Companion (Doctor Who)

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A companion, in Doctor Who, is someone who travels through time and space (in the TARDIS) with The Doctor in one or more of his incarnations.

In canon, in most cases, the relationship between The Doctor and his companions is platonic, or if there are any romantic or sexual feelings, they are presumed to be one-sided (from the companion's) part and unrequited. However, New Who canon started veering away from those conventions.

Fans of Doctor Who have had very strong reactions to various canon companions of the Doctor, and have created many crossover fanworks that feature a favorite character from another canon (or a real person) being a companion of the Doctor's for a while.

In canon, The Doctor's notable companions included:

Example Fanworks

Companions and their relationships with each other and/or The Doctor are the subject of many fanworks.