Fighter of the Destiny

Fighter of the Destiny (2017)

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Chun Chang Sheng was abandoned in a flowing river and plucked up by a Taoist monk. He’s actually the fourth Prince of the Chen’s Royal bloodline. He’s plagued with an incurable illness, fated not to live past the age of 20. To find a cure, he leaves his temple, armed with a promise of marriage scroll, to become a student at a famous academy. He meets Xu You Rong and they slowly read morefall in love after hopping through the trials and tribulations of his journey.

  • Native title:

    择天记
  • Also Known as:

    Zetianji;

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cgaman
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17 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A less tragic Nirvana in Fire meets Lord of the Rings!

I writing this review with 9 episodes left (I wanna take the rest nice and slow coz I don't want this awesome drama to end).

It's important to note that the drama went into production before the author finished writing the web novel, so if anything the movie version might be truer to the original work and differ from the drama. read more OK, enough of OT stuff, back to the core of review:


Fans of Lord of the Rings will rejoice that FotD is essentially a reimagining. You have the Star Formation that gives power to the Empress that is essentially the One Ring. It is essentially detrimental to Empress (it's actually something evil that is controlling her), yet she has trouble letting the precious-s-s go.

Then, there is CCS dagger-like sword that looks like Bilbo's Sting dagger. And of course the little dragon ZS is modeled after Smaug the Dragon from The Hobbit, but a good kind dragon, not an evil one. Then, when LL teased ZS with hard-to-guess riddles, that scene essentially imitated "Riddles in the Dark" between Bilbo and Gollum in The Hobbit.

Superimposed over this are scenes remiscient of Nirvana in Fire: Sick guy returns to the Capital to attain his destiny, elite guards getting murdered to frame someone, the main hero can't actually fight against powerful villains but uses his cunning to subdue them, an Imperial ruler that is cold and "heartless" even towards her own child, etc.

Nevertheless, the drama packs an awesome punch coz let's face it there is nothing new under the sun, only inspiration from some works that existed before!
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Mihaella Lungu
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23 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Is my first CDrama i ever watched and i really enjoy it, even i can't find eng subs after 41ep :( sadly i keep waiting and hoping for more...Is actually a fantasy drama not a love story, even there are few romantic elements, is more based on its fantasy part, and i like it...The effects, acting and the story line is enjoyable...
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same kind of illness
secret idenaty
both mc's are very intelligent
same kind of subtle romance
Recommended by lakmal
They are both Fantasy Historical Chinese drama so similar universe. They have several races who are enemy : the winged clan and human for Novoland and Demon against the human ally to the beast for Fighter. There is training and improve capacity. They are prince in the mains character. The human queen is not tender with her son. The main lead is involve with fate/destiny witch put their life in danger. There is romance and handsome actors ;)
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    anne 4 hours ago - edited

    Is this worth watching? Or am i bound to skip episodes and fast forward?

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    DuchessRhea 2 days ago - edited

    I'm so confused. Episode 52 said "The End" but everywhere I look it says there are 56 episodes? Is there more, or is there an epilogue or something???

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      cgaman 1 day ago - edited

      The 56 episode version is the uncut one. After SK compromised China national security by placing American THAAD on their soil, China said no to SK actors/actresses and demanded the series remove the Korean personality from the show so we get the trimmed 52 episodes version, which is the official one anyways...

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      DuchessRhea 19 hours ago

      Wait there are Korean actors/actresses in it? But I looked at the cast list so man times and didn't see any...

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      Nancy 12 hours ago

      major character of the drama had to be cut just prior to the airing of the show, as he was portrayed by Gu Hyun Ho, a Korean bodybuilder and model.

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      Nancy 11 hours ago

      He plays Zhe Xiu, a half-demon and half-human who has the animalistic traits of a wolf that can cause him to lose all sense of self. He has led a difficult and solitary life due to people's fear of his powerful abilities, that is, until he strikes a friendship with Chen Chang Sheng and gang and then finds a budding romance with Qi Jian.

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    BeKaiLLe 3 days ago

    It ended so quickly. I was not prepared for "THE END"

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    Yasi Yasi 6 days ago - edited

    How was the romance of this drama?

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    RuhmaAnwar 9 days ago - edited

    i have been waiting for the 50th ep with eng subs dsperately for almost a week ...... :( dont know when will i be able to watch it

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      bajanVIP 8 days ago

      its out now :)

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      cgaman 7 days ago - edited

      Same here... I was stuck at Ep 48 waiting for subs. It seems ENG subs up to ep 51 now on subscene. Still waiting for subs to the final episode (52 episodes version)

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      anne 4 hours ago

      Try watching in kissasian

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    MiraeYuki 9 days ago - edited

    i really like the female lead character in this drama.. first she's not the type that will always bring trouble to the male lead in fact she's the one that helped him throughout the drama and of course the others also help the male lead.. second she's not the type that easily affected by others, she act based on what she thinks. also when others keep complaining that she is expressionless, i think that's also a good point about her because she's not like others female lead that always cry and shouting but instead she always handle things calmly and all these thing made she one of the the female leads that i like..

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    prathiyusha 13 days ago - edited

    does it have a happy ending?

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    cgaman 17 days ago - edited

    I was looking at YT and noticed they had episodes up to 55, but the version I was watching ended at Ep52, and was wondering where that came from.

    This might explain it:

    "While the series was originally supposed to be 55 episodes, the number of episodes was later reduced to 52 episodes." [Source: Wikipedia]

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    Kapken 19 days ago - edited

    Sadly i started watching Eternal Love when i started this, and i totally lost interest in FOTD entirely. My honest opinion it was just an Okay show.

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      Mimi 18 days ago

      I watched eternal love first and truly it is way better than this I was hooked on eternal love right away unlike this I'm just watching for Janice wu

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    Mimi 19 days ago - edited

    Can anyone tell me if luoluo has a happy ending or like what happen to her because I really hope that she's gets a happy ending

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      Nancy 19 days ago
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      Mimi 18 days ago
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      Nancy 17 days ago
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      Mimi 17 days ago

      Are you serious like literally the only reason why I'm still continuing to watch this show is to see whether luoluo gets a happy ending

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      Nancy 17 days ago - edited
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    GrnGrnTmt 19 days ago - edited

    I think this is one of the best Chinese dramas out there this year. Finally, they understand that it's about the story and not CGI effects. Not to say there aren't any CGI but the actors look like they do most of the stunts using wires so it looks more authentic and old school. But mostly, I love that there is actually a plot and progress in the storytelling. Many times these Chinese dramas, I scratch my head and say why the heck is the character acting that way? It seems stupid and silly. But here there aren't any gimmicks and there is a clear reason for the character's motivation, especially the main character. That's always a great way to tell a story. Also, I know I've read all this nonsense about the acting and frankly I think they do a decent job. Luhan does a credible good job, and I wish the main girl had a little more facial expression but overall it's not terrible acting like the media makes it out to be. I mean, they're young actors. They need to act to get better and I'm sure they will. We can't just say young actors can't act and not cast them. That's silly. Some of the greatest actors now really stunk when they first started so I'm not bothered by the acting at all. And like I said, they do a good enough of a job that I don't really notice it. In fact, I think Luhan acts his character in a way that is believable and in line with the character's temperament.

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      cgaman 17 days ago

      No kidding, Eternal Love was overhyped. This drama gave me what EL couldn't: Watching a drama for pure enjoyment unlike EL full of cringe-worthy scenes...

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    himekoshirayuki 22 days ago

    i think the ending is quite bad....i really wish that chang sheng will become the emperor and you rong will be the empress T-T

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    NitinAmbati 23 days ago - edited

    lol was reading the light novel right before seeing the synopsis. I looked at the summary and I was telling myself its the same as the book I finally saw the title

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      Plural 19 hours ago

      They changed like 80-90% of the novel. It is just so different. There's missing characters and missing funny moments/humor.

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    Jane vagus subtain 23 days ago

    Your episodes are late, other have ep 41 with English subtitles already

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    Yuki 23 days ago - edited

    How come they took majority of the eps down on youtube?

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    56
  • Aired:

    Apr 17, 2017 to Jun 1, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 317 users)
  • Ranked:

    #467
  • Popularity:

    #51

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