Tyler Lockwood is a main character and a former hybrid who played for the football team at Mystic Falls High School. He was a werewolf until becoming the first successful hybrid after Klaus. He is currently an untriggered werewolf after his death and resurrection in Home.
He is the son of Richard Lockwood and Carol Lockwood, and the nephew of Mason Lockwood who was also a Werewolf. He was initially portrayed to be arrogant, selfish and a bully. But after triggering the family curse that turned him into a werewolf, he has learned to tone his behavior down. Before this revelation, he was referred to many times as a "dick," by both his best friend; Matt Donovan and Jeremy Gilbert. He is shown to have an athletic build, and great strength as a human. He also has a short temper and becomes angry very easily. He didn't understand why he behaved the way he did, until Mason came to visit after Richard Lockwood's death.
Initially after becoming a hybrid, he was extremely grateful to Klaus for taking away his pain of turning every month. However, he soon becomes angered at the prospect of being sired to him after he bites his girlfriend, Caroline Forbes. He manages to break the sire bond and continued to help other hybrids break the curse of being sired. This came at a price once Klaus found out about his actions, as Klaus murdered his mother and last remaining family member. Since then, he swore revenge on Klaus for his actions.
He had an on-and-off relationship with Vicki Donovan until her death and after he triggered his werewolf curse, starts to fall for Caroline Forbes after she helps him on a Full Moon, despite her relationship with his best friend Matt Donovan at the time. His relationship with Caroline has gone through the rocks over the series yet it fell apart after he chose to avenge his mother in favor of staying in college and being with her.
After a failed attempt to kill Klaus and Hayley's child, he was imprisoned in The Garden until released by Rebekah as a "parting gift" and in 500 Years of Solitude returns to Mystic Falls.
In Man on Fire, Tyler became possessed by Julian, a Traveler. It was similar to how Katherine possessed Elena and became a Passenger in Elena's body. After the Travelers used the Body Sealing Spell on Tyler, Julian got permanent control of Tyler's body and due to Markos destroying the Traveler's Knife that was needed to remove Passengers, Julian could not be banished. Later, Julian was captured by the Travelers and they brought Julian to Mystic Falls, where they had cast a spell that can undo any magic, including vampirism. Thus, when Julian entered Mystic Falls, he lost Tyler's vampirism and they both died, because vampirism was what kept them alive. Tyler, ended up on the Other Side, but thanks to Bonnie's sacrifice, he was able to come back to life and he discovered that he was no longer a hybrid.
Tyler was born to Mayor Richard Lockwood and Carol Lockwood on February 10, 1992 in Mystic Falls, Virginia. After discovering that the werewolf gene runs through his family, Tyler was scared to become a werewolf himself and his fears became true when he accidentally killed Sarah and triggered the curse. Caroline Forbes, a vampire who wasn't his friend, offered her support to him, helping him through his first transformation and preparation for his new life. Tyler eventually fell for Caroline, but questioned their relationship when Jules, another werewolf and Mason's friend, told him that Caroline and two other vampires, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, killed Mason. Finding out that this was true, Tyler felt betrayed and leaned towards the werewolf brethren. He hesitated to help Caroline when she and the Salvatore's were at the brink of death, which hurt her, causing her to cut off their friendship. He was the one who revealed Mason's plan to break the curse to Jules and her boyfriend Brady. He then helps them find the moonstone and the doppelgänger. Stefan reveals to Tyler that Jules and Brady had lied to him and that Elena would die in the ritual to break the curse. He releases Stefan who kills Brady before he can capture Elena during which time the rest of the pack is killed by Elijah. He then decides to leave town with Jules, the only survivor, with a promise that she wouldn't lie to him anymore. After receiving a phone call from his mother telling him that she had an accident and was in the hospital, Tyler and Jules returned to Mystic Falls. They were both captured by Maddox and Greta Martin, witches working for Klaus, and were to be used in the sacrifice that would make Klaus a vampire/werewolf hybrid. Tyler and Caroline, who had also been captured for the sacrifice ritual, were rescued by Damon, who was later bitten by Tyler during his transformation. Tyler and Caroline eventually start a relationship, which becomes rocky when he becomes Klaus's first successful hybrid. His life is made much easier when his transformations cease to happen unwillingly and Tyler becomes very respectful of Klaus, trying to sabotage his friends' plots against him, which is later revealed to be due to a sire bond.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
Tyler was Vicki Donovan's ex-boyfriend. He didn't treat her well, and he seemed to feel bad about it, especially since he can never make it up to her now that she's dead. He had a rivalry with Jeremy Gilbert because of Vicki, but they have gotten over their differences and currently don't hate each other.
He was friends with Matt Donovan, but it wasn't a close friendship and now Matt hates Tyler because of what happened between him and Matt's mom. At the Founder's Day Kick-Off Party, Tyler met Matt's mother, Kelly Donovan, and they started talking and made out. When Matt saw this, he was furious and Matt and Tyler got into a fist-fight. His father was also very angry and told him that he'll never disgrace his family again. However, in season two, Tyler and Matt are shown to have became friends again.
Before Founder's Day, the existence of werewolves and him being one was unknown, although there were small hints to him being a werewolf. His werewolf eyes were first seen in this episode. He was driving with Matt, taking Caroline home. When the strange device that hurts vampires was activated he started to drive recklessly and crashed his dad's car. His eyes turn yellow when he was getting checked and were only seen by the paramedic when Tyler was unconscious. Afterwards someone found Caroline unconscious from the injuries and she was taken to the hospital, where both Matt and Tyler were waiting to find out the results of her surgery. Her mother Elizabeth Forbes came and asked him to call his mother, then informed him that his father was dead.
The death of his father was hard for Tyler to handle. He and his mother Carol Lockwood remained at their house to greet and accept the condolences of the townspeople. Tyler was the first to meet his uncle, Mason Lockwood. He was in his father's study drinking alcohol his father kept in his desk when Jeremy found him. Jeremy left when Mason arrived, but Mason didn't disapprove of Tyler's drinking and they share the alcohol. While greeting the guests, Tyler accidentally invited Katherine Pierce into his home, believing she was Elena.
He threw a tantrum that frightened his mother that night, and revealed to her that he hated his father. It took Mason a while to get him to calm down. Tyler was confused about why he behaved the way he did, and Mason told him it was the Lockwood curse.
Tyler hand-wrestled with Mason and lost. He watched on as Stefan and several other lost as well with good humor. Damon, wanting to find out what the Lockwoods were, compelled a worker named Carter to pick a fight with Tyler which he did and Mason ran in to break it up. Tyler witness unusual jumping from his uncle, including the change of color in his eyes, and continued to question what was going on.
Tyler and Jeremy seem to find some common ground between them, even after it is revealed that Jeremy knows the Lockwood's secret. Tyler violently confronts Jeremy about this, but later cools off and explains what he knows about his uncle and the legends about the moonstone. He believes his supernatural family secret is ridiculous. Tyler finally gives the moonstone to Mason and tells him that he never wants to unleash what's inside of him. But later he does unleash the beast.
At the Masquerade Ball, Tyler parties with Matt and Sarah, when Matt starts attacking Tyler (Because of Katherine's compulsion). Caroline rushes in and breaks up the fight, but Matt struggles to get out of Caroline's clutches and says that he needs to finish it. Caroline punches him unconscious. Tyler is shocked about what just happened. From behind Sarah grabs a letter-opener from the desk and says "Matt failed. If Matt fails, I can't" and stabs Tyler in the shoulder, and Tyler pushes her away with great force and she hits her head on the edge of the desk and lands on the floor. Tyler runs to her and shakes her and yells that she needs to open her eyes and that "this can't be happening!". He runs to the other side of the room in panic. Caroline checks her pulse and by the look on her face, Sarah
is dead. Tyler start screaming and turn into a werewolf. Caroline wonders about what is happening but Tyler yells that she needs to get away. He then shows his face, and his eyes turns yellow.
Tyler starts to suspect something is different about Caroline, being the first to notice that the injuries he sustained from Sarah already healed before he noticed it himself. The first time he confronts her, she takes him down easily and at first he thinks she's a werewolf too. However, on the second confrontation, Caroline reveals to him that she is a vampire. Tyler is shocked at first and asks her if there were more, but she denied, keeping Damon and Stefan's true identities secret. After learning each others secret, Caroling decided to stay with Tyler through his transformation. They viewed a video of Mason through his first transformation and Tyler freaks out, believing he could never go through this, but Caroline comforts him.
Together, Tyler and Caroline prepare for Tyler's first full moon. Tyler chains himself up in the ruins of the old Lockwood Estate and forces Wolfsbane from a drink down his throat. He gags and sprawls forward, coughing. His transformation starts and he screams of in horrific pain ans his joints and bones made terrifying cracks and snaps, tearing as his chains. Finally, Caroline is forced to leave when Tyler becomes wolfish and stays outside worrying. When it all stops, Caroline finds Tyler still chained but frightened and hugs him, holding Tyler as he cries from shock.
Tyler develops feelings for Caroline. He believes that Caroline feels the same way about him after she confesses that one bite from a werewolf can kill a vampire and even though she knew that, Caroline stayed with him through his painful ordeal. Tyler waited for Caroline to come home and confronted her about how he felt and that she might feel the same way. Caroline became angry that Tyler suggested that they were more than friends since she wanted to simply help but then Tyler kissed her. Caroline returned the kiss but then she stopped surprised by her response and ran into the house slamming the door in his face. Tyler went to the Mystic Grill to meet Jules, an old friend of Mason's from Florida who reveals that she is a werewolf as well. She tells Tyler all about what she knows about Caroline and that there are other vampires in town. Tyler does not believe her, being protective of Caroline after all she had helped him with. Then Jules told Tyler that Mason was killed by vampire`s and Caroline was on it.
The next day Tyler confronts Caroline and asks her if it's true that Damon and Stefan are vampires and if they killed Mason. Caroline tells him the truth which angers him and he pushes Caroline against her car, and says that he trusted her and she betrayed him before he walks away. Later he and Jules have conversation where Jules wants him to go with her Tyler says he can't. Then he finds Stefan in he`s house. Stefan talks to Tyler, trying to prevent a war between werewolves and vampires, but during the conversation Tyler receives a phone call from Jules, he quickly answer the phone screaming for help. Jules calls back after she and Brady kidnap Caroline and offers Stefan a trade:Tyler for Caroline. Stefan and Damon then take Tyler to Jules, Tyler runs into the trailer where Caroline was being held hostage. Tyler hesitates before helping her out of the cage and Caroline is shocked, hen they leave Jules puts a gun to Caroline's head and Tyler doesn't try to help. Stefan and Damon fight off the werewolves before Jonas Martin shows up, Jonas gives Tyler a message for the wolves: "get the hell out of Mystic Falls." Later Tyler visits Caroline and tells her he had 'no idea they would come for her' and he's sorry. Caroline tells him it's too late, he should have done something to help her before and their friendship is over. Then he goes to Jules and Brady and the other Werewolves and tells him he's sorry for the werewolves that have died. They ask way Mason came to Mystic Falls in the first place, Tyler says he was looking for the Moonstone and he found it. Brady ask if he knows where it is and Tyler tells him he doesn't.
The next day the Tyler and werewolves search for the moonstone and the Petrova Doppelgänger. When shown a picture of Katherine, Tyler immediately recognizes it as Elena. Tyler goes to see Caroline, and she tells him to stay away from her. He steals her phone and texts Elena to find out where she is. Tyler and Brady then go to the Gilbert lake house. Brady fights Stefan and tells Tyler to guard him and kill him if he has to. Tyler says that he can't let Stefan break the curse, because he can't remain a werewolf but Stefan tells him they don't want to break the curse, as it means Elena has to die. Overcome with guilt, he lets Stefan go and tells Elena he is sorry, she forgives him and hugs him. He then leaves a card for his mother and goes to the Grill to talk to Matt. He tells Matt he fell for Caroline, because she was there for him and helped him, but also says he doesn't deserve her and that Matt does. He then goes to Caroline's house, but just catches a glimpse of her before leaving Mystic Falls with Jules.
Tyler returns in The Last Day. Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a message that his mother was injured and was in the hospital. He visits his mother at the hospital to find out she's okay. It is also leaned he arrived with Jules although she told him not to go. When leaving the hospital with Jules Tyler runs into Caroline and Jules leaves him so they can talk for a minute. Shortly after discussing where he's been and why he left Caroline and Tyler are both attacked by a witch and a warlock (that work for Klaus). The two later wake up in the tomb both chained to the wall across from one another. Caroline had been injected with Vervain to weaken her and after an attempt to break the chains she fails. Tyler claims that he already tried and failed as well. Caroline asks why he just left her and he says it was because she deserved better. He said that she would be better without him in her life and also said she was mad at him anyways. But she then tells him she felt betrayed and hurt but never hated him. Tyler is confused as to why they have been captured but Caroline tells him Klaus plans on killing them, and the then tells him about the whole situation about the curse not being real. She then tells him that he should have never returned. After that Damon comes in and frees Caroline prepares to leave but Caroline doesn't want to leave him alone being she knows they will most likely be killed. The full moon is near and after Caroline convinces Damon to free Tyler he does, after telling him she will help Tyler get to his family's cellar to chain himself up.
Out side of the tomb everyone finds Matt unconscious on the floor after being knocked out by Damon being he threatened him. Damon, Caroline, Matt and Tyler don't get very far until the effects of the moon begin to kick in. Tyler begins to feel his bones cracking and he feels his body getting ready to shift telling the group he can't hold it any more. Caroline tries comforting Tyler but he then springs and tries to attack her, his eyes now glowing and fangs bared. Damon manages to tackle Tyler down before he can hurt Caroline but Tyler then pins Damon down. But Damon then manages to kick Tyler off. Tyler then warns everyone to run and Damon gives Matt back his wooden bullets for his rifle and tells Caroline and Matt to go. Tyler is now fully shifting and Damon goes in one direction and Caroline and Matt go in the other. While Caroline and Matt are running they begin to hear the howls of the wolf and make it to the Lockwood cellar.
Caroline and Matt quickly go downstairs into the cellar and Caroline begins closing and locking all the doors behind her as they go deeper into the cellar. They reach the last cell and Caroline attempts to lock the chains but Tyler in his wolf form then makes it and Caroline has no choice but to now hold the chains herself to keep the gate locked. Caroline tries talking to Tyler but he then leaps towards the door and everything goes black...
InThe Sun Also Rises, Tyler is almost close to breaking down the door that keeps Matt and Caroline safe. But Matt quickly attacks and shoots Tyler, wounding him. Caroline and Matt leave and head for safety.
The next time we see Tyler is when he is back human and back home outside the door. Caroline covers him with Matt's jacket.
When Tyler wakes up a few hours later, Caroline reveals that Matt broke up with her, leaving her heart broken. As Tyler says he should have never came back, Caroline forces him to not leave and to thank her for looking after him. As Tyler comforts Caroline as she cries, he thanks her for taking care of him.
In The Birthday it had gone two months since season 2. He attended Elena's birthday party and brought Sofie as his date. When he and Sofie was dancing the came over to Caroline and she compelled Sofie to go home. Tyler later argued with Caroline about bringing a date and he says he won't date anyone if she tells not to, Caroline then kisses him and they go back to his place and have sex. After he falls asleep Caroline sneaks, but she is knocked out by Carol with vervain darts before she can leave.
In The Hybrid when Caroline is no where to be found, he confronts his mother after she spiked his tea with vervain. She reveals that she turned Caroline in. When Carol tells Tyler to stay away from Caroline because she is a monster, he decides to show and tell his mother his secret by letting her see him transform. Carol appears to be horrified by what her son has become, but agrees to help him deal with it.
In The End of The Affair, Tyler goes to Sheriff Forbes for help when he has not heard from Caroline. He later saves her but carrying her out of the dungeon where she was tortured by her father from the sunlight. At the end of the episode Tyler is seen giving Caroline comfort after she breaks down about her father hating her. Later after returning from football, he is greeted by Caroline in his room where they make out until she gets a call from Elena and leaves.
In The Reckoning, Tyler helps out with Senior Prank Night, but later on, Klaus feeds him his blood and kills him, turning him into a transitioning hybrid. Klaus, upon realizing that Elena's blood was needed to complete the transformation, fed Tyler Elena's blood, and Tyler fully transitioned into a hybrid since he has been a hybrid he keeps insisting that Klaus gave him a gift as he never has to turn again.
In Smells Like Teen Spirit, it turns out Rebekah's been supplying him with blood bags, having stayed in Mystic Falls to keep an eye on her brother's progeny. Tyler is pulled over and given a lecture about discreteness by Caroline and Elena, after he appears at school wearing a blood-stained t-shirt. The young hybrid doesn't hold back from using his new powers for his own gain, and compels Coach Lyman to end the football practice earlier. When he protests against the group's plan of capturing Stefan (fearing it may affect Klaus' plans) and refuses to supply them with vervain, Damon concludes Tyler's been sired, and shoots him. When he wakes up, Caroline notes that he changed since his transformation, going back to the "old Tyler" who she'd never be friends with. He promises he'll try to control his urges and they make up. After she leaves, however, Rebekah shows up with a girl, offering her to Tyler, for whom doesn't take long to give in and take a bite.
In Homecoming, Tyler gets everyone to go to his house for the homecoming dance after the gym gets flooded. It is implied later on that he had something to do with it. It is revealed that he did all of this for Klaus, and that the party is not a homecoming dance so much as a wake for Mikael. After finding out that something big is going down between Damon and Klaus, Tyler tries to get Caroline out of it, but Damon interrupts him. They fight and Tyler nearly bites him, prompting Damon to try to use the white oak stake on him, but Bonnie stops the fight. Tyler injects Caroline with vervain, when she wakes up he asks her what is going on. She says that she doesn't know but if she did she wouldn't tell him do to his sire bond with Klaus. Caroline asks him why he willingly follows Klaus, as he doesn't have any free will when he does. Tyler responds that he never had free will, the full moon commanded him before, and Klaus saved him from that. the conversation ends with both parties angry at the other and the relationship in doubt. (Order of events may be wrong, but they all happened).
In The New Deal, Tyler starts hanging out with Jeremy, shooting a crossbow at a pop can. Jeremy brings Tyler back to his place so Jeremy can get some things, but Elena stops him. Jeremy responds by inviting Tyler in the house. Once inside, Elena and Alaric basically interrogate him about his loyalty to Klaus. Just then, Jeremy gets a phone call, and then goes out and stands in front of a speeding truck driven by a hybrid named Tony. It is then revealed that Tyler was hanging out with Jeremy so he could get Jeremy's vervain bracelet off. After finding this out, Jeremy goes to see Tyler and shoots a crossbow arrow at him. Tyler catches it and seems stunned that Jeremy would do something like that. Jeremy then asks if getting the bracelet off was the only reason he was hanging out with him. Tyler states that Klaus asked him to and that he didn't know that he would try to kill Jeremy. Tyler then states that Klaus won't stop until he gets his coffins back, and that is all he wants. Jeremy responds by saying that whenever Klaus wants something, people wind up dying, and that he isn't a good person to fallow. These words seem to at least begin to break through Tyler's blind faith in Klaus as he stares shocked as Jeremy walks away.
In Our Town, Tyler was ordered to bite Caroline but he refuses. While Elena, Bonnie, Matt and Caroline were at the cemetery celebrating Caroline's 18th birthday, Tyler comes later. In the woods he talks with Caroline and accidentally bites her. He then goes to Klaus, who healed her.
In The Ties That Bind, Tyler called Bill Forbes to return to Mystic Falls, hoping he could help fighting off his sire bond to Klaus. He chains Tyler up and orders him to turn at will. Tyler refuses but then he tries to change. Because it hurts too much and he didn't want to continue, Bill threatens that he would decapitate Tyler right now if he didn't keep on. Later, Tyler lost control, broke out and attacked Bill, almost killing him. Tyler showed up at the Hospital and apologizes. Bill told him that he has to turn every day to fight the sire bond.
In Dangerous Liaisons he calls Caroline, telling her he will come back for her when he's fixed. He's also mentioned in a conversation between Klaus and Caroline, where she was telling Klaus to give Tyler his freedom back. During his time away from Mystic Falls, Tyler befriend Hayley , a werewolf who help him break the sire bond.
In Heart of Darkness, Tyler returns, having broken his sire bond by turning 100 times in the Appalachian mountains. He was shocked when Caroline told him that if the Originator of the Salvatore's bloodline is not Klaus, they would kill him,and this means Tyler would also die. Later, he finds one of Klaus's arts on Caroline's table, he gets furious and leaves her place.
In Do Not Go Gentle, Tyler shows up at the '20s decade dance, determined to show Caroline that he loves her. Initially, Caroline is reluctant, as she does not want Klaus to find out that Tyler has broken his sire bond, but she eventually begins to heartily dance with him. When Klaus shows up, he asks Tyler to step aside so he can dance with Caroline. Tyler pretends to still be under the influence of the sire bond and voluntarily steps aside, as neither he nor Caroline want Klaus to know that he has broken it. Klaus asks Caroline to leave with him, but she refuses. This angers Klaus, who leaves her promptly. Tyler is trapped along with the other vampires in the school due to Esther's containment spell. In the school gym, Stefan informs Caroline and Tyler that Esther is at the old cemetery and that Matt and Jeremy are headed there at that moment. Tyler confesses his anger in letting Caroline dance with Klaus, before Caroline tells him that she loves him. After Bonnie breaks the containment spell, Tyler, along with Caroline and everyone else, heads to the old cemetery to pays his respects to the dying Alaric.
In Before Sunset, he helps Damon and Stefan "temporarily" kill Klaus.
In The Departed, Elizabeth and Carol tell Caroline and Tyler to leave the town, as Alaric told the council that they are supernatural creatures. Tyler promises Caroline that he will take care of her and later on, she rushes to the Lockwood cellar, crying because Klaus is assumed dead and Tyler will die as well, being sired to him. Unknown to her, Tyler has been possessed by Klaus because of Bonnie's spell.
In Growing Pains, Klaus is in possess of Tyler's body. Klaus had made a deal with Bonnie that he would jump into another body as soon as he could. Later, Klaus, in Tyler's body, starts threatening Bonnie to put him back to his own body, when Bonnie refuses, Klaus starts ripping Tyler's flesh through his claws, forcing Bonnie to do the spell. Tyler returned to his body.
In Memorial, Tyler is on his bed having sex with Caroline when someone rings the doorbell, he goes downstairs to find Connor Jordan talking to his mother. Interrupting them, Tyler asks him if he could help Connor, when they shake hands, Tyler starts screaming due to pain, because Connor had vervain laced gloves. Connor then shoots him with wooden bullets which were carved to kill vampires. Later Tyler is seen with Stefan, Stefan removes the bullets from Tyler's chest telling him that if he was a regular vampire, he would be dead. At Mystic Falls Church, Tyler is seated with Caroline when Stefan asks him what is he doing there, he replies he's showing respect for the Council Members who passed away and Caroline added that she would rip his head off if he hurt Tyler. Later, he interrupts the service saying that he would like to talk about Pastor Young, who showed him how to work as a team and stand for his team. Before he completes his sentence, Connor shoots him in the chest. Caroline takes the bullet off Tyler's chest and as he wakes up he says "I'm gonna kill that bastard."
In The Rager, Tyler is attacked by Connor while in the hospital and drained of some werewolf venom. When Tyler is released from the hospital he goes home to find that Klaus has ordered some of his hybrid's to protect Tyler at all costs. Tyler is surprisingly reunited with Hayley, who helped him break his sire bond. One of Klaus' hybrids knows Hayley and told her that he protecting someone named Tyler. Klaus assumes Tyler and Hayley slept together.
In The Killer, Tyler is first seen with Damon and Elena talking about how to get into the Mystic Grill (Connor is holding Matt, April and Jeremy hostage there) and Tyler informs he called in other hybrids to help with the situation. Sometime later, Tyler is shown to be trying to convince Dean from following Klaus's orders. Dean says that if Tyler thinks he can stand up to Klaus, then he has to prove it. Tyler calls Klaus and says that he can do whatever he wants, as he is no longer sired to him. Klaus says he knows Tyler's little secret (Hayley) and says, "I’m sorry, mate. Are you going to answer or should I just assume you’re back to being… how did you phrase it? Ah, yes, my little bitch." Tyler hangs up, hands Dean back his phone and walks away. Later, Tyler and Hayley are shown to be upset over Dean's death. Hayley says they could have saved him. Caroline walks in, deeply angry and upset that Tyler lied to her. Caroline accuses Tyler of falling for Hayley, but Tyler says he never fell for her. "Then why would Klaus think that?" Caroline asks. Tyler replies, "Because I'd rather him think that then knowing the truth." Tyler then says that the other hybrids need to be set free, and that's what he and Hayley are trying to do, and if Klaus found out, he would kill them all.
In We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes, Tyler walks into a room to see Hayley being poured a shot. A hybrid Chris says that they are just paying their respects to Dean. Hayley pours a shot in Tyler's mouth and wipes her thumb across her bottom lip, sticking it in her mouth. Klaus walks into the room, remarking, "Well don't let me interrupt." Caroline then enters, saying she brought Tyler's stuff. Tyler says that it isn't a good time. Klaus soon leaves, and Caroline says, "Do you think he bought it?" Hayley says, "Hell, I bought it." Tyler says that Hayley and Caroline and good liars and kisses Caroline with Hayley looking on.
Tyler is later shown to be talking to Stefan, with Caroline with them. He explains to Stefan that Hayley helped him break his sire bond and he reveals that she has been helping Chris. "So you're telling me that Chris isn't sired anymore?" Caroline confirms that that is what Tyler is telling him.
Sometime later, Tyler and Hayley are saying goodbye to Chris, who is leaving town. Klaus enters, and grabs Chris' throat. Tyler intervenes and says that its not Chris' fault, but his for letting Elena out of his sight. Chris is let go by Klaus and attempts to leave, but is staked by Stefan. Chris falls to the floor and Jeremy enters with a cleaver in his hand and cuts Chris' head off.
Finally, Tyler is shown to be sitting on a couch with Hayley sleeping beside him. Caroline enters and Tyler says they were just paying their respects to Chris. Caroline says that they needed to help their friend. Tyler says that they helped their friend by handing over another. Caroline says that Chris wasn't their friend and Tyler says that Chris was a friend. He then asks how did she get Klaus to agree to give up one of his hybrids. Caroline reveals that she agreed to go on a date with him. Tyler gets up and angrily throws his glass against a wall behind her, causing Hayley to wake up. When Hayley asks what's going on, Tyler replies, "Nothing. Nothing at all. Just celebrating the life of a fallen hybrid friend."
In My Brother's Keeper, Tyler is with Hayley helping a hybrid named Kimberley break her sire bond. He states Caroline bought them another day and that he wants to go to the Miss Mystic Pageant with her. Hayley asks Tyler if the two are going, and Tyler doesn't want to go but finally agrees to.
Hayley and Tyler go to the pageant and sometime after their arrival, Damon asks Tyler how does Hayley know Professor Shane. Tyler thinks Damon is just being paranoid.
Hayley and Tyler later drink outside the Lockwood Mansion. Tyler asks Hayley about her parents and she says she never met them and once her adoptive parents found out about her wolf gene, they kicked her out. Tyler inquires Hayley on how she triggered her curse and Hayley replies that it was a boating accident and she thought she wasn't drunk. Tyler and Hayley catch sight of Klaus and Caroline walking across the lawn and he listens in on their conversation, which is if Klaus ever thought about being human again. Hayley asks Tyler on what they are saying and he is clearly jealous, stating that Klaus is saying a bunch of BS about being human again and when they get rid of him, the sooner the better.
Finally, at the abandoned barn, Kimberley is lying on the floor asking him if its over. Tyler says she successfully broke the sire bond and that they are one step closer from ending this.
In We'll Always Have Bourbon Street, Kimberley challenges Tyler as alpha of the pack. This is because of an earlier event, when Kimberley stopped another hybrid named Adrian from breaking his sire bond. Later, Hayley urged Tyler to take control back from Kimberley. However, this soon escalated into violence when Kimberley and Adrian kidnap and torture Caroline.
While searching for Caroline, Tyler informs Elena that the sire bond doesn't affect feelings, only how they act. The two find Kimberley with the other members of the pack and while fighting, Tyler threatens to rip Kimberley's heart out. Kimberley gives up and all the other members of the pack kneel to Tyler in respect.
In O Come, All Ye Faithful, Tyler and Hayley's plans for Klaus and the other hybrids commence. Hayley tells Tyler that she found a witch to help them preform the body jumping spell on Klaus. Tyler volunteers, much to Caroline's dismay and she tries to stop him. Eventually she comes up with the plan to put Klaus in Rebekah's body and bury the both of them.
Later, at the Winter Wonderland party, Hayley tells Tyler that she made a deal with someone who can help her find her real family and that she had no choice but to use the 12 hybrids for a sacrifice. Hayley also tells him that if he runs now, he can escape from Klaus's wrath. Tyler runs to the forest and looks around at all the dead bodies of the hybrids that Klaus had massacred. Meanwhile, Klaus has killed his mother, Carol.
In After School Special, Tyler had wallowed in grief, cutting himself off from Caroline and his friends. However, when Rebekah takes his friends hostage at the high school, she calls Tyler up and informs him of her deeds. Tyler goes to the school to rescue his friends but it's really a trap set by Rebekah who compels Tyler to turn into his wolf form, which would make him uncontrollably go after his friends. Tyler struggled during the transformation, trying to fight it but fully transformed, chasing his friends through the school. They managed to last long enough where he reverted back to his human form, lying naked in the gym where a tribute to his newly deceased mother was. Caroline found Tyler crying, saying that it was his fault that she had died due to his failed revolution against Klaus.
In Into the Wild, Tyler finds Klaus, who has been trapped by magical barriers Bonnie made, in the Gilbert house, where Elena and Jeremy had recently killed Klaus' brother, Kol. Tyler was gloating to Klaus about how his friends were going to find the cure and when they did, he'd turn Klaus mortal and figure out which way would be most fun to kill him. Klaus tried to plant the idea that if he is cured, his whole bloodline would be cured too, but Tyler disagreed. When Caroline came, Klaus took the opportunity to trick her into coming close before biting her with his hybrid bite. Caroline slowly began dying from the bite and Tyler was forced to beg Klaus to help her but Klaus refused, still upset with Tyler about his hybrid revolution. Tyler, knowing Klaus loved Caroline, left her on the floor in front of the Original, telling him that he could either save her or watch her die.
In Down the Rabbit Hole, while Klaus is still trapped in the Gilbert's living room, Tyler and Caroline find the Sword of Alexander, knowing that it has inscriptions about the cure. They find it Klaus' home before bringing it to the Gilbert's. Klaus grudgingly helps them translate the message of the sword. Upon learning that there was only one dose of the cure, though, it became apparent that they would not be able to use it on Klaus, Tyler's plan to kill him falls apart and he decides it's best to flee and go into hiding while he still has a chance. He says goodbye to Caroline, telling her that they'll meet again someday and if they don't, to just forget about him and move on with their lives. Tyler and leaves and Klaus is freed from the trap, telling Caroline he'll give Tyler a headstart.
In Stand By Me, although Tyler isn't seen, Caroline called him several times to inform him of Jeremy's death however it is unknown as of yet whether he received those calls or voicemails.
In Bring It On, Caroline continues to leave him voicemails, stating that she hopes that if she leaves enough of them, when Tyler comes back he'll be all caught up, then it will be like he never left. However, at the end of the episode, Matt asks Caroline to come over to Tyler's house, and reveals that he left the deed to his house in Matt's name, in order to provide a safe haven for her that Klaus can't reach. Reading the letter Tyler left for her, Caroline realizes that he is not actually going to come back, and she begins to break down into tears.
He appeared briefly in Pictures of You to Caroline, in which they shared a dance. As he was leaving, he was confronted by Klaus who asked if 'it was worth it to give Caroline a good prom night', before threatening him. As Klaus counts down, Tyler disappears from view, assumingly leaving Mystic Falls.
In I Know What You Did Last Summer, Caroline is finishing packing up things she will take to Whitmore College, speaking on the phone with Tyler. She is also preparing everything for his arrival; since she assumes he will soon join her, Bonnie and Elena at college. Later, Caroline receives a voice mail from Tyler which tells her that he can't return to her because he is still helping a pack of wolves in Tennessee, and she begins to cry sadly.
"Hey, Caroline, look. I put a lot of thought into this and decided to defer school for now. This werewolf pack I'm helping, they need me. I know it's lame to do this over the phone, but I figure this way's harder for you to kill me. I'm really, really sorry, Care, but this is important. "
In True Lies, Elena asks Caroline for Tyler to which she replies that he is deferring from enrolling and deferring from returning her phone calls, so she is deferring from having sex with him ever again.
Later, Caroline puts a ice on the face of Jesse to help with his inflammation after Damon hit him, He begins to flirt with her, but Caroline tells him she has a boyfriend. Jesse asks where said boyfriend is,to which she responds he's supposed to be there and that he deferred a semester. They have a long conversation and she continues to hold the ice on his face.
In Monster's Ball, Tyler is in college with Caroline. They are seen kissing and talking about her plans for him at college. She adds that he is escorting her to the Whitmore historical ball and that they will dress as Bonnie and Clyde.
Caroline and Tyler arrive to the costume ball. They're talking when Stefan arrives, inviting Caroline to dance which she accepts. Later, Caroline and Tyler are dancing when she invites him to look elsewhere, but Tyler responds with negativity and Caroline says she's just happy to have him by her side.
Tyler stands alone on the stairs when Caroline arrives. He tells her that he can't be in college with her to which she replies that she understands and apologizes for having pressed him, but Tyler isn't only talking about college. The reason he returned is to say goodbye to her because he seeks revenge against Klaus for what he did to his mother and that he can't be with her because he feels like they're only together because Klaus granted them permission to be together. Caroline is annoyed by this and leaves.
Later, Caroline returned to the dorm room where Tyler is packing his things. She asks to him not leave her, to stay with her, but he tells her that he can't. Caroline tells him that if he leaves, they break up definitely. Tyler takes the decision to abandon her although seemingly it isn't an easy decision for him, leaving Caroline shattered and sadly crying.
In The Devil Inside, Matt decides to throw Tyler a welcome home party. Tyler hopes that Caroline will come to this party, so he can begin to fix things between the two of them. Unfortunately for him, he sees and hears Caroline when she is talking with Katherine (seemingly Elena). Katherine, trying to leave the party, takes the
opportunity to get rid of Caroline. She asks Caroline how was klaus compared to tyler, she knows that Tyler is listening. Tyler is hurt and angry and leaves them, but Caroline goes after him. Caroline asks him for his forgiveness, but he tells her to leave and not to take another step and when she refuses, he shows his hybrid face and she backs off slightly. Stefan pushes Tyler against the wall and tells him to back off and asks what is the matter with him. Tyler tells him that Caroline slept with Klaus and Caroline leaves the room defeated. Stefan hits Tyler, saying that she did not deserve this behavior. Later Tyler is drowning his sorrows with drinking and is trying to figure out what he should do with his life.
In Total Eclipse of the Heart, Tyler is trying to get over Caroline and decides to drink at the bar. He meets Nadia and asks her to drink with him and Matt, because they are all feeling bad for themselves. As they are drinking and gossiping about their mothers, Tyler needs to leave and use the restroom, but then he hears Nadia compelling Matt at the bar. He warns Matt about Nadia compelling him and recommends that he take some vervain because Nadia took his vervain bracelet. Then they try to find out why Nadia is compelling Matt they make a try, but when Matt attempts to tell Tyler everything he knows, Nadia then returns and snaps Tyler's neck. When he wakes up again Matt tells him that everything is fine and Tyler asks that if Matt is having any more problems with Nadia he should let him know and then leaves.
In No Exit, Tyler is seen calling Caroline about the whereabouts of Matt. He and Caroline soon share an awkward conversation and sees Matt walk into the mansion with Nadia. Matt later explains to Caroline and Tyler about where he's been, but Caroline doesn't believe it. He soon comes to Caroline's rescue and bites Nadia. He later tells Caroline that they will never be good.
In Gone Girl, he is seen plotting with the rest of the gang on how to kill Katherine. He is later seen guarding
Damon which then leads to Damon purposely provoking Tyler into coming in the chamber where Damon is being held. Damon soon pushes Tyler to the point where he get close enough for Damon to grab him and drink from him. He is seen in the Salvatore House when Katherine appears. She goes to each them and tells Tyler that she gave him an identity when he triggered the werewolf gene. Later he is confronted by Caroline about Klaus and she tells him that she doesn't want to be reminded of it every time, so she tells him to get over it or get out of her life.
In Rescue Me, Tyler and Matt are listening to Damon talking about his issues with Elena at the grill. Tyler then sees Liv with Jeremy and wonders what they're up to and Mat tells him to listen to them. However, he couldn't her anything as Liv casted a spell to prevent him from being able to listen to them. Liv then leaves Jeremy and Tyler quickly goes to talk to her, but she fungs him across the room with her magic. Later, Tyler and Matt go to talk to Luke, and as Luke is about to do the same spell as Liv, Tyler stops him. Later, as Jeremy makes an alliance with Liv and Luke, Tyler and Matt show up, with Jeremy telling them that they will also join their alliance. It was later shown that Tyler and Matt told Jeremy that he can move in with them at the Lockwood Mansion.
In Resident Evil, Tyler and Matt are with Liv, who has the two men stab themselves with the passenger-remover blade to ensure they have no inhabitants and can be trusted. Liv tells the boys about the Travelers and how they are slowly taking over towns without people taking notice and how that has come to Mystic Falls. Tyler is on the phone with Matt as he investigates who might be a victim but does not have the knife
with him. The latter hangs up but is killed by the Sheriff. Tyler finds out about this and goes to confront the passenger. He successfully kills him after telling the Sheriff that his mother said hi, even though Carol Lockwood has since died. Elizabeth replies, not knowing about that and Tyler fishes out the Traveler. After stabbing the Sheriff however, a dark figure whom remains unseen approaches him after doing so. He delivers to Caroline the body of her non-possessed mother and talks to her on the phone later. However, he is with Markos, telling him that Caroline is oblivious and his new body is amazing. This reveals that Tyler is now hosting an Julian as a Passenger. Markos tells Julian not to get used to it as after they finish taking over Mystic Falls, they must leave their hosts. Julian hands the only passenger-killing knife to Markos who performs a spell and burns it in a fireplace.
In Man on Fire, Tyler wakes up in chains and when he asks where he is, Markos brings fort Julian. Tyler's blood is used to turn Sloan into a vampire. Later Tyler emerged and before Julian could regain control, he used his lycanthrophy enhancement to prevent it. He then witnesses as Sloan awaken, completes her transition and drinks doppelgänger blood to test if it can cure her. Tyler pretends to take part in the spell and Sloan is successfully cured, but she dies because of the vampirism. Markos then says they will be able to break the spell keeping them from finding a home and to do so they will need much more blood; meaning they will be coming for Stefan and Elena.
In What Lies Beneath, Tyler wakes up to a woman kissing on his body (Julian's wife Maria), he fools her into thinking that he's Julian and asks her what they are doing and she reveals that they are moving. Tyler then begins to to transform intt a wolf thus giving himself a chance to escape. Tyler later arrives at the Salvatore boarding house and informs
the others of what he has learned. Damon tells Tyler to find out where Markos is through Julian, while he takes Stefan and Elena to a safe place. Sometime later Tyler, Matt and Jeremy planed to torture Julian find out Markos' location. Tyler chained himself to a pair of pipes and Matt brought out Julian. They proceeded to torture Julian and they learn that Julian does not know where Markos is, but he does tell them that Markos will make him permanent inside Tyler's body and gives them the location of his body. Tyler soon after emerges, his friends tell him that they lost Julian's body and that Julian was right. Tyler then asks what Julian was right about and then suddenly he began seeing visions of Julian's life. They realize that the Travelers have began the spell and Julian is made permanent. Leaving Tyler trapped inside his own body.
In Home, Tyler/Julian was captured by the Travelers. Markos had Tyler/Julian thrown into the area of the
magic reversal spell, as a demonstration to Sheriff Forbes of what will happened to vampires entering their new home. The spell removed Tyler's vampirism, reverting him back to his dead werewolf state and thus killing both him and Julian. After dying Tyler became a ghost and was transported to Bonnie in order to go to the Other Side. When he asked how he got there Bonnie revealed that he was now dead and that she can bring him back. He then grabs Bonnie's hand and went to the Other Side. Later when the Other Side is about to implode, Tyler and his friends went to Bonnie, they passed through her and it brought all of them back to life. Once he was back Caroline was there. They hugged and Tyler stopped when it felt different. Then he picked up a stone, cut his hand with in and it didn't heal. Showing that he is not a hybrid but a werewolf again.
In Bloodletting, Tyler traveled to New Orleans after hearing from witches about Klaus and Hayley's unborn child and the horror that it may bring with its birth. He abducted Hayley, despite once having been friends with her. He kidnaps hayley in order to test a theory he had about her baby. He brought Hayley to her ancestral werewolf clan's current home and with the help of a werewolf named Dwayne, kept her there. He took some of her blood, which she shared with her baby and injected Dwayne with it before killing him. He believed that her unborn child's blood would be able to sire more hybrids and that it must be the reason why Klaus would even remotely care about protecting her or the baby. When the test worked and Dwayne became a hybrid, Tyler, having seen Klaus' plans for hybrids firsthand, knew that he had to get rid of Hayley and the baby before Klaus got a chance to cause anymore harm. Hayley resisted, though, and unknown to Tyler, the baby's blood actually made Dwayne sired to her rather than Klaus. Dwayne protected Hayley, giving her a chance to get away before Tyler ripped out his heart and then pursued Hayley.
Klaus caught up with him in the woods, surprised at how vicious Tyler had become. Tyler was still seeking
vengeance against Klaus for what he did to his mother, his hybrid friends and romantically pursuing Caroline. Klaus merely laughed at Tyler, asking him what Caroline would think of what he had turned himself into. Tyler fled, but Klaus followed with ease. However, he was ambushed by Tyler who staked him through the chest. A battle between the world's first two hybrids began with Tyler managing to hold his own for a few minutes against his sire, criticizing Klaus on how he had screwed up every relationship he ever had, whether it was with his hybrids, his family or soon to be child. Klaus dealt what would have been a killing blow, shoving his hand in Tyler's chest to rip out his heart once and for all, but as Tyler begged for him to do it, Klaus changed his mind.
He realized that Tyler was suffering and wanted him to end his pain, but Klaus pulled his hand out, telling Tyler to leave but always remember that he was stronger than him and only lived since he permitted it.
Later, Tyler visited Marcel, not deterred by the defeat from his quest for vengeance. He told Marcel that Hayley was pregnant with Klaus' child and the threat that it posed to all vampires.
In The River in Reverse, Tyler get's his neck snapped and is thrown into The Garden by Marcel and Rebekah after he makes it known that he's willing to kill a harmless baby.
In the beginning of series, Tyler had a very aggressive, arrogant and selfish personality. He showed this many times for example when he had fights with Jeremy Gilbert over his girlfriend Vicki Donovan. Tyler behaved like this because of his werewolf gene. In Season 2, when his uncle Mason came to town, he learned how to control his anger and tone down his behavior. But after discovering that his family carried the werewolf gene, Tyler was scared to become a werewolf himself.
His fears came true when he accidentally killed Sarah and triggered the curse. Tyler felt guilty for killing Sarah and when he discovered Caroline Forbes is a vampire they became friends and she helped him get through with his first transformation but he almost killed her when he was a wolf but she came back when he was back in human form. After this she became his friend then girlfriend.
When Tyler became a hybrid he started being his old self and he became very loyal to Klaus because he took the pain of transforming away. In Season 4, Tyler put his friends and family before himself and really cared about Caroline, in Memorial, he showed great sacrifice and bravery in Pastor Young's funeral when he interrupted the chant and stood on the stage to get the hunter's attention and give his friends especially Elena a chance to escape from Connor's trap. However, in Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, and Season 1 of The Originals, the suffering Tyler has gone through, being a enslaved to Klaus and having Klaus murder his mother, has caused Tyler significant emotional pain and a dark change in his personality. He has become obsessed with vengeance, an ironic fact considering his obsession is targeted at Klaus. He is shown to have little regard for what gets in his way, going so far as to attempt to murder Hayley's unborn baby solely due to what Klaus might do with it. Also, he has shown subtle signs of being at least partially suicidal, trying to goad Klaus into killing him. Klaus believes that this is due to him losing so much, to the point where he believes he has nothing left.
Tyler has tanned skin, short black hair and dark brown eyes. His height is between 5'7" to 5'9". Tyler has a muscular and toned body. Like all werewolves, his eyes will turn yellow when he becomes very angry. In his werewolf form, Tyler's fur is black and his eyes are yellow. In human form, Tyler often wears black jeans with a t-shirt and a jacket. On special occasions, such as parties, he wears a black suit. In Season 2, he starts wearing leather jackets. His style has matured over the course of the series, using darker colors looking much more attractive.
Tyler and his father never had a good relationship, because he was a horrible parent and treated him poorly. On several occasions, Richard intervened because Tyler did something in public where Richard felt ashamed of him. When Tyler and Jeremy got into a fight at a Career Night at Mystic Falls High School, Richard and Alaric stopped it, and Richard brought the two of them outside. Tyler's father tried to get the two of them to fight each other, even though they didn't want to fight any longer. Tyler's father also had a talk with him when Tyler got into a fight with Matt, where he then pulled Tyler to the side and hit him and told Tyler "That is the last time you ever embarrass this family again". On Founder's Day, Richard was angry at Tyler for not going home when he was asked to. This could be a reflection of his concern for Tyler's safety during the rounding up of the vampires, or it could be his dislike when his son disobeys him. Richard then grabbed Tyler by the arm, and says to his son "If I tell you to do something you do it". Tyler then tells him to get off, showing that he has finally stood up to his father and that he has finally had enough of his father's controlling attitude. During his father's funeral, Jeremy Gilbert comes in to Tyler's father's study to comfort Tyler, but Tyler rebuffs his attempts and acknowledges that his father was a "dick", and that he knew his father's shortcomings. After the funeral he revealed to his mother that he had always hated his father for treating him poorly. After Richard's death, Matt Donovan made fun of Tyler's father and poured alcohol over his picture. Tyler gets angry; possibly displaying some concern over his father. Tyler never talks about his father after this, perhaps because he doesn't want to be reminded of what kind of person his father was, and maybe to forget about him completely.
Tyler seems to have grown up with a distant, but somewhat positive relationship with his mother. It is only after the death of his father that Carol began to have a closer relationship with her son. When Mason Lockwood disappeared once again, Carol informed Tyler that "I guess it's just you and me now." Although he doesn't show it very well, Tyler is clearly fond of his mother, even returning to town after her accident.
When Tyler triggered his curse, Caroline Forbes wanted to help him. Though Damon demanded her not to be his friend, she did. Tyler once asked whether she is a werewolf, Caroline laughed and said she is a vampire after a skirmish. When the first Full Moon came, Caroline helps him through the first transformation and it seems they form a special bond. The two become closer and eventually began a romantic relationship. Due to Klaus falling in love with Caroline, their relationship has become strained. Klaus promised that he will kill Tyler and Caroline pleased Klaus to let him live. Klaus told her to tell Tyler to leave town and hide which after a painful goodbye he did. They leave each vowing that they will find a way to be together again. Tyler returns inFor Whom the Bell Tolls, and they break up inMonster's Ball, ending their relationship permanently.
Tyler is a unisex name of English origin. The meaning of the name is "tile maker".
Lockwood is of English origin and means "enclosure forest".
Behind the scenes
The casting call was: "18 years old, athletic, cocky, attractive, and a bit of a jerk, he's an alpha male who demonstratively marks his territory (i.e. Vicki) every chance he gets, particularly in front of Jeremy. Tyler can't resist needling Matt about the fact that Elena seems to be falling for the new guy, Stefan...
Tyler Smallwood is a character in The Vampire Diaries novel series. Tyler is an eighteen year old who was born and raised in the supernatural town of Fell's Church, Virginia. He is a werewolf resident within the town. Tyler is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Smallwood, as well as the cousin of Caleb Smallwood. Tyler's best friend is Dick Carter, who plays on the high school football team with him. Klaus helped him trigger his werewolf gene by assisting him in killing Sue Carson and feeding him her blood. He later had sex with, Caroline Forbes, his ex-girlfriend, which made her pregnant with a child. Though he was presumably unaware of this, he fled the town after Klaus's death. Tyler is currently in a relationship with Caroline and he is raising their twin children, Lucas and Brianne together.
In the novels, Tyler's surname is "Smallwood" and he turns into a werewolf with the help of Klaus (Sue Carson is sacrificed in a ritual of blood). In the series, Tyler turns into a werewolf with the intervention of Katherine.
Tyler Smallwood and Caroline were allied against Elena and Stefan. In the series, Tyler and Matt were allied against Stefan but then Matt learns to accept Stefan and approves of Stefan and his relationship with Elena. Caroline helps Tyler with the death of Sarah and the werewolf transformation.
Tyler's family are direct descendants of the Smallwoods that were present at the founding of Fell's Church.
Tyler Smallwood has jet black hair, pale skin, very dark eyes. He is described to be very tall (6'3"" to 6'7") with a broad, husky and muscular physique.
Tyler Smallwood is much taller and and twice as broad then Stefan. On the show, Stefan is taller then Tyler.
Tyler Smallwood has twins (werewolves) with Caroline, but in the series, Caroline is converted into a vampire by Damon and Katherine intervention. She was not related to Tyler until the episode Masquerade.
Tyler Smallwood does not appear in the trilogies "The Return Series" and "The Hunters Series".
Out of all the main characters he has missed the most episodes the other being Jenna.
Both in the books and series he has a relationship with Caroline.
He didn't appear in five episodes in a row in season two, beating Bonnie, who missed four episodes in a row in season one.
He's the only main character throughout the series as a whole, who misses the most episodes in large gaps and has the most absences, even Alaric who was introduced mid-way through season one, has appeared in more episodes than Tyler.
In the series, it was unknown that Lockwoods have werewolf gene untilBad Moon Rising. But it was hinted in The Turning Point. After the scene Tyler hit Jeremy, he asked him "What is your problem, man?" when a full moon can be seen in the sky, explaining his aggressive behaviors.
Tyler has interacted with all the main characters, except Jenna.
When he was human, Tyler was the only living main character who was never bitten by a vampire.
In The Reckoning Tyler is turned into a hybrid, the first successful one, due to drinking a sample of doppelgänger's blood during his transition.
Tyler is the seventh werewolf killed by a vampire or hybrid.
Before discovering the bloodline of the main characters, the only one of the protagonists who would have died if Klaus was destroyed, would be Tyler. In the books, after the Klaus' defeat, Tyler escapes and does not return to town.
Tyler is the first main vampire/hybrid character of the series to form a sire bond to his sire (Klaus).
Tyler is the first Passenger host who successfully resisted being taken over by the Passenger possessing him after hearing the summoning word. He did it by transforming at least partially to wolf form.
Tyler is the only hybrid to have defeated and killed a vampire much older than himself in 2 different scenarios; first he was responsible for Nadia Petrova's death when he bit her in No Exit, and in the second instance he killed Stefan via heart extraction in Promised Land.
After being stripped of his vampirism in the Mystic Falls no magic zone before death, Tyler is now resurrected as a untriggered werewolf.
Tyler is the first Hybrid to be cured of his Vampirism not through the cure.
Tyler is currently an untriggered werewolf.
Season 6 will be the first time since Season 1 that Tyler will be neither a Werewolf or a Hybrid.
And I Must Scream - Before being turned into a hybrid by Klaus, Tyler had to change into a werewolf each full moon after triggering the curse. The process initially took hours to complete its excruciating transition. Also can be said for what he needed to do to break the sire bond to Klaus.
Tyler (Mason):"I basically have to cause death and then... boom. The next full moon I'm howling on all force "
Tyler :"I`m a dick by the way."
Tyler :"Okay, lets not play with the rock."
Tyler (Mason):"I almost killed a girl today. It was an accident. She's okay though. But there I was... you now just for a moment, for a split second I hoped she'd die. Whatever this is inside me, I don't want any part of it. I don't wanna feel that way again. I won't. I can't"
Tyler (Matt):"You know what I think of Caroline Forbes. She's an insecure, neurotic, bitchy little twit. But the girl's got heart. She means well. You've just got to take the good with the bad sometimes. "
Tyler (Caroline):"Keep it up, but I'm not buying it. I saw how strong you were. I'm not leaving here until you tell me the truth. You're a werewolf. Say it. "
Tyler (Caroline):"I have no one else to tell. I'm sorry about earlier. It's just, I'm alone with this. What's gonna happen to me? I'm gonna turn on the next full moon, and I won't be able to stop it. I'm scared. "
Tyler (Jules):"Somebody needs to explain to me what the big deal is about a rock. "
Tyler (Jules):"I've known her my whole life. "
Tyler (Matt):"I've been going through a rough time—something I can't really talk about. Caroline's been helping me through it. She's been there for me, more than anyone has been my entire life. I kind of fell for her. I don't know how anyone wouldn't because she's pretty incredible. But she loves you. And she needs you. And to be honest, she deserves someone like you. So you be good to her. Okay?. "
Tyler (Jules):"I didn't know what they were gonna do to you. I didn't. I just … I don't want to be like this anymore. "
Tyler (Jeremy):" The point is to get drunk and shoot stuff. "
Tyler (Jeremy):" I'm a hybrid, Gilbert. You can't kill me unless you cut off my head or rip out my heart. And you're not going to do it with that lame-ass crossbow. Go ahead. Take a shot. Unless you don't think you can hit me. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Even though I wanna put you first, before anyone, I can't. And I'm sorry. "
Tyler (Caroline):" I just wanted you to know that I understand why you can't be with me. Even though I want to put you first, before anyone... I can't. I`ll never be able to. And I'm sorry. I`m so sorry. I just wanted you to know that. "
Tyler (Klaus):" Seriously, man, can't you just get one of your other hybrids to do your bidding? I lost my friends, my girlfriend. "
Tyler (Klaus):" A hybrid bite would kill a vampire. "
Tyler (Klaus):" I'm not biting Caroline!. "
Tyler (Caroline):" I'm not moving on from anything. I love you. "
Tyler (Caroline) Voice message:" Caroline, it's Tyler. I know I should have called sooner. I just kind of freaked out and left. But I heard about your dad, and I'm sorry. I'm really sorry, Caroline. I'm out doing what he said. I'm going to fix myself and come home to you. I love you. "
Tyler (Caroline):" You have no idea how much I've missed you. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Yes. Once I know how to deal with Klaus. "
Tyler (Caroline):" I do feel different. I feel freer. Way more myself. All I know is I just turned about a hundred times in the Appalachian Mountains. If I can get through that, I can get through anything. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Did she say we could share the bed?. "
Tyler (Caroline):" But Klaus turned me. So if he dies, I die. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Charming? Does Klaus have a thing for you or something?. "
Tyler (Caroline):" I'm serious. What the hell happened while I was gone?. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Caroline, it’s not like that. "
Tyler (Caroline):" I never fell for her. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Caroline, she saved my life. I almost died trying to break the sire bond. Hayley was there for me, she helped me get through it, but nothing else happened. "
Tyler (Caroline):" Because I'd rather him think that then know the truth. There are other hybrids that need to be set free. Hayley and I can help them. But if Klaus found out about what we're trying to do, he'd kill us all. "
Tyler (Caroline) Letter:" Dear Car, I miss you more than I can put into words but I know as long as Klaus live I can't come home, he won't stop trying to kill me, and you won't stop trying to protect me which means the only way to make sure you're safe is for me to go and never come back. I left Matt the deed to the house it will protect you in ways I can't anymore. I will always love you. "
Tyler (Caroline) Voice Message:"Hey, Caroline, look. I put a lot of thought into this and decided to defer school for now. This werewolf pack I'm helping, they need me. I know it's lame to do this over the phone, but I figure this way's harder for you to kill me. I'm really, really sorry, Care, but this is important. "
Tyler (Hayley):"You don't wanna fight me, Hayley. You know you can't beat a hybrid. "
Tyler (Hayley):"It's not your backyard, it's Klaus'! You're shacked up in that mansion with that psycho. A long way from the girl I've met in the Appalachians, helping other werewolves. "
Tyler (Hayley):" You mean that you're pregnant? A hybrid baby, yeah,I know all about it. I've been roaming around the bayou, asking questions. "
Tyler (Hayley):" They can't help you! They're in the woods, hiding, because they were persecuted for decades by vampires. "
Tyler (Hayley):" Only hybrids can control when they change. And I'm the only one left, besides Klaus. Which is why we're here. "
Tyler (Hayley):" What makes you think I'm afraid to die? "
Tyler (Hayley):" Klaus destroyed everything good in my life! So, I'm gonna take away the thing he wants most! "
Tyler (Hayley):" Don't get all judgy! Dwayne knew what he was getting into. He volunteered! "
Tyler (Hayley):" I've been running with wolf packs all over the country. One of them was tight with a witch. She had nightmare visions about your baby and how Klaus could use it's blood to make an army of hybrid slaves. "
Tyler (Hayley):" What do you think? Klaus Mikaelson, killer of men, women and puppies, all of a sudden wants to be a daddy? Or, he's got an ulterior motive. Hybrids can walk in the sun, their bite is lethal to vampires. They'll take over New Orleans by the end of the week. And you know what's going to stop Klaus then? Nothing. "
Tyler (Hayley):" If Klaus gets ahold of you, if he gets that kid... he wins. "
Tyler (Hayley):" You got what you wanted, now get lost! "
Tyler (Klaus):" Used to hang out with you, I guess something must have rubbed off. "
Tyler (Klaus):" Whatever happens to me, Caroline's never going to stop hating you! "
Tyler (Klaus):" I guess I'm another one of your failures. Like how you failed at making hybrids, how you failed your family! Now it looks like you're going to fail your own kid! "
Tyler (Klaus):" Do it! You're never gonna break me! Only thing you can do is kill me, so go on! Go on, get it over with! "
Tyler (Marcel):" What if I told you that werewolf girl is carrying Klaus' child?... And, if that baby is born, it'll mean the end of the vampire species. "
Tyler (Marcel's vampires):"You all know Klaus wasn't always the hybrid. When he broke the curse that kept his werewolf side dormant, somewhere in all that, certain parts were now able to trump his vampire side. Like the ability to pass on the werewolf gene. That's where the werewolf girl he's been hiding from you all comes in. She rode through my town, pretended to be my friend and then end up hooking up with him. Now she's pregnant with his kid. "
Tyler (Marcel's vampires):" When Klaus became the hybrid, he figured out a way to turn full-bread werewolves into creatures like him... You're looking at one of them "
Tyler (Marcel's vampires):" We're stronger, faster. And the toxins in our bites could still kill a vampire. But on the downside we were loyal to him. Like, supernaturally loyal "
Tyler (Rebekah):" We're stronger, faster. And the toxins in our bites could still kill a vampire. But on the downside we were loyal to him. Like, supernaturally loyal "