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I'm here on purpose.

I don't walk, run or fly.

I'm not usually the answer.

I vex the unforgiving once they know me.

I'm not blue or green or yellow.

I'm a ___ _______.

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Are you a

Red Herring?

I'm here on purpose.

Purposely put in to throw riddlers off

I don't walk, run or fly.

Herrings swim

I'm not usually the answer.

A red herring is usually a decoy, not the answer.

I vex the unforgiving once they know me.

Red herrings usually appear to be the obvious answer and some people get annoyed when it's something different.

I'm not blue or green or yellow.

I'm Red

I'm a ___ _______.

As pointed out by Jon Mark Perry, the number of underscores matches the number of missing letters in each word.

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  • $\begingroup$ Spot on. Will except when able. Little too easy? :) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ and it's 3/7 like the underscores $\endgroup$ – JMP May 26 '16 at 10:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Brent Hackers By sheer coincidence, I had a thought a couple of days ago of trying to construct a riddle which had this answer so it jumped out at me when I saw yours. $\endgroup$ – hexomino May 26 '16 at 10:50
  • $\begingroup$ @JonMarkPerry Well I did say it would be easy. Just a bit of fun that popped into my head. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 10:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Hexomino Great! I didn't expect it to be the first and it probably won't be the last. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 10:53

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