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
“Rank is a Link-esque character encountered in the west of the Fields. He is the fourth NPC in...Rank
“The Hiding Man is a man who is found in the Underground Labyrinth. He stumbled upon the dungeon...Hiding Man
“The Golem is a golem that is found in seclusion on the Cliffs. This character is the starting...Golem