Played By: Robert Bailey Jr. "Hm. It's not real scientific, but I heard an ordinary name like Caroline can lead people to have ordinary expectations about a person."
Ambiguously Brown: Wybie is a very pale African-American with brown curly hair. It's possible he's actually mixed-race; his grandmother is more obviously black. In a deleted scene Coraline asks Wybie if his grandmother was Black, Wybie said she was.
Badass Adorable: In the climax, he saves Coraline from being killed by the Other Mother's hand.
Badass Biker: Going with the above trope, Wybie does this while riding his motorcycle.
Nice Guy: He never gets mad or insults Coraline for deliberately miswording his name, tells her about the poison oak she's holding, gives her the "mini" doll of herself, and valiantly comes to her rescue.
Character Exaggeration: In the book, Mr. Bobo simply happens to be Slavic (Russia isn't even mentioned, actually); it's not even implied that he has an accent until Misses Spink and Forcible happen to talk about him near the end of the book. However, the movie makes Bobinsky extremely weird and extremely Russian.
Hidden Depths: That medal that he is always seen wearing. That is the medal that was awarded to the first responders of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster...
Husky Russkie: Is a rather fat man with a very thick Russian accent.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: She makes The Other Father, and The Other Wybie too well. They love Coraline and don't want to see any harm come to her, regardless if she instructs them to. They actively resist their creator even at the cost of their own existences.
One-Winged Angel: Over the course of the movie the Other Mother progressively gets more monstrous. She starts as a copy of Coraline's real mother, then gets thinner, spindlier and overall wicked-looking. By the end of the movie she reveals her true form - a spindly spider-human hybrid with cracked porcelain skin, metal legs and hands with claws made of sewing needles.
Parental Substitute: She acts like this to the children... until she fests on their souls and then disposes of them.
Self-Made Orphan: Semi-subverted. She has put her Mother to to grave, "And when she tries to get out, I put her back in". So her mother isn't exactly dead, by for all intents and purposes, she is.
The Other Father
Played By: John Hodgman "All will be swell, soon as Mother's refreshed. Her strength is our strength..."