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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  1. 50
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    Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  2. 49
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    - 27
    Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Petronella Osgood

  3. 48
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    - 312

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daphne Ashbrook

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  4. 47
    + 80
    - 131


    Katherine Jenkins

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  5. 46
    + 163
    - 373


    Michael Craze

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  6. 45
    + 178
    - 379


    Peter Purves

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  7. 44
    + 219
    - 409


    Maureen O'Brien

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  8. 43
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    - 78
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

  9. 42
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    - 415


    Deborah Watling

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  10. 41
    + 244
    - 517


    Mark Strickson

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  11. 40
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    - 238
    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  12. 39
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    - 584


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  13. 38
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    - 425


    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
    + 315
    - 421


    Caroline John

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  15. 36
    + 375
    - 469


    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
    + 413
    - 545


    Nicola Bryant

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  17. 34
    + 468
    - 454


    Sarah Sutton

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  18. 33
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    - 206
    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  19. 32
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    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
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    - 783


    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
    + 467
    - 387
    Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  22. 29
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    - 689


    Camille Coduri

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  23. 28
    + 305
    - 171
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  24. 27
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    - 523

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    Penelope Wilton

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  25. 26
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    - 628


    Wendy Padbury

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  26. 25
    + 560
    - 557


    William Russell

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  27. 24
    + 541
    - 536


    Jacqueline Hill

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  28. 23
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    - 846
    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  29. 22
    + 359
    - 149
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  30. 21
    + 734
    - 542


    Katy Manning

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  31. 20
    + 533
    - 293


    Carey Mulligan

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  32. 19
    + 781
    - 720

    often listed
    Carole Ann Ford

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  33. 18
    + 961
    - 714


    Frazer Hines

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  34. 17
    + 1,008
    - 812


    Sophie Aldred

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  35. 16
    + 1,401
    - 1,020


    Georgia Moffett

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  36. 15
    + 1,284
    - 1,255

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

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  37. 14
    + 1,289
    - 752


    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
    + 1,391
    - 882


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  39. 12
    + 646
    - 55
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    TARDIS

  40. 11
    + 1,841
    - 563


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2,271
    - 861


    Jenna Coleman

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  42. 9
    + 2,340
    - 1,039


    John Leeson

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  43. 8
    + 2,779
    - 1,608

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Freema Agyeman

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  44. 7
    + 3,029
    - 1,196


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 3,258
    - 1,345


    Alex Kingston

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  46. 5
    + 3,421
    - 1,090


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4,407
    - 1,558


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 5,265
    - 1,960

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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  49. 2
    + 4,362
    - 1,915

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  50. 1
    + 4,031
    - 1,294


    John Barrowman

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