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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    kailtynkox Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    where do you watch this with eng subs??

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    Emily Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    Added it to my plan to watch list, then saw the lead is Luhan? Wha? Wonder how much THAT cost them.

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      CheriLynzzz May 1, 2017 - edited

      Probably just as much as a one of the newer well-known actors...

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      Raksmey May 3, 2017

      He's a new actor so it shouldn't cost that much, the female lead tho is actually one of the best actress in this generation.

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      Keikin May 3, 2017

      Initially, his wages were rumored to be RMB120million (USD17.4million) but the producer denied it. Later Zhuo Wei claimed that Luhan's wages were RMB80million (USD11.6million).

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      CheriLynzzz May 3, 2017

      What is that compared to the other actors? His co-actors?

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      Keikin May 3, 2017 - edited

      Gulnezer's wages rumored to be RMB17million (USD2.47million). China is basically a goldmine. The wages for top entertainers and production budget are increasing yearly. Really feel sad for Taiwan and Hong Kong entertainment industry. Everyone is flocking to China as long as they have a chance.

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    Liang-Ying Apr 29, 2017 - edited

    Liking it so far. I just find it funny how people can decide someone's a murderer just because someone died in front of their house. And what's even more absurd is how people come to accept that a suspect is not a murderer just because some random stranger says he's not the murderer. I just can't understand this logic at all.......

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      Emily Apr 30, 2017 - edited

      That's a pity and disappoints me. Although this is very common for Cdramas, but if it's a good drama and script there shouldn't be things like this. I also hate it when the lead is easily tricked, it makes him weak (not saying it is happening here, but many scripts have these flaws).

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    Aethos Apr 29, 2017 - edited

    9 episodes in, so far so good. Only thing that bothers me is that Bai Luo Heng is so whiny.

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      Tran Luong May 8, 2017

      I thought I was the only one who finds her character rather annoying...too whiny..

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    Almonda Apr 28, 2017 - edited

    I admit to being quite prejudiced and not really wanting to watch it, because most of the actors look so young and I didn´t expect to be able to take them seriously.
    After watching 16 eps, I am really liking this drama. The CGs are better than in many other dramas and don´t make me cringe or fast forward.
    I think if you are looking for romance, then you will be disappointed, because in my opinion it is not the focus-at least for now. I am much mor interested in the characters and how they will change and develope.
    This is my first time watching Lu Han and I really like his acting.

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    pastelmint Apr 28, 2017

    wao Gao Han Yu looks good

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    Liang-Ying Apr 27, 2017

    Started watching this without realizing it's a novel adaptation of Way Of Choices. No wonder the characters' names and the story seemed a little familiar.

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    Ivana Apr 27, 2017

    Im gonna watch it because of luhan...hope its good

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    Ivana Apr 27, 2017

    Im gonna watch it because of luhan...hope its good

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    rumtumcat Apr 27, 2017

    I think luhan look ok here

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    Giada Apr 26, 2017

    I love Wu Qian Janice

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    Butter1 Apr 25, 2017 - edited

    I dont see chemistry between luhan and bextiyar ..so flate n boring .. i more interested with wu janice acting more lively n loveable.. luhan not suit in ancient drama

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    Rachel Apr 25, 2017

    I don't know about everyone else, but I'm enjoying this drama.
    I don't think it's perfect, and I am not familiar with the novel but I think it's pretty good.

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    exojongsuk Apr 24, 2017

    IT'S SUBBED ON COOLASIAN

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    Kanha Apr 24, 2017 - edited

    Honestly is this worth a watch?

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      Kanha Apr 25, 2017

      Okay thank you, I´m probably not going to watch it then, I really can´t stand watching something if it looks too "fake" ^^

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      silvermcv Apr 25, 2017 - edited

      it is okay imo. Acting is okay, Nazha probably being the weakest link. I came in with really low expectations for the acting just fyi. But it has nothing that really makes me want to come back for more after 4 episodes.

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      Kanha Apr 26, 2017

      Thank you, I will not be wasting my time watching this then ^^

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      Ouhav Tang Apr 27, 2017 - edited

      Namopanik How can u said the acting is good?? I watch it and the acting is not good at all

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      namopanik Apr 27, 2017

      Because I had really low expectations. What's so bad about it? No one makes me seriously cringe, no one is terribly wooden or overexpressive. And during those few episodes I saw there weren't much to work with, so no huge challenges to fail either.
      Do you mean someone specific or everyone?

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 294 users)
  • Ranked:

    #485
  • Popularity:

    #54

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