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You can find me in the air, on the water, on rails and on the road.
The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise.
I have created games, supported xenophobes and studied things both earthly and unearthly.
I have informed people in multiple ways, but also ended lives.

Who or what am I?

Hint #1

I have not always been around.

Hint #2

I am a tangible and defined object.

Hint #3

The games in the 3rd line refer to video games.

Hint #4

You mainly know me from my air implementation.

Hint #5

All the items on which the riddle is based can be found on my Wikipedia disambiguation page.

Hint #6

The xenophobes referred to in the riddle often make allusions to race purity. Their leader was seen as one of the biggest dictators of the 20th century.

Hint #7 (the last one)

The first letter of my name is also the last letter.

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  • $\begingroup$ Based on the accepted answer, Hint #7 is incorrect, right? $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 May 26 '16 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ 'Z' isn't the last letter of the word Zeppelin, but it is the last letter of something else... $\endgroup$ – bmceldowney May 26 '16 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ what about hint 7? $\endgroup$ – roel May 27 '16 at 9:28
  • $\begingroup$ @roel What's the last letter of the English alphabet? $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 27 '16 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ letter T :) I got it. What was I thinking. Thx $\endgroup$ – roel May 27 '16 at 9:32
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Is it

Zeppelin

Here's why:

You can find me in the air,

The famous airship

on the water,

The ship SS Zeppelin

on rails

Rail Zeppelin

and on the road.

Maybach Zeppelin

The general has led me into existence,

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

and he also caused my demise.

I have created games,

Zeppelin Games

supported xenophobes

Zeppelin Field

and studied things both earthly and unearthly.

Zeppelin research station

I have informed people in multiple ways,

Zeppelin mail

but also ended lives.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is zeppelin. Let's see if you also get all of the references. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ (don't forget the led zepelin part :3 ) $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 26 '16 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ Working on it. Shout out to @RNar for some of the groundwork $\endgroup$ – shree.pat18 May 26 '16 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ Good one. Does hint #7 apply though? $\endgroup$ – ruudvan May 26 '16 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ @ruudvan yes it does. Note how I don't specify of what exactly the last letter is. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 14:28
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I think the answer is:

Balloons

You can find me in the air:

Hot air balloons

on the water

Not sure YET

on rails

Possibly refer to either Balloon loop or English Electric Balloon tram

on the road.

English Electric balloon tram

The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise.

I am guessing an allusion to airships like the Zeppelin or maybe a specific allusion to the Hindenburg.

I have created games,

Bloons!

supported xenophobes,

balloons are used as a form of transportation

and studied things both earthly and unearthly

weather balloons and space balloons

I have informed people in multiple ways, but also ended lives.

! Not too sure about this one but can allude to a combination of aforementioned things. TO BE FINISHED.

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  • $\begingroup$ You're close. I'm looking for a mode of air transportation, but not airplanes. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ Does the title give a large hint to this object? Because if so, and after looking at the disambiguation of the object I have in mind, I think i have the answer. $\endgroup$ – R Nar May 26 '16 at 14:07
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, the title also refers to the object. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 14:07
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    $\begingroup$ You should go for a zepelin, it fits most of the lines... especially the information/killing parts, and there is a pun with led zepelin :) $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 26 '16 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ it's Zeppelin isnt it $\endgroup$ – R Nar May 26 '16 at 14:17
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Is it

xenon?

You can find me in the air, on the water on rails and on the road

xenon is a gas present in the atmosphere

The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise

General Xenon was an officer in the old greece

I have created games, supported xenophobes and studied things both earthly and unearthly

Xenon is a video game, and xenon gas was used in creating toxic gas during wars. There is xenon on earth and in meteorits.

I have informed people in multiple ways, but also ended lives.

as stated before it has been used in toxic gas, and it has also been used to create photographs in the XX century.

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  • $\begingroup$ it is not xenon, no. It's something that once didn't exist, but was made to exist. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 12:11
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(removed my old answer) IT'S

Technology

You can find me in the air, on the water, on rails and on the road.

Places you can see technology (often carting us about).

The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise.

technology is often developed first by military powers and they like to smash it up sometimes too

I have created games, supported xenophobes and studied things both earthly and unearthly.

videogames, media, telescopes etc,

I have informed people in multiple ways, but also ended lives.

the internet, nukes etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's neither Internet nor Technology. It's tangible and defined. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ Awww. Was so sure. tangible you say? Hmmm. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 12:21
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I am not sure but I think you are

war

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not war. War is not tangible. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 12:25
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Asbestos? Tangeable,

found almost everywhere anything man made is,

the government installed it in homes and public buildings all over and then got rid of it,

used in all manner of study,

lots of scientific discoveries may not have been made if not for asbestos and it has definitely ended a lot of lives

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not Asbestos. Asbestos hasn't created the kind of games I'm talking about, at least not in the way I intended. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 12:27
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I think it's

Processor

You can find me in the air, on the water, on rails and on the road.

planes, boats, trains and cars all use processors

The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise.

I think this refers to electricity, power on/off, or humans creating and destroying hardware

I have created games, supported xenophobes and studied things both earthly and unearthly.

video games, researches (earth and space) done with processor power

I have informed people in multiple ways

phones, internet...

but also ended lives.

bombs, drones...


I have not always been around.

Created by humans

I am a tangible and defined object.

checked

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not processor. with "caused my demise", I mean that a general has caused the object to effectively stop being used except for novelty purposes. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 13:29
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Is the answer

Falcon

You can find me in the air,

The bird, and also a few militaristic implements

on the water,

Names of ships in Royal Navy and US Navy (wikipedia)

on rails

Old locomotives (wiki too)

and on the road.

A Ford model and other things

The general has led me into existence, and he also caused my demise.

Don't know yet

I have created games,

A series of combat flight simulator computer games

supported xenophobes

Don't know yet

and studied things both earthly and unearthly.

Don't know yet

I have informed people in multiple ways,

Don't know yet

but also ended lives.

Don't know yet

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not a falcon, although the elements that you've found were interpreted correctly. I'm looking for a different disambiguation page that does have connections to all those things. $\endgroup$ – Nzall May 26 '16 at 14:05

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