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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    often listed & added by CoreyWurts Bonnie Langford

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    Jackie Lane

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    Michael Craze

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    Maureen O'Brien

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    Matthew Waterhouse

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    Deborah Watling

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    Anneke Wills

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    Mark Strickson

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dtoborg2 Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stemart

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    Caroline John

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    Nicola Bryant

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    Janet Fielding

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    Sarah Sutton

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    often listed Jacqueline Hill

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    William Russell

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    Carole Ann Ford

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    Noel Clarke

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    John Leeson

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    Freema Agyeman

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    Arthur Darvill

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    John Barrowman

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    Catherine Tate

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    Billie Piper

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