is a gag-a-day comic, the gag always consisting of the title duck asking an off-the-wall question, in a wide variety of settings Once per Episode
Some have answers, and some don't, but far more often than not, they are incongruous in the setting.
The strip went on hiatus in early 2012, as the Psudonym, the comic's creator, turned her focus to other works, including various short stories and collaborative projects with author Gunwild. In January 2014, Psudonym returned to the strip, updating it once a week or so.
- A Boy and His X
- Animate Inanimate Object: Used in a guest strip where Question Duck visits a kitchen full of talking appliances.
- Art Evolution: The comic has evolved from black-and-white line drawings to vivid, detailed backgrounds.
- Art Shift: Psudonym has a distinct art style, but will occasionally switch between styles, as a tribute or otherwise
- Auto-Tune: Discussed in #225
- Cast of Snowflakes: Psudonym puts enough detail into characters that one can identify recurring characters by minor details, such as Kobe's interrupted eyebrow.
- Constantly Curious: Our hero.
- Deliberately Monochrome: While many of the strips are in color, a large collection of them fit this trope as well.
- Disproportionate Retribution: A series of pranks between Guy and Kobe that starts with Kobe waving a rubber spider at Question Duck and ends with Guy lodged facefirst in a giant shark pillow.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows
- Giant Spider: One is hiding behind the mirror in #169.
- Guest Comic: Dozens of them have been included, due to both the popularity of the comic and its structure.
- Head Pet: The duck commonly sits on the guy's head
- How Do You Like Them Apples?: One was in an apple orchard.
- Humongous Mecha: Seen in #84.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kobe.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: After a lengthy Schedule Slip; the first strip Psudonym made (showing Guy and Question Duck returning home in full hermit's garb) became the setup for an arc in which Guy recounts a lengthy tale of travels. The question for this one was "Where have you been!?!" courtesy of Kobe.
- Monochrome Past: Discussed in one strip.
- The Munchausen: Describing where you have been.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Alas, they had to part. Really.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The duck asks why.
- Pixel Art Comic: Done in a few of the guest strips.
- Rail Enthusiast: They go to an exhibit put on by one.
- Rule of Funny: On occasion.
- Running Gag: In earlier strips, and on occasions in later, when Question Duck asks a question, Guy's mouth isn't shown, even going so far as to hide it with water.
- Scenery Porn: Backgrounds lavishly unrelated to the questions
- Series Minus Series Core: Done as an April Fools prank in 2014.
- Shout-Out: Too many to list, often courtesy of Question Duck himself.
- Single Tear: When parting from a love.
- Snowed-In: One setting
- Speaking In Panels: Recounting a tale.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: A mermaid and a human — can't be.
- Talking Animal: Question Duck, the only major divergence from Real Life.
- Total Eclipse of the Plot
- The Voiceless: The humans only speak on special occasions.
- Underwater City: Where he's been. Really.
- Unsound Effect: Used in comic #214. The sound of characters folding their hand in poker is "fold."
- Walking the Earth: Only way to get to all these settings.
- Watching the Sunset: Sitting on a hillside. As usual, the question has no connection
- Written Sound Effect: During described comic-book style adventures.
- Wild Hair: Guy and Question Duck, in one strip.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: A sign saying "Ye all cometh back now, yon heareth?" is seen outside of a renaissance fair.