People Are Only Just Realising Harry Potter’s Scar Isn’t A Lightning Bolt And They’re Freaking Out

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Film
Published 10.05.19

Harry Potter fans are in shock over the actual meaning by Harry’s scar.

For a while when I was younger, I bypassed simply liking Harry Potter and let that be my defining trait. It was essentially the crux of my personality and on reflection, I probably wasn’t that fun to be around.

Live and learn, eh?


Anyway, I thought back then that I knew absolutely everything there was to know about the books and films, but it appears not as – even though I’ve now forgotten almost everything about the franchise – I know for a fact that I didn’t know this.

Posted to Twitter by the account Today Years Old  – which makes me think it wasn’t their revelation – it was written:

Did you know Harry Potter’s scar isn’t a lightning bolt, but actually the hand motion to cast Avada Kedavra


It was accompanied by this photograph, showing the hand movement of the killing curse…

The picture is from HarryPotter.Wikia which, for the most part, is pretty reliable. The picture has its references, such as apparently being included in the Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test.

The replies are what you’d expect them to be…


I suppose that makes more sense than him just having a random lightning bolt on his head.

Learn something new everyday.

And in other HP news, there’s a version of Pokemon Go called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite being rolled out in a beta mode and fans are pretty excited.

By the looks of things, the game is very similar to Pokémon Go, with the main difference being that there’s actually more to do.


Initially, you set the game up by jotting down your name, profession and job, and then you get going, coming across some friendly faces that need your help and, because this is Harry Potter, some pretty evil people that need defeating.

Wizards Unite starts with a message reading: “The wizarding world is at risk of exposure. We need your help,” whatever that means, and then you’re essentially on your own, freeing Hagrid, fighting Death Eathers and subduing beasts.

Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Images via Warner Bros.