“Motoyoshi Tio is a handsome menace.”
In YE 42, Tio transferred from a Jiyuuian NI-ARIA body to a Minkan body. The change was made out of concern that Motoyoshi Kiyoko may have sabotaged or tampered with his Jiyuuian body during the time he was held captive and tortured.
Tio has a slender yet athletic build and a pale complexion. He has short, spiked cobalt-blue hair with bled violet highlights and smoldering almond-shaped crystal-blue eyes. He is notably regarded as handsome with a distinguished bishounen allure. He is often referred to as a “pretty boy” and tends to easily gain the attention and affection of young females.
Tio is an intellectual and is a man of few spoken words; he prefers telepathic communication because he feels it is more intimate.
He is a confident, charismatic, natural-born leader with a passion for self-exploration and philosophical engagement. He, however, has a tendency to push a little too hard sometimes when discussing matters he feels passionate about, sometimes coming off as cold or uncaring towards the opinions of others.
Tio tends to socially ambitious and loves to listen to the latest gossip. He is seductive and romantic, his appetite with women used to be in excess; using his witty intelligence and charming compliments to entrench himself into their hearts. He has an artistic side; he plays the violin, reads poetry, paints and does professional level photography in his spare time, his favorite subjects being young, naked women.
Motoyoshi Tio is the father of Motoyoshi Eidan, who is regarded as the heir of the former United Outer Colonies faction. Eidan is the result of a relationship between Tio and Tange Amaya. (See: Forum Thread.)
Note: Some character names have been altered due to retcons.
Motoyoshi Tio has a tumultuous history of mystery and speculation.
After narrowly escaping certain death at the hands of Motoyoshi Kiyoko, Tio and two surviving Peacekeeper Blackcoats, Eisuke, and Hiroji, find themselves back on Jiyuu, conducting meetings with those still loyal to the Prince in the sunflower fields of Old Tokyo. At night the trio takes refuge in a café belonging to Mrs. Tanaka, an older supporter of the former Crowned Prince of the United Outer Colonies.
Tio sends Eisuke on an errand to deliver a message to his son, Motoyoshi Eidan and his caretaker, a woman named Anzu, that has been in hiding for many years. Eisuke learns about Eidan and the disturbing story about Tange Amaya's disappearance or suspected kidnapping by the Tange.
Meanwhile, in the Fuji Hotel in another part of Tokyo, the Tange who have disguised themselves as tourists are keeping a close watch on Tio and his party.
Sent by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko, Tio's sister Motoyoshi Kaoru and Blues Arnoul begin their mission in Tokyo with the intention of locating and meeting with Motoyoshi Tio before the Tange find him or Eidan. Following tips gathered by SAINT, the two undercover Star Army of Yamatai officers locate the café and meet with Tio. Tio explains where both he and Eidan have been and of the horrible crimes committed by Motoyoshi Kiyoko.
Kaoru and Blues convince Tio to accept his mother's offer of protection, while Tio dispatches Eisuke to retrieve Eidan and his caretaker. Kaoru, Blues and Tio make their way to Jiyuu-jō where Tio is reunited with his mother, Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko after many years.
Note: Due to retcons some characters and names have been modified.
Tio was created in YE 28, for the most part, the first two years of his life of which he spent under the care of Kotoku Sui, the former Senator of the Taiie Colony and a Chujo in the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet. He was kept relatively uninvolved in the Motoyoshi Clan until his mother, Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko became Empress of the Yamatai Star Empire in YE 30. He was educated as a civilian, with no plans of ever entering the Star Army of Yamatai. He attended University on Taiie and then following the colony's destruction, on Jiyuu. He completed a Doctorate in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Philosophy.
In YE 30, when Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko became Empress, Tio had played a major role in the establishment of the Jiyuu Colony on Jiyuu III (Jiyuu). He made his first major appearance in the political arena of the galaxy when he interrupted the proceedings of the Senate of Yamatai, during Proposal #81: Establish Diplomacy with the SMX. (See: Forum Thread)
Tio assisted then-Senator Tange Amaya in suggesting that “Perhaps it would be wise to call a summit of all nations. It may be a chance to stop angst on all fronts, to encourage a time of peace within known space.” which lead to the International Relations Conference of YE 30.
Motoyoshi Tio's attempt to bring a diplomatic healing to relations with the SMX turned sour at the Conference. The result was the failure of establishing any kind of meaningful resolution between the SMX and Yamatai, it was later claimed by Melisson that Tio's outburst towards her was what lead to the Second Mishhuvurthyar War. (See: Forum Thread)
Tio's flirtations with Tange Amaya continued throughout the summit. (See: Forum Thread)
Following the conference's conclusion, Tio was responsible for deploying two Imperial Decrees to the Senate on behalf of his mother; The Draft on an Azorean Trade and Tourism Agreement (See: Forum Thread) and the Request to Make a Treaty with Nepleslia (See: Forum Thread ).
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Motoyoshi Tio and Senator Tange Amaya did not return to Yamatai following the conference. They instead returned to the Jiyuu Colony and the events were set in motion which lead to the Independence of the United Outer Colonies. Tio continued as the monarch and Crowned Prince of the Jiyuu no Motoyoshi and played an active role in the government of the colonies.
Tio was involved in the ST restoration of his sister Motoyoshi Kiyoko after she had been killed while defending theFreespacers. (See: Forum Thread). This turned out to be a grievous mistake that led to his own downfall.
When the United Outer Colonies fell to the Mishhuvurthyar in YE 32, Motoyoshi Tio, along with his son Motoyoshi Eidan and Senator Tange Amaya disappeared. Rumors circulated that they had gone into hiding, they did not resurface again until YE 41, when it was revealed that Eidan had been placed into hiding and Tio had been held captive and was tortured by Kiyoko.