Harold Attinger

Full Name

Harold Attinger


Mr. Attinger


Transformers: Age of Extinction


A high-ranking CIA operative who is the founder of Cemetery Wind


High Intelligence
Master of Deception and Manipulation
Leadership and Firearm Skills


Killing Transformers


To wipe out the Transformers by exterminating both Autobots and Decepticons simultaneously
To help Lockdown capture Optimus Prime
To have Cade Yeager and his family killed in order to prevent them from exposing Cemetery Wind's terroristic operations


Obliterated by Optimus Prime

Type of Villain

Corrupt Official
Master Manipulator
Fascistic Genocidal Mastermind
Mass-Murdering Hypocrite
Complete Monster

Harold Attinger is the main antagonist of Transformers: Age of Extinction. He was a no-nonsense government agent and the corrupt founder of the CIA's black ops unit Cemetery Wind.


He’s lived his life in the shadows for 30 years ) in the service of his country, and he likes to be unremarkable yet very efficient. Hell-bent on eliminating the presence of the Transformers on Earth, he mercilessly stalks human mechanic Cade Yeager and his daughter Tessa, due to their alliance with the Autobots. He works alongside a Transformer bounty hunter for the duration of the movie. He is given the Seed, a Cybertronian bomb built by the Creators that is able to turn the surrounding landscape into Transformium, an unstable metal the transformers are made of, by Lockdown after he captures Optimus Prime.

Attinger attempts to give the Seed to Joyce in return for his payment, but Joyce leaves the scene, knowing that Galvatron wants that Seed to rebuild his army. At the end of the film, Galvatron seemingly retreats as his army is destroyed and Lockdown returns to fight Optimus. Attinger notifies Lockdown of the situation, the location of the Autobots and the Seed they have stolen. He corners Cade with a gun while Optimus fights Lockdown and he rants about how it takes patience to make a man and to work in the shadows to protect all humans. He claims that there are no good aliens or bad aliens, it's just the humans and them. He says to Yeager, "You chose them" and is about to shoot Yeager, but is quickly shot in the chest by Optimus, killing him on impact and avenging the deaths of the Autobots he had killed.