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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    - 1,913

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,958

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  4. 4
    + 4,401
    - 1,556


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3,415
    - 1,088


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,254
    - 1,341


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 3,025
    - 1,192


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,774
    - 1,606

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 2,335
    - 1,036


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 2,269
    - 856


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
    + 1,837
    - 560


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
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    - 54
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1,389
    - 880


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,286
    - 751


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,282
    - 1,250

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 1,396
    - 1,019


    Georgia Moffett

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  17. 17
    + 1,005
    - 811


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
    + 960
    - 711


    Frazer Hines

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  19. 19
    + 779
    - 718

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
    + 530
    - 291


    Carey Mulligan

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  21. 21
    + 732
    - 540


    Katy Manning

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  22. 22
    + 357
    - 147
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  23. 23
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    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  24. 24
    + 540
    - 533


    Jacqueline Hill

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  25. 25
    + 559
    - 554


    William Russell

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  26. 26
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    - 626


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 27
    + 304
    - 167
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  28. 28
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    - 521

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  29. 29
    + 615
    - 685


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 465
    - 384
    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
    + 653
    - 782


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
    + 476
    - 485


    Janet Fielding

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    + 272
    - 204
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 466
    - 452


    Sarah Sutton

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  35. 35
    + 412
    - 542


    Nicola Bryant

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  36. 36
    + 373
    - 467


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 314
    - 418


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 249
    - 423


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 165
    - 232
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  40. 40
    + 339
    - 580


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  41. 41
    + 244
    - 513


    Mark Strickson

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  42. 42
    + 83
    - 75
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

  43. 43
    + 222
    - 413


    Deborah Watling

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  44. 44
    + 218
    - 406


    Maureen O'Brien

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  45. 45
    + 178
    - 375


    Peter Purves

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  46. 46
    + 80
    - 126


    Katherine Jenkins

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  47. 47
    + 163
    - 369


    Michael Craze

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  48. 48
    + 81
    - 25
    Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Petronella Osgood

  49. 49
    + 140
    - 309

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daphne Ashbrook

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  50. 50
    + 215
    - 560
    Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

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