|“||My father told me that flatheads have very small brains.||„|
Cera is the anti-heroine and the deuteragonist of The Land Before Time. She is a cute and a pretty tomboy triceratops. She had conflict with Littlefoot in the first film, but was closest friends with him once they got along. She has a father named Topps, who's personality is quite similar to hers, but much more severe. She is the secondary antagonist of the first film, one of the main protagonists of the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, thirteenth, and fourteenth films, the main protagonist of the tenth film, and a secondary character in the eleventh and twelfth films. She is the fastest member of the team.
She was voiced by Candace Hutson in first four films. She is currently voiced by Anndi McAfee, who is best known for voicing Phoebe Heyerdahl from Hey Arnold!.
Throughout the series, Cera is prideful, uncompromising, overbearing, overconfident, and cynical. She is also smart-alecky and has a dry sense of humor. In the first film, she is cocky, disrespectful, confrontational, ungenerous, pushy, and ambitious, but she eventually reformed. She gets along best with her fellow heroines, while she quarrels the most with the male characters, including Littlefoot, Petrie, and even her own father; Spike, who frequently aggravates her with his appetite, is an exception to this, since he is mute and usually non-confrontational.
Her mother has not been seen since the original movie, but as of the end of the eleventh installment, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, she has a lovely stepmother named Tria. She also has numerous siblings, but the only prominent one is her younger paternal half-sister, Tricia, the daughter of Tria and Topps. Cera is friends with the other six main characters in the films and TV series, Littlefoot, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, Chomper, and Ruby, although her strongest friendships appear to be with Littlefoot and Ducky.
- Fans have mistaken her name for "Sarah" because the two names are heterographs.
- She is the secondary antagonist of the original film, however she performs a Heel Face Turn while saving her friends from Sharptooth. She becomes one of the main protagonists for the rest of the series.
- She claims in the fifth movie that she is the oldest of the main characters; this is debatable, as Ducky's birth was shown first on-screen.
- Her favorite food is yellow flowers, which is ironic because she herself is yellow.
- She is apparently rather chubby, second only to Spike in this regard. This is evidenced by how she got stuck in a log in the fifth movie; meanwhile, Littlefoot (who is about her size) could fit inside said log without any trouble.