The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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These are the greatest Doctor Who companions of the sci-fi series in history, 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. 

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rose Tyler

    Billie Piper More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 2436
    Down 805

    ranked low on reranks
    Jack Harkness

    John Barrowman More
    98
  4. 4
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    Down 886

    ranked low on reranks
    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    98
  5. 5
    Up 2135
    Down 678
    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
  6. 6
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    Arthur Darvill More
    91
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    River Song

    91
  8. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
    87
  9. 9
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    John Leeson More
    82
  10. 10
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    78
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    76
  12. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    74
  13. 13
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    Louise Jameson More
    73
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

    Nicholas Courtney More
    73
  15. 15
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    Sophie Aldred More
    68
  16. 16
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    controversial
    Jenny

    66
  17. 17
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    often listed &controversial
    Mickey Smith

    Noel Clarke More
    66
  18. 18
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    65
  19. 19
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    Jamie MacCrimmon

    65
  20. 20
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    Wendy Padbury More
    61
  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jo Grant

    Katy Manning More
    61
  22. 22
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    William Russell More
    60
  23. 23
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    often listed
    Barbara Wright

    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  24. 24
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    Madame de Pompadour

    57
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    ranked high on reranks
    Captain Jack Harkness

    54
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Harriet Jones

    54
    added by: physcod
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Nyssa

    Sarah Sutton More
    52
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Tyler

    Camille Coduri More
    51
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Tegan Jovanka

    Janet Fielding More
    51
  30. 30
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    ranked high on reranks
    Sally Sparrow

    51
  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Jamie McCrimmon

    Frazer Hines More
    51
  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    Brian (Williams) Pond

    50
    added by: acrosstheflame
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    controversial
    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    50
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    niche appeal
    Harry Sullivan

    Ian Marter More
    49
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Astrid Peth

    48
  36. 36
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    ranked high on reranks
    Canton Delaware

    47
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lady Christina De Souza

    46
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Liz Shaw

    Caroline John More
    45
  39. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vislor Turlough

    Mark Strickson More
    45
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Polly

    Anneke Wills More
    44
  41. 41
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
    43
  42. 42
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    River Song

    43
  43. 43
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    Deborah Watling More
    42
  44. 44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Pete Tyler

    41
    added by: physcod
  45. 45
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Lucie Miller

    41
  46. 46
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    Peter Purves More
    41
  47. 47
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    ranked low on reranks
    Grace Holloway

    41
  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Vicki

    Maureen O'Brien More
    41
  49. 49
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    often listed
    Ben Jackson

    Michael Craze More
    38
  50. 50
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    often listed &controversial
    Katarina

    Adrienne Hill More
    37
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