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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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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"The Journey of Flower" has a female lead who is born with specific (blood) illness/disease and "Fighter of the Destiny has the male lead born with a specific (blood) illness/disease, has CGI, weak to strong, and fantasy which is your typical wuxia dramas.
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    Jordan Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    who is luhan?

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 21, 2017

      He used to be a part of a crazy popular kpop group called EXO, but he left the group in October 2014. EXO is one of the most popular kpop groups in China, so naturally Luhan's popularity was pretty high considering he was one of the most popular EXO members. After leaving EXO, he did pretty well on his own in China with movies like The Witness (with Yang Mi) and being a permanent cast member on Running Man. I'd say he's more of a singer rather than an actor.

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      Jordan Apr 21, 2017

      I see....thank you for the info

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    Rachel Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    I think people who think this drama has bad casting and bad acting started watching the drama with high expectations...I started watching it with low expectations since I know it's luhan's first costume drama and he's an idol (I don't have any high expectation based on that two reasons ...no offense to his fans).I've thought about dropping the drama if I find some lame moments..I've watched up to ep8 raw version and so far it's still good ...after that I also read the novel up to chapter 191 in 2 days ...in the novel Chen Chang sheng character is also expressed as someone who's extremely calm and rarely change facial expression so I don't think the lead in drama version is stiff at all...about the lead actress I don't know what to say since the novel character doesn't show up that much ...and the other characters live up to the novel ones ...although the story line is abit change ..for e.g.the Age of the casts ...in novel they were 15 and he's got 5 years of time limit and in drama he's 19 with only a year of limit...and his blood can cure any illness except his destiny ...in novel there's nothing said about his blood being special at all..also in novel there's nothing like the chen Chang sheng saving the Xu ru rong with his blood in their childhood ...so the point I wanna say is so far the drama has no major problem and the CGI are so pretty in my eyes

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      loveanimeever Apr 22, 2017 - edited

      Yeah, they have changed quite a bit from the novel so many of the novel fans dont like it and rated it low...but that doesnt mean it is bad. I dont hold too high of an expectation (luhan first drama I'm watching apart from the tomb raider movie) too but it is really good now that I watched it! ;D

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      Rachel Apr 22, 2017

      yeah I posted this coz most people are saying like this drama does not worth a glance ...the osts are pretty good especially the ending

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      anonynamja Apr 22, 2017

      I don't think anyone begrudges idol fans from enjoying whatever they enjoy. If you like it, great, you do you. But what critics are saying is, low expectations and low standards from idol fans are what got us to this situation. ZTJ was one of the better xianxia novels in terms of storytelling and characterization, and there was a lot of potential squandered by the clumsy screenwriters in order to cater to the idol fan audience.

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      Rachel 29 days ago

      Hmmm although I enjoy the novel but I find it slow paced...may be because it was my first xianxia novel..I understand that people who read the novel first almost always thought the novels are better...because I also have the same thought in English movies which were based on novels....when novels being adapted into movies or dramas ...it's leads characters,habits,and even the way they talk become different..which is undeniable fact...so looking from the reader's side when their almost 200 episodes get shrink into like 10 episodes ,they got angry ....well that's from their side but for someone like me who like fast paced..it doesn't matter.....it's just that I can't accept that some people saying like the drama is a total disaster...and if u look from the producers and directors' view...it's also understandable to over used the idol's character coz their target for the drama's popularity is not only for china where the novel is well known but also for his international fans in other countries who doesn't even heard of the novel...well in the end differ t people have different thoughts and I'm fine with my own

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    Jordan Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    ....is this what they call an idol drama?

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      Jordan Apr 21, 2017

      I learned something new well maybe this will give them a chance to see what they need to improve on; not a big fan of casting people just to cast them but I want to give it a few more episodes--I just don't know if anything is subbed past ep 1

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 21, 2017

      My friend read the books and he says the books are really really good and that the drama isn't as good haha. I also heard that the supporting cast is better at acting than the main cast?? like that's kinda sad LOL

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      Jordan Apr 21, 2017 - edited

      very sad :( I don't want to be overly picky but considering how much of our lives we invest in these dramas it does frustrate me when a drama this long turns out to not be very good. I like to trust that what I am seeing will be good. I know they make dramas often are these dramas so popular that people will watch them even if they aren't that great? Maybe these directors don't get in trouble or have to worry about budgets because people will watch them anyways?

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      Jordan Apr 21, 2017

      oh, and is the novel from a male protagonist point of view as well? I lean towards novels with a female protagonist but since the main character is a guy it will probs be from his POV

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      krystalsoojungs Apr 21, 2017 - edited

      I think because the novels are sooooo popular, they decide to gamble and make the drama version because they know that a large amount of the readers will check out the drama and some people will still stick with the drama even if it isn't adapted that well simply because they love the story/characters (I think that was the case with Noble Aspirations) But yes, the novel is from the main guy character's POV.

      I'd say that this drama is doing fairly well since when you go on Baidu and search it up, it's 2nd on the most searched dramas each day (since In the Name of the People is crazy popular right now in mainland China) I could be wrong lol

      I totally understand being picky over dramas ahaha because time constraints!! I pretty much always lean towards novels/dramas with a female protagonist (except maybe Nirvana in Fire and Noble Aspirations) so I don't think I will be starting FotD unless people say this drama gets a lot better LOL

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    namopanik Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    Q for those who expressed dissatisfaction with the male lead looking too young and consider droping it or not starting at all:
    is it safe to assume that the youthful appearance comes in pair with a childish story? Is it automatically targeted at younger audience? Or is he just not attractive to you, which makes it uncompelling to watch?

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      ARISTO Apr 22, 2017 - edited

      I think "looking young" matters for acting, though, Of course looking younger in real life scenarios doesn't change your age - but if you're casting the lead role for a tv series and the character you're casting for is a child, you generally don't want to actually be working with a child actor but you still want the actor to look young. So looking, or looking old, matters for actors because their job literally IS to change the way they act.

      In regards to appearance being less important than the story, that is true but at the same time appearance is actually a large factor (and in my opinion should be). It's like saying the plot is more important than the costumes, so in a period drama you just have everyone wear modern clothes; it doesn't work. Certain characters are supposed to look certain ways, whether it's young or old, cute or more mature, tough or gentle. And being realistic, if the actors are more attractive it tends to draw in more viewers (you can call it shallow, I suppose it is, but it's pretty natural and expected).

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      moonicon8 Apr 22, 2017

      I came here because I was curious about Fighter of the Destiny but, regarding The Glory of Tang Dynasty -- in those times, planning political maneuvers didn't have much to do with age. Besides, considering that the show begins two years prior to the Anshi Rebellion, Li Chu would have been in his early 20s, and Allen Ren is 28. Admittedly he is very baby-faced for his age, but I would say the character he is portraying actually is supposed to be fairly young. In fact, at one point I came to really enjoy Allen Ren's acting in the show, though it was a more gradual attraction for me that took ~10-15 episodes. Personally, the female lead is also rather cute and baby-faced, though.

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      wavy3 30 days ago - edited

      @ARISTO, I don't disagree with you, but I think people are being ridiculous and stretching things saying that Luhan looks 14 or even 8 or 10 years old. The difference of age is too extreme. Casting someone a few years older than a character's age is not the same as refusing to watch a show because a 27 year old man supposedly looks like a 10 year old. Also, I never said that people don't often gravitate to dramas with actors they find attractive, but that doesn't mean people shouldn't even give things a try. You're putting a lot of words in my mouth here. Never used the word shallow. Never said it was unexpected. Just expressed my opinion that people should try watching a show with their own eyes before judging. I mean we've got 14 year old girls on here commenting that Luhan looks too young for them to watch the show, when he is almost twice their age. It's kind of strange, just saying, especially if everyone is in it, like you say, for attractive looks.

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      wavy3 30 days ago - edited

      @Nikideema, I agree, I don't understand the comments about him looking 8 or 10 years old just because he has a "baby face." He looks younger than his age, sure, but not ridiculously so.

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    julianne Apr 21, 2017
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    namopanik Apr 20, 2017 - edited

    I watched the first episode. It's not horrible enough to drop it already, but 55 ep is way too much for this. Not that cringy, but boring for now. I'll try to give it a few more, maybe something will start happening soon.

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      Jordan Apr 20, 2017 - edited

      I just don't know what to make of it waiting for more subs it reminds me of novoland

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      namopanik Apr 21, 2017

      Does it? Maybe that wings...

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      Jordan Apr 21, 2017

      the wings...

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    yoorin21 Apr 20, 2017

    The scenery of this drama is gorgeous but the acting is so stiff. I think all of the supporting characters act better than the main leads which is such a pity. I really wanted to watch this because of Luhan but now I'm reconsidering...

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    Olivia Apr 19, 2017
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    exojongsuk Apr 18, 2017

    I'm dying to watch this omg

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    Olivia Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    Luhan is prettier than female lead

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    moondust Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    Welp I'm glad they changed the profile pic of Luhan. He literally looks like an angry 8 year old in the last one. Now he looks 10.

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    Absent Apr 18, 2017

    cg looks good.

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    Emily Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    Has anyone already watched the first 2 episodes and tell us first impression?

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      Nikideema Apr 18, 2017

      Lots of CG. Good cinematography, and the male lead is prettier than me on my best days.

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      Emily Apr 18, 2017 - edited

      Okay. Thx! So you're 14 too ;)

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    Rachel Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    Anyone find episode 1 with english subtitles?

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    guccigall Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    The main guy look s like a kid

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      Emily Apr 18, 2017

      Totally agree. Not sure I should give it a try now...

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    55
  • Aired:

    Apr 17, 2017 to ?
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 178 users)
  • Ranked:

    #15864
  • Popularity:

    #113

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