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I'm a piece of cake.

Anti-me can be fatal.

Hint:

What's a prefix for "anti"?


P.S. There are 10 answers here. I agree that there are 2 answers that really fits the riddle, but the rest are less fitting and some are stretches. Please reopen.

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Vfa'g "nagv" n cersvk nyernql?) $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 14 '20 at 1:55
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    $\begingroup$ Anti-cake would be lethal to anyone in the same city so ... $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    Dec 14 '20 at 2:25
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    $\begingroup$ -1 This puzzle had multiple solutions that all seem to match equally, the only thing differentiating the 'correct' solution from the other solutions is the hint which isn't a part of the riddle. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 8:32
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    $\begingroup$ @entioneveryone The riddle didn't say 'fatal like a disease', it only said 'fatal', and yes, for example 'AC can be fatal' totally works. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 13:10
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    $\begingroup$ Cake... or death? $\endgroup$
    – Ben Barden
    Dec 15 '20 at 15:55

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I may be off, but are you

ease?

I'm a piece of cake.

"easy"

Anti-me can be fatal.

dying from "disease".

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You could be

The letters CA

I'm a piece of cake

This is a piece of the word "Cake"

Anti-me can be fatal

Reversing CA gives AC. This can give you a fatal electric shock

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  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't seem to be the correct answer, but I like the way you think! $\endgroup$
    – Doktor J
    Dec 15 '20 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ I like this answer too, to be honest :) $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 16:11
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I think you are

money

reason

Several countries have Pound as their currency. Pound is also a type of cake.
Exposure to anti-money can be fatal.

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  • $\begingroup$ But that would make "carrot", "chocolate", "yellow", "rainbow", "vanilla" all a piece of cake. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ anti-***** (spoiler) $\endgroup$
    – user253751
    Dec 15 '20 at 16:57
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You are either:

Ice (-ing)

Reason:

1) Icing is a common component (piece) of a well decorated cake.
2) Anti-ice or antifreeze can be fatal if you drink it.

Or alternatively this one is a bit more abstract and you are:

A lie

... because:

1) The cake is a lie
2) The truth hurts.

You could even be (and this one is a stretch):

Sugar

... because:

1) Cakes have sugar as an ingredient
2) Insulin is kind of like anti-sugar as it reduces build up of blood sugar by moving it to the cells. Too much insulin is called Hyperinsulinism and can cause type 2 diabetes which is fatal if untreated.

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  • $\begingroup$ 1) rot13(vpr) and rot13(vprvat) cannot be one word. 2. If rot13(vafhyva) can be fatal by the phrase of "if too much", then you could say the same for pretty much every function of our body that helps us survive. Also, rot13(nagv-fhtne) is a thing; it's a movement to eat healthier. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ The rot13(gehgu) is not fatal; it opens doors ;) $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 13:33
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I think you're

Proton

Reasons:

I'm a piece of cake -> I hope this idiom should be taken literally. In the pudding or cake model of an atom, it was considered that the atom(cake) is positively charged with negative electrons embedded in it.
Anti-me -> Antiprotons cause damage to DNA(fatal). Also the reaction(annihilation) of proton - antiproton releases enormous energy

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't see how rot13(Nagvcebgbaf) are known to be fatal. $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '20 at 16:51
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    $\begingroup$ @entioneveryone: Scale up. An entire anti-cakeslice will be plenty. $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    Dec 14 '20 at 2:26
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You could be

MATTER

I'm a piece of cake

Everything, including a piece of cake is made of matter.

Anti-me can be fatal

Antimatter can damage cells (fatal)

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    $\begingroup$ I know "a piece of cake" = rot13(znggre), but I don't see how rot13(znggre) = "a piece of cake". $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '20 at 16:49
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe if you have a cold and pronounce it rot13(onggre) ;-) $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '20 at 23:58
  • $\begingroup$ @entioneveryone Maybe the answer is rot13(cvrpr bs pnxr)? Rot13(Naavuvyngvba bs n cvrpr bs pnxr znqr bs, fnl, 10 tenzf bs nagvznggre eryrnfrf raretl bs 430 xgba GAG. Gung zvtug or sngny.) $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '20 at 2:22
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Could you be

Vaccination

I'm a piece of cake

Getting a vaccination is very straightforward - it's a piece of cake

Anti-me can be fatal

The anti-vaccination movement is causing vaccination rates for some diseases (e.g. measles) to drop to dangerously low levels (below the herd immunity threshold), which leads to outbreaks and deaths.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13("Trggvat n inppvangvba vf irel fgenvtugsbejneq - vg'f n cvrpr bs pnxr") uhh... no? $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '20 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @entioneveryone I suppose that depends on where you are in the world, but for many people, it amounts to rot13(ebyyvat hc lbhe fyrrir naq trggvat na vawrpgvba. V'z abg ersreevat gb gur qrirybczrag cebprff, whfg trggvat inppvangrq) $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 14 '20 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ In that case, I guess it would apply to a countless number of things, like eating, walking, talking, sleeping, etc. $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '20 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ @entioneveryone Sure. But "anti-walking", "anti-eating" etc aren't common terms, while rot13(nagv-inppvangvba) is $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 14 '20 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ An argument that a word fits a line more simply because other words won't fit a different line doesn't work. The word must fit both lines well. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 13:25
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You are

the letter C (upper- or lowercase)

Because

Well, "c" is a piece (part) of "cake". Anti-C (and anti-c) antibodies can cause hemolytic disease of the newborn, which can be fatal in severe cases.

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I am not sure if this is even close but I think you are:

depressants

Having depressants could be a piece of cake,

because

all you need to do it consume it.

Overdose of antidepressants is fatal.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well in that case, rot13(nagvqrcerffnagf pna nyfb or pnyyrq n cvrpr bs pnxr, naq na bireqbfr bs qrcerffnagf pna nyfb or sngny). $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '20 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean? $\endgroup$
    – AntsPiano
    Dec 15 '20 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ Well, all you need is to consume rot13(nagvqrcerffnagf), and an overdose of rot13(qrcerffnagf) can also be fatal. $\endgroup$ Dec 15 '20 at 21:35
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You could be:

Taking candy from a baby.

I'm a piece of cake:

Nothing easier than that! Everybody knows.

Anti-me can be fatal:

Candy are chocking hazard, giving one to a baby could be fatal.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! This is unfortunately an invalid answer; the [word] tag on the riddle means that the answer is a single word. Also, note that the intended answer (accepted, with a green checkmark) has already been found. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Dec 15 '20 at 16:38

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