Mr. Compress’s: Superhuman abilities are referred to as “Quirks” in the universe of My Hero Academia, but what does the nefarious Mr Compress’ Quirk allow him to do?
There are many strange and amazing superpowers in the universe of My Hero Academia, but what does the nefarious Mr Compress’ “Quirk” allow him to do?
What does the “quirk” of the nefarious Mr. Compress’s allow him to do?
My Hero Academia is an award-winning manga and anime series created by Kihei Horikoshi set in a future where around 80% of the human population has superpowers known as “Quirks.”
As a result of these quirks, society is divided into two factions: heroes who use their superhuman talents for the greater good and villains who exploit their extraordinary abilities for evil.
Characters in My Hero Academia normally obtain their Quirk before the age of four and go through counselling to learn how to comprehend and manage their powers responsibly.
Children inherit either their mother’s or father’s quirk or a combination of their parents’ abilities.
In My Hero Academia, there are many different kinds of quirks, but they usually fall into one of three categories. Emitter Quirks allow users to manipulate or influence the environment around them.
Transformation Quirks allow people to modify their bodies temporarily. Mutant Quirks lead users to have permanent deformities relating to their ability.
My Hero, Academia’s villains, have some unusual and outstanding quirks. Moonfish, for example, has the Blade-Tooth Quirk, which allows him to lengthen and manipulate his teeth into a series of formidable blades.
In contrast, Himiko Toga’s Transform Quirk allows her to drink another person’s blood and adapt their appearance and powers. Meanwhile, Mr Compress has a Quirk appropriately named “Compress,” but what superhuman abilities does it grant him?
Mr Compress’ Quirk allows him to compress everything within a given distance into a small marble-like object simply by touching it, as the name implies. It’s an Emitter-type Quirk, which allows him to shrink human targets, making them easier to hide, kidnap, and transport.
He can also use the Compress Quirk to condense a specific area of a target’s body, thus mutilating them. Mr Compress can even shrink solid items into marble form, and resizing his compressed targets is as simple as snapping his fingers.
During the villain’s tenure in My Hero Academia, Compress’ Quirk has proven beneficial on multiple occasions. He shrank and captured the heroes Katsuki Bakugo and Fumikage Tokoyami in marble form during the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion arc.
Mr Compress later utilised his Quirk to turn Kai Chisaki’s (AKA Overhaul) arms into marble and permanently mutilate him as retaliation for the Yakuza boss destroying his left arm earlier in the series.
Mr Compress’ Quirk is that he can compress sections of his own body, which he used to elude Hero Best Jeans in chapter 294 of the My Hero Academia manga series, but in the process injured himself.
Unfortunately for the villain, he is currently imprisoned, so it doesn’t appear like he will use his Quirk ability anytime soon.