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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    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)

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    Laura Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    Do you know if someone will subtitle it?

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    eoniii Apr 17, 2017

    WOW, got here for that one great poster.

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    Red Apr 16, 2017

    yay lu han

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    Otps4Life Apr 16, 2017

    I hope this get's subbed

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    Nikideema Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    Sounds tragic, and the lead looks like he's barely 10.

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      Absent Apr 16, 2017

      lmao I choked. Let's hope it lives up the hype.

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      Jordan Apr 17, 2017

      bwahahahaahahah

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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