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Webcomic / The Brothers Quack

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The Brothers Quack is a comedy-oriented webcomic stip that launched on May 11, 2017 via Webtoons which stars three anthropomorphic ducks and their misadventures, often at odds with their stern landlady.

All episodes can be read right here.

The Brothers Quack provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Animesque: Has a Sanrio-esque art style complete with Sweat Drops and Cross-Popping Veins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rodney sometimes makes a witty remark now and then, such as whenever he's dealing with Howie being The Ditz.
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  • The Ditz: Howie, the gullible and Literally Minded friend of Rodney's.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Maybe not all that hidden, but the Mandrake Brothers themselves count; In perspective, Al is The Smart Guy with a passion for the horror genre, Skylar is the Emo Teen with a cheerful attitude and a love for cute things and Rodney is the thick-skinned stoic with a mischievous streak.
    • Cassandra, for all her bossiness, has a Morality Pet in the form of the friendly Quianru.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Characters like Rodney or Cassandra aren't total jerks but they can be grumpy and standoffish, with that being said, they have their fair-share of friendly moments.
  • Literally Minded: "Howie To Rock".
    Rodney: Howie, this is just your rock garden.
    Howie: I know, but but isn't it groovy how these rocks roll?
  • Mad Scientist: Al is a Gadgeteer Genius with a love for horror stories and at one point, one of his nightmares inspired him to make mutant butterfly ducks out of DNA samples.
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  • Perky Goth: More like "Perky Emo" or "Perky Scene Boy", but Skylar could count with his edgy looks but bubbly personality.
  • The Prankster: Rodney is the big troublemaker of the three duck brothers, though you wouldn't really expect it from his almost always emotional-less demeanor.
  • Pun: Loads and loads of them; heck, there are titles to episodes that are puns!
  • Sanity Ball: Whenever Al isn't the responsible, smart older brother, Rodney's the troublemaking prankster and whenever he isn't this, then Al gets in touch with his inner Mad Scientist.
  • Super-Deformed: The art style is clearly inspired by Sanrio (mixed with the sensibilities of 90's Nicktoons and Cartoon Network shows), in particular, their own Hello Kitty.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Samurai Jack gotten a few.
      • The sword sound effect from the opening makes an appearance in "Short Duck Rescue", part 3 of the Duckerfly story arc, when Al is rescued from being stuck in the cocoon his duck-butterfly chimeras made.
      • "Pizza Popped"
      Rodney: I'd like a large (with everything), extra thick.
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    • Also in the Duckerfly arc, "The Social Butterfly Affect" has a book with the title The Summerween Trickster and in the final "Flutter-Bye!", Rodney is holding a can of Soul Reaper bug spray.
    • At the end of "A Gerochan Comic", Gerochan appears to be watching a faux The Powerpuff Girls.
    • The cups in "Homemade Havoc" resemble a certain, classic cartoon inspired video game duo.
    • 2017's Halloween Cosplay:
      • Al: Dr. Gaster.
      • Skylar: GIR.
      • Rodney: Edward Elric.
      • Howie: Rodney....much to the latter's disturbance.
      • One of the partygoers attended as either Luna or her future daughter Diana in Sailor Moon.
    • Gerochan makes a rather punny reference to the "Monster Mash" song after Rodney gets everyone at the party drunk.
      Gerochan: Looks like everyone got graveyard SMASHED amirite?
    • Gerochan sings a parody of the Popeye theme in the third installment of the Whodunnit Ducks arc.
    • Al's computer in "Clickbait And Switch" resembles the clothing of the titular hero of Steven Universe.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The petite and childlike Gerochan compared to everyone else.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
    • Again, Gerochan.
    • Heavily downplayed, but Skylar has a purple Skunk Stripe.

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