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The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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!

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters
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    new! & added by Frederick Hussey
    Rigsy

  2. 49
    + 19
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergeant John Benton

  3. 48
    + 135
    - 297

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Michael Craze

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  4. 47
    + 38
    - 56

    ranked low on reranks
    Katherine Jenkins

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  5. 46
    + 193
    - 489

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

  6. 45
    + 108
    - 230


    Daphne Ashbrook

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  7. 44
    + 178
    - 333


    Maureen O'Brien

    ;
  8. 43
    + 140
    - 310


    Peter Purves

    ;
  9. 42
    + 188
    - 343


    Deborah Watling

    ;
  10. 41
    + 286
    - 492


    Matthew Waterhouse

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  11. 40
    + 90
    - 132

    added by ashadjareh
    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

  12. 39
    + 215
    - 349


    Anneke Wills

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  13. 38
    + 206
    - 429


    Mark Strickson

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  14. 37
    + 259
    - 347


    Caroline John

    ;
  15. 36
    + 322
    - 399


    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
    + 402
    - 384


    Sarah Sutton

    ;
  17. 34
    + 196
    - 144


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  18. 33
    + 349
    - 457

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nicola Bryant

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  19. 32
    + 413
    - 412


    Janet Fielding

    ;
  20. 31
    + 564
    - 700


    Kylie Minogue

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  21. 30
    + 169
    - 99

    added by dtoborg2
    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

  22. 29
    + 385
    - 313

    added by acrosstheflame
    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

  23. 28
    + 520
    - 591


    Camille Coduri

    ;
  24. 27
    + 408
    - 417

    added by physcod
    Penelope Wilton

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  25. 26
    + 600
    - 557


    Wendy Padbury

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  26. 25
    + 216
    - 80

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

  27. 24
    + 874
    - 755


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

  28. 23
    + 483
    - 484


    William Russell

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  29. 22
    + 471
    - 460


    Jacqueline Hill

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  30. 21
    + 628
    - 464


    Katy Manning

    ;
  31. 20
    + 394
    - 219


    Carey Mulligan

    ;
  32. 19
    + 698
    - 636


    Carole Ann Ford

    ;
  33. 18
    + 866
    - 628


    Frazer Hines

    ;
  34. 17
    + 906
    - 713


    Sophie Aldred

    ;
  35. 16
    + 1237
    - 907


    Georgia Moffett

    ;
  36. 15
    + 1157
    - 1089

    often listed
    Noel Clarke

    ;
  37. 14
    + 1145
    - 651


    Louise Jameson

    ;
  38. 13
    + 1268
    - 769


    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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  39. 12
    + 297
    - 21

    added by morgan-bell
    TARDIS

  40. 11
    + 1575
    - 475


    Bernard Cribbins

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  41. 10
    + 2087
    - 947


    John Leeson

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  42. 9
    + 1930
    - 721


    Jenna Coleman

    ;
  43. 8
    + 2513
    - 1441

    often listed
    Freema Agyeman

    ;
  44. 7
    + 2706
    - 1087


    Arthur Darvill

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  45. 6
    + 2879
    - 1242


    Alex Kingston

    ;
  46. 5
    + 3103
    - 990


    Elisabeth Sladen

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  47. 4
    + 4001
    - 1410


    Catherine Tate

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  48. 3
    + 3667
    - 1135

    ranked low on reranks
    John Barrowman

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  49. 2
    + 3942
    - 1758

    most listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Karen Gillan

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  50. 1
    + 4805
    - 1780

    the people's #1
    Billie Piper

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