Tyler Lockwood from the Vampire Diaries has gone from zero to douchebag to newly minted fangirl favourite in the space of a season.
Still dubious about Tyler? Maybe this post will help convince you to join the pretty party!
You know, I think I was a little hard on Professor Snape when I thought he was cruel for setting that tough werewolf assignment. Examining the physical characteristics of a werewolf, particularly a baby one, is actually quite fun, as you’ll see.
Is That A Pool Stick Or Are You Just Happy To See Me? Tyler
It is no coincidence that lycanthrope and misanthrope are such similar words. The sole purpose of Tyler’s existence circa early season one was to antagonise the main characters and work out his latent werewolf gene aggression issues by stealing as many The Bad Touches from Jeremy as possible, not that I minded too much about the last part.
Despite this rampant douchebaggery, the smug, obligatory psychotic jackass grin that was a seemingly permanent fixture on his face at the time was pretty hard to resist.
By the way, this Tyler name is a little homage to the brilliant “are you just happy to see me” jokes by a certain awesome TV Recapper. My favourite so far can be found here 😉
300, a movie about Spartan warriors, was like the movie equivalent of a Playboy magazine for me – I “read it for the articles” or in this case watched it for the scintillating dialogue, not the finely sculpted he-men crashing into one another in a blood-soaked orgy of action. Honest ;). So Tyler wearing a 300 costume to a Halloween party in season one is what I like to call a meeting of the minds.
For the curious, a typical image from the masterpiece that is 300:
On the faint possibility that my brother will ever read this blog, I should mention that his favourite quote comes from this movie, and it is pretty cool by my estimation. (He introduced me to the movie, one of his shinier sibling moments).
“So much the better, we shall fight in the shade.” – Dienekes, a Spartan soldier, in response to being informed that Persian arrows would be so numerous as to “blot out the sun”.
I won’t hold my breath about the brother-reading part though 😉
There is just something about a man in a uniform, even if it is make believe civil war garb for a town parade.
Running Man Tyler
Running Man Tyler 2.0 – Once more with flexing
Running Man Tyler appears in two incarnations, one with ample heavage and shoulder porn, the other entirely shirtless, proving how much cardio training can get your heart pumping. Look, I agonised for 20 minutes over which one to use, and finally I’ve decided to break my own rules and include both under the same category. Do you blame me?
Just Do Him Tyler
The Vampire Diaries is infamous for its nefarious inclusion of product placement, most notably repeat offender Bing. Don’t the producers know that all we need is a subtle reminder of a brand, like this little tick of approval for Tyler’s hotness?
Just the faintest hint of an amused, sexy, playful smirk. Works best when trained on Vampire Barbies still in the throes of getting over their
Ken Doll ex former boyfriend Matt. I call future Barbie Camper Van action now!
For those scratching their heads, WILF = Werewolf I’d like to, well, you know!
Teen Wolf Tyler
Tyler achieved the seemingly impossible when he triggered the wolf curse – he got eyes as cool as Damon’s! His amber eyes with gold flecks would turn Edward Cullen sparkly with envy. It doesn’t hurt that he was suited up when all this happened.
Incredible Wolf Tyler
Tyler to Caroline just prior to his wolfy transformation: “What should I wear? I don’t think it’s like the Hulk where I get to keep my pants.”
Preparing for the *snap*crackle*pop* transformation of a Werewolf Coming Out Party is one of those occasions where it is tricky to know what to wear – kind of like finding the perfect outfit for the first time that you meet your significant other’s parents or go to your second cousin twice removed’s baby’s christening.
Tyler has found the perfect solution to this age old werewolf dilemma – wear hardly anything at all.
Ride Him Like A Pony Tyler (TM Vamp Willow and KJewls)
Maybe I’m a sick puppy (Hey! This would make me Tyler’s furry soul mate!), but can any hot blooded female (or male, for that matter) deny that the sight of Tyler half-naked, sweaty, dirty and in chains was, in a twisted way, a many-splendoured sight? The S&M overtones are impossible to ignore.
Caroline and Tyler went to hell and back together during his werewolf transformation, and in doing so developed emotional intimacy that promos have revealed will lead to a triangle between C, T and Care’s fresh ex Matt.
For the first time, we are going to see Tyler truly pine for a girl – though his version, as evidenced by the kiss he gives Caroline, is on fast forward. In the promo, he says to Caroline, “Whatever you need, I’ll be there.” Once you pick your jaws up from the ground that TYLER is behind this romantic sentiment, take time to appreciate him entering that revered fangirl stage known as tortured longing.
One thing is for sure, a werewolf has the edge in any territorial pissing contents that will no doubt ensue between the two boys over Caroline.
So who is the hottest Tyler of them all? I’d love to know who you chose and why! Or did I leave out your favourite Tyler?