Cilghal was a Mon Calamari, the same species as legendary Star Wars figure Admiral Ackbar; a Jedi who valued diplomacy and non-violence as a means to an end. She was also one of the greatest fighters of her era. Her lightsaber abilities were thought to be on par with Luke Skywalker himself, which was kind of ironic given how little she utilized the weapon.

Cilghal, on the other hand, was a powerful healer who used the Force to cure a wide range of ailments. Cilghal was one of six Jedi chosen to serve on the High Council during the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances’ era.