Dragonnewts come from Lizardmen that has evolved or descend from dragons that "humanized" themselves and mated with the human race.
The appearance of dragonewts can vary depending on the user's will upon evolution and their origin.
Some Dragonewts don't look much different than lizardmen such in the case of Gabiru and his subordinates. Their color may change to be darker, but some don't seem to change their color at all. They sprout dragon wings and their horns grew longer, and are covered by dense scales that act as a multi-layer barrier.
Other Dragonewts have a human-like appearance such in the case of Souka and her subordinates, along with the members of Dragon Faithful. Furthermore, they can also cover themselves with dragon scales, sprout wings, and horns at will.
- They have much sharper claws and tougher scales compared to lizardmen.
- They are now capable of flight using their wings.
- Elemental Breath.
- Resist Magic.
- The human-like dragonnewts are capable of retracting their horns and wings.
Gabiru's squad of 100 developed the ability to transform into dragons for a limited time. The power of this form is notable as Gabiru was confident that each one could fell an imperial airship, Rimuru himself considers them the Tempest's strongest force. However, if they don't go berserk they'll become incapacitated for two days following the use of this form.
- From the manga explanation, Souka and her group wanted to become spies under Souei so they took a more human form.