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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    John Barrowman

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    - 1,835

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  3. 3
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    - 1,890

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  4. 4
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    - 1,494


    Catherine Tate

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  5. 5
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    - 1,053


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  6. 6
    + 3,111
    - 1,300


    Alex Kingston

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  7. 7
    + 2,905
    - 1,148


    Arthur Darvill

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  8. 8
    + 2,670
    - 1,545

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Freema Agyeman

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  9. 9
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    - 996


    John Leeson

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  10. 10
    + 1,727
    - 520


    Bernard Cribbins

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  11. 11
    + 2,123
    - 798


    Jenna Coleman

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  12. 12
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    - 37
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    TARDIS

  13. 13
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    - 836


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  14. 14
    + 1,216
    - 712


    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
    + 1,238
    - 1,179

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  16. 16
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    - 964


    Georgia Moffett

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  17. 17
    + 962
    - 766


    Sophie Aldred

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  18. 18
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    - 676


    Frazer Hines

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Carole Ann Ford

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  20. 20
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    Katy Manning

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  21. 21
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    - 260


    Carey Mulligan

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  22. 22
    + 953
    - 797
    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

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

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    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  24. 24
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    William Russell

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    Jacqueline Hill

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  26. 26
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    Wendy Padbury

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    Penelope Wilton

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  28. 28
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    - 641


    Camille Coduri

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  29. 29
    + 246
    - 136
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  30. 30
    + 620
    - 744

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kylie Minogue

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  31. 31
    + 430
    - 355
    Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

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    Janet Fielding

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    + 433
    - 421


    Sarah Sutton

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    - 178
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  35. 35
    + 376
    - 508


    Nicola Bryant

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  36. 36
    + 350
    - 434


    Ian Marter

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  37. 37
    + 290
    - 385


    Caroline John

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  38. 38
    + 234
    - 390


    Anneke Wills

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  39. 39
    + 312
    - 540


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  40. 40
    + 230
    - 468


    Mark Strickson

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    + 57
    - 43
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

  42. 42
    + 201
    - 369


    Maureen O'Brien

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  43. 43
    + 207
    - 378


    Deborah Watling

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  44. 44
    + 133
    - 186
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  45. 45
    + 162
    - 343

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Peter Purves

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  46. 46
    + 149
    - 336


    Michael Craze

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  47. 47
    + 62
    - 91

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    Katherine Jenkins

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  48. 48
    + 126
    - 272


    Daphne Ashbrook

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    + 40
    - 44
    Captain Mike Yates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Captain Mike Yates

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    Adrienne Hill

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