Last week, BTS‘s Suga made his highly anticipated comeback as his alter ego Agust D with his mixtape D-2. The music video for its title track “Daechwita” has fans knee-deep in theories. Here are 7 intriguing theories about his scar.
1. Breaking the norms and beating the system
Agust D’s scar could simply be an aesthetic choice, like V‘s markings in BTS’s first “ON” MV, but history-loving fans say that isn’t so. Those who have watched Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo may recall that women with scars could not marry kings. Likewise, men with scars could not become kings.
By ascending the throne and proudly displaying his scar, King Agust D is sending a Joseon-style FU to society and its norms.
Yoongi’s a descendent of a royal clan so he is technically a “descendant to the throne” but you weren’t allowed to be King or Queen if you had a scar, so Yoongi’s showing that he beat the system and became a King despite all the odds against him pic.twitter.com/vCA9tjY16k
— ⟭⟬ 𝐕𝐢𝐚⁷ ⟬⟭ | AGUST D-2 (@yoongibulge) May 22, 2020
2. The false king
Eagle-eyed fans theorize that the blonde King Agust D is actually a false king impersonating the real King Agust D.
Why? His scar is fresh, while the dark-haired Agust D’s scar is much older.
K ARMY said, the real king was the black haired Yoongi, since his scar was completely healed. while the blonde yoongi is just pretending to be him. (seems he got the scar recently) reason why the guy (who almost beheaded him), gave the gun to kill the fake king. pic.twitter.com/xzelEDjC3a
— ⟭⟬ 𝐤 𝐞 𝐢 ⁷ 🍑 (@pasteltaeh) May 23, 2020
3. Scarface, literally
Agust D’s first mixtape features a song called “Tony Montana”. The title is taken from the name of the protagonist in the movie Scarface. Some fans believe that Agust D’s scar is a reference to this song.
4. An eye for an eye
In the behind the scenes making film for “Daechwita” MV, Suga confirmed that the mad, blonde king is Agust D, who rose to power in 2016. The dark-haired Agust D is a the Agust D of 2020 who has come to take the throne.
His scar may call to mind the idiom “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”. This means that an injured person will take revenge by inflicting the same injury on the person who caused their wounds. Since both Agust Ds have scars, could they have already fought each other in the past?
5. Time travel
According to this fan, Jin isn’t the only time traveler in BTS!
What if black-haired Agust D came from the future to stop his past self from making a catastrophic mistake?
i just noticed the difference in their scars and it made me think that what if this is a time travel thing in which corrupt king yoongi is about to make a big mistake, and commoner yoongi from the future comes back to stop himself, hence the healed over scar vs the fresh one pic.twitter.com/pDWWLzjyjy
— AD2 | organic ♡ (@kalepjm) May 23, 2020
6. The scar is self-inflicted
This clever fan pointed out the knife that Agust D used to free himself in the “AGUST D” MV. The knife was both his escape and his downfall.
Starting with "AGUST D", the struggles to reach the top.
Do you remember the knife in the MV?! That knife set him free at that time and allowed him to become the King he's now. I came up to think that he could got hurt with it too and maybe that's how he got the scar on his 👁. pic.twitter.com/ebFTC8eAe8
— ᴬᴰ² Saяah ⟭⟬⁷ 🤜💜🤛 ⟬⟭ (@__Samira7__) May 24, 2020
7. Old wounds vs new scars
This fan theorizes that blonde Agust D’s scar is fresh because he is the king of the past; his emotional scars haven’t had time to heal yet.
Since black-haired Agust D is from the future, his scars have already healed.
What fuelled this theory in my mind was the scars on the king and the rebel’s faces—the king’s scar is a somewhat fresh wound while the rebel’s is long- healed and to me that means Agust D’s ability to heal from the pain and anguish we heard on the first mixtape. pic.twitter.com/1WSTZR7Mem
— Riddhi Chakraborty (@thisisridz) May 24, 2020