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I am something you least expect.

But when I come, I seem perfect.

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

I always make you wonder why.

In the end, you never knew,

That I’d come out and mess with you.

I have an extra line to make the riddle more exact

Something happens, now you’ve got,

An opposite to your plot.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ I like it but notice that your AA BB CC rhyme structure do not work as "expect" and "perfect" do not rhyme. $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 27 '16 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ I start to wonder if too many other words also fit only too well. But I still think mine is perfect. $\endgroup$ – user26522 Sep 27 '16 at 8:14
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    $\begingroup$ You are an evil downvote. $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 27 '16 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ @lois6b the rhyme between 'expect' and 'perfect' could be described as a half-rhyme, which would be ironic given the meaning of the word 'perfect.' $\endgroup$ – Deleuze Sep 27 '16 at 13:59
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    $\begingroup$ I saw the title and immediately thought "The Spanish Inquisition" (from Monty Python.) $\endgroup$ – Level River St Sep 27 '16 at 20:06

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You are

a chance or opportunity

I am something you least expect.

We cannot expect many chances in our life.

But when I come, I seem perfect.

A chance needs a decision. A good decision seems perfect.

You may chuckle, or you may cry

We are happy if we used the chance. If we miss it, we are unhappy.

I always make you wonder why.

A chance creates a feeling of amazement and admiration.

In the end, you never knew, That I’d come out and mess with you.

We even did't know that we got chances in our life.

Something happens, now you’ve got

Everyone will get a chance if something will happen in their life.

An opposite to your plot

A chance may change our plans or events in our life.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job, correct answer!!! $\endgroup$ – user26522 Sep 27 '16 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ I had "An idea". Oh well. Well done. $\endgroup$ – n00dles Sep 27 '16 at 18:22
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Are you a

plot twist ?

I am something you least expect. But when I come, I seem perfect.

Unexpected ending, perfectly written

You may chuckle, or you may cry, I always make you wonder why.

Sometimes sad and sometimes happy, but always surprising

In the end, you never knew, That I’d come out and mess with you.

Plot twists often arrive at the end of the movie, and mess with your mind

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, but Nice answer. $\endgroup$ – user26522 Sep 27 '16 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ Allow me to translate OP's response: Nice answer, but not what I was thinking. $\endgroup$ – user1717828 Sep 27 '16 at 10:50
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Are you the

Spanish Inquisition ?

I am something you least expect. But when I come, I seem perfect.

Nobody expects Spanish Inquisition!

You may chuckle, or you may cry, I always make you wonder why.

That's funny, but inquisition will have the last laugh. And sometimes you don't know why you've got their attention.

In the end, you never knew, That I’d come out and mess with you.

Inquisition will surely mess with you. You didn't expect that!

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 This is clearly the only correct answer! $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Sep 27 '16 at 14:25
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Are you...

The answer to this puzzle?

I am something you least expect.

Nobody expects the answer to be the actual answer

But when I come, I seem perfect.

The answer being the answer is a perfect solution

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

We may chuckle if we appreciate the twist, or cry if we get stuck solving the puzzle

I always make you wonder why.

Wonder why we didn't think of it before

In the end, you never knew, That I’d come out and mess with you.

The puzzle is messing with everyone trying to solve it

Something happens, now you’ve got, An opposite to your plot.

The hint does not match the solution, making it the opposite of a hint

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    $\begingroup$ i am just about to post this answer! $\endgroup$ – Numberknot Sep 27 '16 at 9:44
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This is kind of a broad riddle. I'm pretty sure this isn't the answer but I hope you enjoyed my way of thinking:

Are you:

Chicken wings in BQQ sauce

I am something you least expect.

Never expect somebody to cook this for me.

But when I come, I seem perfect.

Chicken wings in BQQ sauce are heaven and always welcome.

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

I'll cry when somebody makes me these. I'll chuckle when I take the first bite.

I always make you wonder why.

They always make me wonder why they are so darn good.

In the end, you never knew,

I never knew why they are so good.

That I’d come out and mess with you.

Well you know, on the toilet nr 2. It can get messy when you use BQQ sauce.

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    $\begingroup$ -1 for the use of codeblock on something that isn't code. Italicise or use simple quotation marks, please. $\endgroup$ – Nij Sep 27 '16 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ I just copy-pasted it from the question and wrote my answers in between $\endgroup$ – Decypher Sep 27 '16 at 11:01
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You are

A pleasant surprise

I am something you least expect.

Of course, nobody expects a surprise

I am something you least expect.

They usually are, for a short time..

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

Tears of joy, chuckling if it is more subtle

I always make you wonder why.

People wonder why anyone would give them a surprise unless it is their birthday or something

In the end, you never knew,

That I’d come out and mess with you.

Yeah, surprises do mess with our plans sometimes

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  • $\begingroup$ wow 5 secs before Maria $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 27 '16 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ No, but it works rather well, as the meaning is similar. But there's a bit of a twist that, I think, makes my answer better. $\endgroup$ – user26522 Sep 27 '16 at 8:10
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You might be a:

Baby.

I am something you least expect

Even parents trying to conceive are pleasantly surprised to learn that their efforts have borne fruit.

But when I come, I seem perfect

Most of the time, parents think that their own new-born child is perfect.

You may chuckle, or you may cry

New-born babies can make their parents very happy, but also sad if unfortunately struck with some disease.

I always make you wonder why

Any parents who haven't looked at their kid at some point and wondered "Why???" please raise your hands.

In the end you never knew/ That I'd come out and mess with you

Going to assume its more of 'never knew... mess with you', since all parents know the kid is going to come out some day! But yeah kids are usually a much bigger mess than expected.

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It could be:

A surprise

I am something you least expect.

A surprise is something you do not expect

But when I come, I seem perfect.

A good surprise seems perfect

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

Of joy from the surprise

I always make you wonder why.

You wonder why would someone surprise you

In the end, you never knew,

You never knew (suspected) you will be surprised (otherwise it won't be a surprise).

That I’d come out and mess with you.

A bad surprise can "mess with you".

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  • $\begingroup$ I beat you to that by 4 seconds!!! $\endgroup$ – Sid Sep 27 '16 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Sid you sure did. :) But you skipped a line - that is why. :P $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Sep 27 '16 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ My internet connection was down... $\endgroup$ – Sid Sep 27 '16 at 8:05
  • $\begingroup$ No, but I really like your answer $\endgroup$ – user26522 Sep 27 '16 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ -1 for the use of codeblock on something that isn't code. Italicise or use simple quotation marks, please. $\endgroup$ – Nij Sep 27 '16 at 10:03
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Are you...

a Miracle ?

I am something you least expect. But when I come, I seem perfect.

Nobody expects miracle to happen.. When it does, it feels perfect.

You may chuckle, or you may cry, I always make you wonder why.

Miracles make you cry if they're really helping you out. Same for the question why, you'll never know why the miracle happened but it did.

In the end, you never knew, That I’d come out and mess with you.

You can never know when the miracle is coming.

My first answer on this site ;)

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I feel like there's a better answer:

Love

I am something you least expect.

Love often happens out of nowhere.

But when I come, I seem perfect.

Overwhelmingly so.

You may chuckle, or you may cry,

It can make you happy or it can make you sad.

I always make you wonder why.

Sometimes it makes no sense at all.

In the end, you never knew,

That I’d come out and mess with you.

It can turn your whole world upside down.

Something happens, now you’ve got,

An opposite to your plot.

Life is your plot. Your partner is your opposite.

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  • $\begingroup$ Downvote? Wow. So mean... Can you at least post your reason as "heartless" :/ $\endgroup$ – user1566694 Oct 5 '16 at 16:40