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If I fend, I fall.
'Tis is true. But
shoot me and you'll
never hit.
Only the gentle
terror of the mist
has me under its
everlasting doom.
Right atop will
everyone see
just a half
k actually I'll stop right here. Who am I?

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    $\begingroup$ "its not here jk" :p $\endgroup$
    – Mordechai
    Jun 21 '17 at 2:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Mordechai Haha yes. I think the person who downvoted this riddle didn't realize that it was not really [on hold] either. $\endgroup$ Jun 21 '17 at 3:00
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    $\begingroup$ If it's not central to the puzzle, may I recommend removing the title suffix? Many people will probably skip right over it. $\endgroup$ Jun 21 '17 at 8:07
  • $\begingroup$ haha, +1 for clickbait $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Jun 21 '17 at 13:10
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    $\begingroup$ I'd suggest putting normal brackets rather than square brackets here so people know it's not true $\endgroup$ Jun 21 '17 at 14:49
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I think I solved this yesterday but didn't feel like answering on my phone. I'm surprised nobody else has guessed:

A bee

If I fend, I fall.

Bees sting to defend themselves, but for at least some species, the sting comes out along with their insides and they die.

'Tis is true. But
shoot me and you'll
never hit.

Unless you've got terrific aim and/or luck. Such a tiny, moving target!

Only the gentle
terror of the mist
has me under its
everlasting doom.

To work with bees, keepers will smoke them. It doesn't seem to hurt them, but they do calm down.

Right atop will
everyone see
just a half
k actually I'll stop right here. Who am I?

The acrostic down says "It's not here. jk" and this last stanza points to the title, which acrostics to "honey" (backwards).

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