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

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    Anneke Wills

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    Arthur Darvill

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    ranked low on reranks Bernard Cribbins

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    Billie Piper

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    added by CoreyWurts Bonnie Langford

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    Camille Coduri

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    Carole Ann Ford

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    Caroline John

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    ranked low on reranks Catherine Tate

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    Deborah Watling

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    Elisabeth Sladen

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    Frazer Hines

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    often listed Freema Agyeman

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    Ian Marter

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    Jackie Lane

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    Jacqueline Hill

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    Janet Fielding

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    John Barrowman

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    John Leeson

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    the people's #1 & most listed Karen Gillan

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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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    Mark Strickson

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    Matthew Waterhouse

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    Maureen O'Brien

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    Michael Craze

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    Noel Clarke

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    Peter Purves

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    Sarah Sutton

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    Sophie Aldred

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    Wendy Padbury

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    William Russell

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    Lucie Miller

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    Craig Owens

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