Over the course of their 'adventures' the trio has incurred many scars, below is a handy-dandy picture showing some of them:

The scars of the TriosArt by dakotaaaa

I have to admit though, I can remember Harry's and Hermione's but I can't for the life of me think of how he got those scars!

How did Ron get his scars?

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    Where did you get that picture from?
    – Saturn
    Dec 14, 2012 at 23:41
  • @Omega reddit I think?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Dec 14, 2012 at 23:57
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    Is this image canon? Are Ron's scars mentioned in the books? Dec 15, 2012 at 1:18
  • @DjangoReinhardt: Well, yeah, in OotP it is mentioned that the brains did leave some scars on Ron. I'm not sure if they were ever removed though.
    – Saturn
    Dec 15, 2012 at 2:12
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    Can someone tell me when Hermione got the Mudblood scar? I cannot recall...
    – Jack
    Oct 9, 2016 at 22:25

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Pursuant to Pureferrets's answer, I thought the explanation of why the scarring was so severe is interesting:

[Ron] helped himself to a handful of Chocolate Frogs from the immense pile on his bedside cabinet, threw a few to Harry, Ginny and Neville and ripped off the wrapper of his own with his teeth. There were still deep welts on his forearms where the brain’s tentacles had wrapped around him. According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she had started applying copious amounts of Dr Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction there seemed to have been some improvement.

Order of the Phoenix - page 746 - Bloomsbury - chapter 38, The Second War Begins

Ain't that the truth ...


Ron got them at the Battle of the Ministry of Magic, when he was attacked by brains:

""Hey, Harry, there are brains in here, ha, ha, ha, isn't that weird, Harry?...Honest, Harry, they're are brains — look — Accio Brains!" The scene seemed momentarily frozen. Harry, Ginny, and Neville and each of the Death Eaters turned in spite of themselves to watch the top of the tank as a brain burst from the green liquid like a leaping fish...The moment they came in contact with his skin, the tentacles began wrapping themselves around Ron's arms like ropes..."Harry, it'll suffocate him!" screamed Ginny."
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Battle of the Ministry of Magic

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    "Accio Brains" - Wow, Ron's a genius.
    – Kevin
    Sep 15, 2015 at 20:37
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    @Kevin I think he'd been stupefied at the time.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:51

"You can still see where those brains got hold of me in the Ministry, look," said Ron, shaking back his sleeves. ~HBP Chap. 11

So the brains definitely left a lasting impression


If you read the book, he got them in the Ministry of Magic after being attacked by brains. It's later mentioned in Half Blood Prince when Ron shows them to try and seem impressive next to Harry, probably to impress Hermione. If you only watched the movies, you won't see this.

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    This answer, while being a good one, doesn't add any details to the other answers of this question.
    – Kalissar
    Jul 10, 2013 at 8:14

And in the movies when hermoine apparates them into the woods ron gets caught in the event of it and gets those scars sorry if that description doesn't make much sense.

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    You could improve this answer by editing it to be more specific about which movie -- and which part of that movie -- you're referring to here. Dec 29, 2022 at 19:08

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