George Lockwood was a member of the Lockwood Family.
George Lockwood was an American soldier who fought for the Confederate Army in the Civil War in 1864. After making his first human kill in battle, George unknowingly triggered his werewolf curse, which henceforth caused him to transform into a wolf every full moon. After discovering his true identity, Katherine Pierce blackmailed George into help her make her escape from the town during the vampire-hunt the town was planning.
According to Katherine, George Lockwood used the vampires as a scapegoat for the humans he himself mauled while transformed, and ended up informing the Founder's Council about the existence of vampires in Mystic Falls. One day in 1864, George warned Katherine about the round-up and when it was scheduled to take place. Katherine, knowing that Niklaus Mikaelson would eventually catch up with her, insisted that before the church was set ablaze with the vampires inside, the body count must be officially listed as twenty-seven, the total vampire population of the town including herself. George said he would ensure that it was done, and ultimately was the person who helped her escape the church before it was set on fire (and subsequently sealed with magic by Emily Bennett to protect the vampires inside), allowing Katherine to fake her death and move on to another town. In return, Katherine gave George the Moonstone she had stolen from Klaus centuries earlier.
Since George went to war without even knowing his family was cursed, it is likely that it was Katherine herself who informed him of the supposed "Sun and Moon Curse," as well as the importance of the moonstone in the ritual to break it.
George is of Greek origin, and the meaning is "farmer."
- Season 2
- Memory Lane (flashback)
Behind the scenes
- The casting call: a handsome and confident Confederate Soldier of 19. Katherine meets George and asks him for help. He’s aware that she’s a vampire and tells her that it’s in his blood to hate her. He’s a werewolf. It’s not a full moon yet so he can’t hurt her. He agrees to talk to her. He knows Salvatore brothers.
- George Lockwood's character is based off Jacob Smallwood (in Dark Reunion) from The Vampire Diaries novels.
- As George was a werewolf, he most likely found peace or was sucked into oblivion when The Other Side collapsed.