The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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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. 

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    Mel Bush

    Bonnie Langford More
    33
    added by: CoreyWurts
  2. 58
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    Tamsin Drew

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  3. 57
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    C'rizz

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  4. 56
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    often listed &controversial
    Dodo Chaplet

    Jackie Lane More
    35
  5. 55
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    new! Molly O'Sullivan

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  6. 54
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    Charley Pollard

    35
    added by: JakeFraser
  7. 53
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    Romanadvoratrelundar

    36
  8. 52
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    Craig Owens

    36
  9. 51
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    Craig

    36
  10. 50
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    often listed &controversial
    Katarina

    Adrienne Hill More
    37
  11. 49
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    often listed
    Ben Jackson

    Michael Craze More
    38
  12. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Vicki

    Maureen O'Brien More
    41
  13. 47
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    Grace Holloway

    41
  14. 46
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    Peter Purves More
    41
  15. 45
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Lucie Miller

    41
  16. 44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Pete Tyler

    41
    added by: physcod
  17. 43
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    Deborah Watling More
    42
  18. 42
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    River Song

    43
  19. 41
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
    43
  20. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Polly

    Anneke Wills More
    44
  21. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vislor Turlough

    Mark Strickson More
    45
  22. 38
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Liz Shaw

    Caroline John More
    45
  23. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lady Christina De Souza

    46
  24. 36
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    ranked high on reranks
    Canton Delaware

    47
  25. 35
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Astrid Peth

    48
  26. 34
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    niche appeal
    Harry Sullivan

    Ian Marter More
    49
  27. 33
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    controversial
    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    50
  28. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    Brian (Williams) Pond

    50
    added by: acrosstheflame
  29. 31
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Jamie McCrimmon

    Frazer Hines More
    51
  30. 30
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    ranked high on reranks
    Sally Sparrow

    51
  31. 29
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Tegan Jovanka

    Janet Fielding More
    51
  32. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Tyler

    Camille Coduri More
    51
  33. 27
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Nyssa

    Sarah Sutton More
    52
  34. 26
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    ranked high on reranks
    Captain Jack Harkness

    54
  35. 25
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Harriet Jones

    54
    added by: physcod
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    Madame de Pompadour

    57
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    often listed
    Barbara Wright

    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
  38. 22
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    William Russell More
    60
  39. 21
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    Jo Grant

    Katy Manning More
    61
  40. 20
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    Wendy Padbury More
    61
  41. 19
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    Jamie MacCrimmon

    65
  42. 18
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    65
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    often listed &controversial
    Mickey Smith

    Noel Clarke More
    66
  44. 16
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    controversial
    Jenny

    66
  45. 15
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    Sophie Aldred More
    68
  46. 14
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    Nicholas Courtney More
    73
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    Louise Jameson More
    73
  48. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    74
  49. 11
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    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    76
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    78
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