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What if, instead of a tidy symbolic zig-zag, Harry Potter’s scar was a branching, jagged network characteristic of actual scars from actual lightning? Tendrils like a fine keloid mesh cris-crossing his face and 

What if the previous generation of wizards’ visceral reaction to seeing his scar was because that image triggered memories of seeing the same stochastic pattern seared into the charred flesh of their dead friends?

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