Appearances: S1: Stray
Family: widower, James Gibson; stepson, Ryan James
Bio: Debra Burch had been the second wife of James Gibson, and the stepmother of the late telepath Ryan James. After marrying James, the two had exploited his stepson Ryan's ability to read minds in order to commit various robberies. Whenever Ryan had refused to cooperate with them, James, and possibly Debra as well, would've hurt him. In early 2002, after Ryan had reluctantly helped them rob a pawn shop, the boy had seized his chance and run away, in the process running out in front of Martha Kent's car and nearly getting run over. After she'd had him checked out at the hospital, she'd taken him home with her, where Ryan had bonded with her son Clark. Just as Ryan had begun to ingratiate himself into the Kent family, Debra had managed to track him down, and she and James had coerced him into leaving with them as part of their scheme to rob Lex Luthor. However, Ryan had refused to cooperate, and had revealed to Debra that once she and James had gotten their hands on Lex's money, James had planned on killing her. Confirming that Ryan had indeed spoken the truth, James had been forced to kill Debra ahead of schedule. He'd then tried to kil Ryan as well, but had been caught and turned over to the authorities.
Played By: Brandy Ledford