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The Companions are the supporting protagonists of the long-running TV show (and related multimedia franchise) Doctor Who.

They are a group of specific people chosen (either by fate or by the Doctor himself) to accompany the Doctor on his journeys through time and space.

In many ways, the Companions are the true heroes of the show. Very often, the Doctor finds himself unable to deal with the villains he faces (either because of being physically unable to, or because his pacifist leanings forbid it), leaving the Companions to defeat the villain and save the day.

Companions are often women. Male Companions are rare, but they do tend to exist (the most notable ones being Captain Jack Harkness, Rory Williams andBrigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. 

The first season makes it more evident that the Companions are the true protagonists of the show, and two spinoff shows in the Doctor Who franchise (Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures). However, most of the time, the Companions share protagonism with the Doctor. 

The Companions serve as the moral support of the Doctor, and the ones who keep him calm and stable, with the Doctor becoming unhinged or depressed without a Companion.

Companions are often surrogates for the audience, with the audience learning more about the story and the universe through the eyes of the Companions.

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The Doctor
Dr. Who | The Doctor (Scream of the Shalka) | Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor | The Doctor (Fugitive of the Judoon)

The Doctor's companions
Susan Foreman | Ian Chesterton | Barbara Wright | Vicki Pallister | Steven Taylor | Katarina | Sara Kingdom | Dodo Chaplet | Ben Jackson | Polly Wright | Jamie McCrimmon | Victoria Waterfield | Zoe Heriot | Liz Shaw | Jo Grant | Sarah Jane Smith | Harry Sullivan | Leela | K9 Mark I/K9 Mark II | Romana I/Romana II | Adric | Nyssa | Tegan Jovanka | Turlough | Kamelion | Peri Brown | Mel Bush | Ace | Grace Holloway | Chang Lee | Rose Tyler | Mickey Smith | Captain Jack Harkness | Mickey Smith | Martha Jones | Donna Noble | Amy Pond | River Song | Rory Williams | Clara Oswald | River Song | Nardole | Bill Potts | Graham O'Brien | Ryan Sinclair | Yasmin Khan
Prose companions
Bernice Summerfield | Roz Forrester | Chris Cwej | Sam Jones | Fitz Kreiner | Compassion | Miranda Dawkins | Anji Kapoor | Trix | Cinder
Comics companions
Sharon Davies | Frobisher | Izzy Sinclair | Kroton | Destrii | Tara Mishra | Majenta Price | Gabby Gonzalez | Cindy Wu | Alice Obiefune | John Jones | ARC | The Squire | The Sapling | Hattie Munroe
Audio companions
Oliver Harper | Thomas Brewster | Erimem | Evelyn Smythe | Charley Pollard | Jago & Litefoot | Flip Jackson | Constance Clarke | Raine Creevy | Hex | Sally Morgan | Lyandra Aristedes | Mags | Elizabeth Klein | Charley Pollard | C'rizz | Lucie Miller | Tamsin Drew | Molly O'Sullivan | Liv Chenka | Helen Sinclair | Bliss

Allies
UNIT (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, Captain Mike Yates, Brigadier Bambera, Kate Stewart, Osgood) | Jago & Litefoot | Sabalom Glitz | Bernice Summerfield | Bad Wolf | Torchwood Institute (Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato) | Bannerman Road Gang (Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, K9 Mark IV) | Hostess | Craig Owens | Paternoster Gang (Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, Strax) | Danny Pink | Coal Hill defenders (Charlie Smith, Ram Singh, April MacLean, Tanya Adeola, Andrea Quill) | Grant Gordon

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