Atsuhiro Sako (
Atsuhiro is a tall, slim man with pale skin and brown eyes that are semicircular, and slanted a little inwards, and a notably pointed nose. He wears a combination of a mask, balaclava, and hat. Due to this, his hair has never been seen.
In his villain attire, he wears a dark orange shirt, the collar left upturned and a green striped bolo necktie with an oval-shaped azure brooch hanging around his neck, a black waistcoat and black dress pants. He wears knee-high white boots with wedged heels and black toe-caps, plain dark red gloves and a tall brown top hat, a red ribbon tied around it and a pale feather sticking out on the left side.
Over his head, he wears a black balaclava with a hole for his mouth as well as his eyes, over which he wears one of multiple white masks he owns, each with a different black geometric design. In his first appearance, he also wears a dark yellow, double-breasted overcoat with buttoned shoulder tabs and a high collar, which reaches below his knees, and a silver walking stick with a gold handle.
Mr. Compress is a showman at heart who likes to command every event he's a part of and be as flashy and entertaining as possible. He is talkative, humorous and arrogant with his allies and enemies alike.
Mr. Compress has a habit of monologuing and showing off his entertainer skills. This has proven to be a flaw in his skills as a villain; he allowed the Bakugo Escort Squad to catch him because he spent so much time taunting them. Mr. Compress also nearly lost possession of Katsuki Bakugo after taking a moment to bow after his victory.
Mr. Compress is often the voice of reason among the League of Villains and appears to care for his comrades; he acts as a mentor to the younger members and often keeps them in check. After Magne's death, he immediately leaps into action and tried to subdue Overhaul by himself. This action cost him his arm, but Compress is quick to get his revenge by destroying Overhaul's arm later on.
Overall Abilities: Atsuhiro is very capable and resourceful villain, with incredible stealth abilities, coupled with speed, agility, and the proficiency with his Compress Quirk. Compress is primarily useful when it comes to setting traps. If Atsuhiro has some marbles containing certain compressed objects, he can use those as a way to obstruct the path of enemies, after throwing said marbles at their direction and returning them to their original size. Thanks to Atsuhiro's creativity and ingenuity, he is able to take advantage of the canceling property of his Quirk to affect the environment around him, like placing a marble holding a compressed large rock below a car, and then launch the vehicle into mid-air through the marble's uncompression process. In another offensive manner, Atsuhiro uses his Quirk to selectively compress only one part of a person's body, severely maiming, or sometimes, killing them. Compress also works as a way to dig through solid objects, making Atsuhiro pivotal for escaping enclosed areas. as well as breaking into them. Using Compress on himself allows Atsuhiro to be carried anywhere, undetected. He often uses his Quirk to capture people within compressed marbles without being noticed, and before the victim can alert nearby allies.
During the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, Atsuhiro activated his Quirk, that requires physical contact, on Katsuki Bakugo and Fumikage Tokoyami while they were in a group of 5 people, among which was Mezo Shoji, whose Dupli-Arms Quirk grants the latter enhanced senses, demonstrating the efficiency of Atsuhiro's stealth capabilities. Overall, Atsuhiro singlehandedly captured the former two students before their classmates noticed, and was only caught when the masked villain made his presence known. Succeeding in the Vanguard Action Squad's mission and making his escape, Atsuhiro easily outpaced the U.A. pursuers in the Beast's Forest by jumping across the treetops and even evaded Shoto Todoroki's multiple employments of his "Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall" technique. While he did evade the trailing students, Atsuhiro was taken by surprise when Mezo, Shoto, and a battle-worn Izuku Midoriya crashed him into the ground. In the course of the Kamino Incident, Atsuhiro, along with Himiko Toga and Twice, forced Katsuki on the defensive, before he was rescued by his classmates. With Magne's help, Atsuhiro was nearly successful at recapturing Katsuki, only to be intercepted by Mt. Lady, knocking out the airborne villain.
When the League of Villains encountered Overhaul, who had killed Magne during the exchange, Atsuhiro was fast enough to catch him off-guard, and make an attempt at capturing the yakuza leader. His efforts were wasted because he was struck by an experimental Quirk-Destroying Bullet, temporarily erasing Astuhiro's Quirk, leading to his left arm being destroyed by Overhaul. Much later, Atsuhiro incapacitated Snatch, by circling around and touching the sand hero, while the latter was fighting Dabi. By compressing the flame-engulfed Pro Hero, the two villains effectively defeated and killed Snatch. At the Revival Celebration, Atsuhiro faced various members of the Meta Liberation Army, but began to struggle until he was saved by Twice's "Sad Man's Parade" technique. After the Revival Celebration, Atsuhiro became a lieutenant of the now unified Paranormal Liberation Front.
Keen Intellect: Atsuhiro is an ingenious villain who thrives in a supporting role. He can act as the brains of an operation as well as act efficiently on his own. Being a former stage magician, Atsuhiro is a self-proclaimed master of deception, escapology, and illusion. True to his words, Atsuhiro employs many creative tactics in combination with his Compress Quirk in order to mislead his opponents. A key example of this misdirection is when he compresses a targets into a marble and there is a chance he would be relived of them by his opponents. Exceptionally cautious with his captives, Atsuhiro utilizes his illusionist skills to sneakily create decoy marbles and swap them around with the ones holding the actual targets, thus deceiving anybody who attempts to steal from him. Atsuhiro also has good judgement, as knows the limits of his own abilities, and can gauge the level of strength another person has after seeing them in action once. He decided against fighting hero candidates from U.A. High School, and decided to make a hasty retreat.
When the Bakugo Escort Squad caught up to him, and seemed successful at reclaiming the captured Katsuki and Fumikage, Atsuhiro flawlessly tricked his pursuers into thinking the marbles in his pockets were the ones housing Katsuki and Fumikage. In reality, those were actually decoys containing ice he had discreetly prepared while dodging Shoto’s ice assault, and Atsuhiro kept the original marbles in his mouth. Once the Hideout Raid Team appeared at the villains' bar, Atsuhiro realized that the televised press conference was being used a ruse for the team of heroes to get the drop on the League of Villains. During the Revival Celebration, Twice attempted to make clones of Dabi and Astuhiro, but the latter villain refuted the notion, pointing out that if all of the M.L.A members and Deika City are destroyed, then the League of Villains won't have the fodder necessary to hold off Gigantomachia once the behemoth arrives in the town.
The weight of the target is reduced alongside them, making them very easy to carry. If used on a person, it effectively entraps them, terminating the fight instantly and allowing Mr. Compress to abduct them without difficulty.
The Quirk can also be used on select body parts, maiming the target.
Atsuhiro's Quirk Factor lies within his arms, and after losing his left arm to Overhaul, Compress's activation is now limited to Atsuhiro's right arm.
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Prosthetic Arm: After losing his left arm to Overhaul, Atsuhiro wears a functional robotic arm as a replacement. This arm was provided by Giran. After becoming a PLF lieutenant, his new arm enables him to shoot out his marbles from his fingers.
Battles & Events
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- Atsuhiro’s given name contains the kanji of "pressure" (圧?) and "large" (紘?). His surname contains 迫 (sako lit. "urge, force, imminent, spur on"?).
- Mr. Compress' rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
- Ranked 47th in the 3rd Popularity Poll.
- Ranked 58th in the 4th Popularity Poll.
- Atsuhiro's Japanese voice actor, Tsuguo Mogami, also voices the U.S.J. Nomu and Hood.
- (To several U.A. students) "We're just a bit fanatical when it comes to our values. All we wish is to show him that there are other ways. Because you kids today... you have your values chosen for you."
|Independent||Stain • Giant Villain • Toxic Chainsaw • Habit Headgear • Sludge Villain • Gentle Criminal • La Brava • Oji Harima • Teruo Hazukashi • Innsmouth Crew (Innsmouth • Innsmouth's Siblings) • L.A. Villains • Street Thieves • Cider House • Creature Rejection Clan • Starservant • Ending|
|Paranormal Liberation Front|
|Grand Commander||Tomura Shigaraki|
|Lieutenants||Re-Destro • Trumpet • Twice • Dabi • Geten • Himiko Toga • Skeptic • Spinner • Mr. Compress|
|Other Members||Kyudai Garaki|
|Nomu||Johnny • Mocha • Woman|
|Associates||Giran • Hawks|
|League of Villains|
|Original Members||All For One • Nomu • Kyudai Garaki • Gigantomachia • Kurogiri • Tomura Shigaraki|
|Recruits||Dabi • Himiko Toga • Magne • Moonfish • Mr. Compress • Muscular • Mustard • Spinner • Twice|
|Standard Nomu||Nomu (U.S.J.) • Nomu (Hosu) • Nomu (Chainsaw) • Johnny|
|High-End Nomu||Hood • Woman|
|Leaders||Overhaul • Chronostasis • Mimic|
|Eight Bullets||Shin Nemoto • Rikiya Katsukame • Toya Setsuno • Yu Hojo • Soramitsu Tabe • Deidoro Sakaki • Kendo Rappa • Hekiji Tengai|
|Meta Liberation Army|
|Leaders of Current Group||Re-Destro • Curious • Trumpet • Skeptic|
|Other Members of Current Group||Geten • Slidin' Go|
|Team Reservoir Dogs|
|Members||Yellow • Red • Blue • Green|
|Members||Wolfram • Nobu • Daigo • Swordkil|
|Members||Nine • Slice • Chimera • Mummy|
|Independent||Cow Cowboy • Villain Bots • Three Sturm und Drang Brothers • Emperor Yotsuura • Ichiro Hotta • Jiro Hotta • Suicide Bomber • Mazinger Brothers • Robber Villain • Garvey|
|Members||Queen Bee (Kuin Hachisuka & Bee☆Pop) • Mario Kugutsu • Hina • Number 6|
|Instant Villains||Soga Kugizaki • Moyuru Tochi • Rapt Tokage • Akira Iwako • Teruo Unagisawa • Monster Cat • Junkie Villain|
|Next-Level Villains||Teruo Unagisawa • Kirihito Kamachi • Bat Villain • Octoid • Bombers|
|Abegawa Tenchu Kai|
|Members||Rojiya Yonenaga • Tetsu • Haruhisa • Soji|
|Team Up Mission Series|
|Independent||Octopus Protection Association|
|Wild Villains||Bearhead • Curator • Zookeeper|
|Volcano Thieves||Volcano • Dusty Ash • Gust Boy|