Richardson was employed at the Advanced Threat Containment Unit. Unbeknownst to most, the organization was secretly run by HYDRA as an attempt to bring back their leader. As part of their plan, HYDRA administered fish oil pills to their employees, including Richardson, to discover if any were Inhuman. Those that were, Richardson among them, underwent Terrigenesis and were put in stasis with Suspension Gel to await whenever HYDRA's leader could return, ready to serve as an army.
Having found a way to bring his leader back to Earth, Gideon Malick ordered that the Inhumans be brought to HYDRA's base in Gloucestershire. While still in stasis, Richardson and the other Inhumans were murdered by Lash. 
- Lash † - Killer