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
3 people found this review helpful
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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
Recommended by lakmal

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    Mexu2d May 2, 2017 - edited

    I have to say that I love Wuxia novels, I read I shall seal the heavens, tales of gods and demons, Wu dong qian-kun and many more. But in terms of Cdramas I haven't watched as many. Most of the dramas I watch are Japanese and sometimes Korean, I do like C-dramas like 'A different kind of pretty man', 'Boss and Me', 'love O2O', and 'love through a millenium' which I have greatly enjoyed. Something about this drama has literally put this up there as one of my favourite C-dramas. Maybe it's the fact that the cast are all soo beautiful, the set design and CG is pleasant to the eye, the storyline entertaining, the acting good, the outfits are gorgeous and WU JANICE (my fav chinese actress hands down) &&&&& LUHAN (need I say more). ...cough...cough...anyway all of these factors make this such a good drama. People need to tune into this more. I'm loving it so much, it's so good.
    ****I haven't read the novel for this one so I really don't know how the story will go, this is all my thoughts up to ep 14****

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      rakinshime05 May 4, 2017

      Well if it follows the novel Garden of Zhou will be one of the most fun ARC and interesting . Plz dont open my next reply if u dont wanna be spoiled

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      rakinshime05 May 4, 2017
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      ChangGe May 6, 2017

      Cheers to F5 Sect!! >.<

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    Butter1 May 2, 2017

    Same, i watch this drama because wu janice..she really gud than other..i read the novel n believe me u will surprise because until chapter 96 this kid still weak n depend on his friend to protect him n his desire about married vow..i can describe ccs arogant with no power.. bai luo heng /wu janice should become main role.

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    DramaLovers May 2, 2017 - edited

    This is my thought as i just watched until ep 14. The pace is quite slow but it didn't bore me. I like this drama as it is like a fantasy manga came to life. In term of storyline, i can't comment as i never read the novel but it didn't move me like Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms when i watch the first 10 episode. The + factor that made me continue to watch is the beast princess(Wu Janice). I watch mainly because of her. I hope that she at least be happy when it end.

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      Nancy May 9, 2017

      Janice wu princess deserve happy ending

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    May Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    why is episode 12 still raw but ep 13 and 14 subbed :((

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    Jordan Apr 30, 2017

    ....it's starting to get more interesting, but it is still to soon to really rate it

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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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      AylaStone 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

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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