Stikini is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII.
It can inflict Daze on party members with Forbidden Dance. It can bestow Bravery and Haste on accompanying Skata'nes with Delirious Dance, making them a dangerous opponent if not dispatched quickly. It also coordinates attacks with its relative Skata'ne. It is recommended to defeat the Stikini first before facing other enemies.
Stikini are a type of vampiric witch found in the lore of the Seminole people who were native to Florida who later were forced to move to Oklahoma. Stikini appear as normal humans by day, but at night they transform into owls or other animals and sneak off into the woods and vomit up their internal organs that are hung in a tree or else hidden. The Stikini then transforms into an owl and flies off to feast on human hearts which they rip from sleeping humans through their mouths. The Stikini must retrieve and swallow its organs to transform into a human again. Hearing the cry of a Stikini is said to be an omen of approaching death.