||Tyler Lockwood, played by Michael Trevino
Tyler Lockwood plays for the school football team. He is the son of Richard Lockwood and Carol Lockwood, and has a uncle named Mason Lockwood. He is portrayed to be arrogant, selfish and a bully. His dad was the mayor of Mystic Falls until he was killed by a vampire on Founder's Day. His mom will become the new mayor.
Tyler is a friend of Matts and an acquaintance of Jeremy's. He used to date Vicki. 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 got over their differences and now don't hate each other. Although it is unknown whether he is human or another type of creature, he was affected by "the Device" in the Season 1 finale. When he passes out and EMT's come to his rescue, one EMT looks into his eyes to see if he was okay and they glowed a golden yellow. The pupils change size. The EMT jumps away and mentions his eyes just as Tyler gasps back into reality.