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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    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  2. 2
    + 4,130
    - 1,810

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
    + 3,840
    - 1,182


    John Barrowman

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  4. 4
    + 4,179
    - 1,467


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
    + 3,221
    - 1,040


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,052
    - 1,283


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2,855
    - 1,130


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,622
    - 1,524

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
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    - 987


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 2,062
    - 781


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
    + 1,684
    - 508


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
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    - 31
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1,311
    - 822


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,190
    - 698


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,214
    - 1,157

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
    + 942
    - 756


    Sophie Aldred

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  17. 17
    + 1,312
    - 946


    Georgia Moffett

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  18. 18
    + 898
    - 666


    Frazer Hines

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  19. 19
    + 730
    - 675

    often listed
    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
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    - 246


    Carey Mulligan

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  21. 21
    + 664
    - 496


    Katy Manning

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  22. 22
    + 490
    - 496

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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  23. 23
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    - 116
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  24. 24
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    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  25. 25
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    - 587


    Wendy Padbury

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  26. 26
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    William Russell

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    - 124
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  28. 28
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    - 456

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  29. 29
    + 565
    - 627


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 421
    - 344
    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
    + 604
    - 732


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
    + 431
    - 443


    Janet Fielding

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    + 222
    - 172
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 364
    - 497


    Nicola Bryant

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  35. 35
    + 424
    - 409


    Sarah Sutton

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  36. 36
    + 338
    - 427


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 278
    - 377


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 228
    - 382


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 219
    - 461


    Mark Strickson

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  40. 40
    + 121
    - 171
    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
    + 199
    - 371


    Deborah Watling

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  42. 42
    + 191
    - 363


    Maureen O'Brien

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  43. 43
    + 44
    - 37
    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
    + 153
    - 339


    Peter Purves

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  45. 45
    + 302
    - 526


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  46. 46
    + 145
    - 326


    Michael Craze

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  47. 47
    + 57
    - 83


    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 119
    - 261


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  49. 49
    + 202
    - 519
    Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  50. 50
    + 27
    - 27
    Rigsy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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

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