|This article is about Tyler Lockwood from the Shows. You may be looking for Tyler Smallwood from the novels.|
|“||If this is it, if this is the way I go out, then let me go out as the face that you can never erase from your brain. The face that reminds you, to the end of time, of the moment you gave up. The moment you threw away everything you've ever wanted... to be a siren's little bitch!||”|
Tyler Lockwood was a former main character, protagonist, current werewolf and a former hybrid on The Vampire Diaries, who played for the football team at Mystic Falls High School. Tyler was also an antagonist/anti villain of the episode Bloodletting of The Originals, where Tyler carried out his vendetta against the infamous Klaus Mikaelson.
Tyler was a werewolf and he became the first successful hybrid of Klaus' bloodline. After he was resurrected in Home, he was reborn as an untriggered werewolf due to the effects of the Magic Purification Spell. He was an untriggered werewolf after his death and resurrection in Home. Later in I'm Thinking Of You All The While, he mercy-killed the already-dying Liv to re-trigger his werewolf curse so he could heal and save his life.
He was the son of Richard and Carol Lockwood, and the nephew of Mason Lockwood who is also a werewolf. He was initially portrayed to be arrogant, selfish and a bully. But after triggering the family curse which 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 friends; Matt Donovan and Jeremy Gilbert. He was shown to have an athletic build, and great strength as a human. He also had a short temper and became angry very easily. He didn't understand why he behaved the way he did, at least 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 after she helps him on a Full Moon, despite her relationship with his best friend, Matt, 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" to Matt and in 500 Years of Solitude returns to Mystic Falls. He later grew suspicious about the relationship between Nadia Petrova and Matt, leading to the discovery that Katherine was, in fact, inhabiting Elena's body without anybody realizing.
In Man on Fire, Tyler became possessed by Julian, a Traveler, in the same manner as Matt and Elena were possessed by Gregor and Katherine, respectively. His control over his own later resurfaces without the Travelers realizing, allowing Tyler to uncover what they were planning: the eradication of spirit magic and everything that witches ever created through it. He ultimately escaped and quickly relayed what he learned to his friends. 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 the Magic Purification Spell, which can undo any non-traditional magic, including the magic that created vampirism. As a result, when Julian was forced to enter Mystic Falls in Tyler's body, Tyler's vampirism and activated lycanthropy were both stripped away before Tyler and Julian both died, as vampirism was what was keeping them alive.
Tyler, ended up on the Other Side, but thanks to Bonnie's sacrifice and Liv's magic, he was able to be resurrected and rejoin his loved ones in the living world. Shortly after he returned, he discovered that he was no longer a hybrid due to the Traveler Magic. At the beginning of the sixth season, Tyler was seen struggling to control his renewed anger issues due to his return to being a human with a werewolf gene, and desperately wanted to prevent himself from triggering his curse once again. He ultimately reactivated his curse, despite his best efforts to avoid it, when a dying Liv begged him to kill her and save himself in I'm Thinking Of You All The While. While he was saying his goodbyes to Elena, she encouraged him to leave Mystic Falls and do whatever it is that he wants to do, insisting that he embrace his lycanthropy and let it be what makes him extraordinary. So Tyler left town, and became a member of The Armory, until Damon killed him for good in You Decided That I Was Worth Saving.
Tyler was the last member of the Lockwood Family and the Apisi Werewolf Bloodline.
Tyler was born to Mayor Richard Lockwood and Carol Lockwood on February 10, 1993, 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' 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 Founders' 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 become 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 turned 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.
In You Decided That I Was Worth Saving, Tyler exits his vehicle after noticing a man lying in the road, he soon discovers that it's Damon, realizing that he's walked his way into a dangerous situation, Tyler attempts to leave as he wants nothing to do with any of it. He reaches for a gun inside his coat pocket as he's walking away, however, Damon's on to him, grabbing Tyler's wrist before he can even pull the trigger on his standard issue firearm from The Armory. Tyler attempts to explain to Damon that if he dies, then no one will forgive him, unfortunately for Tyler, Damon doesn't seem to care, tightening his grip on his wrist. Tyler suggests that Damon walk away, fight whatever it is that Sybil wants him to do, thus regaining control of his life, reminding Damon to remember what and who he wants at the end of everything. Damon disowns any past desires, tightening his grip on Tyler's wrist yet again, forcing him to drop the gun. With no other options, Tyler has accepted his fate, demanding that Damon kill him if that's what he's there to do, Tyler believes that he'll serve as a reminder of the moment that Damon gave up, he'll be the face that Damon will never forget, and for the rest of his life, he can be "a Sirens little bitch". Or this could be the moment that Damon finally wakes up, and in the end both their lives could be worth something. Damon turns the other way, just as it seems Tyler's word's may have had an impact, Damon turns back around, attacking Tyler, tearing into his neck as he slowly loses consciousness.
In An Eternity of Misery, after learning that Damon attacked Tyler the prior night, and left him bleeding and wounded in the back of a green mustang off I-20, Matt abruptly takes off to find him. Upon his arrival, Matt opens the trunk of the vehicle to find Tyler dead, eyes wide open and throat torn into. Distraught over the loss off his best friend, Matt quickly begins to cry, falling to the ground as his father comforts him.In Coming Home Was a Mistake, Matt brings Tyler's body home to Mystic Falls in a casket, calling Caroline, Bonnie, and Alaric as he does so, informing them of Tyler's demise at the hands of Damon. At the Salvatore Boarding House, Stefan looks over his body, saddened by his death. As Caroline, Matt, Stefan and Alaric prepare to bury his body with the rest of the Lockwood Family, they are interrupted by Damon, claiming that he's there to kill each and every one of them, as Stefan approaches, Damon suggest that he be slightly more careful as underestimating him is what got Tyler killed. Later that day, a package is dropped off from The Armory to Matt, inside the package is a letter from Tyler and a box containing everything he knew about the second Siren. He left Matt with the information hoping that he would to carry on his research. After putting down Damon, the entire group gets together to give Tyler a proper memorial in front of the Ferris wheel at the Carnival, each of his friends saying their goodbyes to him.
In Nostalgia's a Bitch, he is seen as a subconscious hallucination inside Damon's head, due to being responsible for his death. This hallucination tries to tell Bonnie that Damon isn't worth it.
Throughout The Originals Series
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 was a vampire they became friends. She helped him get through his first transformation, but he almost killed her when he was a wolf. She came back when he was back in human form. After this, she became his friend then girlfriend. His aggressive trait seemed to calm down once he triggered the curse, and he was able to start trying to live a normal life.
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.
In "Home", after Tyler is stripped of his vampirism, and killed by the magic purification spell, he is resurrected as an untriggered werewolf, a lasting result of his death that he notices almost immediately. As an untriggered werewolf once more, he had reverted back to the "old Tyler", the hot headed bully who is incapable of walking away from an altercation. He had already picked a fight with Luke Parker after learning that he had been supplying Elena with hallucinogenic herbs, proving that Tyler had no control of himself and that his anger was consuming him. Since then, Tyler had made several attempts take control of his anger, and channel it into something productive, like the law enforcement training academy that he and Matt had enlisted in. However, that was short lived.
In order to save his life from a life threatening wound suffered during Alaric and Jo's wedding, Tyler had no choice but to once again trigger his werewolf gene. He did this by killing his girlfriend, Liv. She told him that she wanted him to live, and the only way to do that was by killing her to trigger the werewolf curse, thus activating his healing ability. It should be noted that Liv was already dying of the spell that links the Gemini Coven to their leader, who had already died. After triggering his curse, Tyler left town with Jeremy Gilbert to hunt vampires. It was during his hunter sojourns that he crossed paths with The Armory, and later became an associate of theirs. From there, Tyler moved to New York, where he was apparently living a normal life as bank trader. However, some time after this, he met Virginia St. John, who entrusted him with documents and research pertaining to the second Siren. This brought Tyler to back home to Mystic Falls, where he met his untimely demise at the hands of Damon Salvatore.
- Main article: Tyler Lockwood/Appearance
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 Two, he starts wearing leather jackets. His style has matured over the course of the series, using darker colors looking much more attractive.
When he returns in Season Eight, Tyler is seen wearing more mature, darker clothing with a black leather jacket. He has also grown out a beard and stubble.
Powers and Abilities
Tyler possessed all the standard powers and abilities of a non-original werewolf-vampire hybrid.
Tyler possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-Evolved Werewolf.
Tyler had the typical weaknesses of a non-original werewolf-vampire hybrid.
Tyler has the typical weaknesses of a non-evolved-werewolf.
- "You'll have to forgive my son's rudeness, he gets that from his father."
- —Carol Lockwood in Family Ties
- "So I guess it`s just you and me now."
- —Carol to Tyler in Plan B
Tyler seems to have grown up with a distant, but a 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. After Klaus Mikaelson murders Carol as revenge for Tyler trying to kill Klaus, Tyler originally wanted vengeance for her death. However, Tyler seems to have given up seeking vengeance for her death and continues to mourn Carol's death.
- "Thank you for the best prom ever"
- —Caroline to Tyler in Pictures of You
- Main article: Caroline and Tyler
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 in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and they break up in Monster's Ball, ending their relationship permanently. They still had feelings for each other, until Caroline slept with Klaus. After Tyler finds out, he is furious at her and this breaks their bond completely. After their angry tension was resolved after their post-break up fight, they continue to remain good friends.
- Mason and Tyler (Uncle/Nephew/Former Allies/Ended; Mason died)
- Tyler and Vicki (Ex-Girlfriend)
- Tyler, Vicki, and Jeremy (Former Love Triangle)
- Jeremy, Matt and Tyler (Best Friends/Former Roommates/Allies)
- Tyler and Matt (Best Friends/Former Roommates)
- Jeremy and Tyler (Former Enemies/Close Friends/Roommates)
- Elena and Tyler (Friends/Former Allies)
- Tyler and Klaus (Enemies/Rivals)
- Klaus, Caroline, and Tyler (Former Love Triangle)
- Tyler and Hayley (Ex-Friends/Former Allies/Enemies)
- Tyler and Olivia (Ex-Girlfriend/Former Allies)
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...
- Main article: Tyler Smallwood
- 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".
- Abusive Parents - Richard Lockwood
- 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.
- He is introduced as a Jerk Jock, with a VERY short temper.
- Freudian Excuse: On season 1 we believe his behavior is due to his very aggressive father.
- But in season 2 we learn it's because of Lycanthropy - He is a latent Werewolf.
- Like many Involuntary Shapeshifters , his transformation into werewolf are VERY PAINFUL.
- Mr Fanservice - winds up naked after transforming back from werewolf. Unlike Hulk he does not have Magic Pants.
- By the end of Season 2 he has morphed into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- In We'll Always Have Bourbon Street, when all the hybrids submit to him as their Alpha, it was his Awesome Moment of Crowning.
- By coincidence, that was also his Crowning Moment of Awesome!
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