- "You are not...you are not alone. You...must search for the mark of Suzaku....."
- —Motaiko to Hotohori
Motaiko is Hotohori's mother who was unveiled in the light novel Suzaku Hi Den. She is a cruel ruler who has an antagonistic aura, and even went as far as poisoning Hotohori's half-brother. In her deathbed, he explains to him that her snide intentions and actions were to secure the throne for her beautiful son.