Tyler Lockwood is one of the most complex characters in The Vampire Diaries. He’s gone from a human to a werewolf, and now he is also an immortal vampire. This makes Tyler the only character in TVD that has been alive for centuries. There are many theories about Tyler’s death, but there was never any closure on this topic until season 8 when it became clear that Tyler dies at some point before 2023.
Tyler’s death is always a hot topic in the fandom. This article will explore some of the theories about Tyler’s ultimate fate and how season eight finally answered this question for fans who had been wondering what happened to him since he left Mystic Falls at the end of Season Five.
It seems likely that his immortality would have made him into an unwilling vampire hunter if Stefan didn’t kill him first as one last favor to Elena after she told Damon they couldn’t be together anymore because she felt too guilty over her brother’s death.
The final scene in which Tyler is seen alive and driving away from Mystic Falls seemed to hint that he might not be long for this world given how much bad blood between him and Elena’s family. However, the big question was whether or not Stefan would kill him as one last favor before his brother left town – but it seems like even though they had a talk about his death wish while drinking whiskey on Tyler’s porch during their goodbye-slash-thanksgiving dinner party with Caroline (Alaric), Damon wasn’t able to find out what happened because of Klaus’ interruption when Katherine died at the hands of Silas after being turned into a vampire again by Niklaus Mikaelson through compulsion so she could have her original body back.
In the following episode, “The Reckoning,” Tyler is seen in his wolf form and Elena has a tender moment with him before he runs away from her. After Caroline tells Damon that Klaus was spotted at Stonehenge (he had gone to destroy it as per Rebekah’s request), they go there only to find out that Katherine switched bodies with Sara Salvatore who Stefan killed after she tried convincing them not to by referencing all of their familial ties – but when they get back home, we learn through Alaric’s journal about how Silas compelled Bonnie so he could possess her enough for her to turn on everyone else just like what happened between Elijah and Niklaus Mikaelson years ago during the Competition.
What Episode Does Tyler Die?
The episode of The Vampire Diaries in which Tyler dies is “Homecoming”. In the final episodes, Tyler Lockwood was found dead. He had been badly beaten and his neck broken by Klaus Mikaelson who wanted to use him as a pawn against Elena Gilbert). It goes without saying that both Stefan Salvatore and Caroline Forbes were devastated at their friend’s death. Alaric Saltzman agreed with Damon’s suggestion that they should bury him on Wickery Bridge because it was where he confessed how much he loved Elena Gilbert – but before they could dig up the ground for her coffin, an arrow pierced through his chest from behind followed quickly by another one when Rebekah Mikaelson shot him.
In the Season Six finale, The Reckoning, Katherine has taken over Bonnie’s body and is about to kill Stefan with a dagger when Tyler arrives just in time to save his brother from death. However, he leaves himself open for attack by Damon who stabs him through the shoulder blade before stabbing him again on the other side of his chest. As Bonnie walks up behind her true love as she rushes to help Alaric so that they can be together for eternity after she turned off Silas’ compulsion spell (which was what caused her betrayal), Caroline shoots at them out of anger-fueled jealousy only managing to wound Elena but ultimately saving Klaus’s.