"I'm curious as to what's going to happen with Tyler now that he's human," Michael confessed to Zap2it. "I feel like he's kind of in the danger zone a bit because he's not able to protect himself but he's still aware of all this supernatural activity going on, so I'm curious to see if he's going to stay involved with the supernatural world as far as the friends that he has. Or, is he going to try and break away and live a normal life?"
Good questions, all. And ones made more complicated by the fact that Mystic Falls is currently a magic-free zone, which means no supernaturals allowed. Will this offer Tyler (and always-human Matt Donovan) a sanctuary from the supernatural? Or will, as Michael suggests, the call of friendship pull them out of the magic-free zone and into danger?
Michael further elaborated on the questions Tyler would face in Season 6, saying: "It's exciting but scary. He doesn't have his supernatural abilities anymore in a supernatural world, so how can he protect himself? But it's also nice because now, maybe he won't have to deal with all the extracurriculars that come with being a hybrid or being a werewolf or being a vampire. It will be interesting to see where his journey starts and where it ends up." There’s also the question of how long Tyler’s non-supernaturalness will last. Though he may be a human again, he still has the werewolf gene inside of him and the rage that led him to inadvertently trigger it before. One of Ty’s major themes in Season 6 will be struggling to control that rage. Is this the true “danger zone”?
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