# Two stores but never a sale !…Would you still recognize me?

My job is to stand by the doctrines of good,
And yet they call me a racist, they actually should
So, How many elements are there in the set ?
You could even link me to a circle, I bet.
Need to swing the ball ? Well, call me, won't you ?
And then you'd realize that I'm a superhero too.
I always like joining the opposites, as I may...
Well, cause "Opposites attract" is what they say.

I'll appreciate it all the more if all the clues are well explained.

A NEW HINT, so that solving this would be a bit easier:

The name of a Cricketer is there, but there's another board game involved.

• I have a feeling the answer is the + symbol, but I dont have time to verify the lines that I don't immediately get – Luke Bickell Jul 16 '17 at 21:57
• Well, @LukeBickell, it I'm sorry,but it isn't. – Swarnabja Bhaumik Jul 17 '17 at 18:03

I have a feeling this is missing something, but I want to give this a shot. This is my first answer on PSE so feel free to let me know if there is anything wrong with my formatting or answer.

A magnet

My job is to stand by the doctrines of good

Magnets are used in a compass. A moral compass is meant to point in the direction of what is good.

And yet they call me a racist, they actually should

Could this be a reference to the polarity of a magnet, that there is a positive and negative pole? Magnets can both attract and repel.

So, How many elements are there in the set ?

A magnet attracts iron, one of the elements in the periodic table.

You could even link me to a circle, I bet.

Another reference to a compass, perhaps?

Need to swing the ball ? Well, call me, won't you ?

This one is tough, I assume it has something to do with the magnet pulling the ball in a given direction? I'm stretching here. I also don't know much about cricket, so the hint in the question about a cricketer might be related to this clue, but I don't quite know the reference.

And then you'd realize that I'm a superhero too.

Magneto is a superhero in the X-Men series.

I always like joining the opposites, as I may...

This part seems self explanatory, opposite poles of a magnet are attracted to each other.

Well, cause "Opposites attract" is what they say.

This explanation is similar to the last line.

• Well, nice try but not what I was looking for, there'll be concrete explanations to all clues, yeah cricket and ball part is where you fall short. But here's an upvote ! :) – Swarnabja Bhaumik Aug 23 '17 at 15:15

I am fairly sure this is the answer. But, I am stuck a little bit:

BATMAN.

My job is to stand by the doctrines of good

Batman in the DC Comics stands for all that is good.

And yet they call me a racist, they actually should

Not quite sure, maybe this has something to do with it being a vigilante?

So, How many elements are there in the set ?

You could even link me to a circle, I bet.

Not completely sure. Maybe this has something to do with Bat being a sports item?

Need to swing the ball ? Well, call me, won't you ?

A bat is very useful to swing the ball away.

And then you'd realize that I'm a superhero too.

Batman is a superhero after all.

I always like joining the opposites, as I may...

I think this is somehow related to Batman vs Superman where batman joins forces with Superman?

Well, cause "Opposites attract" is what they say.

And this maybe talks about Batman's links with Catwoman? Because they are opposites?

• Well, Nice try of course...but NO. That's not what I was looking for...and interestingly, the clues that you weren't sure about ( set , circle, opposites ) call for the difference. Think a bit more. :) But definitely a upovte for trying :) You couldn't justify the title either, mate. :) – Swarnabja Bhaumik Jul 15 '17 at 8:13
• @SwarnabjaBhaumik Yeah, that title thing kept bugging me. Well, I'll keep trying nonetheless – Sid Jul 15 '17 at 8:25
• The title is exclusively wordplay. @Sid – Swarnabja Bhaumik Jul 15 '17 at 8:32