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Stop laughing, I do not jest.
For the time of kings is long gone.
Although on paper I still exist, I can assure you that I don't.
Flying beasts do not scare me, it's the man under their sigil that defeats me.

HINT

They keep laughing because they think that I jest... Why would they think that I jest?

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  • $\begingroup$ does 'on paper I still exist' refer to a written work of fiction, perhaps? $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson I am afraid not. Sorry. It has a slightly more literal meaning. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 0:17
  • $\begingroup$ So it's 'on paper' in a purely literal sense? $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 0:30
  • $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson I suppose you could say that. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 0:48
  • $\begingroup$ Well okay I took a stab in the dark. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 1:01

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OK this is a bit of a 'stab in the dark', but, is it:

The Joker

Stop laughing, I do not jest.

In the Batman series, the Joker has a comical appearance (which people think is funny) but he is actually a sadistic criminal mastermind. No kidding.

For the time of kings is long gone.

In the high court of kings, the jester (also known as the joker) was employed to provide entertainment, and serve as 'the fool' for comic relief. We don't need jesters today, as our political leaders provide their own folly.

Although on paper I still exist, I can assure you that I don't.

The Joker is a playing card, and therefore exists on paper. But it is not included in a standard deck, and is not used by most card games. So it usually doesn't exist.

Flying beasts do not scare me, it's the man under their sigil that defeats me.

The 'flying beasts' are bats, and the man under their sigil is Batman. The Joker is defeated by Batman each and every time.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is the correct answer. The solution to the last hint is perfect. The third one is acceptable, the other two are quite different. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ The first 2 hints are strongly connected to my choice of words in my first hint. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ the 4th one refer to the joker in batman, the 3rd one refer to the joker on the playing card, the first 2 clues refer to ??? $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 1:33
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    $\begingroup$ .... court jesters, presumably? $\endgroup$
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    $\begingroup$ Good enough. Good job $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 1:45
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Is it

Tyrion Lannister
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Stop laughing, I do not jest.

Due to his little size probably. And off-course an amazing sense of humor which sound funny most of the times.

For the time of kings is long gone.

He thinks it's the time of the Dragon Queen to hold the Throne - Daenerys Targaryen

Although on paper I still exist, I can assure you that I don't.

He may be still an heir to lannister's but he won't be given any place there due to the fact that he betrayed them

Flying beasts do not scare me, it's the man under their sigil that defeats me.

He is not scared of the dragons but scared by the House Bolton may be(man under their sigil signifies House Bolton)
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Source- Wikipedia.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 quite interesting, but that is not the correct answer. (the title and the first clue gives pretty big hints.) $\endgroup$ Dec 29, 2016 at 2:57

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