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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    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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    Megan 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...

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    Cakeu Apr 17, 2017

    the cg effects make my insides cringe

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    Jordan Apr 17, 2017

    no English subtitles?

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    kailtynkox Apr 17, 2017

    its uploaded on youtube

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    Nicole Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know if this will be on viki?

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      Fatima Apr 17, 2017

      it has a fan channel,but it hasn't been licensed yet.

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      Nicole Apr 17, 2017

      thank you so much :) I hope they get the license :)

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      miss_kayti Apr 20, 2017

      DramaFever has it so Viki won't get the license. Once DF starts uploading the eps, they should show up on the illegal sites, for people who can't watch DF (like me in forgotten Australia, lol)

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 425 users)
  • Ranked:

    #728
  • Popularity:

    #49

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