With more companions than Doctors, this will certainly be a tough one to do so I had to do a TOP TEN instead of Top 5. So today we will have companions 1 to 5 and then we will look at companions 6 to 10. To prove how difficult this is, the first Doctor alone had 10 companions, three of them were amazing.
What I looked at as far as what makes a great companion is what they brought to the Doctor; how did they play into his adventures and did they make him a better man... er, alien.
I will note that I went purely by their personalities and not by looks. The Doctor has had some gorgeous companions and although most of them make the list, looks were a last thing I judged them on. Enjoy!!!
# 1 - Donna Noble - Her character was brash, rude and challenging, but her heart was pure and her time with the Doctor were some of the best TV ever. Her ending with the Doctor was one of the most beautiful, but tragic moments.
# 2 - Rose Tyler - When Doctor Who returned in 2005, the show was written thru her character and the tone of the first two seasons more than the Doctor. Rose became the first true love of the Doctor and the scars still run deep.
# 3 - Sarah Jane Smith - Not only did she spend time with a couple of Doctors, she also had her own adventures later on. Strong, beautiful and with a great sense of humor, she could always keep her Doctor grounded.
# 4 - Teegan Jovanka - As someone who didn't want to be with the Doctor (she was a companion by accident), she was always complaining and arguing with Doctors # 4 and # 5. But when she needed to be strong and supportive, she was.
# 5 - Martha Jones - If I was going purely on looks, Martha Jones would be my number one, but going by my set criteria, Martha is number 5. When we first meet her she is a quiet but outspoken med student and by the end of her run she has worked with UNIT and Torchwood. Some of her and Doctor # 10's adventures are the stuff of legends, including my all time favorite episode.