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
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    - 512

    Ranked High on Reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  3. 48
    + 51
    - 75


    Katherine Jenkins

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  4. 47
    + 117
    - 251


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  5. 46
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    - 319

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Michael Craze

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  6. 45
    + 34
    - 30

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  7. 44
    + 115
    - 158

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  8. 43
    + 148
    - 330


    Peter Purves

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  9. 42
    + 187
    - 354


    Maureen O'Brien

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  10. 41
    + 295
    - 517


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  11. 40
    + 195
    - 363


    Deborah Watling

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  12. 39
    + 213
    - 452


    Mark Strickson

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  13. 38
    + 224
    - 373


    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
    + 271
    - 369


    Caroline John

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    + 414
    - 405

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    Sarah Sutton

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  16. 35
    + 332
    - 420


    Ian Marter

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  17. 34
    + 360
    - 486


    Nicola Bryant

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  18. 33
    + 212
    - 167


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  19. 32
    + 425
    - 436


    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
    + 596
    - 723


    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
    + 412
    - 336

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  22. 29
    + 552
    - 620


    Camille Coduri

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  23. 28
    + 446
    - 447

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  24. 27
    + 215
    - 120

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  25. 26
    + 611
    - 580


    Wendy Padbury

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  26. 25
    + 498
    - 512


    William Russell

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  27. 24
    + 920
    - 778


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  28. 23
    + 246
    - 110

    added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  29. 22
    + 482
    - 488

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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  30. 21
    + 653
    - 491


    Katy Manning

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  31. 20
    + 438
    - 240


    Carey Mulligan

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  32. 19
    + 720
    - 666

    often listed
    Carole Ann Ford

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  33. 18
    + 888
    - 658


    Frazer Hines

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  34. 17
    + 931
    - 746


    Sophie Aldred

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  35. 16
    + 1293
    - 940


    Georgia Moffett

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  36. 15
    + 1200
    - 1138

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  37. 14
    + 1178
    - 690


    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
    + 1296
    - 816


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  39. 12
    + 414
    - 29

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  40. 11
    + 1660
    - 499


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2032
    - 767


    Jenna Coleman

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  42. 9
    + 2170
    - 977


    John Leeson

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  43. 8
    + 2601
    - 1502

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  44. 7
    + 2826
    - 1114


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 3016
    - 1267


    Alex Kingston

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  46. 5
    + 3195
    - 1031


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4138
    - 1454


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 3794
    - 1175

    ranked low on reranks
    John Barrowman

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  49. 2
    + 4090
    - 1798

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  50. 1
    + 4948
    - 1842

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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