I am having trouble understanding the usage of に in this particular context. I've attached a picture of the sentence「定めに抗い、変革を望む者…」.enter image description here Here's another sentence where I think に is acting in the same way with 「今こそ、この世の歪みの深淵に立ち向かうがいい」. enter image description hereIf anyone can explain it or has a guide to に usages that can be helpful, I thank you in advance.

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You're 100% correct that these two instances of に are being used to convey the same thing. In this case, they carry the same meaning as 〜に対して, which in these instances has a sense of "against (something)".


Those who go against the norms/rules, and wish for change...


The time is now to confront the abyss of this world's distortedness.

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