One Question is a full page color fantasy Web Comic written and drawn by Meg "Cheeko" Sveryud. The story revolves around Ranu, a strange grey-skinned elf-like boy living on the streets of a large port city. The title refers to Crysthel, the Crystal Dragon of All Knowledge, who will answer a single question put forth by any person, from how to fall in love to how to kill a god.This comic provides examples of:
A Boy and His X: The story is shaping up to become A Boy and His Dragon Whose Voice He Hears Only Inside His Head.
All There in the Manual: The Character page provides a lot of extra details that clear up some questions about the characters. Unfortunately, this also has the tendency to end up providing more questions.
Art Evolution: As with most webcomics, the art starts off a little shaky and very reliant on its text. It get better, especially the coloring.
Bodyguard Crush: Kavin is nursing one for Marie. He doesn't realize that it's reciprocal.
Covers Always Spoil: The reveal that Ranu has wings is shown on the page of the very first chaper.
Dark Is Not Evil: One would expect The Demon Lord, with a name like that and an appearance to match would be the villain. Instead, he's a tortured, imprisoned soul who spends his appearance in the comic angsting about the role he played in Crysthel's imprisonment.
Disappeared Dad: It's unknown just who Ranu's father is. Cheeko mentioned that this picture◊ was a character not introduced or even mentioned yet, so it's possible that this is one relative, father, uncle, or brother, who made hold a clue...
Four Lines, All Waiting: There's the main plot with Ranu. Then there's the part taking place in the past with Narini and Orson. Then there's Kavin and Marie's quest to get the book. Then there's Mask and his team of baddies, including the Captain, working towards their goals.
Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You: Narini abandoned Ranu in an orphanage to spare him the pain that being around her would cause, and possibly in an attempt to avert the future she saw in the cards. She did this even knowing a child that looked like he did would probably never get adopted. Orson rightly calls her out on this and says she did it because she was afraid, leading her into a Heroic BSOD when she realizes he's right.
Missing Mom: Ranu's mom, Narini, abandoned Ranu when she was frightened by the future she saw in her cards.
There's also the possibility Ranu and Narini are some form of elfin creature too.
Overnight Age-Up: Ranu gets aged from ten to about eighteen after touching The Book.
Petting Zoo People: Dart is an anthropomorphic cat, there's an anthropomorphic lizard assassin, and there are even anthro horses.
Psycho for Hire: A minor character, a lizard assassin named Kal'ihm, actually wishes he could take joy in killing.
Reasonable Authority Figure: The Captain is a harsh man, but he's not evil. His actions all revolve around catching the protagonists, but only because he thinks they are thieves. He even tries to save Ranu when he thinks he's going to fall off the roof, and shows great discomfort when Mask tortures Marie with his magic.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: A counter-example is found in Ranu. Despite the bright crimson he sports, he's the hero of the comic.
Roof Hopping: Ranu engages in a chase that ends up with everyone scrambling over the roofs while trying to escape the Captain and his guards.
Schedule Slip: It's been running since 2006 and has only produced 272 strips. The Archive shows that on average for the past several years, it's mostly been hovering in anywhere from 15 to 19 strips produced per year.
Time Skip: Two. The first is after the prologue, which was 800 years ago. Then comes the one in between the action with Narini & Orson in the prison, and the current plot with Ranu, which picks up ten years later.
Wing Pull: By the time it comes up, you've almost forgotten it was on the cover of the very first chapter.