The Viking is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It has very high HP, but its Strength is low and it is possible to defeat it within the first Stagger period. Its Thermal Discharge deals moderate Fire damage to one target, but it only uses it when it has low HP.
Vikings were Norse seafarers who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, European Russia, Mediterranean littoral, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, North Atlantic islands and as far as the north-eastern coast of North America during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. The term is commonly extended to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age.
Modern conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the historical sources painting a romanticized picture of noble savages. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés.