The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters

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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  1. 1
    + 4973
    - 1848

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  2. 2
    + 4114
    - 1801

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
    + 3820
    - 1178

    ranked low on reranks
    John Barrowman

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  4. 4
    + 4156
    - 1462


    Catherine Tate

    ;
  5. 5
    + 3205
    - 1037


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3037
    - 1275


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2842
    - 1121


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2612
    - 1514

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
    + 2185
    - 983


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 2050
    - 773


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
    + 1673
    - 505


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
    + 437
    - 31

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1304
    - 818


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1185
    - 695


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1208
    - 1149

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

    ;
  16. 16
    + 937
    - 752


    Sophie Aldred

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  17. 17
    + 1305
    - 942


    Georgia Moffett

    ;
  18. 18
    + 892
    - 663


    Frazer Hines

    ;
  19. 19
    + 723
    - 672


    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
    + 445
    - 244


    Carey Mulligan

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  21. 21
    + 658
    - 494


    Katy Manning

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  22. 22
    + 485
    - 492

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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  23. 23
    + 930
    - 782


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  24. 24
    + 253
    - 114

    added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  25. 25
    + 614
    - 584


    Wendy Padbury

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  26. 26
    + 502
    - 514


    William Russell

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  27. 27
    + 221
    - 123

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  28. 28
    + 453
    - 453

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  29. 29
    + 560
    - 624


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 418
    - 339

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  31. 31
    + 600
    - 728


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
    + 428
    - 439


    Janet Fielding

    ;
  33. 33
    + 218
    - 169


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 364
    - 489


    Nicola Bryant

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  35. 35
    + 419
    - 406


    Sarah Sutton

    ;
  36. 36
    + 337
    - 423


    Ian Marter

    ;
  37. 37
    + 275
    - 373


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 226
    - 378


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 217
    - 456


    Mark Strickson

    ;
  40. 40
    + 120
    - 164

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  41. 41
    + 197
    - 368


    Deborah Watling

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  42. 42
    + 189
    - 359


    Maureen O'Brien

    ;
  43. 43
    + 150
    - 335


    Peter Purves

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  44. 44
    + 298
    - 522


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  45. 45
    + 38
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  46. 46
    + 142
    - 323

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Michael Craze

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  47. 47
    + 54
    - 79


    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 119
    - 255


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  49. 49
    + 202
    - 515

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  50. 50
    + 24
    - 24

    ranked low on reranks & added by Frederick Hussey
    Rigsy Joivan Wade

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