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Lord Cholmondeley (pronounced "Chumley") is a fictional character from the Transformers series. A human male, he is a British Lord, and big game hunter. He attempts to capture the head of Optimus Prime as the ultimate trophy.
Lord Cholmondeley first appears in the episode "Prime Target" in season 2 of Generation 1. He captures a secret Soviet jet, taking the world to the brink of World War III, when the Soviets accuse the United States of capturing it. He then decides he wants to capture the ultimate trophy, the head of Autobot leader, Optimus Prime.
First he captures several Autobots (Tracks, Bumblebee, Jazz, Beachcomber, Grapple, Blaster and Inferno), and invites Prime to come and rescue them. Holding the Autobots in a bizarre torture chamber, Prime is forced to battle Cholmondeley's robotic creations to reach them.
Megatron dispatches the Decepticon Triple Changers Astrotrain and Blitzwing to make an alliance with Lord Cholmondeley; however, he also captures them when Astrotrain interferes and blasts Optimus Prime.
Prime later reaches Cholmondeley's lair, where a panicked Cholmondeley offers to free Astrotrain and Blitzwing if they fight Prime. They agree but doublecross him, and chase him instead, allowing Prime to free the Autobots. Cholmondeley is later delivered to the Soviets tied to the jet he stole at the beginning of the episode.