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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    - 1,914

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,959

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  4. 4
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    - 1,557


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3,420
    - 1,090


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,258
    - 1,344


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 3,029
    - 1,195


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,779
    - 1,607

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 2,339
    - 1,039


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 2,271
    - 859


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
    + 1,841
    - 562


    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
    + 1,390
    - 882


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,289
    - 751


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,284
    - 1,254

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 1,400
    - 1,020


    Georgia Moffett

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  17. 17
    + 1,007
    - 812


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
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    - 713


    Frazer Hines

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  19. 19
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
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    - 292


    Carey Mulligan

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  21. 21
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    - 542


    Katy Manning

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  22. 22
    + 359
    - 148
    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
    + 541
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    Jacqueline Hill

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  25. 25
    + 560
    - 556


    William Russell

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  26. 26
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    - 627


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 27
    + 305
    - 170
    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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    - 523

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  29. 29
    + 617
    - 688


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 467
    - 386
    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
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    - 783


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
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    - 487


    Janet Fielding

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    + 274
    - 205
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 468
    - 453


    Sarah Sutton

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  35. 35
    + 413
    - 544


    Nicola Bryant

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  36. 36
    + 374
    - 469


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 315
    - 420


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 251
    - 424


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 340
    - 583


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  40. 40
    + 165
    - 237
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  41. 41
    + 244
    - 516


    Mark Strickson

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  42. 42
    + 223
    - 415


    Deborah Watling

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  43. 43
    + 83
    - 78
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

  44. 44
    + 219
    - 408


    Maureen O'Brien

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  45. 45
    + 178
    - 378


    Peter Purves

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  46. 46
    + 163
    - 372


    Michael Craze

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  47. 47
    + 80
    - 130


    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 83
    - 26
    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
    - 312

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daphne Ashbrook

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  50. 50
    + 216
    - 562
    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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