Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce
Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore/Silas
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson
Grace Phipps as April Young
Rick Worthy as Rudy Hopkins
Marguerite MacIntyre as Elizabeth Forbes
Arielle Kebbel as Lexi Branson
When the Vampire Diaries season 5 returns on October 3rd, There well be 6 new faces.
Olga Fonda as Nadia
Janina Gavankar as Tessa
Kendrick Sampson as Jesse
Rick Cosnett as Dr. Wes Maxfield
Shaun Sipos as Aaron
Paul Wesley as Mr. Shadow Self Silas
Tyler Lockwood is the son of Mystic Falls' Mayor Lockwood and nephew of Mason Lockwood. Tyler grew up in a privileged lifestyle as the Lockwood family is one of the founding families in Mystic falls. Tyler's father died during the Founder's day festival when he was mistaken for a vampire after reacting to a trap meant to identify "blood suckers". However, Mayor Lockwood was not a vampire, he simply held the werewolf gene. After Tyler's father died, Mason Lockwood (already a werewolf) came into town and eventually Tyler discovered that he too could become a werewolf if he was not careful.
If Tyler killed someone, the werewolf gene would be activated and he would transform into a werewolf on every full moon for the rest of his life. Sadly, Katherine, the antagonistic vampire, needed him to become a werewolf and went about finding a way to provoke him into accidentally killing someone. So, on the next full moon, feeling afraid and confused, Tyler transformed. Today, after questioning to whom his loyalties lye ( the werewolves or the Mystic Falls Vampires) Tyler has disappeared. He has gone off alone in an effort to figure things out. Later in the season, he returns because Klaus' witches make his mom have a serious fall. He ends up being captured, and is supposed to be part of the sacrafice, but ends up being freed by Damon, who he bites when he turns into a werewolf.