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Everyone knows Harry Potter for his lightning bolt scar, but fans of the series have uncovered that Harry’s trademark feature might not be as familiar as we thought.

Harry’s scar is in fact not a lightning bolt, but the hand motion to cast Avada Kedavra. The more you know!

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There is debate surrounding the idea as fans cannot prove whether or not that is the official hand motion. Fans noted that Voldemort did appear to be doing the hand motion in the film when he tried to kill Harry. Also, Harry’s scar would appear to be backward from the motion pictured.

See how Harry Potter fans reacted on Twitter to the news, also hear some of their proposed theories.


Author J.K. Rowling did explain in 2007 why she chose the scar’s shape, and it doesn’t support the wand motion theory. She basically just thought it was cool.

“I couldn’t have my hero sport a doughnut-shaped scar,” Rowling said.

Fans are anxiously awaiting for Rowling to confirm or deny the idea.

Either way, it’s a cool theory and if it’s true, it changes our whole perception on Harry. What do you think of this Harry Potter theory? Sound off in the comments.


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