The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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List Criteria: Must be an official Doctor Who companion

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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    John Barrowman

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  2. 2
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    - 1,856

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,908

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  4. 4
    + 4,277
    - 1,515


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3,312
    - 1,064


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,149
    - 1,309


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2,932
    - 1,160


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,694
    - 1,563

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 2,260
    - 1,005


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 2,165
    - 810


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
    + 1,752
    - 534


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
    + 544
    - 39
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1,343
    - 848


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,237
    - 723


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,248
    - 1,199

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 1,343
    - 978


    Georgia Moffett

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  17. 17
    + 968
    - 777


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
    + 922
    - 685


    Frazer Hines

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    + 752
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
    + 694
    - 515


    Katy Manning

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  21. 21
    + 483
    - 267

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    Carey Mulligan

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  22. 22
    + 965
    - 807
    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  23. 23
    + 298
    - 131
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  24. 24
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    William Russell

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    + 507
    - 511


    Jacqueline Hill

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  26. 26
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    - 602


    Wendy Padbury

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    - 479

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  28. 28
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    - 140
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  29. 29
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    - 650


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 440
    - 359
    Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  31. 31
    + 627
    - 750


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
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    - 457


    Janet Fielding

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  33. 33
    + 244
    - 185
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 442
    - 427


    Sarah Sutton

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  35. 35
    + 383
    - 515


    Nicola Bryant

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  36. 36
    + 351
    - 441


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 294
    - 392


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 141
    - 193
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  39. 39
    + 238
    - 396


    Anneke Wills

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  40. 40
    + 234
    - 477


    Mark Strickson

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  41. 41
    + 317
    - 548


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  42. 42
    + 204
    - 376


    Maureen O'Brien

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  43. 43
    + 210
    - 386


    Deborah Watling

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  44. 44
    + 60
    - 51
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  45. 45
    + 166
    - 349


    Peter Purves

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  46. 46
    + 64
    - 100


    Katherine Jenkins

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  47. 47
    + 153
    - 342


    Michael Craze

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  48. 48
    + 129
    - 281


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  49. 49
    + 43
    - 52
    Captain Mike Yates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Captain Mike Yates

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    - 365

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Adrienne Hill

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