Gul Benil (pronounced Beh-neel) was an officer in the Eighth Order in 2371. He commanded a Cardassian warship, which was assigned a patrol route inside Cardassian space when Commander Benjamin Sisko, Odo, and Elim Garak attempted to rescue Major Kira from Cardassia.

Sisko initially used a holofilter to impersonate a Kobheerian, but when Benil announced that he was going to board the USS Defiant, Garak disengaged the filter and issued an Obsidian Order access code, claiming that he was on an Alpha Red priority mission. Benil, recognizing a valid Order code, immediately apologized to Garak and allowed the Defiant to continue unimpeded. (DS9: "Second Skin")

Gul Benil was played by actor Christopher Carroll.

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