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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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Amy Pond

    Karen Gillan More
    100
  2. 2
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    Billie Piper More
    98
  3. 3
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    Down 806
    John Barrowman More
    98
  4. 4
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    Down 887
    Catherine Tate More
    98
  5. 5
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    Elisabeth Sladen More
    97
  6. 6
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    Arthur Darvill More
    91
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    91
  8. 8
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    Freema Agyeman More
    87
  9. 9
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    John Leeson More
    82
  10. 10
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    78
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    ranked low on reranks
    Wilfred Mott

    Bernard Cribbins More
    76
  12. 12
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    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm More
    74
  13. 13
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    Louise Jameson More
    73
  14. 14
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    Nicholas Courtney More
    73
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    Sophie Aldred More
    68
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    controversial
    Jenny

    66
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    controversial
    Mickey Smith

    Noel Clarke More
    66
  18. 18
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    Carole Ann Ford More
    65
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    Jamie MacCrimmon

    65
  20. 20
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    Wendy Padbury More
    61
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    Katy Manning More
    60
  22. 22
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    William Russell More
    60
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    Jacqueline Hill More
    58
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    Madame de Pompadour

    57
  25. 25
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    54
  26. 26
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    niche appeal
    Harriet Jones

    54
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    niche appeal
    Nyssa

    Sarah Sutton More
    52
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    controversial
    Jackie Tyler

    Camille Coduri More
    51
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    niche appeal
    Tegan Jovanka

    Janet Fielding More
    51
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    51
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    niche appeal
    Jamie McCrimmon

    Frazer Hines More
    51
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    Brian (Williams) Pond

    50
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    controversial
    Peri Brown

    Nicola Bryant More
    50
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    niche appeal
    Harry Sullivan

    Ian Marter More
    49
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Astrid Peth

    48
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    Canton Delaware

    47
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Lady Christina De Souza

    46
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    niche appeal
    Liz Shaw

    Caroline John More
    45
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    niche appeal
    Vislor Turlough

    Mark Strickson More
    45
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    Anneke Wills More
    43
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    Matthew Waterhouse More
    43
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    ranked low on reranks
    River Song

    43
  43. 43
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    Deborah Watling More
    42
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    Pete Tyler

    41
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Lucie Miller

    41
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    Peter Purves More
    41
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    41
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    Maureen O'Brien More
    41
  49. 49
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    Michael Craze More
    38
  50. 50
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    often listed &controversial
    Katarina

    Adrienne Hill More
    37
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