The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters

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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    ranked low on reranks & added by Frederick Hussey
    Rigsy Joivan Wade

  2. 49
    + 202
    - 515

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  3. 48
    + 119
    - 255


    Daphne Ashbrook

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    + 55
    - 79


    Katherine Jenkins

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  5. 46
    + 142
    - 323

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Michael Craze

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  6. 45
    + 40
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  7. 44
    + 299
    - 522


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  8. 43
    + 151
    - 335


    Peter Purves

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  9. 42
    + 189
    - 359


    Maureen O'Brien

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  10. 41
    + 197
    - 368


    Deborah Watling

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  11. 40
    + 120
    - 165

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  12. 39
    + 217
    - 457


    Mark Strickson

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  13. 38
    + 226
    - 378


    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
    + 276
    - 373


    Caroline John

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  15. 36
    + 337
    - 423


    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
    + 421
    - 406


    Sarah Sutton

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  17. 34
    + 364
    - 491


    Nicola Bryant

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  18. 33
    + 218
    - 169


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  19. 32
    + 429
    - 439


    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
    + 600
    - 728


    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
    + 418
    - 340

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  22. 29
    + 561
    - 624


    Camille Coduri

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  23. 28
    + 454
    - 453

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  24. 27
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    - 123

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  25. 26
    + 504
    - 514


    William Russell

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  26. 25
    + 616
    - 584


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 24
    + 255
    - 114

    added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  28. 23
    + 930
    - 782


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  29. 22
    + 486
    - 492

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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    + 660
    - 494


    Katy Manning

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  31. 20
    + 447
    - 244


    Carey Mulligan

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  32. 19
    + 724
    - 672


    Carole Ann Ford

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  33. 18
    + 893
    - 663


    Frazer Hines

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  34. 17
    + 1305
    - 942


    Georgia Moffett

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  35. 16
    + 937
    - 753


    Sophie Aldred

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  36. 15
    + 1208
    - 1151

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  37. 14
    + 1185
    - 695


    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
    + 1306
    - 818


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  39. 12
    + 440
    - 31

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  40. 11
    + 1674
    - 506


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2054
    - 774


    Jenna Coleman

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  42. 9
    + 2187
    - 984


    John Leeson

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  43. 8
    + 2614
    - 1514

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  44. 7
    + 2845
    - 1123


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 3040
    - 1276


    Alex Kingston

    ;
  46. 5
    + 3207
    - 1038


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4159
    - 1463


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 3824
    - 1179


    John Barrowman

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  49. 2
    + 4116
    - 1802

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  50. 1
    + 4976
    - 1848

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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