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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    the people's #1 & most listed Karen Gillan

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    ranked low on reranks Catherine Tate

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    Billie Piper

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    John Barrowman

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    Elisabeth Sladen

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    Arthur Darvill

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    often listed Freema Agyeman

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    John Leeson

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    ranked low on reranks Bernard Cribbins

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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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    Louise Jameson

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    Sophie Aldred

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    Noel Clarke

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    Frazer Hines

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    Carole Ann Ford

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    William Russell

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    Jacqueline Hill

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    Katy Manning

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    Madame de Pompadour

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    added by acrosstheflame Brian (Williams) Pond

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    Janet Fielding

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicola Bryant

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    Sarah Sutton

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    Ian Marter

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    Caroline John

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    Mark Strickson

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    Peter Purves

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    Jackie Lane

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    added by CoreyWurts Bonnie Langford

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