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You could say I am royalty,

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

much better displayed than my rivals.

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ -Hint alert- Pay very close attention to line five and be sure to keep in mind there could be different forms of the same word as answers in each line. I added the "wordplay" tag for some clarity! :) $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 23:15
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Are you a:

Monarch butterfly

You could say I am royalty,

Monarch

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

Butterflies are also terrifying

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

Their wings are pretty and patterned

much better displayed than my rivals.

Cooler than moths

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

They do the whole cocoon thing

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Some people keep butterfly gardens intentionally

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    $\begingroup$ Ooooh that makes sense! Thank you! $\endgroup$ – iamjane Jul 1 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ HA! beat me by a few seconds cause I had to go look up the spoiler tags. Good Job! $\endgroup$ – Corbin Matheson Jul 1 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Corbin Matheson so close, only a few seconds late! Good job! :) $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jul 1 at 0:28
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    $\begingroup$ are there really people who are terrified of those? (i've never seen or heard of anyone being terrified of those but i guess it could happen?) $\endgroup$ – hanshenrik Jul 1 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ I think the part about being nervous is actually a reference to "having butterflies in your stomach" which is a common saying for being nervous. $\endgroup$ – musefan Jul 2 at 6:14
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Are you:

COVID-19

You could say I am royalty,

COVID-19 is a coronavirus, corona is from the Latin for crown, often worn by royalty

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

COVID-19 is highly contagious, so people are nervous when it is present nearby

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

The structure of COVID-19 is a highly symmetrical structure built on its parts.
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Image credit: Scientificanimations.com

much better displayed than my rivals.

The structure of COVID-19 is now quite well-known and widely available, propogated by scientists and artists alike. We can see here an example of COVID-19 image searches peaking much higher than those of other coronaviruses (rivals) HKU3 and NL63.
enter image description here
Manually doing those searches makes it easy to see the hits for COVID-19 on an Image Search or also much more likely to return renditions of its structure/form compared to other coronaviruses.

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

metathesiophobia is the fear of change, something that COVID-19 has caused at a global scale unprecedented in recent years

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

There are groups across the world trying to track, eradicate, and cope with COVID-19 from global mayors coming together, the UN, to any number of international and national groups, both official and unofficial.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a very good guess, but I am afraid it is incorrect! Keep guessing! :D $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 18:00
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    $\begingroup$ I am surprised this is incorrect. I wonder for which line of the riddle is this answer a bit too much of a reach, or if it's an alternate answer unintended by the poster? $\endgroup$ – Derek O Jun 30 at 23:03
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    $\begingroup$ I thought it was a really good answer, but not the intended answer and line five is a bit of a reach, but it almost fit haha. Points for creativity! $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 23:08
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    $\begingroup$ This was my first thought too, a great alternate answer, even if not what Crozier intended! $\endgroup$ – Patrick L Jul 1 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ Gonna have to check out scientificanimations.com :) $\endgroup$ – matt Jul 2 at 21:09
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Are you a:

Queen Bee

You could say I am royalty,

A Queen Bee is the queen of the bees!

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

People are scared of bees

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

The hexagonal honeycombs in beehives

much better displayed than my rivals.

Bee colonies probably have rivalries with each other

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

Not really sure, but queen bees do sometimes move away in difficult times to form a new colony

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Attendant bees take care of the queen bee. And probably the rest of the colony is a 'fanbase'

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    $\begingroup$ Good guess @Bryan C, but focus very hard on the line about metathesiophobia. So far you are very close to the real answer! :) $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 23:11
  • $\begingroup$ For this answer, re: line 5, the queen (and all bees) "do the whole cocoon thing" almost identically to butterflies, just a bit faster and without living in larvae (caterpillar) stage as long - no less of a metamorphosis though. Just FYI for anyone reading $\endgroup$ – TCooper Jul 3 at 18:54
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Monarch butterfly

You could say I am royalty,

its right in the name

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

people freak out around butterflys

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

wings have a repeating pattern

much better displayed than my rivals.

generaly much more vibrant then moths

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

metamorphasis

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

people track them

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Are you a:

Regal Moth

You could say I am royalty,

Regal

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

Moths are terrifying

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

Their wings are pretty and patterned

much better displayed than my rivals.

Eaten by bats and owls, neither of which have equally cool wing patterns

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

They do the whole cocoon thing

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

There's also a talk show called The Moth that people keep up with that has a big fan base?

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    $\begingroup$ You are SUPER close! Very, very close, you almost have it. What is the commonly said opposite of the moth? @iamjane $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jul 1 at 0:20
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    $\begingroup$ I added another answer- I thought this one fit more because of the bits about making people nervous and having a fan base $\endgroup$ – iamjane Jul 1 at 0:23
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You could be

Goose Bumps

You could say I am royalty,

According to wikipedia, The Goosebumps book series is the second bestselling of all time behind the Harry Potter series

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous.

People can get goose bumps when they are very nervous

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

Goose bumps are a regular pattern of raised pores on the skin

much better displayed than my rivals.

Apes and other animals use goosebumps to raise their fir when being defensive or showing visual dominance

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

Those who like change may like the thrills of getting goose bumps?

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Thrill seekers?

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  • $\begingroup$ Good answer @MacGyver88, but I am afraid it is incorrect! $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 23:09
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You could be

Time

You could say I am royalty,

One of the scarce things nowadays. You should be a royal adult to have enough.

when I am present, most people are quite nervous

People do stay nervous sometimes, which makes them to be nervous at present.

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts

We have structured time into, seconds, minutes, hours etc

much better displayed than my rivals.

Present is always clearly visible than future or past. (Would like if someone can improve this argument)

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia,

Time punishes the people who don't get changed with time

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Time rewards those who gets changed with time.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess @Pandey_Ji, but I am afraid you are incorrect! $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jun 30 at 23:10
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You could say I am royalty,

and when I am present, most people are quite nervous

Perhaps you are

A shark.Naturally fish or human would feel nervous in the presence of a shark

I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts,

much better displayed than my rivals

The dinstictive shape of teeth a shark has

I roll my eyes at people who have metathesiophobia

I suppose that movements attract a shark's attention

and I have my own fan base of people keeping up with me.

Many species of fish follow a shark and have a symbiotic relation with him.

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