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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    Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jack Harkness John Barrowman

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    Karen Gillan

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    Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    the people's #1
    Rose Tyler Billie Piper

  4. 4
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    - 1,484


    Catherine Tate

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    Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen

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    Arthur Darvill

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    River Song is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    River Song Alex Kingston

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    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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    John Leeson

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  10. 10
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    Bernard Cribbins

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    Jenna Coleman

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

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

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    Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

  14. 14
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    Louise Jameson

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  15. 15
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    Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

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    Georgia Moffett

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    Sophie Aldred

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    Frazer Hines

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    Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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    Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jo Grant Katy Manning

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    Carey Mulligan

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


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

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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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    Jacqueline Hill

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    William Russell

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    Wendy Padbury

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    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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    Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

  29. 29
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    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

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    Kylie Minogue

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    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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    Sarah Sutton

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


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

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    Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

  36. 36
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    - 431


    Ian Marter

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    Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Liz Shaw Caroline John

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    Anneke Wills

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    Matthew Waterhouse

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    - 466


    Mark Strickson

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    - 366


    Maureen O'Brien

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    - 376


    Deborah Watling

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    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

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    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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Peter Purves

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    Michael Craze

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    Katherine Jenkins

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    Daphne Ashbrook

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

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    Captain Mike Yates

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    Adrienne Hill

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