‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Shooketh Over News His Scar Isn’t Actually A Lightning Bolt

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If you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan, then you likely already know that the boy-who-lived’s famous lightning bolt scar is shaped that way for a very good reason (y’know, other than looking pretty badass).

But now a whole new wave of fans just discovered the meaning behind the shape of his iconic mark, and part of the Internet is going into meltdown over the revelation.

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Rather than just flukily landing the jagged lightning bolt shape, one fan recently realised the connection between the scar and the spell that caused it. For those playing at home, the legend goes that Voldemort tried to cast the ‘Avada Kedavra‘ spell – AKA the Killing Curse – on Harry when he was a wee lad, but he survived, leaving only a scar on his forehead.

The digital freakout started when Twitter user @todayyearsold noticed that the lightning shape is the SAME shape as the gesture used to cast the Avada Kedavra spell, writing, “Did you know Harry Potter’s scar isn’t a lightning bolt, but actually the hand motion to cast Avada Kedavra.” 

While many folks were already aware of this correlation, it seems that much of the internet (present company included) had no fucking idea this was even a thing:


Then there were the sassy fans who totally knew the connection and decided to take the opportunity to look down on the rest of us:

Alright mates, settle down. We get it:

Seriously though, JK Rowling’s attention to detail never fails to amaze me.

I wonder if, 200 years from now, Harry Potter will be like Shakespeare, with kids studying it in school and scholars continuing to learn new things about the series.

When we’re all old and withered, the Internet will somehow uncover more HP revelations, while JK is sitting back in her armchair smirking at how damn smart she is.