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

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

  2. 49
    + 202
    - 518
    Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  3. 48
    + 119
    - 260


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  4. 47
    + 57
    - 82


    Katherine Jenkins

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  5. 46
    + 145
    - 325


    Michael Craze

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  6. 45
    + 302
    - 525


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  7. 44
    + 153
    - 338


    Peter Purves

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  8. 43
    + 191
    - 362


    Maureen O'Brien

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  9. 42
    + 44
    - 36
    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  10. 41
    + 199
    - 370


    Deborah Watling

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  11. 40
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    - 170
    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
    + 219
    - 460


    Mark Strickson

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  13. 38
    + 228
    - 381


    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
    + 278
    - 376


    Caroline John

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  15. 36
    + 338
    - 426


    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
    + 424
    - 408


    Sarah Sutton

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  17. 34
    + 364
    - 496


    Nicola Bryant

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  18. 33
    + 222
    - 171
    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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    - 442


    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
    + 604
    - 731


    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
    + 420
    - 344
    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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    - 626


    Camille Coduri

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  23. 28
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    - 456

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  24. 27
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    - 124
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  25. 26
    + 508
    - 516


    William Russell

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  26. 25
    + 619
    - 586


    Wendy Padbury

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  27. 24
    + 934
    - 784
    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  28. 23
    + 490
    - 495

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jacqueline Hill

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  29. 22
    + 262
    - 115
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by dtoborg2
    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

  30. 21
    + 664
    - 495


    Katy Manning

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  31. 20
    + 451
    - 246


    Carey Mulligan

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  32. 19
    + 730
    - 674

    often listed
    Carole Ann Ford

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  33. 18
    + 898
    - 665


    Frazer Hines

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  34. 17
    + 1,312
    - 945


    Georgia Moffett

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  35. 16
    + 942
    - 755


    Sophie Aldred

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  36. 15
    + 1,214
    - 1,157


    Noel Clarke

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  37. 14
    + 1,190
    - 698


    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
    + 1,311
    - 822


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  39. 12
    + 456
    - 31
    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  40. 11
    + 1,684
    - 508


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2,060
    - 781


    Jenna Coleman

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  42. 9
    + 2,197
    - 987


    John Leeson

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  43. 8
    + 2,622
    - 1,523

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

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  44. 7
    + 2,854
    - 1,130


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 3,051
    - 1,283


    Alex Kingston

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  46. 5
    + 3,221
    - 1,040


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4,178
    - 1,466


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 3,840
    - 1,181


    John Barrowman

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  49. 2
    + 4,130
    - 1,810

    most listed
    Karen Gillan

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  50. 1
    + 4,998
    - 1,857

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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