10 Things You Didn't Know About Harry Potter's Scar

Come and find out what Harry Potter has in common with drunk tourists...

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If there was a list of the most well-known injuries suffered by fictional characters, Harry Potter and his lightning bolt scar would definitely sit atop that pile.

It's not just a feature that has become synonymous with the character's overall look, either; it plays a key role in each instalment of the series, bringing The Boy Who Lived closer to The Dark Lord and forever tying them together on the same twisted path.

The result of a failed Killing Curse inflicted upon the boy when he was just one year old, the depths of the wizarding world - from the movies to the books to the encyclopedia that is Pottermore - contain lots of interesting nuggets relating to Harry and his famous scar, many of which you might not be aware of yourself.

From its original fate in the novels to its possible hidden meaning, and the insane amount of times it was applied in the movies, there's a lot more to Harry's fascinating forehead than first meets the eye, so let's look over some of the coolest, most obscure facts and details.

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