The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters
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The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

List Criteria: Must be an official Doctor Who companion. No friends (ie Madame Vastra, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart)

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. 

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 ... add your vote!
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    Adrienne Hill More
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  2. 36
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    Anneke Wills More
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  3. 6
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    Arthur Darvill More
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  4. 11
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    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    73
  5. 3
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    Billie Piper More
    99
  6. 48
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    Bonnie Langford More
    27
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  7. 26
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    Camille Coduri More
    48
  8. 18
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    62
  9. 34
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    Caroline John More
    42
  10. 2
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    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    99
  11. 38
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    Deborah Watling More
    36
  12. 5
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    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
  13. 17
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    Frazer Hines More
    63
  14. 7
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    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
    86
  15. 31
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    Ian Marter More
    44
  16. 47
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    Jackie Lane More
    28
  17. 20
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    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  18. 27
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    Janet Fielding More
    47
  19. 4
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    John Barrowman More
    98
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    John Leeson More
    79
  21. 1
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    new! Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
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    Katy Manning More
    56
  23. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    71
  24. 13
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    Louise Jameson More
    70
  25. 35
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    Mark Strickson More
    40
  26. 37
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
    37
  27. 42
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    Maureen O'Brien More
    34
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    Michael Craze More
    32
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    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    45
  30. 16
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    Noel Clarke More
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  31. 40
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    Peter Purves More
    35
  32. 30
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    Sarah Sutton More
    45
  33. 14
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    Sophie Aldred More
    66
  34. 21
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    Wendy Padbury More
    56
  35. 19
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    William Russell More
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  36. 41
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    34
  37. 24
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    53
    added by: physcod
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    River Song

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    Captain Jack Harkness

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    Sally Sparrow

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    Lucie Miller

    32
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    Madame de Pompadour

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    Romanadvoratrelundar

    34
  47. 25
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    Brian (Williams) Pond

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  48. 39
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    Craig Owens

    35
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