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Raise yourself to strike me down,
and I will defeat you.
I promise.
You lose, I win

Seen through lenses tinted by human anguish, I could be mistaken for a goose-stepping Nazi at your BLM march.

But,
I’m not evil.
I’m vanquished by the slightest gesture of peace and love.

Who am I?

Who are you?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! :-) $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 11:37
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    $\begingroup$ Nice riddle, how about rhyming? Raise yourself to strike me down, but it's me who will take the crown. Through lenses tinted by anguish you might see, that I am gesturing a goose-stepping Nazi. But I’m not evil, to say the least, as I’m vanquished by the gesture of peace. Answer my questions, I have two: Who am I, and who are you? $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 15:33
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You are

Paper!

And this is a game of

Rock, Paper, Scissors!


Raise yourself to strike me down,
and I will defeat you.
I promise.
You lose, I win

Raise your fist as a rock, and paper will defeat you 👊

Seen through lenses tinted by human anguish, I could be mistaken for a goose-stepping Nazi at your BLM march.

Paper is holding out your hand flat, and this could be mistaken for a Nazi salute, and the BLM symbol is an uphold fist. Paper beating rock could be mistaken for this ✋

But,
I’m not evil.
I’m vanquished by the slightest gesture of peace and love.

Paper is vanquished by scissors which resembles the peace sign ✌️

Who are you?

You are 'Paper'...

Who am I?

... and I am 'Rock'!

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! I'm not surprised at how quick that was :) $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 11:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Jolenealaska very nice riddle!! A clever spin on a well known game $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 11:41
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! That was fun. My next one will be tougher :) $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ Heh, weirdly I was sure that this would be something political. The surface reading, and knowing @Jolenealaska a bit, fooled me completely :-P $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor HA! A bit of that was intended. $\endgroup$ Dec 31 '20 at 17:21

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