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I can’t move but I can stop

I can’t climb but I can drop

I can be on but I can’t be off

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

I can beat without a heart

And play without a game

Nobody wants to be me

Can you tell my name?

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Dead

I can’t move but I can stop

Can stop dead, but can't move dead

I can’t climb but I can drop

Can drop dead, but can't climb dead

I can be on but I can’t be off

Can be dead on, but not dead off

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

Can be a deadlock but not a deadkey

I can beat without a heart

Can be a deadbeat but not a deadheart

And play without a game

Can play dead, but not game dead

Nobody wants to be me

I wouldn't want to be

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I guess you're

a beat

I can’t move but I can stop

A beat can stop, but not move

I can’t climb but I can drop

a beat drop

I can be on but I can’t be off

When you turn it off, it's not there anymore. So it's not off, it just,,, isn't.

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

I guess the beat can't be in a certain key (such as A, Dminor etc). I'm not sure about the lock.

I can beat without a heart

Well, yes.

And play without a game

Yes, the beat can play by itself.

Nobody wants to be me

Nobody want to be beaten.

Can you tell my name?

Beat

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    $\begingroup$ great effort. Nicely fits many clues but the On Off and Key Lock fit is a bit of a stretch. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 16 '20 at 19:58
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I think you are:

Virus

I can’t move but I can stop

virus can’t move by it’s self.

I can’t climb but I can drop

virus can’t climb but they certainly can drop if there are nothing moving it...

I can be on but I can’t be off

I must be on a organism to pass on my DNA or RNA, if not then I will die(not really).

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

Virus can’t be a key but they could lock on you.

I can beat without a heart

they do beat but they don’t have heart.

And play without a game

”they play you to death”

Nobody wants to be me

A time least I don’t want Tovar’s be a virus...

Can you tell my name?

Virus!

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Your name might be

Bullseye

I can't move but I can stop

It can't move as it's on a target that's secured to the wall, but it can stop a dart from flying through the air.

I can’t climb but I can drop

A target can't climb, but it can easily drop, along with its bullseye, if not secured to the wall well enough.

I can be on but I can’t be off

What's the point of a target without a bullseye on it?

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

A bullseye can't be a key, but it could be a lock for your eyes/concentration to throw the dart onto it.

I can beat without a heart

The sound of darts constantly hitting it.

And play without a game

One can "play" darts without a game, as they only play to improve their concentration/precision/skill.

Nobody wants to be me

Image darts flying towards you...

Can you tell my name?

Bullseye!

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I found another solution that fits rather well (although admittedly not perfect)

Music

I can’t move but I can stop

the music can stop playing

I can’t climb but I can drop

a common mistake in playing music is to drop a note

I can be on but I can’t be off

Hey mr DJ, put the music on!

I can’t be a key but can be a lock

while music is in a key, it is not a key itself. There are music lockets, which for me is close enough to "lock" as a riddle cue.

I can beat without a heart

Music has a beat

And play without a game

Music gets played

Nobody wants to be me

This is the cue that doesn't fit perfectly. Taken literally, it is true but vacuous - people want to be people and not something abstract like music. I could imagine not wanting to be the subject of certain types of song, or maybe being a musician is suggested as a poor career choice, due to bad payment and high stress (although people actually want to be it).

Can you tell my name?

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    $\begingroup$ I like this answer, except there's rot13(ghea gur zhfvp bss) ;) $\endgroup$ Dec 17 '20 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ I don’t know this, but I am a piano player, isn’t music keys? (Piano keys, and keys such as F# Ab?) $\endgroup$
    – AntsPiano
    Dec 17 '20 at 19:20

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