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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    new! Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
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    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    99
  3. 3
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    Billie Piper More
    99
  4. 4
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    John Barrowman More
    98
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    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
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    Arthur Darvill More
    92
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    often listed
    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
    86
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    River Song

    80
  9. 9
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    John Leeson More
    79
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    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    73
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    71
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    Louise Jameson More
    70
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    Sophie Aldred More
    66
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    63
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    Noel Clarke More
    63
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    Frazer Hines More
    63
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    62
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    William Russell More
    58
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    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
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    Wendy Padbury More
    56
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    Katy Manning More
    56
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    Madame de Pompadour

    53
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    53
    added by: physcod
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    Brian (Williams) Pond

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    Camille Coduri More
    48
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    Janet Fielding More
    47
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    Captain Jack Harkness

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    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    45
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    Sarah Sutton More
    45
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    Ian Marter More
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    Sally Sparrow

    43
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    Caroline John More
    42
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    Mark Strickson More
    40
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    Anneke Wills More
    39
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
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    Deborah Watling More
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    Craig Owens

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    Peter Purves More
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    Maureen O'Brien More
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    Romanadvoratrelundar

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    Michael Craze More
    32
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    Lucie Miller

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    Adrienne Hill More
    30
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    Jackie Lane More
    28
  48. 48
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    Bonnie Langford More
    27
    added by: CoreyWurts
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