By Joshua Rivera
July 25, 2014 at 06:02 PM EDT

J. August Richards didn’t know he was going to be a superhero. At EW‘s Comic-Con Hideout, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor sat down with Darren Franich to talk about how surprised he was when he found out his character was being transformed into the unstoppable cyborg Deathlok. A big comics fan, Richards also engages in the grand tradition of imagining what comic-book villain would make for his dream Deathlok fight scene. It’s a doozy.

 Richards also swung by EW Radio to talk about his role on Lifetime’s The Lottery, and how he learned what a Secretary of State does. Listen below!