Tyler Lockwood is a main character who is a werewolf and plays for the football team at Mystic Falls High School. Tyler is an eighteen year old who was born and raised in the supernatural town of Falls Church, Louisiana on the Ark-La-Tex borderline.
He is the son of Richard Lockwood and Carol Lockwood, and the nephew of Mason Lockwood who was 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. Tyler's best friend is Dick Carter, who plays on the high school football team with him. Before this revelation, he was referred to many times as a "dick," by both 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. So the first half of the story starts off in Orlando, Florida with Mason, Tyler's uncle and his adventures on how went from a single working man to a werewolf.