Nathaniel Wolff's father was a union mechanic for PTB Aviation that attempted to stop the hostile takeover of the airline he worked for. After failing to do so, he turned to alcholism and his family left him. This led to his father committing suicide. This led to Nathaniel founding the “General Ludd” (Luddite) movement and waging an economic terrorism war against the wealthy elite. Under Wolff´s command, “General Ludd” was responsible for a car bomb attack in 1997 that hit the Economic International Summit in Davos, Switzerland, killing 9 people, including 2 European Finance Ministers, as well as the release in 2005 of the source code protecting trade data for international stock holders, which caused a computer glitch that costed the market hundreds of millions of dollars.
Wolff destroyed 2 planes to force the grounding of all United States commercial air traffic. This allowed him to hijack an armored car carrying the hard drive for the new 100 dollar banknote design. He replaced the real hard drive with a counterfeit computer program that would have resulted in the printing of counterfeit currency. This would have destroyed the trust in the United States currency. He escaped by spreading 500,000,000 dollars in currency into the air and blending into a General Ludd protest. Raymond Reddington caught him at the airport and stole the real hard drive. Soon after he was arrested by Donald Ressler. During the arrest he mocked Ressler for his loyalty to the powers that be.
- Corporate vengeance/revenge theme