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Jade Knight (ジェイドナイト Jeido Naito?) made its debut in Gradius Gaiden with Falchion β. Eponymously, every weapon this ship has is tinted green, including the options. Basically every Star Fighter has their uniquely colored options, including this one, this trend started in Salamander.


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    Length: 14.55m (47.74ft)
  • Wingspan: 23.58m (77.36ft)
  • Height: 6.03m (19.8ft)
  • Crew: 1
  • Max Speed: 5.70c
  • Drive: M-3 Antimatter Engine x2

Plasma Ring Generator


Its missile, the spread bomb is a carry-over from Gradius II. This ship has two different kinds of lasers available: Round and Pulse. The round laser, the most unusual weapon presented in this game, fires concentric rings of laser origination. This weapon is very powerful when is correctly used.

Pulse Laser Gun

The pulse laser is a two or three pronged burst laser, similar to the twin laser in previous titles, this seems to be one of the weakest lasers in the game.

Weapons Set

Gradius Gaiden

  • S = Speed Up
  • M = Spread Bomb
  • D = Round Laser
  • L = Pulse Laser
  • O = Option
  • ? = Guard



  • The Jade Knight, and the other Gradius Gaiden ships, have a kind of hyper-drive system than allows them to travel faster than light for escape of the Black Hole in the Stage 7.
  • Jade Knight's original ship name was GrayLayer and looked different from the final sprite.
  • A Yu-Gi-Oh card of the same name exists, and is based on Jade Knight.
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