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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  1. 48
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    Bonnie Langford More
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    Jackie Lane More
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  3. 46
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    Adrienne Hill More
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  4. 45
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    Lucie Miller

    32
  5. 44
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    Michael Craze More
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  6. 43
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    Romanadvoratrelundar

    34
  7. 42
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    Maureen O'Brien More
    34
  8. 41
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    Peter Purves More
    35
  9. 40
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  10. 39
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    Craig Owens

    35
  11. 38
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    Deborah Watling More
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  12. 37
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
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  13. 36
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    Anneke Wills More
    39
  14. 35
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    Mark Strickson More
    40
  15. 34
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    Caroline John More
    42
  16. 33
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    Sally Sparrow

    43
  17. 32
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  18. 31
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    Ian Marter More
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    Sarah Sutton More
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    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    45
  21. 28
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    Captain Jack Harkness

    46
  22. 27
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    Janet Fielding More
    47
  23. 26
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    Camille Coduri More
    48
  24. 25
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    Brian (Williams) Pond

    48
    added by: acrosstheflame
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    Madame de Pompadour

    53
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    Katy Manning More
    56
  28. 21
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    Wendy Padbury More
    57
  29. 20
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    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  30. 19
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    William Russell More
    59
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    62
  32. 17
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    Frazer Hines More
    63
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    Noel Clarke More
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  35. 14
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    Sophie Aldred More
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  36. 13
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    Louise Jameson More
    70
  37. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    72
  38. 11
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    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    74
  39. 10
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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
    86
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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
    99
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    Donna Noble

    Catherine Tate More
    99
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    new! Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
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