[[caption-width-right:286:[[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Well, you have to start with the idea of relativity...]]]]
''[[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/ Question Duck]]'' 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 OncePerEpisode.
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... and then put it back on hiatus in May to pursue other projects, foremost among them ''Webcomic/CassiopeiaQuinn''. They do, however, return to it every now and again.
!! ''Question Duck'' contains examples of:
* ABoyAndHisX: A man and his talking duck.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Used in a guest strip where Question Duck visits a kitchen full of talking appliances.
* ArtEvolution: The comic has evolved from black-and-white line drawings to vivid, detailed backgrounds.
* ArtShift: Psudonym has a distinct art style, but will occasionally switch between styles, as a tribute or otherwise
* AutoTune: Discussed in #225
* BlackBeadEyes: Everyone.
* CastOfSnowflakes: Psudonym puts enough detail into characters that one can identify recurring characters by minor details, such as Kobe's interrupted eyebrow.
* ConstantlyCurious: Our hero.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: While many of the strips are in color, a large collection of them fit this trope as well.
* DisproportionateRetribution: A series of pranks between Guy and Kobe that starts with Kobe [[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/comics/1337254/264/ waving a rubber spider at Question Duck]] [[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/comics/1338737/265/ and ends with]] [[spoiler: Guy [[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/comics/1340428/266/ lodged facefirst in a giant shark pillow.]]]]
* GiantSpider: One is hiding behind the mirror in #169.
* GuestComic: Dozens of them have been included, due to both the popularity of the comic and its structure.
* HeadPet: The duck commonly sits on the guy's head
* HumongousMecha: Seen in #84.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kobe.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After a lengthy ScheduleSlip; 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 [[spoiler: "Where have you been!?!" courtesy of Kobe.]]
* MonochromePast: Discussed in one strip.
* TheMunchausen: Describing where you have been.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Alas, they had to part. Really.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The duck asks why.
* PixelArtComic: Done in a few of the guest strips.
* RailEnthusiast: They go to an exhibit put on by one.
* RuleOfFunny: On occasion.
* RunningGag: 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.
* SceneryPorn: Backgrounds ''lavishly'' unrelated to the questions
* SeriesMinusSeriesCore: Done as an April Fools prank in 2014.
* ShoutOut: Too many to list, often courtesy of Question Duck himself.
* SingleTear: When parting from a love.
* SnowedIn: One setting
* SpeakingInPanels: [[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/comics/1394051/278/ Recounting a tale.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: A mermaid and a human -- can't be.
* TalkingAnimal: Question Duck, the only major divergence from RealLife.
* TheVoiceless: The humans only speak on special occasions.
* UnderwaterCity: Where he's been. Really.
* UnsoundEffect: Used in comic #214. The sound of characters folding their hand in poker is "fold."
* WatchingTheSunset: Sitting on a hillside. As usual, the question has no connection
* WrittenSoundEffect: [[http://questionduck.smackjeeves.com/comics/1394051/278/ During described comic-book style adventures.]]
* WildHair: Guy and Question Duck, in one strip.
* WorldTour: Only way to get to all these settings.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: A sign saying "Ye all cometh back now, yon heareth?" is seen outside of a renaissance fair.