Characters are peaceful, interactive entities in Anodyne. They often provide dialog when you press C facing them.
A complete dump of all English dialog in version 1.509 can be found here: http://pastebin.com/uyZqN6Kn
“The Golem is a golem that is found in seclusion on the Cliffs. This character is the starting...Golem
“Young (pronounced Jung) is the protagonist, and only playable character, of Anodyne. He is an...Young
“Rank is a Link-esque character encountered in the west of the Fields. He is the fourth NPC in...Rank