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
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    - 1,819

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,189


    John Barrowman

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  4. 4
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    - 1,476


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
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    - 1,045


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,066
    - 1,288


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2,868
    - 1,137


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,637
    - 1,531

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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    - 990


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
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    - 787


    Jenna Coleman

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  11. 11
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    - 510


    Bernard Cribbins

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  12. 12
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    - 32
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  13. 13
    + 1,318
    - 827


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,199
    - 702


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,219
    - 1,164

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
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    - 760


    Sophie Aldred

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  17. 17
    + 1,316
    - 952


    Georgia Moffett

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  18. 18
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    - 670


    Frazer Hines

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    often listed
    Carole Ann Ford

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    Carey Mulligan

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    Katy Manning

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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    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

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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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    William Russell

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  26. 26
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    - 590


    Wendy Padbury

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    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

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    - 459

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  29. 29
    + 569
    - 630


    Camille Coduri

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  30. 30
    + 423
    - 348
    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
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    - 733


    Kylie Minogue

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  32. 32
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    - 445


    Janet Fielding

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    - 174
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  34. 34
    + 370
    - 500


    Nicola Bryant

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  35. 35
    + 429
    - 414


    Sarah Sutton

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    + 344
    - 429


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 283
    - 379


    Caroline John

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    + 231
    - 384


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 225
    - 463


    Mark Strickson

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    + 125
    - 175
    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
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    - 374


    Deborah Watling

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    + 48
    - 40
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

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    + 197
    - 365


    Maureen O'Brien

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    + 157
    - 340


    Peter Purves

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  45. 45
    + 305
    - 533


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  46. 46
    + 147
    - 329


    Michael Craze

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  47. 47
    + 58
    - 86


    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 123
    - 264


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  49. 49
    + 204
    - 521
    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
    + 29
    - 29
    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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