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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14 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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20 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
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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 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

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    Mimi May 12, 2017 - edited

    Seriously I feel like it should change to Luo Luo and chengsheng as lead like literally they are so cute together. Ugh literally Janice should've been the female lead. I'm only watching Janice's scene now I can't stand how the female lead Nazha is so stiff

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      Nancy May 13, 2017

      Me to watching only princess part and skiping xuyourong part specially...her voice..so low...like having no energy to speak up...more than chen changsheng she luk with serious illness and even chen changsheng luk younger than her

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      Mimi May 13, 2017

      I feel you I'm skipping the female lead's scenes too. Ik lol yourong and changsheng dont look that good together probably because of how Nazha looks older than luhan.

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      parknatalia3256 May 14, 2017

      Yeah its like brother and older sister .

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      Nancy May 14, 2017

      I agree they are like brother and big sister

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      parknatalia3256 May 14, 2017

      we are same lol.

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    Erlina Camella May 12, 2017 - edited

    I like if Janice Wu a lead female, she can express what emotion with her face. The Lead female now so emotionless, she can express the feeling of her burden with her eyebrow and lip though. All dramas she played is same... no emotion but stick to the script.

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      Nancy May 13, 2017 - edited

      CP5 is better example of her acting as same in fighter of the destiny

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      Pinocchio May 13, 2017

      Omg I was so mad because I loved CP3 so much so I gave CP5 a go even tho I knew that nazha's acting was bad but like literally I couldn't anymore so I had to drop CP5 cause of her stiff/bad acting, like I thought she at least improved but no it was still bad.

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    Nancy May 12, 2017

    It's been long episode gap...after ep. 20 princess and chen changsheng partition......upto ep.32.......hope so in upcoming episodes they meet together and stay together like starting episodes

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    Nancy May 12, 2017 - edited

    I wish when he change his destiny his lover also change....to princess luoluo

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      Mimi May 13, 2017

      Haha same it should be Luoluo instead

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    Mexu2d May 11, 2017

    Man I am so hooked on this show. I love it so much.. the feels

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 301 users)
  • Ranked:

    #477
  • Popularity:

    #51

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