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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    Sophie Aldred

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    Matthew Waterhouse

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    the people's #1 & most listed Karen Gillan

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    Jacqueline Hill

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    Michael Craze

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    added by acrosstheflame Brian (Williams) Pond

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    ranked low on reranks Craig Owens

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    Jackie Lane

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    ranked low on reranks Catherine Tate

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    Ian Marter

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    William Russell

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    John Barrowman

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    Camille Coduri

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    Frazer Hines

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    Katy Manning

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    John Leeson

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    Adrienne Hill

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    Louise Jameson

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    Caroline John

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    Lucie Miller

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    Madame de Pompadour

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    often listed Freema Agyeman

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    added by CoreyWurts Bonnie Langford

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    Noel Clarke

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    Sarah Sutton

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    Nicola Bryant

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    Anneke Wills

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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    Arthur Darvill

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    Billie Piper

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    Elisabeth Sladen

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    Wendy Padbury

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