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Why is Harry's scar lightning shaped? Does it represent something?

 WickedWitch02 posted over a year ago
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bri-marie said:
According to JK it's not the shape that's significant. I also remember her saying somewhere else that she chose the lightning bolt because she thought it looked cool. She said something like, "Well I couldn't have him walking around with a doughnut shaped scar!"
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Gryffindork said:
I don't remember Rowling ever saying specifically what it meant. (experts, correct me if I'm wrong).
I think everyone has their own meanings for it.

I think the shape represents power.('cause...lightning bolts are powerful).
Or sacrifice. Or it could represent the killing curse itself...it's fast but does a lot of damage. Like lightning.
I've heard someone say it was like a rune that meant "power". JK Rowling is pretty clever when she comes up with stuff...it could be anything.

OR I could be entirely wrong, haha.
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This is a great answer though.
Vixie79 posted over a year ago
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I never thought of all that! Great answers though :)
magic18 posted over a year ago
simpleplan said:
I belive its a sign of power, Greek mythology Zeus the main god had a lightning bolt

In ancient mythologies from many cultures (Norse, Roman, Greek, Native American, etc.) the lighting bolt would be hurled by male sky gods to punish, water, or fertilize the earth or its creatures. Navajo myths linked it to the Thunderbird, the symbol of salvation and divine gifts. On children's toys, it represents supernatural power. Double bolts, popular with contemporary skinheads, symbolize Nazi power
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Darkshine said:
Because Voldemort though a kitten head shape was too gay.
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ecpjll said:
I have no idea.
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Calypso_ said:
That is a really good question that I can't answer
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SophieNeko said:
I think its lightning shaped because voldemort attacked harrys family the scar came from his mothers love and voldemort's powers and mixed them together to create the lightning bolt.
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drunksheep said:
Maybe it's the shape of the Avada Kedavra??
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Kylie90210 said:
Bri-Marie is right. JK has said it herself.
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emilykuru said:
i think its the sign to denote power-strength and fierceness of a lightning. i mean come on all of us like that, who would be interested in other shapes? it makes harry more cool and makes him harry - different!!!!
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