Behold, Equestria's biggest jerk!
|Fan voice(s)||Mic The Microphone (EPRBoE #2)|
In fan works
Blueblood has many different roles in different fan works. This is likely do to the fact that little is truly known about him other than Blueblood is a pampered noble.
Blueblood is the go-to stallion if the situation calls for an obstructive bureaucrat, obnoxious noble, or embarrassingly stuck-up and conceited nephew for Celestia and Luna to deal with in Canterlot. He ranges from being simply annoying and dumb to convinced that the entire world should bow to him to plotting Ponyville's destruction to punish Rarity and her friends for ruining the Gala.
Most of the time, Blueblood undergoes trials to achieve growth and redemption. He usually has to complete a task by himself and most often not by his own choosing. A few times Blueblood is made into a full-fledged villain. He tries to overthrow the Princesses Celestia and Luna to take Equestria as his own.
No matter Blueblood's role, it's usually comedy driven, very much like his role in the show itself.
There is however a flip side to this. A minority within the fandom have portrayed Blueblood as being very capable of being clever, polite, and kind - just not towards the vast number of gold-digging attention-horses that he's had to deal with over his lifespan, and that by the Gala, he simply trolls them. Thus when Rarity comes to him and expects him to bend over backwards for her, he simply turns the tables on her and gives her a taste of her own expectations.
Rarity is seen as mostly having no romantic interest in Blueblood after the Gala. On occasion, people try to reform him into a proper noble, worthy of Rarity's attention.[R 1][R 2] A few times some will state that both Rarity and Blueblood were in the wrong, Rarity for making assumption on Blueblood's character and Blueblood for the obvious, like in "Blueblood has a" by Hare Trinity.
Twilight is another pony commonly shipped with Blueblood.[R 3] Some feature Blueblood being a jerk to Rarity because he had eyes on Twilight first.[R 4] Others have her forced into an arranged marriage to him.[R 5]
Trixie is also another pony commonly shipped Blueblood, most likely due to them both being jerks.
He is also shipped with Shining Armor.[R 6]