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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13 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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18 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 ;)
Recommended by Imoen

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    rumtumcat 28 days ago - edited

    Ep 28 wondering should I continue or drop. Hmm

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      Nancy 28 days ago

      Continue......just watch ep....35 36...If u want to drop

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      Nancy 28 days ago

      I m waiting for a life time love. ..June 12

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      ShiShi 27 days ago

      Watch 35 and 36 then decide, cause those two are crazy especially if you like Luo Luo and the beast clan

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      rumtumcat 26 days ago

      thank you all. will continue binge it. Reason said so because i feel bit slow for this drama. :)

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      SUNNY 25 days ago

      Ep. 37 convinced me to keep watching and made me wish LuoLuo's parents, the Beast clan king and queen, had more scenes. They were fierce!

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    Kha Monica 29 days ago

    firstly i watch this cause i miss luhan so much :"( and then i can't get over this lol. its my first time watching long historical(or smth like that) chinese drama, i always think long episode drama is boring, but i gave a try and i love this show, its fresh for me. the plot is interesting. maybe some cast's acting are just average, but it doesn't bother me at all. beside this drama so popular in china cause luhan effect, this drama is worth watching.

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    david lema 29 days ago

    nice

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    Nancy 29 days ago

    Ep..41..hurt my heart

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    Nancy 29 days ago - edited

    Ep 40 41 subbed......and 38 39 not.......why...always....happen...skiping ep. ...?

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    JubayerMahmudKhan May 24, 2017
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Nancy May 24, 2017 - edited

    No subtitles today....ep..38 39.......??

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    Gucci Hau May 24, 2017 - edited

    Gosh! I dislike to watch nezar!!! Help!!! Almost stop watching cause of her!

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      Nancy May 24, 2017

      Same here......I m just watching for (princess luoluo )janice wu and CCS-luhan

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      DonD May 24, 2017

      i honestly like Nez, not sure why people don't like her. I saw her in classic mountain and I sea as well and I liked her there too. The person I find stiff is Angela Baby, tried watching general and I and couldn't get into it. But I guess everyone has their own taste...

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    Nancy May 23, 2017 - edited

    Why subtitles are delayed....ep 32.......

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      insoles May 23, 2017

      idk feel like somebody forgot to sub it.. weird bcuz stuff after it is subbed..

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      Nancy May 23, 2017

      Upto 37 subbed...Thanks to youtube

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    DonD May 22, 2017 - edited

    Ep 35, poor loulou :(

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    Nancy May 22, 2017 - edited

    After watching ep 35....I m sinking in ocean of tears....... to much emotional. ...Princess luoluo

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      Jaime Lee May 24, 2017

      my heart and head hurts after watching this episode! Our baby girl...her parents are the best tho.

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    ShiShi May 20, 2017 - edited

    Changsheng is better with luo luo than miss statue

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      Nancy May 21, 2017

      CCS

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      Mimi May 21, 2017

      Same luoluo forever changsheng and luoluo are so cute together unlike him n yourong she's so stiff

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    insoles May 19, 2017

    luhan's acting is surprising me. it;s very good.. my first time so see 小鹿 acting.

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    MysticLullaby May 18, 2017 - edited

    On episode 8 now and the romance is so slow, can someone tell me when things start to pick up with You Rong and Chang Sheng, honestlt finding it hard to get into this drama and the lack of romance is not helping lol.

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      insoles May 19, 2017

      honestly romance doesn't seem to be apart of the main plot. im on epi 30 and there is some romance but it's not crazy or anything.

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      Mimi May 19, 2017

      Same the romance isn't strong in this drama I actually want luoluo to be with chengsheng instead

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      wavy3 May 19, 2017

      I think it just seems that way bc CCS and XYR have similarly reserved personalities, but they have a romance in their own way (though actually I also prefer LL for a long list of reasons).

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      Nancy May 20, 2017

      Wavy3 -I also like CCS with princess luoluo more than XYR
      Truly XYR luk his big sister
      Luoluo luk compatible with him..Both are so cute together and she truly love him alot and she deserves his love the most
      If u watch ep 35 36....still not subbed but without subtitle both are just amazing in episode 35

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      rumtumcat May 21, 2017

      Agree. Lack of romance

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    Nancy May 18, 2017 - edited

    Most beautiful episode 35 full ep . Princess luoluo and prince changsheng together I love it......

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      Sanji May 19, 2017

      you are reminding me of naru-saku shippers xD

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 294 users)
  • Ranked:

    #485
  • Popularity:

    #54

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