Should I use a pawn or character?

Should I use the pawn or character class when making a top down shooter? I want my guy to have animations and stuff. I also want to be able to eventually have two-player support on the same keyboard (wasd and arrow keys). Thank you!

Character provides a lot more functionality and will be what you are looking for! Have a read of these:

Thanks! Can I control two different characters from one pawn? I was thinking of casting and sending inputs from player1 to player2. Would something like this work?