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There's a letter
Having a quick laugh, but it can't let you do that when incomplete,
Then a greeting, striking an emperor,
And a man, a woman, a champion,
Finally, something light, a goddess and her realm.

Now, the letter's important indeed, but in the end what matters is what you are if you think this riddle is easy.

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The letter is

H

and you are a

FOOL!

Each line describes

a series of words starting with H, where each word adds a letter to the end of the previous.

Having a quick laugh, but it can't let you do that when incomplete

HA (quick laugh) -> HAL (from 2001) -> HALF (incomplete)

Then a greeting, striking an emperor

HI (greeting) -> HIT (strike) -> HITO (emperors of Japan)

And a man, a woman, a champion

HE -> HER -> HERO

Finally, something light, a goddess and her realm.

HE (helium) -> HEL (Norse goddess of...) -> HELL

Then, as the instructions suggest, what matters is

what's at the end of each final word (halF, hitO, herO, helL) -> FOOL

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, I guess it wasn't that hard :p $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Apr 21 '18 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ "I'm sorry Dave — I'm afraid I can't do that." $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jul 31 '18 at 12:03

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