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Another "What Am I?" riddle:

People think I'm abhorrent,
but I'm just the first one they want to charge when there's been an attack!

I'm just a slave to the machine, and I'll die without ever having lived!

Your car won't start? Don't look at me. I'm not the AA.

What am I?

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Are you:

A battery

People think I'm abhorrent, but I'm just the first one they want to charge when there's been an attack!

Reference to Assault and Battery

I'm just a slave to the machine, and I'll die without ever having lived!

Batteries are never alive, but they are considered "dead" when they run out of juice

Your car wont start? Don't look at me. I'm not the AA.

Car won't start due to a dead battery, AA is a play on AA batteries and the AA car service in the UK (similar to AAA in the US)

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  • $\begingroup$ Damn, just beat me to it! $\endgroup$
    – Inazuma
    Jun 2, 2016 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ Yah. Had a feeling this one would be too easy. :) I'll accept in 6 min. You were too fast buddy! $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2016 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ Also in the UK the big auto company is the AA... I had no idea there was a AAA in the US or I'd have tried to use both. $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2016 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers haha I was confused about that line, makes much more sense now $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2016 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ The "AA" gave it off $\endgroup$
    – user14352
    Jun 2, 2016 at 13:39
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I first thought of

a defibrillator

People think I'm abhorrent, but I'm just the first one they want to charge when there's been an attack!

I, for one, don't fancy thinking about life assistance devices. But when someone has a heart attack, you'll want to quickly charge the defibrillator to reanimate her.

I'm just a slave to the machine, and I'll die without ever having lived!

This gets quite dark, but fits a defibrillator's role from the point of view of the patient.

Your car wont start? Don't look at me. I'm not the AA.

You can't start a car with a defibrillator, even though it bears some similitude to crocodile clips.

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