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
  • 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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    Adele May 4, 2017

    I really enjoy watching this drama, they are all good!! Cant wait for more episodes!

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    Liang-Ying May 3, 2017 - edited

    It gets better and better. So many good dramas this summer: Fighter of the Destiny airs on Monday-Thursdays, The Perfect Match airs on Fridays, Boku Unmei no Hito Desu airs on Saturdays. The big problem is what I'd do when these shows are over .... :(

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      QAS May 9, 2017

      Princess Agents trailer looked amazing.

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      Liang-Ying May 9, 2017

      I'm sure the drama will also be amazing; but I don't think my heart can endure 68 episodes of pain and tears....

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      QAS May 9, 2017

      Same with me! I also hesitated to start Fighter...Destiny because of the 55 episodes. Now, I am up to ep10, and hoping to watch the next ten episodes this week.

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      Liang-Ying May 9, 2017

      I looked at your drama list and saw that you've seen both Nirvana in Fire and Eternal Love. I've been hesitating to watch Nirvana in Fire. I know both dramas are very different, but is Nirvana in Fire actually better than Eternal Love?

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      QAS May 10, 2017 - edited

      I finally decided to watch Nirvana in Fire, 1 1/4 years after the TV broadcast. NIF and EL are period costume dramas with different motivations. NIF is historical fiction heavy drama, while EL is fantasy romance fiction light drama. NIF is intense and intellectual, while EL appeals to the heart. NIF story was continuous, while EL story was segmented.

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    SHINeeShawol711 May 3, 2017

    see Im not going to watch it until its over. but looking at these reviews and feedback so far we will have to see.

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    Jordan May 3, 2017 - edited

    .....I am dropping it. I just couldn't get into it. My qualm is not with the acting it is with the script. To everyone else who likes it, carry on. Again, I REALLY wanted to like it but it just is not for me.

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      Sho May 4, 2017

      honestly it took me three to four episodes to actually get into it

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      Jordan May 4, 2017

      @Sho I watched through episode 6 I wanted to try to hang on until episode 10 (most lengthy dramas take a while to build plots) but I just couldn't do it....

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      Pinocchio May 13, 2017

      Honestly I also want to drop it too but I'm still watching for luoluo I hope she has a happy ending she deserves it

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    Reta May 3, 2017

    This show has a pretty good start. I don't know how well it will compare to eternal love, but it looks interesting.

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    xenochile May 3, 2017 - edited

    I Am at ep20 now, thé story is good but I really don't like the female lead. It feels like forcing herself to act.
    Also the storyline is really slow and fx scenes are not well done O_o

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      rakinshime05 May 4, 2017

      its based on a light Novel Called way of choices which is clearly written a bit better than this imo if u wanna check it out u can go to gravity tales

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      Mimi May 5, 2017

      One of the main reasons why I didn't want to watch this was because of the female lead all the others dramas that had her as lead got ruined for me and she can't act at all

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      Nancy May 9, 2017 - edited

      Agree female lead of chinese paladine 5...no chemistry with male lead....she is beautiful but not good in acting...
      I like janice wu princess she is so cute adorable...luhan and janice look amazing together

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      xenochile May 9, 2017

      lol true
      the reason i continu to see this show is because of the beast princess
      truly her caractere is full of life

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      Mimi May 9, 2017

      Same I'm still watching because of Janice hope she gets a happy ending she deserves it lol

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    RaquelLeite May 3, 2017

    I'm really enjoy it! I was hoping to like it, I was not expecting to like it so much
    wow! more, more!!

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    GrnGrnTmt May 3, 2017

    Wow! Much better than I thought. I was watching it for Luhan but the story is actually really good. They pay attention to the flow of the narrative and the main theme or point of the story - which a lot of Chinese dramas tend to ignore and let the side stories make the whole story boring. Here, everything the hero does and each substory has a reason and a plot that links to the main story so it's really interesting to watch. The production value also seems quite high - less CGI and a lot more real wire stunts. The quality is SO great! I'm also really enjoying Luhan and his portrayal of the character. He's nuanced, detailed and just acting the character really well. Totally recommend it! I hope it does well in the ratings!

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    Malyza Suon May 2, 2017 - edited

    wow....already got 8.6. I'm not yet watch it, just watched some part cuz I can't bring myself to watch it. Luhan is my bias in EXO but see him in drama is way different, I mean his face is too cute, too young to be lead male, to be heroic, I can't find romantic in his eyes and also lead female look awkward, her acting still not good. Both lack of chemistry. hmmm.... maybe I'm the only one who think like this. Anyway wish this drama success. Fighting Luhan :)

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      DramaLovers May 4, 2017

      Well, the female lead practice cultivation that make her unable to love. If she fall in love, the cultivation she made will be lost. That's probably why you feel the lack of chemistry. Bextiyar Gülnezer is an okay actress. She has the same aura like Dilraba Dilmurat but don't have the impact like her.

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      Malyza Suon May 4, 2017 - edited

      Gülnezer, I also like her since drama Classic of mountain and sea, I'm a fan of her boyfriend Zhang Han, I can accept her acting but in my opinion still not good enough. I think we just have different opinion. Anyway I'm starting watching this drama, Yes, it's good.

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      Nancy May 9, 2017

      If u watch chinese paladine 5 her acting same as now no chemistry with male lead
      She is beautiful but her acting unacceptable for me

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      DramaLovers May 9, 2017

      I only saw Chinese Paladin 5, the sequal for the first chinese paladin. Decent but worst among the 3 paladin series. That is the only drama i watch,so don't know her acting abilities. I merely have faith as her cultivation require her not to feel emotion, making me not angry towards her right now.

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      Nancy May 9, 2017

      But luhan luk younger than her.....lets see in upcoming episodes...and enjoy it

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    Yuki May 2, 2017

    It gets better and better I'm telling you

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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

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 301 users)
  • Ranked:

    #477
  • Popularity:

    #51

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