|“||KEEP EARTH HUMAN.||„|
|~ Cemetery Wind's motto.|
Cemetery Wind is the the main antagonistic faction of the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction. It is a secret black ops unit of the Central Intelligence Agency created by the Corrupt Official Harold Attinger.
Cemetery Wind was formed after the battle of Chicago and the disbandment of NEST as the human alliance with the Autobots had been terminated. They were tasked to eliminate any remaining Decepticons on Earth and was ordered by the President, but the Autobots was banned hunting, because they are heroes, along with allies of the U.S military, who saved the human race. Attinger secretly disobeyed the President; he took advantage of his authority, made a deal with Lockdown, eliminating all Transformers, delivering their remains to KSI to melt them down for materials to build their artificial, remote-controlled Transformers, make them a better world and killing anyone who discovered their operation. Deciding to function as a state police, they started offering financial rewards to ordinary civilians that report alien activity towards them.
Targeting the Autobots
Cemetery Wind successfully killed off Leadfoot and Ratchet before shipping their remains in to KSI, but failed to do so for Optimus. An off-screen battle explained by Lockdown was that Cemetery Wind and Lockdown were fighting him in Mexico City, having managed to shoot Optimus three times, but he was able to escape and fled the scene to avoid getting killed, causing an angered Lockdown to blame and reconsider his contract with Cemetery Wind.
Attempting to target the Yeager family and a car chase in Texas
Right before Optimus went into hiding under the barn's floors, Cade Yeager's greedy, backstabbing friend Lucas Flannery turned Optimus in, but rather than getting the check, Lucas got guns pointed at his face when Cemetery Wind couldn't find Optimus and suspected Cade, Tessa and Lucas were all hiding the Autobot leader. Optimus refused to sacrifice Cade and Tessa's lives to further ensure his own safety, so he jumped out to attack Cemetery Wind, although he didn't have enough time to wipe them all out when Lockdown started chasing him. A chase erupted in the city with Cemetery Wind pursuing Cade, Tessa, Shane and Lucas. The humans successfully escaped by driving off a ramp and, except for Lucas who gets killed by Lockdown's grenade, manage to reconnect with Optimus to escape. Then, Attinger scolds and demerits his men for their failure to capture Optimus, not taking into account at all that Optimus was too biologically powerful to be captured by humans.
Conclusion and Disbandment
After the war in Hong Kong ended, and with both Attinger and Savoy's deaths, Cemetery Wind was disbanded by the President and the U.S. government and labeled as a terrorist organization. It was presumed that the other Cemetery Wind members either have been killed or arrested for their actions, as they are now No. 1 on the NSA, CIA, Interpol and FBI's most wanted list.
However, a new organization called the TRF (Transformers Reaction Force) was created from the remnants of dissolved CIA unit, Cemetery Wind, with the same intentions as its predecessor; destroy the entire factions of Transformers, both Autobots and Decepticons, hiding in Earth. However, unlike the Cemetery Wind, the TRF creates an alliance with Autobots to save the world before being disbanded at the end.
- Known Transformers labeled on Attinger's cards are Sentinel Prime, Ironhide, Wheeljack/Que, Arcee (misspelled as "Acree"), Starscream, Shockwave and Loader.
- The latter was retroactively established to be the identity an incidental Decepticon featured in Dark of the Moon in his vehicle mode of a Superfund truck by Ask Vector Prime
- Aside from Ratchet and Leadfoot, Cemetery Wind also killed Sideswipe, according to the Age of Extinction Topps Europe collector cards.