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The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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!

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters
  • 148 ReRanks
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  1. 1
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    - 1779

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  2. 2
    + 3938
    - 1757

    most listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
    + 3665
    - 1134

    ranked low on reranks
    John Barrowman

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  4. 4
    + 3998
    - 1409


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3101
    - 989


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 2875
    - 1241


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2704
    - 1087


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2510
    - 1441

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 1929
    - 720


    Jenna Coleman

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  10. 10
    + 2085
    - 947


    John Leeson

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  11. 11
    + 1573
    - 475


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
    + 294
    - 21

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1267
    - 768


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1145
    - 650


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1155
    - 1089

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 1236
    - 906


    Georgia Moffett

    ;
  17. 17
    + 905
    - 712


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
    + 866
    - 627


    Frazer Hines

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  19. 19
    + 698
    - 636


    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
    + 393
    - 219


    Carey Mulligan

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  21. 21
    + 627
    - 464


    Katy Manning

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  22. 22
    + 471
    - 460


    Jacqueline Hill

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  23. 23
    + 483
    - 484


    William Russell

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  24. 24
    + 874
    - 755


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  25. 25
    + 215
    - 80

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

  26. 26
    + 600
    - 557


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 27
    + 408
    - 417

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  28. 28
    + 520
    - 591


    Camille Coduri

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  29. 29
    + 385
    - 313

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  30. 30
    + 169
    - 99

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  31. 31
    + 564
    - 700


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
    + 413
    - 412


    Janet Fielding

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  33. 33
    + 349
    - 457

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nicola Bryant

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  34. 34
    + 196
    - 144


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  35. 35
    + 402
    - 384


    Sarah Sutton

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  36. 36
    + 322
    - 399


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 259
    - 347


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 206
    - 429


    Mark Strickson

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  39. 39
    + 215
    - 349


    Anneke Wills

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  40. 40
    + 90
    - 132

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  41. 41
    + 286
    - 492


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  42. 42
    + 188
    - 343


    Deborah Watling

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  43. 43
    + 140
    - 310


    Peter Purves

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  44. 44
    + 178
    - 333


    Maureen O'Brien

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  45. 45
    + 108
    - 230


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  46. 46
    + 193
    - 489

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  47. 47
    + 38
    - 56

    ranked low on reranks
    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 135
    - 297

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Michael Craze

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  49. 49
    + 19
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  50. 50
    + 3
    - 0

    new! & added by Frederick Hussey
    Rigsy

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