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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Fated not to live past the age of 20, Chen Chang Sheng must go on a journey to fight his destiny and live a full life.

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namkookie
4 people found this review helpful
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Jun 15, 2017
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.5
(the overall review was a deduction or summary of ll the other reviews below me)
1. story the story from my point of view was okay from the first 32 episodes but then all of the sudden the plot fell apart which distroyed my interest in the whole story ( am keeping the review short)

2. the acting for me was very poor the actors weren't interacting at all luhan was meant read more to play a pure and honesty and modest role but as i watched the story develop the love just seemed a bit.. fake the love didn't take time to develop they just out of no where feel in love . as for the actress bextiyar gulnezer is a very good actor as i admire her from "chinese paladin 5" and " the classic of the mountains and seas"
but this was not one of her best works so i rate it 7.5.

3. though i never really payed attention to the music in chinese dramas the music was i bit different from the fantasy element and story of the theme but i added all the reviews for the music and multiplied it by how many people that reviewed the drama below and got 11.5 and i ration the number to what i think it should get is 6.5

4. i never rewatched the drama because the story element fell apart during ep 32-the end

5. overall i got 6.5
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cgaman
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Jun 11, 2017
  • 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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Two stories are somewhat similar when you look at the relationships between the characters.

- Both male leads are outstanding doctors with little experience of fighting at the beginning
- Both female leads are the best disciples of a sect responsible to protect the world.

Fighter of Destiny, because its more extended, has more character growth and more arcs, but the feeling is the same.
Recommended by YanFaisal
same kind of illness
secret idenaty
both mc's are very intelligent
same kind of subtle romance
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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

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    Nancy May 17, 2017 - edited

    Finally empress know he is her son...but still her reaction is so cold
    Finally after long episode gap princess and prince togther

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      rian May 19, 2017 - edited

      @Nancy one team divided their work ep31subbed

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      insoles May 19, 2017

      the empress seem to only care of being high place in power and ridding of the demon clan.

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      parknatalia3256 May 20, 2017

      Yeah , that is really sad can't understand anything they should subbed immediately because so many people are watching .

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    ahsaaful May 17, 2017 - edited

    I couldn't get through the male lead, he's like a feminine women!

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      titisi May 17, 2017

      hahha i swear. i really am not into kpop looking men acting these kind of roles. they give out the younger brother aura even though they might be older.

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    parknatalia3256 May 15, 2017 - edited

    Did anyone notice Tang Tang somehow look alike GOT7 Jackson in this drama just my opinion only in this drama .

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    reynandadiyastha May 14, 2017

    i watch till episode 5... n try to find the interest so i watch again till episode 7..then i stop watching it

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    Eheuneun May 14, 2017 - edited

    I'm waiting for the moment everyone know ChangSheng's identity. Definitely a hectic moment, especially the empress.

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      Nancy May 14, 2017

      I want to see mo yu reaction firstly....she wants to kill him...dont like him....what was her expressions that moment when he knew the true identity of him

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    parknatalia3256 May 14, 2017 - edited

    I am on episode 30 right now looking forward for other episodes the things the really suck me is that chen chang sheng mother that is an empress couldn't recognized her own child . And the prince getting on trouble for his cousin , and that dragon qiu shan jun and even the empress (his mother ) is even dislike her own child and always against his love / or even him somtimes . I want to see their reaction when they find out that he is the prince their reaction would be like !!!????!!!!!????.

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      Liang-Ying May 16, 2017
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      RaquelLeite May 17, 2017 - edited
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      parknatalia3256 May 20, 2017

      yeah. In episode 34 they found that he is the prince but it's too late his friends already took him to beast clan to bring back his six sense . But apart from that their reaction is not soo great that has to be .

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      RaquelLeite May 20, 2017

      I can wait to see, my sub just jump the episode 32 *cries*

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    Kelly May 14, 2017

    I'm only on episode 4 right now, and although the graphics aren't the best, the plot is quite interesting, and I love how much magical aspects are in this. I find the end of each episode funny for some reason because unlike most dramas it doesn't really end on this 'gripping cliffhanger'. XD It like ends halfway through a conversation XD
    Still trash for this <3

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    foreverwitchy May 13, 2017

    I seriously can't stand Mo Yu at all

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    Abdul Manaf May 13, 2017 - edited

    I like this movie .. but I just asked episode 22, what date will it be issued?

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      bajanVIP May 13, 2017

      its subbed up to ep 27 on youtube

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    Liang-Ying May 13, 2017 - edited

    You Rong is a character who's not good at expressing her feelings. She doesn't know what liking or loving a person means. She thought Chang Sheng had forgotten her so she decided to also forget him and focus only on improving her strength. When she found out that Chang Sheng has never stopped thinking about her, she realized her feelings for him, but she's not sure what she needs to do when she likes someone.

    I think Bextiyar Gulnezer is doing a good job portraying You Rong in this drama. I have not seen her acting in other dramas so I can't say she's a good or bad actress. Unlike most people here who ship Chang Sheng and Luo Heng, I think Chang Sheng's better with You Rong.

    I think the romantic development between Chang Sheng and You Rong will get more exciting as the story goes on. You Rong will eventually figure out that Luo Heng also likes Chang Sheng as a man and she'll probably explode with jealousy. I think that's when she'll be able to express her feelings openly.

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      Kapken May 18, 2017

      Agree with you, she's portraying the character well and shouldn't be criticized for that. Many may like her(Luo Heng) vivacious attitude but i get fed up with it at times, even with her character in "my amazing boyfriend". That said she's not not a bad actress just my preference.

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      Liang-Ying May 22, 2017

      lol I've been checking this page couple times a week but I don't see anyone else having the same opinion as mine, except for u. Either way, all of us, no matter who we ship, all know who Chang Sheng will end up with. The outcome of his destiny and the downfall of Qiu Shan Jun are more interesting.

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      Kapken May 25, 2017

      Lol I know right, lets see how he overcomes it

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:

    8.0 (scored by 428 users)
  • Ranked:

    #728
  • Popularity:

    #49

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