Tyler Lockwood is one of the main protagonists of The Vampire Diaries. Even though he is a protagonist, Tyler is an episodic antagonist in The Originals, as he kidnapped his former friend turned enemy, Hayley Marshall, since her child is the key to create hybrids against Klaus.
Tyler was ruthless and vengeful in this goal but was stopped by Rebekah and Klaus. As a peace offering and out of the goodness of her heart, Rebekah freed Tyler and gave him a gift.
He is portrayed by Michael Trevino.