Mad-Eye's many scars

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The scar on Harry Potter's forehead was shaped like a lightning bolt

A scar is a permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by a healed wound. Harry Potter has received many scars in his life, the most well-known being the lightning scar that can be seen on his forehead from where Voldemort's Killing Curse struck him as an infant, another of his well known scars is on his left hand and quotes "I must not tell lies" this is from detention with Umbridge when she forced him to write with a magical quill. He, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, Bill Weasley, and Remus Lupin are some notable wizards who have been scarred.

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Bill's scars

Scarred individuals

Behind the scenes

  • Prior to publication, J. K. Rowling stated in interviews that the final word of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was to be "scar." After publication, she revealed that the line would have been something along the lines of "Only those whom he loved could see the lightning scar."[1] The actual final lines of the novel were "The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."[2]


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