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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    Adrienne Hill

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  2. 49
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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

  3. 48
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    Daphne Ashbrook

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  4. 47
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    - 342


    Michael Craze

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  5. 46
    + 64
    - 100


    Katherine Jenkins

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  6. 45
    + 166
    - 349


    Peter Purves

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  7. 44
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    - 51
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

  8. 43
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    - 386


    Deborah Watling

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  9. 42
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    - 376


    Maureen O'Brien

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  10. 41
    + 317
    - 548


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  11. 40
    + 234
    - 477


    Mark Strickson

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  12. 39
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    - 194
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  13. 38
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    - 396


    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
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    - 392


    Caroline John

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  15. 36
    + 352
    - 441


    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
    + 383
    - 515


    Nicola Bryant

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  17. 34
    + 442
    - 427


    Sarah Sutton

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  18. 33
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    - 185
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  19. 32
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    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
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    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
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    - 359
    Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  22. 29
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    - 650


    Camille Coduri

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  23. 28
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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

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    Penelope Wilton

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    Wendy Padbury

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    Jacqueline Hill

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  27. 24
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    William Russell

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    - 131
    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

  29. 22
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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

  30. 21
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    - 267

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    Carey Mulligan

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    - 515


    Katy Manning

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    - 689

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Carole Ann Ford

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    - 685


    Frazer Hines

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  34. 17
    + 968
    - 777


    Sophie Aldred

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  35. 16
    + 1,343
    - 978


    Georgia Moffett

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  36. 15
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    - 1,199

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    Noel Clarke

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    + 1,237
    - 723


    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
    + 1,343
    - 848


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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    - 39
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    TARDIS

  40. 11
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    - 534


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2,165
    - 810


    Jenna Coleman

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  42. 9
    + 2,260
    - 1,005


    John Leeson

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  43. 8
    + 2,694
    - 1,563

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  44. 7
    + 2,932
    - 1,160


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 3,149
    - 1,309


    Alex Kingston

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  46. 5
    + 3,312
    - 1,064


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4,277
    - 1,515


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 5,120
    - 1,908

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  49. 2
    + 4,238
    - 1,856

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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    - 1,229


    John Barrowman

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