This article is about a/an army of grunts in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.


The Gelnewts, also called Minions, are Xaviax's Mirror Monster foot soldiers. They are armed with giant shurikens that are mounted on their backs when not in use. They are often either sent out on teams of their own or as support for other Mirror Monsters in their fights against the Kamen Riders. Though they are his minions, Xaviax is more than willing to use them as guinea pigs to recruit more Riders to his side. Near the final third of the series, they molted into Sheerghosts.

Behind the scenes


DK pilot minions

Minions as seen in the pilot.

In the the pilot, the Minions uniquely talked and appeared with an original design not resembling any other Kamen Rider Series monsters.

They were portrayed by suit actors Reuben Langdon, Aaron Toney and Tadahiro Nakamura.


  • Though an army in Dragon Knight, they are adapted from a one-off monster in Ryuki, whose two appearances are presented as the lone Gelnewts fought in episodes 10 and 13 that seem slightly tougher to beat than their other appearances. In episode 13, the footage was edited to show the Gelnewt being defeated, but in Ryuki it had jumped over the attack and escaped.

See also

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Kamen Riders
Earth Kamen Riders:
Kit Taylor - Richie Preston - Drew Lansing - Grant Staley - JTC - Brad Barrett - Chris Ramirez - Danny Cho - Albert Cho - Vic Frasier - Maya Young - David Stuart - Brian Mace
Ventara Kamen Riders:
Eubulon - Len - Kase - Adam - Pryce - Chance - Hunt - Ian - Van - Cameron - Quinn - Chase - Nolan
Trent Moseley - Lacey Sheridan - Michelle Walsh - Frank Taylor - Agent Phillips - Sergeant Dan Ramirez - Brandon - Fish - Sara - Grace Kiefer - Detective Grimes
Xaviax - Minions (Gelnewts - Sheerghosts - Raydragoons)
Mirror Monsters
Advent Beasts: Dragreder - Blackwing - Volcancer - Magnugiga - Biogreeza - Metalgelas - Venosnaker - Cerebeast - Evildiver - Destwilder - Gigazelle - Blancwing - Dragblacker - Goldphoenix
Xaviax's Mirror Monsters: Dispider - Terabiter - Zenobiter - Zebraskull Iron - Zebraskull Bronze - Wild Gigazelles - Megazelle - Wildboarder - Abyss Hammer - Abyss Lasher - Bakraken - Wiskraken - Dedlimmer - Psycorouge - Garudothunder - Magazelle - Omegazelle - Sonora Boomer - Buzzstinger Hornet - Brobajell - Shieldboarder - Garudostorm - Garudomirage - Buzzstinger Wasp - Buzzstinger Bee - Buzzstinger Bloom - Buzzstinger Frost - Respider
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