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These are the greatest Doctor Who companions in this history of the sci-fi series, as voted on by a rabid group of Who fans.  Doctor Who is one of the most popular series of all time, and fans have become obsessed with ranking the best Doctor Who companions. Popular Dr. Who companions like Jack Harkness and others are included. Add your choices to the list of the best Doctor companions of all time and vote on your favorites. Many of the top Doctor Who companions are women (like Rose Tyler and Donna Noble) but some men also make the cut. 

Who are the best Doctor Who companions? Community lists on Ranker update when a new list is added or changed to bring you a statistically accurate wisdom of crowds representation of the best companions of the Doctor in history. Who do you think is the best Doctor Who companion? Don't just argue from the sidelines on who any of the Doctors could have chosen ... vote up your favorites, add any companions we may have missed, and if you're a true Whovian, rerank the whole list!
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Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

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Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

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Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

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Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen

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River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

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Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

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Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

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K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

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Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

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Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswin Oswald Jenna Coleman

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TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
TARDIS

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Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

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Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

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Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

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Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

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Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

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Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

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Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

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Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

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Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

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Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

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Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

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Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

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Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

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Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

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Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

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Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

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Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

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Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

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Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

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Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

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Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

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Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

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Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

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Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

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Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

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Polly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

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Adric is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

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Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

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Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

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Vincent Van Goph is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vincent Van Goph

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Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

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Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

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Bill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bill Pearl Mackie

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Vicki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

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Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

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Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ben Jackson Michael Craze