# I am made of love and I am made of war, guess what I am and became the next star

• I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)
• I am most popular than any other
• People use me often when they want to be informal
• Dirty minds see something lascivious in me
• I am loved by road trippers
• Some isolated people in the world have never seen me
• I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you
• I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins
• I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)
• I am often the beginning of some ends, but I am not the apocalypse (edited)
• My grandgrandfather spirit is hidden in multiple things, like trees
• I've been 16 for long time now, but that depends on the mood, on self-confident days I pretend I am 80, on miserable ones 112, etc...

What am I?

• I feel like the more clues you give, the more confusing it gets – Oddrigue Feb 21 '20 at 10:17
• I may have the answer but I cannot post an answer due to this question being highly active and me not having earned at least 10 rep.. What can I do ? – Oddrigue Feb 21 '20 at 16:22
• I don't have enough rep to post this either, unfortunately, so anyone should feel free to steal this answer--are you the letter P? – Kitkat Feb 21 '20 at 22:34
• I believe @KitKat has it right. "Look better within you" was super cheeky now that I've seen this. Would still love to see fully-written explanations. – anodyne Feb 21 '20 at 23:25
• @anodyne here's what i have: the 16/80/112 was what tipped me off--it's the 16th letter of the alphabet and 80/112 in ascii. informal = using p for "pretty", or ":p", which OP uses a lot in the comments (and they said to look in comments). beginning of some ends = the first letter of "period"? mutilate = flip to be b, d, or q. a bunch of the others are the same as MacGyver88's initial guess of 'E' (see previous edit to that answer, that OP says was close). – Kitkat Feb 21 '20 at 23:37

I'll admit some of the clues have been stretched in my interpretation.
Are you:

Hydrogen?

I can be a weapon if you know how to handle me

Hydrogen bombs need to be handled carefully, due to their trigger being a fission bomb

I am most popular than any other

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe

People use me often when they want to be informal

The first syllable of "hydrogen" is "hi", an informal or casual greeting instead of a more formal "hello" (bit of a stretch)

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

The simplest representation of a hydrogen atom is a dot/point inside a circle, which is also the schoolkid representation of a breast

I am loved by road trippers

Hydrogen is a significant component of hydrocarbons, one of which is the fuel used by road trippers (bit of a stretch again!)

Title: I am made of love and I am made of war, guess what I am

I'm drawing a blank here, but two lines of thought are:
1. Love and war are Venus and Mars, represented by the female sign ♀ and male sign ♂, those two sexes fuse to reproduce, the fusion of hydrogen powers a star
2. Love and war are opposites, just like the dot and circle are opposites (i.e. presence and absence)

... and became the next star

Hydrogen fusion is what powers stars, the conversion of hydrogen to helium

• Very good answer. The answer is less literal that that, but it fits well! Look better within you :p – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 11:30
• It even fits the extra clue - "I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me". The hydrogen nucleus is just one proton, it can't be fissioned in the same way as other atomic nuclei. If it is "split", it is reduced to subatomic particles. – AJM-Reinstate-Monica Feb 21 '20 at 10:29
• I was indeed thinking atoms, but these don't fit most other clues lol – htmlcoderexe Feb 21 '20 at 12:14
• I was thinking a "thumbs up" – Pablo Feb 21 '20 at 13:18
• Love and war are not opposites, as the love of a woman has caused a few wars/feuds, and love of power and resources have caused many other wars. – computercarguy Feb 21 '20 at 19:16

I think you are a:

book

I can be a weapon if you know how to handle me

Knowledge is the best weapon

I am most popular than any other

Books are the number one thing that people read

People use me often when they want to be informal

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Different genres

I am loved by road trippers

Books can lead you to what you want, like a road tripper

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Yes, developing countries, not all can read books!

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Books, magazines, newspapers... they're all man made and they all can enlighten you!

Title: I am made of love and I am made of war

Books are made out of love by people who want to learn. Our past wars are all recorded in the form of paper

What I am became the next star

The first books were definitely a hit and now look at all the different types of books, stories became part of people's lives... what a star!

• Welcome to Puzzling! An excellent answer you got here! – Ébe Isaac Feb 20 '20 at 14:13
• As a context concept, you are the closer answer, but the approach is less literal and more figurative, and this is a huge hint! – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 15:15

Is it a

hand?

I can be a weapon if you know how to handle me

Most self-defence teach to make your body a weapon, especially your hands

I am most popular than any other

This may refer to the hands being most used on a daily basis

People use me often when they want to be informal

A couple of hand gestures could be informal such as fist bumps, pat on back or shoulder.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Well...some gestures could convey obscene meanings

I am loved by road trippers

This may refer to a hitchhiking gesture.

• Very creative answer, it totally fits the clues so it deserves an extra clue – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 10:11
• I thought this was the answer too! Well, now I'm baffled. – AJM-Reinstate-Monica Feb 21 '20 at 10:26

I think you are a:

word

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

Sword adding the "S" makes it a weapon

I am most popular than any other

Words are the most popular form of comunication

People use me often when they want to be informal

Words used as slang

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

sexting??

I am loved by road trippers

Road trippers use lots of words in conversations

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Blind people can´t read so they can´t actually see words

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Words are a man-made invention and along with other words make sentences or texts

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

There are many words in many different languages

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me

A word divided doesn't make sense but there are some parts of words that make sense by themselves (prefixes, sufixes)

You could be a

FORK

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

you could use a fork as a weapon

I am most popular than any other

Fork is used more than a knife or spoon

People use me often when they want to be informal

Using a fork to cut something rather than getting a knife

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

F@#\$

I am loved by road trippers

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

They probably don't use silverware

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Using shiny silverware may create light glaring

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Most forks aren't exactly the same style

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me

By bending a fork you can make something else. Don't know what, but hey.

E then X - OP said really close on E. Choose fork because ==E in my first answer looks like a fork.

• For road trippers: rot13(R sbe rzcgl gnax, zrnaf n cvg fgbc gb fgergpu yrtf naq trg zber fanpxf.) – computercarguy Feb 20 '20 at 17:39
• It's not, but you almost got it. Indeed you are amazingly close – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 18:49
• This looks good! The second line could also be the one who gets the rot13(ibgr). Maybe twins refere to rot13(puebzbfbzrf). – Tom Feb 20 '20 at 20:41
• There's 3-4 answers from you that can be considered correct :p – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 22:42
• But the answer is not, just to clarify – user65573 Feb 21 '20 at 0:31

Going off the comment hint on UnidentifiedX's great answer, you are a:

story

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)

You can use a story as a weapon against an argument and, even if you don't, your story can seem (look) like a weapon to others.

I am most popular than any other

Stories are popular ways to express an idea, transmit information, or amuse others. Technical manuals convey information and express ideas, but aren't popular unless they tell a story. Poems and songs that tell stories are often more popular than those that don't.

People use me often when they want to be informal

When people want to get to know other people, they tend to tell stories, which is much less formal than reciting a resume or CV. You might tell a story about a scar or a fun project you are working on, rather than recite strict facts about what happened.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Stories can be told about a lot of things, and some people love to add double entendre's to make things more interesting. Some people hear them even when they aren't intended.

I am loved by road trippers

To pass the time during a road trip, people tell each other stories. Either it's in the car, bus, truck, or whatever vehicle, or it's around the table at a restaurant, around a bonfire, or just chilling before bed.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Stories are everywhere, but are only seen when written down. There are still a few isolated indigenous people that have never seen a book.

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

People make stories (ie. man-made), rather than animals, plants, or rocks having stories. People can tell stories about those things, but it's still the imagination of the human, not thing they are telling the story about. People often tell stories to give each other information or to help explain how a decision was or should be made.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

There are more stories than can really be counted, and even with billions of people in the world, each one has their own large set of stories.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

Most stories don't make sense if they are broken into parts. If you twist (mutilate) the meaning of a story, it can mean something completely different than the original intent.

I am made of love and I am made of war, guess what I am and became the next star

Stories are usually made by people who love to tell stories, and almost everyone loves to hear one. Many stories are about war, and war makes a lot of stories to be told as warnings to others. The right story can be made into a play, TV series, or even a movie, and the author can become a star if any of those options become popular.

You are

BBC.

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

1. The bromobenzyl cyanide (also known as BBC) is an obsolete lachrymatory agent introduced in World War I by the Allied Powers.

I am most popular than any other

2. The British Broadcasting Corporation (also known as BBC) is the world's oldest national broadcaster and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees.

People use me often when they want to be informal

3. The barbecue (also known as BBC) are traditionally held outside. They could be small informal gatherings with a few people in a backyard or a formal event that could last all day, typically held for larger numbers of people.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

4. The big black cock (also known as BBC) is an internet slang used by dirty minds.

I am loved by road trippers

5. The Big Block Chevrolet engine (also known as BBC) is a term for a series of large displacement V8 engines for automobiles, used by road trippers.

The other five hints recall the previous five.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

3. Buddhist monks, who live in isolation, follow the tradition of never eating meat, so they never saw a barbecue in front of them.

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

2. A newspaper is man-made, and with its friends (other newspapers, such as the New York Times and The Guardian) they can give a person knowledge and enlight them.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

1. There are trillions of atoms, but as this substance is composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, molecules that are more present in the universe, so most of them are like brothers.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

4. A penis is indivisible, but even if you mutilate it, it becomes something else (which, in this case, is a ground beef).

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

5. As American automobiles grew in size and weight following the Second World War, the engines powering them had to keep pace. Chevrolet had introduced its popular small block V8 in 1955, but needed something larger to power its medium duty trucks and the heavier cars that were on the drawing board. For this reason, this new series of engines (Big Block) was created. So this series marked the beginning of the end for the old engine series.

• Amazing xd. Prize for the most witty answer of them all! actually if you read comments from other answers, the correct answer must be around the corner – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 23:51
• isn't a barbeque usually abbreviated to BBQ? – Ruadhan2300 Feb 21 '20 at 11:21

I think you are a

Fire

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

Fire a gun

I am most popular than any other

Fire is hot

People use me often when they want to be informal

Camp fire

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Fire in his/her eye

I am loved by road trippers

Need fire to cook

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Fire/candle

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

??

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me

Smoke

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

Fire burns down everything

On behalf of user @KitKat, who has not enough points to answer but has guessed it, I will write the answer, taking profit and writing complete answer:

You are

The letter P

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me:

Rotate P 90°, it's a gun/cannonball

I am most popular than any other:

This was tricked in a literal sense. P is the letter with more presence in the word popular, as well as soundly characteristic of the abbreviation PoP

People use me often when they want to be informal:

:p or ;p are widely used contemporary signals on messages that don't have to be taken too serious

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me:

P (rotate again, it was a way to reinforce that the clues were pretty visual/figurative/symbolic)

I am loved by road trippers:

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me:

It's hard to live this world without ever seeing a latin character, but it is possible if you don't have access to media, signs etc..

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins:

Typographies

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me:

There's no point on half P or a quarter of P, but if you split it you got shapes that resemble D or l

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse:

P.S (Post Scriptum) at the end of a letter

My grandgrandfather spirit is hidden in multiple things, like trees:

π, the old spelling for /p/, is "hidden" on everything with a circumference, like a tree trunk

I've been 16 for long time now, but that depends on the mood, on self-confident days I pretend I am 80, on miserable ones 112, etc..:

P is 16 ordinal letter of alphabet, but it can be represented in several ways, like 80 in ASCII for upper case, 112 for lower

• Dang I had it too with half the clues, gj KitKat – Oddrigue Feb 22 '20 at 16:53
• What does it have to do with the title tho ? – Oddrigue Feb 23 '20 at 1:13
• I said in the very first comment "Hint: The title is just poetic license, consider the clues better ". But it got hidden after a lot of people commented on the question discussion – user65573 Feb 24 '20 at 14:08

I'm thinking:

a guitar.

I'm not sure this is right, but a few of the clues are a good enough fit for me to take a punt.

I can be a weapon if you know how to handle me

On a fairly loose level - music as propaganda, propaganda as a weapon.

I am most popular than any other

The guitar is the foundation of Western pop music!

People use me often when they want to be informal

This put me in mind of the proverbial someone at a party playing Wonderwall, and it also fits with the guitar being more commonly used in popular music than classical.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

A comparison is sometimes made between the curves of a guitar and the bust-waist-hip curve.

I am loved by road trippers

I'll be honest, I don't have a good one here; I think taking a guitar on a road trip makes thematic sense but I'm not aware of a specific thing here.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Just straightforwardly factual here.

Title: I am made of love and I am made of war, guess what I am

"Make love, not war"; but also "this machine kills fascists". Both well-known phrases with enough of a link for me to bring it in.

and became the next star

As in pop star.

• Last clue was to discard previous answer, but yours could fit as well so I am gonna give a new hint – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 11:26
• ... can be a weapon ... guitars are sometimes referred to as axes – Grump. Feb 20 '20 at 12:50

I think you are

Paper / Cardboard

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

Board - Maybe?

I am most popular than any other

Newspaper?

People use me often when they want to be informal

??

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

??

I am loved by road trippers

Reading books and / or holding signs?

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Paper is not used everywhere

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Books

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Other pieces of paper

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

Paper cant be divided by cut into smaller chunks?

What am I?

A banana.

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)

Bananas look like guns and are often used to comically portray guns.

I am most popular than any other

With over one hundred million tons eaten a year, the banana is the most popular fruit.

People use me often when they want to be informal

Not sure. Perhaps the Banana Equivalent Dose, a method of measuring radiation exposure where 1 BED is the radiation you get from eating a banana. Often used informally by people explaining radiation.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Well, it looks like... the male reproductive organ.

I am loved by road trippers

Bananas are healthy yet small and tasty making them popular with road trippers.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Bananas aren't available everywhere.

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Bananas used to look like this:
(Bananas are actually berries.)
But we selectively bred them to be easy to hold, big, tasty, and to have (practically) no seeds. The modern banana is man-made.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Because of that selective breeding, almost all bananas around the world are closely related.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

Not sure. Bananas are 'mutilated' when eaten, becoming white, perhaps?

Y

Because

You look like a slingshot as a weapon, look like a funnel people wear on their heads to be informal, look like a car brand's symbol, you make texts with your friends and enlighten us, you have trillions of fraternal twins as Y cromosoms..

• This also looks good! Fifth line can be the rot13(LZPN). – Tom Feb 20 '20 at 20:53
• Almost got it, but not yet :p. There is a couple of clues on the comments I left to others – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 21:30

A bit stretched, but can you be

a (chess) pawn?

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)

Of course, even a pawn can be a weapon in the chess game when it's in the hands of an experienced player.

I am most popular than any other

Of course, there are more pawns on the board than any other type of chess pieces.

People use me often when they want to be informal

(Very stretched) When people agree to play (amateur, outside of tournaments etc.) chess with each other, they usually treat each other informally.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Pawn can be a homophone of porn, an abbreviation of pornography (which is lascivious).

I am loved by road trippers

(Stretched) Maybe a reference that a pawn "travels" along its way on the board.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

As well as all other chess pieces.

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Of course, all pawns are man-made. When a pawn is with the other chess pieces in a set, you can play chess and thus become more enlightened.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Of course, most chess pawns are similar, but not all of them follow the same design.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

Pawns can promote to other pieces when they reach the end of their way (not sure about being "mutilated")

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

When most remaining pieces on the board are pawns, that's usually a sign of endgame (which is "the beginning of the end").

You could be

Social Media (or TWITTER using @)

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)

@weapon - <== not my actual handle

I am most popular than any other

Twitter is probably the most popular social media site, uses "@"

People use me often when they want to be informal

Using social media, Tweeting with "@", or E-Mail to @someWebSite

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

I am loved by road trippers

Sharing photos on social media

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

never seen the internet or social media

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

social media can give you lots of information

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Websites and posts are all web pages with different things on them

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

A web page will change if you change the code, bending a "@" you can make a really long d, q, b, g, 9, or 6, etc...

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

Email address like someone@somesite.com - "@" marks where the end begins, but is not the end.

My grandfather spirit is hidden in multiple things, like trees

Twitter's logo is a bird. Birds hide in trees. Before the internet were books made from trees.

Title

Internet star, Social Media Star/Icon, Twitter star

Previous

E, X, FORK, F or f, Website using @

Thoughts

Haven't received feedback yet. So, I'm thinking plausible but not close enough.

I think you are

A gas

I can be a weapon if you know how to handle me

Poison gas

I am most popular than any other

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe

People use me often when they want to be informal

Farts !

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Autoerotic asphyxia ? (see David Carradine) Fart fetishists ?

I am loved by road trippers

You need gas to run a car

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Primitive tribes may have never seen gas

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Humans produce methane and we use(d) it for lighting

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Dyhydrogen ?

I am indivisible

In the litteral sense, it is hard to cut a gas in two ?

• It's a well reasearched answer, but the solution is not scientifical, try to think with a child's mind :p – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 17:07

Propane gas has most of the required elements described in the question.

Propane can be used as a weapon.

Propane is very popular in most cities on this planet.

People use it when they are not formally dressed.

Dirty minds see some lasciviousness in propane.

Many vehicles use propane as fuel.

Many isolated places do not use it.

There are trillions upon trillions of molecules of propane gas.

If we burn propane it gets mutilated.

• You are going to have to be far more descriptive with your explanation than that for this site. – computercarguy Feb 20 '20 at 20:43
• It's my first riddle, I started with deliberatedly tricky questions, and got more concrete after feedback. I never played against whole internet, Ill be a bit more evident next time. I played as a contestant in other riddles here and I see its much more difficult when you are in the other side!! – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 21:48
• @user65573.You do very well. – Vassilis Parassidis Feb 20 '20 at 22:00

Ok, second attempt :

You are

Chopsticks

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me (Edit)

You can hit people with sticks and chopsticks are basically tiny sticks. Sticks.

I am most popular than any other

Most commonely used utensil in the world (I believe)

People use me often when they want to be informal

When ordering chinese food (?)

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

With a little bit of imagination, you could do all sorts of things with chopsticks...

I am loved by road trippers

Easy to eat on the road with one hand (?)

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Some people have never eating with chopsticks

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

Man made (obvious), enlighten either you could burn them as they are usually wooden or maybe when eating with your friends is enlightening (?)

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

trillions of chopsticks in the world and they come in pair

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

you have to break them down the middle to be able to use them

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

"Sticks and stones"

My grandgrandfather spirit is hidden in multiple things, like trees

...they're made out of wood ?

You are

The letter E

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

A sai looks like an E if gripped in a hand

I am most popular than any other

E is the most common letter (at least in English and I guess in related indo germanic languages)

People use me often when they want to be informal

Ehhhh...

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Honestly not sure about that one

I am loved by road trippers

Could be a fork in a road or stand for an electronic map

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Some people don't have a written language at all.

I am man-made and when I am with my friends I can enlighten you

The alphabet is obviously man-made. Many letters combined can impart knowledge.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

This could be numerous fonts that all contain the same letters, but each in a slightly different design.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me (edit)

I am often the beginning of the end, but I am not the apocalypse

The first letter of "end" is e, but the first letter of "apocalypse" isn't.

My grandgrandfather spirit is hidden in multiple things, like trees

Maybe this refers to spoken language as the "grandfather" of written text?

You are

freedom

I look like a weapon if you know how to handle me

Like hippy revolution.

I am most popular than any other

Freedom is very popular topic: freedom of speech, politics etc. You meet it in everyday life.

People use me often when they want to be informal

In informal situation people are more free in speech and behaviour.

Dirty minds see something lascivious in me

Free love

I am loved by road trippers

They are free, they can go wherever they want.

Some isolated people in the world have never seen me

Isolation means lack of freedom.

I have trillions of twins, but they are mostly fraternal twins

Freedom have many forms that depends on culture, society etc.

I am indivisible but I can become something else if you mutilate me

When freedom is limited it turns to slavery.