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 ;)
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    Nancy May 11, 2017 - edited

    Episode without princess luoluo and chen changsheng together feel emptied just forwarding the other part

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      eun ge May 11, 2017

      me too

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      Mexu2d May 11, 2017

      It wasn't that bad I'm really liking the romantic development between Xuroung and Chen now, although I love Loulou, the chemistry between Xuroung and Chen just feels so sweet and intense.

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    MinaVIP May 10, 2017 - edited

    Is this any good? xO

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      TianQi May 13, 2017

      I don't find the acting to be that good in Eternal Love aside from Mo Yuan, personally. The storyline itself is also a little "meh" to me. That said, I'm not too far into Eternal Love, so maybe I just need to keep at it for my opinion to change, but I'm definitely more interested in this show right now. Among the female characters, Luo Luo is my least favorite. It's mostly because I hate her voice, but I'm also not a fan of overly "bubbly" personalities.

      What I like about this series is that there's a decent storyline surrounding a romance. For me, Eternal Love is just Mo Yuan and Bai Qian mundanely interacting with each other which is fine, I don't mind simple romances, but it makes the rest of the story which contains like 30 other people seem irrelevant. Again, I'm not even a third of the way through EL, so maybe I'm being too harsh too soon, but that's how it's coming off to me.

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      Mimi May 13, 2017

      Oh you probably didn't see feng Jiu and Dijun yet their chemistry and acting is amazing too it's not only the lead, everyone in eternal love actually knows how to act. This series is eh to me since it's just slow and I just don't like how the female lead can't act she's too stiff Ik some are saying it's because that's her character but I've seen other dramas of her which is the same stiff/no expression so rn I'm watching for luoluo I hope she gets a happy ending

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      TianQi May 14, 2017 - edited

      I've never seen the lead female act in anything else, but I don't mind her emotionlessness. I rarely see stoic female characters in dramas, so it's something different for me. I'm willing to forgive the newbie-level acting because I'm actually down for the storyline. The romance that's supposed to exist between Chen Chang Shen is kinda just whatever for me. I care more about Chen Chang Shen's character development and his whole "altering his destiny" thing than I do about his relationship with You Rong. Tbh if she died and it caused Chang Shen to go through crazy drama and then just unleash and go on a rampage, I'd be just as content. haha I don't particulary like or dislike You Rong. I appreciate her character's confidence and sense of duty a lot, but I don't focus on her character enough for it to detract from the show's entertainment for me.

      I'm excited to see more of Dijun on the screen in EL. He and Li Jing are my fav male characters...so far.

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      Mimi May 14, 2017

      Yea I mean now I don't even care about yourong cause it's not like the acting will change so I'm just waiting to see what happens in the end I just really hope that luoluo will get a happy ending.

      Towards the end of EL dijun has more screen time

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    TianQi May 9, 2017

    I enjoy virtually every female character in this show so far (ep. 10). They're confident and they make resolute decisions without hesitation. They also kick ass. I love it. I'm also really enjoying Chen Chang Shen's humility. You just want to give him a hug every time you see him. Xuan Yuan Po and Tang 36 are really cute and funny and help to keep everything light-hearted. So far, so good. :)

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    sweetmint May 9, 2017 - edited

    Anyone know when this drama finishes airing?

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      silvermcv May 9, 2017

      First week of June. I think June 1st.

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    _Muffty_ May 9, 2017 - edited

    I feel like a really tragic scene is coming when the queen finally notices her mistakes. I hope they lift the secret sometime soon, because I feel for her in advance. Don't let her harm him anymore T_T

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      Mexu2d May 11, 2017
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      Imoen May 12, 2017 - edited
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      parknatalia3256 May 14, 2017 - edited

      Seriously I can't control my feeling it's like if i will get inside this drama scene and want to scold that how can she can't recognize her own child and telling that he is just a piece of chess he will die soon before 20 such a cold hearted woman what happen when she find out that he is her own child will she make him die so easily and take away his love . Its really driving me crazy .

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    Rama-Rama May 9, 2017

    Just started watching this drama til ep 09. Now I regret much because i need to wait every week to download and watch. I'M ADDICTED FOR EVERY EPISODE T_____T

    Love the acting and cast! look forward throughout the end <3

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    reivndc May 9, 2017 - edited

    I am loving this drama so far. It's kind of hard to find decent chinese dramas like this one. I was wondering if anyone can recommend me more c-dramas just like this one?
    Thanks!

    P.S. I like period dramas that are easy to follow. Other drama that i have watched is princess weiyoung.

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      Nancy May 9, 2017

      Ice fantasy
      Eternal love ten miles of peach blossom

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      QAS May 9, 2017 - edited

      Eternal Love was very good.

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      Raksmey May 10, 2017

      Eternal love
      Legend of chusen
      Chinese paladin 5(sometimes similar to FOTD)

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    Nancy May 8, 2017

    Luoluo and changsheng

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    Pinocchio May 7, 2017 - edited

    Idk why but I really ship Luo Luo(Janice Wu) and Chang Sheng(Luhan) together

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      Raksmey May 10, 2017

      The female lead did great job in other dramas like Classic of mountain and sea, Chinese paladin 5, but she's really bland in this one

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      Pinocchio May 10, 2017

      Ik she's way too stiff in this one, funny cause I actually dropped CP5 because of nazha's acting

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      Nancy May 11, 2017

      I also want to drop CP5 but for xiao man and long you..i watch it
      Otherwise the drama terrible

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      Raksmey May 11, 2017

      CP5 is so boring until the the last 5 or 6 episodes.

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      Nancy May 11, 2017

      Me to skiping her scenes

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    Joyz Anonuevo May 7, 2017

    I've only started watching chinese drama and this is the 2nd best one yet. second to love 020 <3

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    Maral May 6, 2017 - edited

    Can anyone suggest me a site to download chinese drama?!with english sub??

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    Ivana May 6, 2017 - edited

    At first i watched it because of Luhan but im addicted this drama XD i love it its like im a kid and im watching avatar all over again and about the female lead...the romance dosent play a big part in the story and so far in ep16 there has been no chhesy kisss kiss scene and im more intersted whats gonna happen to Luhans character! Still im intersted how she is gonna fall in love with him...i dont know why people expect them to bee in love right away! This is not a korean drama and its not a short one like the korean one so its not gonna be just 20episodes but more...if its like f(x) Victorias drama i expect it to be around 63 episodes so people calm down chinese dramas are long...

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    Mimi May 5, 2017 - edited

    Only reason why I'm watching this is because of Janice wu but there's so many things that are making me wanting to drop this drama already

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      Mimi May 8, 2017

      Ik she's pretty but her acting is just not for me. Like she can't act she has no expression but that's for me I don't know about others

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      Raksmey May 10, 2017

      But she did pretty well on dramas like classic of mountain and sea, legend of Qing qiu fox. Her characters always remain the same though, quiet and polite. Idk but she's really lacks emotion in this one but we'll see in the future

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      rian May 10, 2017

      In' Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky' her emotion is little better than others drama.

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      Mimi May 10, 2017 - edited

      I guess but then it's just that I have watched some of her other dramas and it was just bad but that's my opinion. I feel like she needs to take on more supporting roles instead of lead to help her acting

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      rian May 10, 2017

      yaah agree :)

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    Izzy Da silva May 5, 2017

    can we all just take a moment though to appreciate the beauty that is Luhan, honestly when we first see him in the show I actually had to pause it just to really be able to take it all in. That man is legit one of the prettiest human beings out there and I'm including girls to that list :)

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    Jaime Lee May 5, 2017 - edited

    watching this show for Janice Wu (beast princess)... honestly just watching her parts now. but i am impressed with Luhan, he's doing pretty good but i prefer main guys like william chan. Bextiyar Gülnezer is still the same, she's very pretty tho. mo yu and tang tang makes a cute couple. lol

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      Mimi May 5, 2017

      Same I'm only watching this because of Janice sadly she's not the main lead.

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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