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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  1. 50
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    often listed &controversial
    Katarina

    Adrienne Hill More
    37
  2. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Polly

    Anneke Wills More
    44
  3. 6
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    Down 717
    Arthur Darvill More
    91
  4. 11
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    Down 216

    ranked low on reranks
    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    76
  5. 2
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    Down 1257

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rose Tyler

    Billie Piper More
    98
  6. 59
    Up 7
    Down 25

    often listed &about to drop off
    Mel Bush

    Bonnie Langford More
    33
    added by: CoreyWurts
  7. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Tyler

    Camille Coduri More
    51
  8. 18
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    Down 370
    Carole Ann Ford More
    65
  9. 38
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Liz Shaw

    Caroline John More
    45
  10. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    98
  11. 43
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    Deborah Watling More
    42
  12. 5
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    Down 678
    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
  13. 31
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Jamie McCrimmon

    Frazer Hines More
    51
  14. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
    87
  15. 34
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    niche appeal
    Harry Sullivan

    Ian Marter More
    49
  16. 56
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    often listed &controversial
    Dodo Chaplet

    Jackie Lane More
    35
  17. 23
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    often listed
    Barbara Wright

    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  18. 29
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Tegan Jovanka

    Janet Fielding More
    51
  19. 3
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    Down 805

    ranked low on reranks
    Jack Harkness

    John Barrowman More
    98
  20. 9
    Up 1343
    Down 640
    John Leeson More
    82
  21. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
  22. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jo Grant

    Katy Manning More
    61
  23. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    74
  24. 13
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    Louise Jameson More
    73
  25. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vislor Turlough

    Mark Strickson More
    45
  26. 41
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
    43
  27. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Vicki

    Maureen O'Brien More
    41
  28. 49
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    often listed
    Ben Jackson

    Michael Craze More
    38
  29. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

    Nicholas Courtney More
    73
  30. 33
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    controversial
    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    50
  31. 17
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    often listed &controversial
    Mickey Smith

    Noel Clarke More
    66
  32. 46
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    Peter Purves More
    41
  33. 27
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Nyssa

    Sarah Sutton More
    52
  34. 15
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    Sophie Aldred More
    68
  35. 20
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    Wendy Padbury More
    61
  36. 22
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    William Russell More
    60
  37. 47
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    ranked low on reranks
    Grace Holloway

    41
  38. 26
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Harriet Jones

    54
    added by: physcod
  39. 35
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Astrid Peth

    48
  40. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    River Song

    91
  41. 25
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    Down 4

    ranked high on reranks
    Captain Jack Harkness

    54
  42. 16
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    controversial
    Jenny

    66
  43. 30
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    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    Sally Sparrow

    51
  44. 37
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    Down 447

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lady Christina De Souza

    46
  45. 42
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    Down 93

    ranked low on reranks
    River Song

    43
  46. 10
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    78
  47. 44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Pete Tyler

    41
    added by: physcod
  48. 55
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    new! Molly O'Sullivan

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  49. 58
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    Tamsin Drew

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  50. 24
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    Madame de Pompadour

    57
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