back to top

30 Unforgettable Times "Doctor Who" Companions Kicked Ass

Their actions are worth their weight in fish fingers and custard.

Posted on

1. First moment: "Dalek"

BBC / Via silverpetticoatreview.com

She reanimated a dying Dalek by mistake, but also ingrained it with her own hypersensitive "I'm a girl, not yet a woman" feelings, rendering the universal killing machine conflicted about its homicidal ways.

3. Ultimate moment: "The Parting of the Ways"

BBC / Via who-lligan.tumblr.com

After looking into the time vortex (something no one is supposed to do) she becomes the Bad Wolf. And boy is she bad — killing entire populations with a wave of her hand, making her friends immortal, leaving her tag all over the universe, she goes hard! But it was all for a good cause, so whatevs!

Advertisement

4. First moment: "Aliens of London/World War Three"

When he went all Hackers on the Torchwood and Royal Navy databases to help the Doctor defeat the Slitheen. He even put his brave face on to save Rose's mother, Jackie, even though she spent the better part of a year blaming him for Rose's disappearance.

6. Ultimate moment: "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday"

BBC / Via timey-wimey.com

After going to a parallel universe to take care of his blind grandmother who is still alive there (awwww!), Mickey comes back to take on not one, but two extreme foes, Cybermen and Daleks, while looking fly in that futuristic turtleneck.

Advertisement

8. Last moment: "Gridlock"

BBC / Via martincrief.tumblr.com

After living for a few billion years (thanks a lot, Bad Wolf Rose!), as the Face of Boe he uses the last of his life force to help the Doctor save the citizens of New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York trapped on the motorway.

Advertisement
BBC / Via nora-blue.tumblr.com

Everyone loves Martha Jones. No really, rewatch her season. Everyone she encounters loves her. Shakespeare, the couple that held her hostage to get in the fast lane of the motorway...everyone except the Doctor that is (welp).

12. Ultimate moment: "The Doctor's Daughter"

BBC / Via liztiptopshape.wordpress.com

After being hijacked by the Tardis and separated from the Doctor on an alien planet at war, she holds her own and helps end a (seemingly) never-ending battle between the two races on the planet.

Advertisement

13. First moment: "Partners in Crime"

Using her seemingly nominal skills as an office worker, she starts investigating weird phenomenons and ends up taking down a worldwide weight-loss corporation run by aliens (I know, just stay with me) and finds the Doctor again in the process.

14. Last moment: "The End of Time"

BBC / Via pixshark.com

Poor woman had to have her memory wiped of all things Doctor, otherwise her brain would melt (that's rough). But even so, her subconscious was so clever and intent on helping out it managed to knock out everyone around her buying the Doctor time to defeat the Master.

Advertisement

16. First moment: "The Beast Below"

She helps lost and crying children, saves the last of a rare and magnificent space creature, and gives hope back to all of the intergalactic version of Great Britain. All while in her nightgown.

18. Ultimate moment: "The Girl Who Waited"

BBC / Via timelordapprentice.blogspot.com

After getting stranded for 50 years, her old self helps her husband find her younger self so he can rescue her. Because as much as not existing would suck, growing old without the man she loves and her best friend would suck more. Damn, that is poetic AF!

Advertisement

19. First moment: "The Vampires of Venice"

Upon entering the Tardis for the first time, he knows it's another dimension and isn't surprised like every other being that has ever stepped inside. The man is prepped and ready!

20. Last moment: "The Power of Three"

It's the last time we see Rory the nurse (not the most impressive of his monikers, I know) saving lives left and right during the slow invasion.

Advertisement

22. First moment: "The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone"

BBC / Via doctorwhogifs.tumblr.com

You don't realize it until much later, but during her first adventure with Amy and the Doctor, she has already known them her entire life and plays it cool AF.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Unfortunately not every companion gets to travel through the stars in the Tardis. But that doesn't make them any less kick-ass.

Case in point:

28. Ultimate moment: "Voyage of the Damned"

BBC / Via soundonsight.org

She gets bonus points for style when she used a forklift to push her evil boss off a ledge, while sacrificing her life to help him save everyone on the Spaceship Titanic and the Earth below. All I can say is "wow wow wow wow."

Advertisement