Victor Nikiforov

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Victor Nikiforov (sometimes transliterated as Viktor Nikiforov) is a fictional Russian figure skater in the Japanese sports anime Yuri on Ice. A five-time World Champion, Victor is a legend nearing retirement age and the end of his competitive skating career. He becomes the coach and choreographer for Japanese skater Katsuki Yuuri and the two fall in love.


Victor's sexuality is never stated, but he is assumed by most fans to be gay, as he is never depicted displaying romantic or sexual interest in women.


The canon pairing of Victor Nikiforov/Katsuki Yuuri is the most popular ship in the Yuri on Ice fandom.

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