- "Spoiled rich pricks run the world"
- ―Otto to Jakob Toretto
Otto was born to a wealthy father and into a life of privilege. He grew up most of his life being spoiled by his father's money but eventually grew to resent him and contemplating ways to steal his money.
At some point, Otto met and coerced Jakob Toretto and the pair came up with a plan to find and activate Project Aries, a device that they could use to control the world's computer and military systems. Jakob was aware that his former boss, Mr. Nobody, was in possession of the device and so he and Otto’s men infiltrated the plane. At the same time, they were able to extract Cipher, a former enemy of Jakob's brother, Dominic, who had been arrested by Mr. Nobody so that they could hold her hostage to prevent her from interfering with their plan.
After Jakob recovers the first half of Project Aries in Montequinto, he returns to Otto's Base of Operations where Otto introduces him to Cipher for the first time. She attempts to get Jakob to betray Otto and work with her instead, but he refuses. Jakob and Otto devise a plan to get Dom out of their way and they lure him to Hatfield House which is declared an international embassy by Otto's father. After Dom pulls a gun on Jakob, Otto enters with Interpol Agents who arrest Dom for attempted murder on international grounds.
Otto and Jakob continue to Edinburgh where Otto helps Jakob steal the second half of Project Aries from a chapel before fleeing in his 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Otto is chased by Ramsey in a delivery truck and is run off road. After they apprehend Jakob, Otto returns to his base where Cipher plays on his insecurities and compares him to the likes of Yoda from Star Wars. As a result, Otto changes allegiances to Cipher. He takes his team to Dom's bunker in the Caspian Sea where they infiltrate the base and free Jakob. They kidnap Elle, the key to Project Aries, and flee to Tbilisi where they launch a satellite into orbit.
As they move through the streets of Tbilisi to await the uplink of Project Aries to the satellite, Otto informs Jakob that the uplink is being interrupted and Jakob climbs onto the roof of The Armadillo to fix it however Otto's righthand man, Sue, follows Jakob to try and kill him and Otto reveals that he has joined forces with Cipher instead. When Otto can't take down Dom, Cipher decides to take matters into her own hands and flies in on a jet. She fires rockets at The Armadillo to destroy it and in the process kills Otto, while Dom jumps out of the vehicle as the Armadillo ricochets into the jet completely destroying it (though it turns out that she was flying the jet remotely back at Otto's Base of Operations before slipping away defeated).
Otto is the son of a wealthy father and this shows. It's clear that Otto has never had to work a day in his life and has always had his father's money to fall on when he needs things to be done for him. Otto also seems to resent his father and wants to use Project Aries to take control of his fathers financial assets and take his money for himself. Otto has no issue using his father’s money and even tells his agents that money isn't an issue when it comes to getting supplies, cars, weapons and gear to go after Dominic Toretto's Crew. Jakob exclaims that Otto is a "spoiled rich prick" to which Otto responds that they "rule the world".
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- No knowledge of Thue Ersted Rasmussen being in the movie was known until the movie premiered.
- Though Jakob carried out most of the crimes, Otto is revealed to be the main villain because he was the mastermind of the plot. Having said that, Cipher became the final boss after she accidentally killed him with his own drone before escaping once more.
- Otto is the fourth main antagonist in the Fast & Furious franchise to be killed, following Johnny Tran, Hernan Reyes, and Brixton Lore.