ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?
#before the films came out this is what i thought it looked like #like his scar doesnt even look like a scar in the films or offish illustrations it looks like a scratch #i think its cool to imagine his scar being very conspicuous and deep idk (via parmachkai)
I love this, the way it looks like his head was split open and then healed back jagged and wrong. Reminds me of how there’s a little bit of Voldemort’s soul hiding within that scar.
Also yeah, the movie scar just looks like a weird little ‘N’ scratched over his eyebrow. IT BUGGED ME SO MUCH
Head cannon accepted.
This makes a lot more sense, actually. I
One, that’s a far more likely way of being injured, two, whenever people in the story comment on it they don’t talk about it being lightning shaped which you’d think they would if it was cartoonishly lightning shaped. You’d think it’s be a thing EVERYONE brought up. How weirdly shaped it is. But they just refer to it as a scar. Harry is the one who considers it lightning shaped. Who has stared at it, traced it over, tried to cover it. People call it ugly, but people also aren’t always SURE it’s him when they first see him. It’s an ambiguous scar.
Dang, I’m reading Harry Potter right now and I’m going to push my mind to redesign the scar on his forehead.