Timo Hobbs was one of several boys born to an unnamed father and Sefina Hobbs, born and raised in Samoa. Hobbs' father was a criminal who pulled many heists, and was absent in his children's lives. However, he returned to recruit his male children once they reached adolescence to recruit them into his crew, although he showed no familial love or respect for his sons when they were killed during heists. This prompted one of his sons, Luke Hobbs, to turn his father in to the authorities, in order to protect his remaining brothers, although his actions prompted his brothers, especially Jonah, to hate him. In response, Luke fled Samoa and relocated to the United States of America. Some time after that, Jonah began a legitimate automotive custom shop, named Hobbs Customs, along with his brothers.
Hattie Shaw and Deckard Shaw joined Luke Hobbs in flying to Samoa in order to enlist Timo's help. as Luke believed he would be capable of repairing the virus extracting machine. However, Luke was not welcome back home, with Timo punching Luke in the face and telling him he was not allowed. However, his mother Sefina threw a slipper at him, informing him that Luke would always be welcome home. Despite this, Timo refused to help Luke or the Shaws, prompting Luke to implore to his family that they needed to put their past behind them since Eteon was capable of killing half of the planet's population.
As Brixton Lore and the Eteon soldiers approached the Hobbs residence, Luke Hobbs gave a Samoan war cry along with his brothers, triggering the Battle of Samoa. Since the extraction process took thirty minutes, Hattie Shaw sat out most of the battle, although she was forced to join when she was attacked by Eteon soldiers. While she succeeded in disarming a number of the soldiers, she was soon apprehended by Brixton, who kidnapped her and brought her to his helicopter, forcing Deckard Shaw, Hobbs and his brothers to attach their trucks to the helicopter to prevent it from taking off, causing it to crash. The Samoan warriors managed to force the remaining Eteon soldiers into surrendering, garnering them a victory.