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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    Bonnie Langford More
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    Jackie Lane More
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    Adrienne Hill More
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  4. 45
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    Lucie Miller

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  5. 44
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    Michael Craze More
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  6. 43
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    Romanadvoratrelundar

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  7. 42
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    Maureen O'Brien More
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  8. 41
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  9. 40
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    Peter Purves More
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    Craig Owens

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  11. 38
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    Deborah Watling More
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
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  13. 36
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    Anneke Wills More
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  14. 35
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    Mark Strickson More
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    Caroline John More
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    Sally Sparrow

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    Ian Marter More
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    Sarah Sutton More
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    Peri Brown

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  21. 28
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    Captain Jack Harkness

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  22. 27
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    Janet Fielding More
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    Camille Coduri More
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    Brian (Williams) Pond

    48
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    Madame de Pompadour

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    Katy Manning More
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  28. 21
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    Wendy Padbury More
    56
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    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
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    William Russell More
    58
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    Carole Ann Ford More
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    Frazer Hines More
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    Noel Clarke More
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    Sophie Aldred More
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    Louise Jameson More
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
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    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    73
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  40. 9
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    John Leeson More
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    River Song

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    Martha Jones

    Freema Agyeman More
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    Arthur Darvill More
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    Elisabeth Sladen More
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    John Barrowman More
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    Billie Piper More
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    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
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    new! Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
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