The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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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. 

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  1. 15
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    Sophie Aldred More
    68
  2. 41
    Up 179
    Down 282
    Matthew Waterhouse More
    43
  3. 1
    Up 2681
    Down 1119

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
  4. 35
    Up 345
    Down 476

    controversial &niche appeal
    Astrid Peth

    48
  5. 23
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    often listed
    Barbara Wright

    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  6. 49
    Up 69
    Down 137

    often listed
    Ben Jackson

    Michael Craze More
    38
  7. 32
    Up 169
    Down 126

    ranked low on reranks
    Brian (Williams) Pond

    50
    added by: acrosstheflame
  8. 14
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    Down 302
    Nicholas Courtney More
    73
  9. 57
    Up 1
    Down 3

    C'rizz

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  10. 36
    Up 64
    Down 86

    ranked high on reranks
    Canton Delaware

    47
  11. 26
    Up 30
    Down 4

    ranked high on reranks
    Captain Jack Harkness

    54
  12. 54
    Up 2
    Down 2

    Charley Pollard

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  13. 10
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    Down 307
    78
  14. 51
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    Down 3
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    Craig

    36
  15. 52
    Up 22
    Down 25

    Craig Owens

    36
  16. 56
    Up 56
    Down 153

    often listed &controversial
    Dodo Chaplet

    Jackie Lane More
    35
  17. 4
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    Down 884

    ranked low on reranks
    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    98
  18. 47
    Up 31
    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks
    Grace Holloway

    41
  19. 25
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    Down 128

    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Harriet Jones

    54
    added by: physcod
  20. 34
    Up 187
    Down 219

    niche appeal
    Harry Sullivan

    Ian Marter More
    49
  21. 22
    Up 268
    Down 225
    William Russell More
    60
  22. 3
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    Down 805

    ranked low on reranks
    Jack Harkness

    John Barrowman More
    98
  23. 28
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    Down 305

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Tyler

    Camille Coduri More
    51
  24. 19
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    Down 359

    Jamie MacCrimmon

    65
  25. 31
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    Down 158

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Jamie McCrimmon

    Frazer Hines More
    51
  26. 16
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    Down 583

    controversial
    Jenny

    66
  27. 21
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    Down 269

    ranked low on reranks
    Jo Grant

    Katy Manning More
    61
  28. 9
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    Down 638
    John Leeson More
    82
  29. 50
    Up 68
    Down 176

    often listed &controversial
    Katarina

    Adrienne Hill More
    37
  30. 37
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    Down 447

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lady Christina De Souza

    46
  31. 13
    Up 781
    Down 386
    Louise Jameson More
    73
  32. 38
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    Down 162

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Liz Shaw

    Caroline John More
    45
  33. 45
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    Down 329

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Lucie Miller

    41
  34. 24
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    Down 527

    Madame de Pompadour

    57
  35. 8
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    Down 936

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
    87
  36. 59
    Up 7
    Down 25

    often listed &about to drop off
    Mel Bush

    Bonnie Langford More
    33
    added by: CoreyWurts
  37. 17
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    Down 673

    often listed &controversial
    Mickey Smith

    Noel Clarke More
    66
  38. 55
    Up 2
    Down 2

    new! Molly O'Sullivan

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  39. 27
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    Down 203

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Nyssa

    Sarah Sutton More
    52
  40. 33
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    Down 241

    controversial
    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    50
  41. 44
    Up 55
    Down 96

    ranked high on reranks
    Pete Tyler

    41
    added by: physcod
  42. 40
    Up 126
    Down 177

    ranked low on reranks
    Polly

    Anneke Wills More
    44
  43. 7
    Up 1782
    Down 819

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    River Song

    91
  44. 42
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    Down 92

    ranked low on reranks
    River Song

    43
  45. 12
    Up 913
    Down 449
    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    74
  46. 53
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    Down 17

    Romanadvoratrelundar

    36
  47. 6
    Up 1770
    Down 716
    Arthur Darvill More
    91
  48. 2
    Up 3278
    Down 1256

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rose Tyler

    Billie Piper More
    98
  49. 30
    Up 51
    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    Sally Sparrow

    51
  50. 5
    Up 2134
    Down 677
    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
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