# Riddle without a twist (this riddle may/may not kill you!)

This is a riddle without a twist. A straight forward one. Not almost, but all the lines will point you in the right direction. The puzzle is really really easy. I am sure someone is going to post the answer within minutes. Good luck!

My younger brother is Mr. Wayne,
And the beginning of all his pain

I will tease your eyes with nails
But, I won't let you close your eyes

To make it simple, cut my tail
With my new tail, you won't fail

Now take some of my exact middle
Then cut its end, the beginning of the end
It's a wordplay, that's a hint

My New head and tail are almost the same
If you place a mirror in between

My lost tail is definitely not for doctors
Tell me who I am, that's what matters

• Is it the letter "e"? "the beginning of the end" the beginning of end is e. – warspyking Nov 27 '14 at 17:30
• Beginning of the 'end' is definitely 'e' – AeJey Nov 27 '14 at 17:53
• @AeyJey Did you purposely word that so you'd give me a primary school lesson and not any information on the question? Stop speaking in riddles D: – warspyking Nov 27 '14 at 17:56
• :P it's 'e'. I was just trying to be tricky. ;) – AeJey Nov 27 '14 at 18:00
• Lol. Good to know :D I can't explain all the lines though D: – warspyking Nov 27 '14 at 18:03

Is it

Insomnia?

My younger brother is Mr. Wayne,
And the beginning of all his pain

Insomnia is the Christopher Nolan movie that precedes Batman Begins

I will tease your eyes with nails
But, I won't let you close your eyes

A poetic description of insomnia

To make it simple, cut my tail
With my new tail, you won't fail

Cut the last letter, "A". If you have an A, you won't fail (a course or test).

Now take some of my exact middle
Then cut its end, the beginning of the end
It's a wordplay, that's a hint

Take "some", remove the "e", this forms the middle (som) of "insomni"

My New head and tail are almost the same
If you place a mirror in between

"insomni" remains almost unchanged if the letters are reversed. [the new head 'in' and tail 'ni' are the same if a mirror is placed in between. That is 'in' is almost similar to the mirror image of 'ni' and vice verse.]

My lost tail is definitely not for doctors
Tell me who I am, that's what matters

Not sure about this, but insomnia is a medical condition. Edit: as per OP, the lost tail, A, stands for Apple. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as they say, so "A" is not for doctors.

• Looks like you've got it! Wow, you're good at solving riddles. That maths one of mine stayed unsolved for weeks before you came along. – Rand al'Thor Dec 4 '14 at 10:13
• @McMagister. You are right. Awesome. – AeJey Dec 4 '14 at 10:23
• @AeJey What's the last clue mean? – McMagister Dec 4 '14 at 10:25
• About the last two lines:- With 'Not for Doctors' I was referring to Apple (Apple a day keeps the doctor away). Which means my lost tail is for 'apple'. Hope you still remember what you learned from the elementary school. "A for APPLE". So the tail is "A" – AeJey Dec 4 '14 at 10:26

The letter "e"

NOT CORRECT My younger brother is Mr. Wayne, And the beginning of all his pain

Bruce Wayne's older brother (Thomas Wayne Jr.) aka Owlman (Owls prey on bats)

INCORRECT I will tease your eyes with nails But, I won't let you close your eyes

Nope this neither...

NOT CORRECT To make it simple, cut my tail With my new tail, you won't fail

Without the tail you've got the top of e.

CORRECT: Then cut its end, the beginning of the end It's a wordplay, that's a hint

This I can help with :D The beginning of "end" is e. True wordplay.

NOT CORRECT My New head and tail are almost the same If you place a mirror in between

Check the bottom and top of "e" almost exact same.

NOT CORRECT My lost tail is definitely not for doctors Tell me who I am, that's what matters

A curved line isn't for doctors, but don't worry, I've said who it is :D

This is not complete enough to be an answer, but it's the best I've got! If you can fill in the other hints, feel free to do so!

• If this is right (I didn't think it could be until I saw the comments on the question!), then the question shouldn't have the 'word' tag. – Rand al'Thor Nov 27 '14 at 18:25
• @rand probably not, possibly there to substitute for wordplay, or a misunderstanding of how it works/what it's for. – warspyking Nov 27 '14 at 18:28
• Tags shouldn't be used as red herrings. There is a 'wordplay' tag if that's what he meant. – Rand al'Thor Nov 27 '14 at 18:31
• The answer is wrong. But you are right with 'the beginning of the end'. +1 for that ;) – AeJey Nov 27 '14 at 18:31
• One more thing. It's not a letter. It's a word. – AeJey Nov 27 '14 at 18:36