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I have wings, but you have to teach me fly.

I spew fire, but I am not a dragon.

I am the older of three brothers.

Who am I?

HINT:

Words in italics are not exactly what they mean. Think about them!

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    $\begingroup$ Way too niche ... $\endgroup$ – a20 Sep 29 '17 at 10:49
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I have an answer that fits, but relies on knowledge of a specific franchise.

You are the Pokemon Charizard.

I have wings, but you have to teach me fly.

Charizard has wings, but does not learn the move Fly naturally. It must be taught to it via HM.

I spew fire, but I am not a dragon.

When animated, Charizard uses its fire moves by breathing fire. Although it looks like a dragon, it does not have the Dragon type. It is Flying and Fire instead.

I am the older of three brothers.

It is the third-stage evolution of Charmander and Charmeleon.

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  • $\begingroup$ I wouldn't answer better :) $\endgroup$ – D. Mellow Sep 28 '17 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ I knew this the second I saw it as well. XD $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Sep 28 '17 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ Huh: apparently Charizard can learn Fly since Yellow. This was my first thought, but I dismissed it because I thought that I knew that Charizard couldn't learn Fly. TIL. $\endgroup$ – wchargin Sep 29 '17 at 1:30
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    $\begingroup$ that is quite an insider riddle!.. $\endgroup$ – J. Doe Sep 29 '17 at 10:48
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I know the answer has already been accepted, but when I read this I got a very different answer.

You are

The Nuclear Bomb

I have wings, but you have to teach me fly.

Nukes have wings on their tails to stabilize their flight. Mechanical devices do not know how to fly, unless there is some sort of guidance system.

I spew fire, but I am not a dragon.

Obviously not a dragon, and a very historical record of its fire

I am the older of three brothers.

This line is the biggest reason I like my answer. August 9th 1945 Oppenheimer's Atomic bomb drops in Japan. October 30 1961, the soviet union tested the bigger brother of the Atom bomb, the Tsar bomba, the biggest bomb ever detonated on earth. Which leads to our current Nuclear bomb- the biggest and baddest brother.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's quite a nice and original answer, but I see a little mistake in your deduction, as in terms of time, the current Nuclear Bomb is the youngest but not the oldest brother. But still close enough to get a +1. @JasonV $\endgroup$ – D. Mellow Sep 28 '17 at 17:58
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    $\begingroup$ yeah, i realized once i was typing it out about the "oldest" but i felt that it followed the pattern of the intended answer. If you really think about it, charizard evolves from charmeleon, who evolves from charmander. Technically, charmander is the "oldest" but the intent is there, and it's the example i followed. $\endgroup$ – Jason V Sep 28 '17 at 18:26
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    $\begingroup$ Following the example is true that you are right, but I was thinking about the level as if it was the age, so that Charizard is older that way. But anyway, I take it, I really like your answer. @JasonV $\endgroup$ – D. Mellow Sep 28 '17 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ @D.Mellow Something like "I am the biggest of three brothers" might improve the riddle -- age has nothing to do with a pokemon's evolution stage $\endgroup$ – Pyritie Sep 29 '17 at 12:47
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    $\begingroup$ Just a date correction. The A-bomb was first used on Aug 06, on Hiroshima. Then it was used on Aug 09 on Nagasaki. For comparison, the Trinity Test was Jly 16. $\endgroup$ – DrZ214 Sep 29 '17 at 17:10

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