Harrison Ford got a scar on his chin from a car accident he had in real life, but is there a Star Wars in-universe explanation about Han Solo getting it?

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    He was chasing away some lions with a whip. Or was that someone else?
    – Mirko
    Oct 31, 2020 at 19:16
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    Indiana Jones flashback at start of The Last Crusade
    – Verdan
    Oct 31, 2020 at 20:19
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    He cut himself shaving. A lot.
    – Cadence
    Oct 31, 2020 at 22:04
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    @Cadence while on the run, as a fugitive, from Tommy Lee Jones ;)
    – Boolean
    Oct 31, 2020 at 22:31
  • LEIA: That razor’s too sharp! HAN: It’s fine! LEIA: It’s a clear and present danger to your chin! HAN: You worry too much prin— owwww Jan 25, 2022 at 9:43

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I believe it is explained in the book Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley. We see him getting cut across his chin during a fight.

The chief took a moment to slash at the pilot. Han suddenly realized how impetuous he had been; as if another man entirely had occupied his body for a moment. He didn’t quite avoid the stroke and the knifepoint cut across his chin.

[ later ]

“Don’t fold until the hand’s over, ” he encouraged her quietly. She turned to him with a labored smile, brushing her dirty fingers against his stubble of beard, tracing the raw scar across his chin. “You know, this is an improvement, Solo. You’re not Slick now, not so smooth and careless.”

  • I've taken the liberty of removing the page reference (not much use since you've evidently got the three-book compendium), putting in the correct book name and adding in a quote.
    – Valorum
    Jan 25, 2022 at 8:31

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