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William Lennox is a human in the Movie continuity family.
YOU DISHONOR MY FAMILY!

Major William Lennox is a soldier in the United States Army, deployed to SOCCENT Forward Operations Base in Qatar. A young, yet capable officer, Lennox has the friendship and trust of the men under his command.

He has a wife and a newborn daughter back home.

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Transformers (2007 film)

Actor: Josh Duhamel
Guys, are we supposed to getting an episode of the Teletubbies?

Returning back to SOCCENT after a mission behind enemy lines, Lennox's men discussed what they were going to do once they got home to the States. As usual, Fig talked about his mom's cooking in Spanish, Epps commented that he'll never accept a dinner invitation to Fig's house and Donnelly reminisced about flat beer, cold hot dogs and baseball on weekends. When asked about what he wanted to do, Lennox replied that he only wanted to hold his baby girl for the first time, to which his men teased him for his sappy sentiment.

After their CV-22 Ospreys touched down, Lennox was writing a report when local boy Mahfouz visited him carrying a bag of water. Soon afterwards, he talked to his wife Sarah and their daughter on the satellite video phone. Lennox declared that their daughter was so cute that he just wanted to chew on her cheeks, and that they both made one good looking kid. To his delight, Sarah told him their girl has his laugh, though he wondered if she had merely farted. Around the same time as a mysterious MH-53 Pave Low helicopter had landed on the base, his connection to Sarah became distorted, and he tried to tell her that he'd be home soon as the transmission was cut.

Suddenly, the base was under attack as the helicopter somehow transformed into a giant walking weapons platform. Leading his men and the boy Mahfouz, they witnessed Epps nearly being crushed by the weapons platform before Fig saved him by firing a sabot from his grenade launcher into the 'chest' of the weapon. With Epps in tow, Lennox's unit escaped as the robot laid waste to SOCCENT, leaving no survivors.

Yeah, real good work watching your commander's back, all you guys standin' in the background.

The next morning, after making their way through the desert, the men discussed the past night's events, with Epps expressing his belief that the weapon, whatever it was, looked right back at him as he was taking its photograph. Lennox determined that no matter what, they had to get the information back to the Pentagon, and asked Mahfouz to lead them to his village where they could find a telephone line. Unknown to them, a second robot, a mechanical scorpion, was listening to their conversation and stalking them. As they neared the outskirts of the village, a metal spiked tail rose out of the sand and was about to kill Lennox when Epps fired at it, saving his life. Unfortunately, the giant scorpion killed top kick Donnelly and the men ran for their lives to the relative cover of the village.

Ordering the men to form a defensive perimeter, Lennox followed Mahfouz to his father Akram's house, the latter of whom provided him with a cell phone. As the others fought off Scorponok, Lennox attempted to call for help from the Pentagon, but had more than a little trouble with the operator who demanded a credit card despite the life-and-death situation he was in. After successfully searching for Epps's credit card in one of the latter's many back pockets, Lennox successfully contacted the Pentagon, but not before the operator tried to get him to sign onto a Premium Plus World Service Gold Package. He'll never use that company again.

10: LEFT CHEEK! 20: GOTO 10

The Pentagon sent in two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Strike Package Bravo. Lennox ordered the men to light up the target for the Air Force' radars to lock onto and fire upon. Unfortunately, the A-10s did no appreciable damage to the metal scorpion, with Epps expressing disbelief that it could still be alive. With the call of "Bring the rain!", Lennox suggested the biggest barrels the Air Force had: the 105 millimeter cannons of a AC-130 Spectre gunship. The cannonade pounded Scorponok into the sand. As the dust settled, the scorpion got up and dove into the sand, but not before leaving part of its damaged tail behind. Lennox and Epps ran to check on Fig, who had been struck by one of the scorpion's missiles.

En-route back to America, the team studied the tail segment they salvaged from the battle scene. An analyst observed that it seemed to be covered in a Self-regenerating molecular armor. Lennox pointed out where a sabot round had burned right through. Turning to Epps's expertise, he asked if it was correct that sabot rounds had a 6000 degree magnesium burn, which Epps said was true. As Lennox ordered Epps to tell command to load sabot rounds on all their gunships, the tail suddenly came to life and narrowly missed impaling them. Epps angrily berated the analyst for telling them it was dead; Lennox ordered them to strap the tail down, while concluding that the technology behind it was 'wicked'. Touching down at Nellis Air Force Base, Lennox's men had barely walked off the plane when mysterious government agents pulled up in black SUVs and ordered the Rangers to come with them.

After arriving at Hoover Dam, Lennox and his unit met with Secretary of Defense John Keller, and were taken to see N.B.E.-1. After the Iceman began to thaw, Lennox and his unit headed for the armory, where they were having a special on forty mm sabot rounds.

When Sam Witwicky asked Agent Simmons to free a good robot, Simmons refused to listen, until Lennox got him to cooperate by putting a gun to his chest, resulting in a Mexican standoff between his unit and Sector Seven. Simmons ordered him to release him, but Lennox told Simmons he and his men didn't take orders from people who didn't exist. They won the standoff (because he would only count to three before shooting, Simmons would count to five, and losing really isn't an option for those guys). Lennox and his men subsequently escorted Sam and the car to Mission City, meeting other good robots en route.

Give me the girl and no one has to die here.

After arriving in Mission City, they were attacked by a fighter jet which some truck called "Starscream". Soon afterwards, a tank started shelling them, until the good robots totally triple teamed it. When Megatron arrived, the good robots told the soldiers to fall back, and seeing the Pontiac trying to cover the retreat of his men, Lennox tried to tell the good robot to fall back as well, but it was too late. Lennox and his men engaged the tank when it got back up, but it just wouldn't die, and things were complicated further when the helicopter that destroyed SOCCENT Qatar turned up. Telling Sam to take the All Spark to a building to be evacuated, Lennox and his team engaged the tank thing, which began to overpower them. It was only with the help of the Camaro and some girl that they were able to kill the thing.

Later, Lennox and his men went to assist the big truck in his fight with Megatron. During the battle, that helicopter went to help his boss. Lennox totally killed it dead by the time-honored method of:

  • Getting on a motorcycle.
  • Jumping off the motorcycle as it slams into the enemy.
  • Sliding under his opponent.
  • Shooting them in the gearbox with sabot rounds until they are dead.
  • Going "woo-hoo", "yee-ha", or another exclamation of success.
It's the circle of liiiife!

His final action in the battle of Mission City was to shoot a sabot round in the chest of Megatron, offering an opening to Sam to ram the All Spark in his chest, thus allowing them victory.

After the deaths of the Decepticons, the Topkick named Ironhide gave him a ride home, where he was reunited with his wife and met his newborn daughter. Transformers

Alliance #3

He has been promoted to the rank of Major. Alliance #3

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

File:William Lennox in Transformers- Revenge of the Fallen.JPG
Hey, I got a haircut!
Woo I'm back!

Lennox is now an important officer in N.E.S.T.. He arrives in Shanghai to fight Demolishor and Sideways. Then, he introduces Director Galloway to the N.E.S.T. base, and is furious but nevertheless helpless when Galloway shuts down N.E.S.T. and deports the Autobots after Optimus Prime is killed by Megatron.

However, he receives coordinates to air-drop Optimus's corpse in Egypt from Sam, via Simmons. Despite being on orders to stand down, he trusts Sam enough that he decides to do it. He and the N.E.S.T. officers fake engine trouble with their C-17 planes to get Galloway to "parachute" out (Galloway pulls the chute while he is still in the plane due to Lennox tricking him).

During the battle in Egypt, he and Epps find Sam and Mikaela. Together, they run to safety, narrowly avoiding the Air Force bombardment. However. Sam rushes to Optimus's body and is seemingly killed by Megatron. Lennox tries but unsuccessfully to revive him with a medic. After Sam revives, Optimus is resurrected and the Decepticons defeated, Lennox and his men go to greet and congratulate Seymour Simmons and Leo Spitz. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


Trivia

  • A later scene where Lennox comforts the dying Figueroa was cut from the theatrical release of the film, but briefly seen in the December 2006 trailer. The scene survived in both the novelization and the children's novelization where (despite many changes made to tone down descriptions of violence against robots) he still died. Go fig!
  • Early scripts give Lennox's rank as Sergeant.
  • Lennox is given the nickname "Wild Bill" in the novelization. Whether this was a deliberate reference to the G.I.Joe character remains unknown.
  • Josh Duhamel's left foot was injured by a piece of fake shrapnel during filming.[1]
Hey! It's me! Lennox!
  • The novelization reveals that Lennox's daughter's name is Annabelle.
  • The Capture of Bumblebee set from the "Screen Battles" packs features what appear to be two Sector Seven soldiers, but one of them is obviously Lennox painted in Sector Seven colors.
  • He sure has a habit of leading battles into densely populated areas: The village in Qatar, Mission City, and the Egyptian village. What kind of commanding soldier is he?!
  • He also seems to have a habit of following commands from Sam and taking Sam's lead, such as when he backed up Sam in releasing Bumblebee and coming to Egypt on just Sam's say-so.

Footnotes

  1. Duhamel made fun of his minor injury during the Second Life Virtual Press Conference (the shrapnel was made of cork and it cut his pinky) explaining that he wasn't allowed to do his own stunts.

This article uses material from the "William Lennox" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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