-->''You'll be seeing Rain Booms...''

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[[caption-width-right:250:At the Gala again, and again, and again...]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18087/The-Best-Night-Ever "The Best Night Ever"]] is one of Capn_Chryssalid's WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fanfictions. Now with a sequel, ''Fanfic/ThisPlatinumCrown''.

Summary: Prince Blueblood thought the Grand Galloping Gala was over. He thought he could just go to sleep and put it behind him. He never expected to be [[GroundhogDayLoop reliving the same disaster of a day, over and over... and over]].
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!! This WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FanFiction contains examples of the following tropes:
* BedmateReveal: [[spoiler: Blueblood waking up next to Rarity demonstrates that the time loop is finally over.]]
* BeYourself: [[spoiler: In order to finally escape the [[GroundhogDayLoop time loop]], Prince Blueblood must arrange for everyone to enjoy themselves at the Gala without violating their central character traits or causing a disaster.]]
* BlackMagic: Blueblood dabbles with this during the time loops in a desperate attempt to escape.
* CharacterDevelopment: Blueblood in spades. He transitions from an UpperClassTwit with {{Jerkass}} tendencies to an actually [[NiceGuy likable pony]].
* CorruptBureaucrat: A surveyor working for Blueblood shifted the borders of the Everfree Forest into Apple family land so that a larger company could deforest some of it to gain property for free.
* CourtlyLove: What Rarity expects [[spoiler: and eventually gets. It is implied that it shifts into a [[HappilyMarried different kind of love]] after the fic ends.]]
* DancinInTheRuins: In one of Blueblood's suicide attempts, he burns down Canterlot with a magical fire fueled by his death. As the flames surround him, he is clearly [[LaughingMad enjoying the event]]. [[DespairEventHorizon And then the loop hits again…]]
** FantasticNuke: The spell he used is described as this.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Canterlot politics are implied to be like this.
* DespairEventHorizon: As with the movie, after Blueblood discovers he can't kill himself to get out of the loop, no matter how thorough. [[spoiler:Unlike the movie, he has a second, PlayedForDrama one later on when he makes the Gala perfect for everypony…except himself, meaning the loop repeats. He seriously considers making a [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with Discord]] after that.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Blueblood. Killing himself only makes the loop start over quicker, though.
* DynamicCharacter: Blueblood.
* EarWorm:
** In-universe, the real-life song Equestria Girls. It's Blueblood's alarm clock tune and signals the start of a new loop. He occasionally hums it.
** Also in-universe, The mane six's "At The Gala" musical number. Having to listen to it every loop just about drives Blueblood to madness.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Blueblood considers the time loop this for quite a while, and in fact spends a drastic number of loops killing himself by every way he can imagine. It's only when he discovers that even a BlackMagic spell that should leave him DeaderThanDead won't work that he gives up on killing himself and instead focuses on finding what condition will break the loop.
* FixFic: Fanfic/{{The Best Night Ever}} is essentially this for Prince Blueblood's characterization.
* GetBackToTheFuture: Blueblood's main goal is to get out of the [[GroundhogDayLoop time loop]].
* GroundhogDayLoop: What Prince Blueblood is dealing with.
** [[spoiler: Played with a little bit: in each loop, everything is the same to the smallest detail, except for Pinkie Pie's reaction to any given event, which is different every time. Blueblood is very surprised at this; [[ItsWhatIDo Pinkie is not]].]]
** WholePlotReference: [[Film/GroundhogDay For good reason]].
* HaveAGayOldTime: During the first run of the time loop, Blueblood, via narration, suspects it's a prank by Celestia and calls it a "gay little game" without irony or innuendo.
* HeelFaceTurn: If you would call {{Jerkass}}ishness an evil trait, then this fic is a gradual one for Blueblood.
* HiddenDepths: Blueblood can be suave and sophisticated when he wants to be.
* TheHighQueen: Princess Luna and Princess Celestia.
* IdleRich: Blueblood at first. He had a job, he just didn't do it.
* ItAmusedMe: Blueblood's reason for his [[{{Jerkass}} treatment of Rarity]] at the original Gala (and many of the repeats).
** He also wastes several loops just to troll Rarity by asking Sweetie Belle to the gala, or implying that Rarity is her mother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Blueblood's early behavior towards Rarity certainly falls into this category.
* KickTheDog: Blueblood initial treatment of Rarity. He crushed her expectations ForTheLulz.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Rarity expects Blueblood to be one.
* LaughingMad: Manifests itself when Blueblood is driven to suicide in the most drastic fashion he can think of. Also a comedic example when Blueblood wakes up in one loop after learning about all the different kinds of apple desserts from Applejack. This leads to him smashing his alarm clock and making his way down stairs, cackling maniacally as he goes to the kitchens to apparently learn how to prepare them.
* [[TheManyDeathsOfYou The Many Deaths Of Me]]: In one later chapter, Blueblood openly admits to having killed himself by every imaginable means he could think of in hopes of escaping the time loop through death.
* MundaneUtility: Blueblood learns how to teleport. He uses it for things like catching a falling vase.
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: Specifically, Blueblood seems to believe that it has something to do with the Elements of [[{{Pun}} Harmony]].
* NotBad: Whitemane, Blueblood's teleportation teacher, is like this.
* NotHimself: Ponies who knew Blueblood before the loop started, such as Princess Celestia, are startled by his sudden (to them) [[CharacterDevelopment change in character]].
* PityTheKidnapper: The guard Blueblood assigns to monitor a seemingly random area soon stumbles upon Trixie being harassed by some Diamond Dogs…or was it some Diamond Dogs being harassed by Trixie?
* [[spoiler: PoweredByAForsakenChild: During one of the loops, when Blueblood goes crazy and burns down Canterlot, he uses a spell to create fire that burns for eleven days and eleven nights, can't be extinguished by water nor wind nor mortal magic...and all it required as a reagent was the body and soul of a single pony.]]
* PrinceCharmless: in the beginning, Prince Blueblood is very firmly in this territory. [[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment He improves.]]]]
* PrinceCharming: What Rarity expects Blueblood to be. [[spoiler: By the end of the fic, he has become this to a degree.]]
* RecursiveFanfiction: Several chapters of ''FanFic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments'' take place during the events of this fanfiction. WordOfGod states the events of ''Fragments'' are considered canon and will be referenced in the sequel.
* RingRingCrunch: Blueblood's alarm clock gets this in most loops.
* RoundedCharacter: Blueblood, by the end.
* RoyalBrat: Blueblood, at first.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Celestia and Luna. [[spoiler: By the end, Blueblood has started actually doing his job as well.]]
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: The most drastic loop of the "Blueblood attempts suicide" phase of the fanfic; [[spoiler: Blueblood uses BlackMagic to cast a spell that consumes the caster's soul, which he hopes will render him DeaderThanDead, and uses the resultant magical fire to burn Canterlot and everypony in it to the ground]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Blueblood learns how to magically teleport himself.
* TeleportationSickness: A common side effect when unicorns are learning to teleport.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Princess Celestia and Princess Luna have shades of this.
* TookALevelInBadass: Blueblood learns how to teleport.
* TookALevelInKindness: Blueblood doing this is basically the point of the fanfic.
* UpperClassTwit: Blueblood, at first. The majority of the fic has him [[CharacterDevelopment growing out of this]].
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:After his failed attempt to get everyone to enjoy the Gala, Blueblood is driven to seeing Discord and freeing him to find a way to break free. In the end, he decides not and plods back for another attempt.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Theoretically, should Blueblood desire to do so, he could stay, eternally youthful, within the GroundhogDayLoop forever. He instead tries his hardest to get out. [[spoiler: After hundreds of repeats, he eventually does.]]
* WholePlotReference: This fanfic retells ''Film/GroundhogDay'' using Prince Blueblood stuck in a loop of the events of the season 1 finale.
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-->''[[FanFic/TheBestNightEver You'll be seeing Rain Booms...]]''