.
  • Final Boss: Whereas Attinger is killed and Galvatron pulls a Villain: Exit, Stage Left, Lockdown is the last villain to deal with in the film.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: 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.
  • Head Blast: Lockdown's head can transform into a gun powerful enough to paralyze Optimus Prime.
  • The Heavy: For his employers, as well as the film's Big Bad Ensemble. Attinger physically can't fight the Autobots, and Galvatron spends half the movie as a mindless drone before regaining his memories, leaving Lockdown as the most active and direct threat to the heroes.
  • Hero Killer:
    • He solidifies how dangerous and brutal he is in his first appearance by shooting a wounded Ratchet and then ripping out his spark when Ratchet refuses to reveal the location of Optimus Prime. He also kills Lucas while the heroes are fleeing, nearly kills Optimus as well during their final confrontation when he runs him through with his own weapon, and he also almost kills Cade as well when 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.
  • Hook Hand: 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 Attinger.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Optimus runs him through from behind before drawing his sword up through Lockdown's head and chest.
  • Implacable Man: You can run, but he'll keep on coming.
  • In the Back: 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.
  • It's Personal: When Optimus and co. 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.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Easily one of the most ruthless villains in the series.
  • Leitmotif: He has his own theme which is both ominous and menacing at the same time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: 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 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.
  • Menacing Stroll: His default speed.
  • Mundane Utility: 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 Lucas.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Perhaps the biggest example in the franchise, relative to the Transformer size, as Lockdown's size is only slightly above average due to his alt being a supercar, but he can take on the franchise's heaviest hitters like Optimus head on.
  • Smug Smiler: Sports a truly unnerving smile when he's taken down Optimus.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Though less so than his previous counterparts.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: Can morph his hands into various weapons, including his signature hook and what appears to be a spark extractor.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Uses a combination of standard and metal-generating grenades to take out opponents from a distance.
  • Trophy Room: More like trophy ship. His vessel houses numerous items from his victories over the years. Amusingly, the prison is also a literal trophy ship.
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: His face turns into a gun.
  • Walking Armory: 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 Swiss-Army Weapon hands.
  • Worthy Opponent: Hinted to view Optimus as this, at least until the final battle.

    Infernocons / Infernocus 
  • The Brute: For Megatron and Quintessa's forces, Infernocus does the heavy lifting.
  • Combining Mecha: 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.
  • Flat Character: None of his components or the combiner mode display any real personality.


    Cybertron's Ancient Enemy (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 


Cybertron's ancient enemy, Unicron's status as the Earth itself is the reason for why the Cybertronians are attracted to the planet.

  • Aborted Arc: Thanks to the film series going in a different direction with Bumblebee, it's unlikely that Unicron's story will be continued.
  • Adaptational Badass: 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.
  • Apocalypse How: Certainly can cause a Class X if he were to awaken, since he is the Earth itself.
  • Composite Character: Like Transformers: Prime it fuses together two central elements of the mythos.
    • Unicron: Chaos-Bringer, planet-eater and ancient enemy of Cybertron/Primus
    • Terra (Earth): home-world of humanity and main location of the events of the series
    • Like an another transforming Earth, Atlas/Panagaiden from Transformers vs G.I Joe, the knowledge of his existence was preserved by a secret society.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Our home planet just so happens to be the Transformers' equivalent to Angra Mainyu.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is a planet-eating gigantic monstrous entity, like all his counterparts.
  • The Ghost: Unicron is Earth, so technically you see him throughout the entire series, but his full body form and face aren't shown other than his horns sticking out of the ground.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the entire movieverse 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.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He's been asleep for a long time and hasn't been woken up by all the cacophonous wars and destruction that happened on his body's surface. Quintessa then decided now was the perfect time to attack Unicron as he slept by engulfing him with Cybertron's remains and draining his life force, but in the process of moving Cybertron to Earth's orbit, she woke him up.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Spikes of Villainy 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 The Transformers: The Movie.
    • As mentioned above, his status as planet Earth itself is akin to his Transformers: Prime counterpart.
  • The Unfought: Never directly confronted in the film.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Greater-Scope Villain of the series is Earth itself.

Alternative Title(s): Transformers Age Of Extinction, Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen, Transformers Dark Of The Moon, Transformers The Last Knight