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You won't see me in the darkest night,
but you can see me when the sun shines bright.
You can see me in the water, but I'll never get wet.
Sometimes I am slim and sometimes I am fat.

Who am I?

Hint

I can be more than 50 shades of grey ;)

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You might be

Reflection

Explanation follows

You won't see me in the darkest night,

No reflection in dark

but you can see me when the sun shines bright.

reflection will be present when the sun is bright or when there is sufficient light

You can see me in the water, but I'll never get wet.

We can see the reflection in water but it will never get wet.

Sometimes I am slim and sometimes I am fat.

reflection will be thin or think based on the distance of object from reflecting plane.

First Guess

Are you a

Shadow

Explanation follows

You won't see me in the darkest night,

No shadow in dark

but you can see me when the sun shines bright.

Shadow will be present when the sun is bright

You can see me in the water, but I'll never get wet.

We can see shadow in water but it will never get wet.

Sometimes I am slim and sometimes I am fat.

Shadow will be thin or think based on the distance of light source.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oof, answered at literally exact same time! $\endgroup$ – Quintec Jan 23 '18 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ After I pressed the submit, I saw 2 answers. :D $\endgroup$ – AeJey Jan 23 '18 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ It is a very close answer and would also fit to the riddle. But it is not the word I am looking for :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Jan 23 '18 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Updated the answer $\endgroup$ – AeJey Jan 23 '18 at 13:04
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Are you

A reflection? You can't be seen in the dark, only when there's light to see by; images can be reflected in water, and funhouse mirrors can drastically distort a reflection's sizes.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is the correct answer! $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Jan 23 '18 at 13:09
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Is this yet another riddle with the answer

Shadow? Can’t see at night, can’t get wet, can be all different shapes and sizes

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  • $\begingroup$ it is close, but it's not the answer :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Jan 23 '18 at 13:02

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