Harry Potter's Scar Apparently Isn't Lightning Bolt-Shaped

Harry Potter fans are freaking out because, apparently after all these years, the Boy Who Lived's scar isn't actually in the shape of a lightning bolt at all.

The young wizard was left with the legendary scar on his forehead when Lord Voldemort attempted to kill him as a baby with the Avada kedavra killing curse but was thought to have been protected by his mother's love and sacrifice.

While Harry's parents Lily and James Potter died after Voldemort zapped them with this unforgivable curse, the boy managed to escape relatively unscathed except for the scar causing the Dark Lord to lose almost all of his power.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

But according Today Year's Old - a Twitter account dedicated to sharing everyday discoveries - this scar isn't shaped like lightning at all, but the hand motion made to cast Avada Kedavra killing curse (the same one Voldemort tried to kill Harry with).

The tweet read: "Did you know Harry Potter's scar isn't a lightning bolt, but actually the hand motion to cast Avada Kedavra."

Despite this revelation being shared alongside a screengrab from the Harry Potter wiki page, it's caused quite a stir among fans of the wizarding world who have questioned its authenticity, pointing out that this 'fact' isn't stated anywhere in the book.

One person tweeted: "So if this is true, then why is the movement NEVER mentioned elsewhere at any point and time? Also, if this is true, why has nothing been confirmed/denied on it yet by @jk_rowling herself?"

"Then why is it literally back to front in your picture? Talking nonsense," declared another unimpressed Potterhead.

Others were less sceptical of the claim, with one revealing: "It all makes sense now."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Another declared that it was meant to be the shape of a bolt of lightning as well as the killing curse.

Author of the magical franchise J.K. Rowling has not yet confirmed or denied whether this snippet of information on Harry's scar is true, but seeing as she's no stranger to discussing theories with fans on her own Twitter account, Potterheads can expect her to clear things up any day now.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

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