Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!


Villains Wiki

James Gibson was the main antagonist of the episode "Stray" in the First Season of the WB series Smallville.

He is the stepfather of Ryan James who used the boy's telepathy for crime.

He was portrayed by Jim Shield who also played Sylvester Pemberton in the same series.


Early life

James was married to Ryan's mother until her death and later remarried another thief named Debra Burch. Together, James and Debra were professional criminals who carried out a number of successful robberies by exploiting the abilities of their stepson Ryan.

He was horrible towards Ryan and only cared about exploiting him. Ryan possessed a form of telepathy that allowed him to read the surface thoughts of anyone around him and his so-called guardians used him to gain knowledge of their marks, such as safe combinations and passwords.


During a heist at a pawnshop, Ryan witnesses his abusive parents shoot and kill the broker. He then ran away blindly into the woods with his step-parents after him.

Trying to cross the street Ryan was struck by Martha Kent's car and was taken to the hospital. After spending a night in hospital, Ryan was allowed to return home with the Kents until any next of kin could be contacted.

At the hospital, James Gibson posed as a private detective looking for a lost boy. He asked about Ryan and learned that Ryan wasn't there anymore. James then went to the Talon where Ryan was and became frightened when he saw his stepfather and hid in a dumpster but was rescued by Clark.

James and Debra later found Ryan at the Kent Farm and waited for their opportunity to strike.

James disguised himself as Lex Luthor's limo driver and took him to the Kent House to say good-bye to Clark as he was returning to Metropolis. James then met up with Debra and Ryan and planned to hack into Lex's account with a laptop.

He says he already has the account number for his trust fund and asks Lex for the password.

Ryan reads Lex's mind and gets the password, saying it's "Julian." After Ryan obtained the password from Lex Luthor, they dumped Lex on the side of the road and made their way to a nearby bowling alley.

Meanwhile, Chloe visited Clark and shows him James Gibson's rap sheet. Clark recognizes him as Lex's limo driver and speeds away. The Gibsons stop at a bowling alley to torch the limo and hack into Lex's account with a laptop.

James grew infuriated when the password doesn't work and threatens Ryan. Ryan reveals to Debra that he planned to kill her after he gets the password. James tried to make it look like Ryan's playing games, but Debra realized that Ryan has never lied before. He kills Debra, then chases Ryan into the bowling alley.

Clark arrives and uses his X-ray vision to find James and Ryan. He throws a bowling ball and hits James in the chest. The bowling ball was thrown with enough force to crash through a wall before hitting him, knocking him unconscious.


           Smallville.png Villains

Chloe Sullivan | Jor-El | Lana Lang

Main Antagonists
Brainiac | Darkseid | Doomsday | Genevieve Teague | Jason Teague | Lex Luthor | Lionel Luthor | Zod

Supporting Antagonists
Adam Knight | Alia | Bizarro | Basqat | Clark Luthor | Desaad | Dr. Helen Bryce | Faora Hu-Ul (Clone) | George | Gordon Godfrey | Granny Goodness | Jason Bartlett | Kal | Roger Nixon | Sheriff Ethan Miller | Tess Mercer | Zor-El

Reoccurring Antagonists
Agent Carter | Aldar | Alicia Baker | Alistair Kreig | Amanda Waller | Aethyr | Baern | Bette Sans Souci | Brendan Nash | Bruno Mannheim | Claire Foster | Conner Kent | Countess Margaret Isobel Thoreaux | Curtis Knox | Darius | District Attorney Ray Sacks | Donovan Jamison | Dr. Hudson | Dr. Langston | Dr. Lawrence Garner | Dr. Lia Teng | Edward Teague | Emily Dinsmore | Eric Summers | Eva Greer | Faora Hu-Ul | Floyd Lawton | Frank Loder | Frederick Walden | Gina | Gloria | Greg Arkin | Greg Flynn | Griff | Ian Randall | Jacob Finley | John Corben | Lieutenant Trotter | Linda Lake | Lionel Luthor (Earth-2) | Lucy Lane | Mara | Marilyn | Maxwell Lord | Molly Griggs | Morgan Edge | Nam-Ek | Paul Brenner | Perry White | Regan Matthews | Rick DeGroot | Rick Flag | Sam Phelan | Sasha Woodman | Slade Wilson | Steven Hamilton | Stuart Campbell | Talbert | Tina Greer | Vala | Van McNulty | Victoria Hardwick | Victoria Sinclair | Vordigan | Wes Keenan | Winslow Schott

Adrian Cross | A.J. | Alec Abrams | Amos Fortune | Andy Connors | Ben Meyers | Black Manta | Bernard Chisholm | Brianna Withridge | Bob Rickman | Bronson | Buffy Sanders | Byron Moore | Captain Cold | Cameron Mahkent | Carly Meadows | Charlotte Cavanaugh | Chrissy Parker | Coach Walt Arnold | Coats | Commander Cheng | Cyrus Gold | Dawn Stiles | Debra Burch | Desirée Atkins | Deputy Ellis | Deputy Harris | Derek Fox | Dr. Caselli | Dominic Sanatori | Duchess Gertrude | Duncan Allenmeyer | Earl Jenkins | Ed Burke | Edward Lott | Elise Fine | Emil LaSalle | Eric Marsh | Gabriel Duncan | Garrett Davis | Gary Watts | Graham Garrett | Greenfield Brothers | Geoff Johns | Hanison | Harriet | Harry Volk | Heather Fox | Isis | Jake Pollen | Jason Dante | James Gibson | Jed McNally | Jeff Palmer | Jeremy Creek | Jeremiah Holdsclaw | Joar Mahkent | Joe Simmons | Jodi Keenan | Jodi Melville | Joseph Altman | Joseph Cavanagh | Jude Royce's Imposter | Justin Gaines | Kal-El | Kyla Willowbrook | Kyle | Lachlan Luthor | Lance | Lashina | Lawrence Grady | Lincoln Cole | Leslie Willis | Louis Leery | Lucas Luthor | LX-13 | Mack | Macy | Madelyn Hibbins | Magistrate Wilkins | Marcos | Marcus Becker | Maxima | Michael Westmore | Mike | Mikhail Mxyzptlk | Milo | Mr. Lyon | Nathan Dean | Nathaniel Tryon | Nicholas Conroy | Non (Clone) | Orlando Block | Pamela Black | Paul Hayden | Persuader | Pierce | Rachel Dunleavy | Randy Klein | Ray | Richter Maddox | Ricky | Robert Bethany | Ron Milano | Roy Rothman | Rudy Jones | Ruth Cavanagh | Samantha Drake | Scott Bowman | Sean Kelvin | Sebastian Kane | Seth Nelson | Shannon Bell | Siobhan McDougal | Simone Chesterman | Sir Harry Hardwick | Snake | Ted Palmer | Tempest Drake | Teth-Adam | Titan | Tim Westcott | Tommy Lee | Trent MacGowen | Twins | Tyler Crenshaw | Tyler McKnight | Tyler Randall | Vanessa Webber | Wade Mahaney | Wagner | Walt Masterson | William McBride | William Tate | William Taylor

Comic Characters
Bane | Black Flash | Brain | Brother Blood | Bruce Wayne (Earth 13) | Doctor Phosphorus | Eclipso | Felix Faust | Firefly | Greg Fox | Hades | Hank Henshaw | Harleen Quinzel | Holly Gehrig | Jacob Snell | Joe Chill | Kenny Cavanaugh | Kirk Langstrom | Lowtax | Malcolm Barnes | Matt Hagen | Megan Morse | Minister Kirt Niedrigh | Monsieur Mallah | Oswald Loomis | Pamela Isley | Parallax | Prometheus | Rose Wilson | Simon Jones | Trigon | Victor Fries | Victor Zsasz

Organizations, Teams, & Gangs
Checkmate | Cheerleaders of Devotion | Darkseid's Elite | Darkseid's Prophets | Disciples of Zod | Female Furies | Injustice League | Insurgence Team | Intergang | Manhunters | Marionette Ventures | Mutants | Students for Lex Luthor | Suicide Squad | Weather Girls | Yellow Lantern Corps | Zoner Companions

Hostile Species
Phantom Wraiths | Monitors