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Wait, Where Was Harry Potter's Lightning Scar?

This has bothered me for YEARS.

Close your eyes. Now open them so you can read the rest of this post. When you think of magic boy Harry Potter...

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...where do you envision his lightning-bolt scar?

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In the books, descriptions of Harry's scar only say that it is somewhere on his forehead.

"Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning." —from Philosopher's Stone

"He wore round glasses, and on his forehead was a thin, lightning-shaped scar." —from Chamber of Secrets

"He lowered his hand absentmindedly and touched the lightning scar on his forehead." —from Deathly Hallows

And on the covers of the books, Mary GrandPré illustrated the scar firmly between his eyebrows.

Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic / Via Mary GrandPré
Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic / Via Mary GrandPré

And then along came the movies and BAM, the scar was over Harry's right eye. WHY?

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According to an Entertainment Weekly article from 2001 (SOME OF YOU READING THIS WEREN'T EVEN BORN), J.K. Rowling told director Chris Columbus that the scar should be "razor sharp, just off center" — hence the lopsided placement.

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But wait, it gets worse.

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In early sketches that J.K. Rowling drew with her own two hands, Harry's scar is, again, in the center of his forehead, not to the side like she requested in the films.

J. K. ROWLING / Via reddit.com

So here's what I'm asking you, plain and simple:

  1. In YOUR opinion, WHERE IS HARRY POTTER'S SCAR?

    In YOUR opinion, WHERE IS HARRY POTTER'S SCAR?

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