Shanky is a character in Disco Elysium.
Shanky, real name Dennis, 40, is a small rat-like man with dark eyes and a mean face. He's been described by people who know him as a mean and cunning guy. Not someone you would get along with. By his account a former featherweight amateur boxer. The kind of guy who always used to pick a fight with big guys who can't fight. Now he carries a shank and sticks people with it. Childless, divorced and hated by most people who know him personally.