His name is Roy, and he's some weird lizard thing... I think.
My first attempt at designing a 16 by 16 sprite, since I decided if I was gonna do a first game, it'd be something small and simple that I can fully manage and be able to express a few design concepts that I want to see how well they work in a game, and these tiny image sizes definitely make for easier animating and more interesting, elegant and simplistic designs. Also, it could help keep things neater and aligned. Got the idea to go ahead with this after reading this blog article: http://electromagneticproject.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/character-sprites-hana-za-chan/