We won't be accusing anyone of listening to too much of Sting's Desert Rose, however, this quote is a tad bit one the nose, don't you agree? Especially to design an entire champion around it.
In today's challenge, the quote of the day is: "My thunder shakes the foundations of the world." It immediately makes us think of Shurima, and the champions that are connected to this extinct empire. This champion, though, is not based in Shurima.
The answer to the question of which champion in League of Legends says: "I'm the rose that survived the desert", is Samira.
After all, she is the desert rose of League of Legends, and even her full name is Samira, the Desert Rose. She is a mercenary living in the territory of the Noxian empire after her Shuriman home was destroyed when she was a child.
Samira is a daredevil at heart, which caused her to leave her life as a performer behind to join the ranks of Noxus for the greater excitement of battle.
Samira detests cowardice and blamed herself for the loss of her home city to Xerath's cultists, and thus trained herself to become a fighter so she would never feel helpless again, which made her the confident mercenary she is today.
Where there is an adventure, Samira is certain to find it, because nothing satisfies her more than the thrill of battle.