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
    + 4,292
    - 1,886

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,926

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  4. 4
    + 4,327
    - 1,532


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3,351
    - 1,075


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,189
    - 1,325


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2,974
    - 1,176


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,734
    - 1,580

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 2,289
    - 1,015


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 1,794
    - 543


    Bernard Cribbins

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  11. 11
    + 2,205
    - 835


    Jenna Coleman

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  12. 12
    + 580
    - 47
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1,361
    - 865


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,260
    - 737


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,263
    - 1,220

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 1,370
    - 993


    Georgia Moffett

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  17. 17
    + 984
    - 791


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
    + 941
    - 693


    Frazer Hines

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  19. 19
    + 765
    - 702


    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
    + 712
    - 525


    Katy Manning

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  21. 21
    + 503
    - 278


    Carey Mulligan

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  22. 22
    + 982
    - 826
    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  23. 23
    + 320
    - 138
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 23 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

  24. 24
    + 526
    - 518


    Jacqueline Hill

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  25. 25
    + 546
    - 538


    William Russell

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  26. 26
    + 643
    - 612


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 27
    + 489
    - 494

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  28. 28
    + 272
    - 150
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  29. 29
    + 602
    - 661


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 450
    - 367
    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
    + 640
    - 763


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
    + 464
    - 466


    Janet Fielding

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    + 253
    - 194
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 451
    - 437


    Sarah Sutton

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  35. 35
    + 397
    - 525


    Nicola Bryant

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  36. 36
    + 361
    - 452


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 304
    - 401


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 243
    - 407


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 149
    - 208
    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
    + 239
    - 488


    Mark Strickson

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  41. 41
    + 327
    - 558


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  42. 42
    + 214
    - 386


    Maureen O'Brien

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  43. 43
    + 68
    - 63
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  44. 44
    + 216
    - 396


    Deborah Watling

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  45. 45
    + 172
    - 359


    Peter Purves

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  46. 46
    + 72
    - 109


    Katherine Jenkins

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  47. 47
    + 159
    - 351


    Michael Craze

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  48. 48
    + 136
    - 289


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  49. 49
    + 49
    - 63
    Captain Mike Yates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Captain Mike Yates

  50. 50
    + 209
    - 545
    Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

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