I decided to cut him off.
Hey, cool. You have something to call the little guy for now. It's not his real name, but I suppose you could write it out like Double O or something like that. The spotlight washes him out a little in a still, but you can still see he's surprised by it.
Speaking of how he feels, a friend of mine linked me to a cartoonist's 25 essential expression challenge, and I decided Double O fit in pretty well.
The way he acts in certain places will clue you in on what's going on. He tends to get scared in places he can't handle, and annoyed if you're taking too long, or just sleepy. Not sleepy enough to fall asleep though, since it's best to sleep at a save point.