->''"You know, after a while, everything is just stuff. That's the problem. You make all of space and time your backyard, what do you have? A backyard. But you can see it. And when you see it, I see it."''
-->-- '''Eleventh Doctor'''

The many, many people who accompany the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' revival series (2005 onwards). For their ongoing character tropes in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho (in which the original actors continue to play them), see [[Characters/BigFinishDoctorWhoCompanions here]].

'''Warning: There are a ''lot'' of ''unmarked'' spoilers on this page. Proceed with caution.'''

[[folder:Rose Tyler]]
!!Rose Tyler (Ninth and Tenth Doctors)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]" (2005)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]]" (2006)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/BilliePiper (2005–06, 2008, 2010)\\
'''Young Rose played by:''' Julia Joyce (2005)

-->''"Come on, tightwad, chips are on me. We've only got five billion years 'till the shops close!"''

''Defender of the Earth''

A shopgirl from 21st century London, living a fairly boring life, with her fairly boring long-time boyfriend Mickey. One fateful day, when the store mannequins suddenly came to life and began killing everyone, she found herself face to face with a monster... and helped him become a man again.

Rose stays with the Doctor after he regenerates, becoming the first companion since Sarah Jane Smith to fall in love with the Doctor. Left after Series 2, returned for the finale of Series 4. "The Day of the Doctor", the 50th anniversary special, also references her -- The Moment takes on her "Bad Wolf" form to convince the War Doctor not to activate it.

* ActionGirl: She showed a few signs of it in seasons one and two (using her amateur gymnastics skills to save the Doctor in "Rose", shooting the Beast out of the ship in "The Satan Pit", becoming the Bad Wolf), but season four solidified her as this, where she's casually lugging around a huge gun and shooting Daleks like it's nothing.
* AdventureDuo: With the Doctor. In both of his regenerations, Rose was not just his companion but his partner. In "Tooth and Claw" this became very apparent.
* AnywhereButTheirLips: With the exception of her "vortex transfer" kiss with the Ninth Doctor, and her kiss with the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor. Rose and the Doctor were very clingy, they were always holding hands, hugging and generally touching each other.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rose is responsible for causing more deaths than ''any'' other companion - directly in the series 1 finale, and indirectly (via Jack) in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay''. In fairness, in both cases she had become the Bad Wolf entity and was unaware of her actions.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She effectively dumps Mickey in her first episode in a rather cruel manner, and often makes snide remarks about the women the Doctor talks to.
* BigDamnKiss: The third person (after Grace and Jack) to have a snog with the Doctor in the TV series.
** Later shares a pretty powerful one with the Metacrisis Doctor.
* BookDumb: "Rose" suggests that her school grades are poor. However, that doesn't mean she isn't intelligent, and series four makes it clear she's gotten past this.
* TheBusCameBack: She returned for the series 4 finale after officially "leaving" her role of companion.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** Forms most of the tension with Sarah Jane when they first meet, and she ''really'' doesn't seem to like the idea that the Doctor has had female friends other than her in the past (or may have in future). By the end of "School Reunion" the tension between Sarah Jane and Rose has disappeared and the two are delighted to see each other again in "Journey's End".
** In "The Stolen Earth", Rose gets really ticked that Martha was included in Harriet Jones's little League of Former Companions and she wasn't, even though Harriet had no way of knowing she was even alive at the time. She has to specify "I was here first", which is quite odd considering she knows the Doctor had companions before her and Sarah Jane is among the group.
* CharacterDevelopment: Rose has one of the biggest character developments in the series. She becomes stronger and more independent as the series progresses. She becomes confident in her own smarts and her ability to save the earth.
* TheConfidant: Most prominent in the first series. She becomes the Doctor's best friend (and love). He begins to trust her with facts about Galliffrey and his life before her. Not everything (she didn't know about regeneration and other companions) but he begins to trust her with his past.
* CuddleBug: She and the Doctor hug. A lot.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She rescues herself most of the time. Not only that she rescues others when she can. She is shown to be very empathetic and selfless when it comes to the universe (a contrast to her more selfish side when it comes to her personal life).
* {{Determinator}}: Who cares if travel between parallel universes is impossible? She won't let that stand between her and the Doctor.
* DisappearedDad: Peter Tyler died years ago, due to a car accident. At least two separate episodes of the first two revival series explored Rose's conflicted feelings about meeting him again or even bringing him back (the alternate universe version of her father, at the very least).
* DoNotCallMeSir: Like The Doctor, she doesn't like [=UNIT=] saluting her.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: According to Cassandra in "New Earth", this was Rose's reaction to Doctor's Tenth incarnation;
--> '''Cassandra''': You've been ''looking!'' You ''like'' it!
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Lampshaded by Martha and Jack:
--> '''Martha:''' Is that what happens though, seriously? You just get bored of us one day and disappear?\\
'''Jack:''' Not if you're blonde.\\
'''Martha:''' Oh she was blonde! Oh, what a surprise.
* FatalFlaw: Rose's selfish streak. Rose sometimes prioritizes her own interests and desires over anything and everything else at the time, whether it's wanting to see her dad or staying with the Doctor. This negative trait comes to a head in "Doomsday", when she has to choose between ever seeing her family and friends again in her life or staying with the Doctor, and she chooses the Doctor.
* FirstGirlWins: Rose is one of the few companions that The Doctor has expressed obvious ''romantic'' affection for, and she eventually ends up with his half-Donna clone, in a very strange (but sweet) way. The writers have explicitly said that the Clone told her "I love you" when they hooked up, and Russell T. Davies stated that they grow their own TARDIS (a cut scene originally filmed for the season four finale, Journey's End) and eventually go back to traveling through time and space in their own universe. "The Doctor, in the TARDIS, with Rose Tyler, just as it should be."
* ForgottenFirstMeeting:
** She originally met the Doctor during the last moments of his tenth incarnation the Christmas previous to her first meeting with the Ninth Doctor.
** Also, the Doctor first saw her image when the Moment took her form in his War Doctor incarnation, before regenerating into the Ninth Doctor, but doesn't remember because of the crossed timestreams.
* AFriendInNeed: To save the Doctor and Jack she swallows the time vortex... talk about badass.
* FriendToAllChildren: Clearly shown in episodes that had children in them (not many), like "Fear Her".
* FriendshipMoment: She and the Doctor share many of these. Their little smiles, hand holding, hugging... When things get tough, they always look at each other.
* FunPersonified: In contrast to the Ninth Doctor's more gloomy attitude. It also shapes how the Tenth Doctor comes out (more upbeat, more happy) to match her.
* GenreRefugee: She's clearly a character from a 00s SoapOpera who gets sucked into the Doctor's universe. This helped the revival serve as a GatewaySeries to TV family science fiction at a time when the genre was said to be [[DeadHorseGenre dead]] - and had something of a meta concept to it, seeing as the popular family viewing of that era was Soap Opera, {{Game Show}}s and {{Reality Show}}s (which later Ninth Doctor episodes also explore).
* GirlNextDoor: One of the most normal companions in the entire series (save for her shortlived stint as a goddess).
* GirlyBruiser: She carries a huge gun during her fourth season appearance.
* AGodAmI: Temporarily, when she was the Bad Wolf entity.
-->'''The Doctor''': You can't control life and death!\\
'''Rose as Bad Wolf''': But I can. The sun and the moon, the day and night...
* GrandTheftMe: To Cassandra's chagrin. "I'm a chav!"
* GuileHero: She won't wait for the Doctor to rescue her. She will save herself and save others whilst doing it. Though not book smart, Rose has a lot of good instincts.
* TheHeart: She is there for the Doctor just after he lost Galifrey. She shows him how beautiful the universe can be, he sees the universe through her still innocent eyes. And slowly he begins to see the beauty in things again. She is a great influence to him, she is there holding his hand and offering him her support no matter what.
* HeldGaze: She and the Doctor can be sickeningly cute together. (Not ''all'' viewers mind.)
* HeroicWillpower: She does this several times during her tenure on the show. Most noticeably it's when she becomes the Bad Wolf and when she comes back to save the universes from collapsing.
* HeroicSacrifice: Series 2 finale counts, though she's technically not dead, but ''listed'' as dead because she's stuck in another universe.
* HoldingHands: It's kind of their thing. The Doctor and Rose are always holding hands!
* {{Hypocrite}}: Rose quickly grows jealous of Trisha Delaney and tries to judge Mickey for seeing her, while ignoring the fact that she ran off with the Doctor and has been bringing guys she fancies like Adam and Jack onto the TARDIS for the last few episodes. Mickey promptly snaps at her for how unfair she's been, and Rose goes quiet, knowing he's right.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Has an unfortunate tendency towards this, as part of her FatalFlaw. She asks Mickey "But what about ''me''? What if ''I'' need you?!" when he decides to stay in an alternate universe to take care of his blind grandmother, and in "Love And Monsters", she decides telling off Elton (who's just watched his friends and LoveInterest die) is more important than stopping the MonsterOfTheWeek, because he upset her mother.
* KindheartedCatLover: When she finds a cat in "Fear Her", she melts into affectionate gestures to it.
-->'''Rose:''' Aren't you a beautiful boy? I used to have one like you!
* {{Leitmotif}}: The bittersweet piano piece, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPWDUMzJ1i4 Rose's Theme]]".
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Her interaction with Nine had this vibe to it, leading others to suspect they were a couple.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Nine, and a little bit to Ten as well. She keeps them both stable.
* LoveConfession: She tells the Tenth Doctor this. While he does not say it back, his clone whispers it back in her ear (according to the writers). She stays with the clone in the alternate universe. As of 2016 she stands as the first of only two companions to directly say "I love you" to the Doctor, which she does in "Doomsday" (the other being Clara Oswald in "Mummy on the Orient Express" (per WordOfGod), though the Doctor wasn't actually aware of this; River Song also more or less says this in "The Husbands of River Song" but isn't aware she's saying it with the Doctor standing right next to her).
* LoveRedeems: To the Ninth Doctor. They meet soon after the Time War, and it's through her friendship and love that the Doctor begins to accept what he has done and move on.
* MoralityChain: For the Ninth Doctor, helping a monster become a man again.. For the Tenth, she was more like his partner in crime. Ultimately, Ten assigned her this role for his metacrisis clone (a.k.a "Handy") because he was born out of war and hatred and needed someone to stop him.
* ThePowerOfLove: Rose is quite possibly one of the most selfless companions when it comes to the universe after what happened with her father and the reapers.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Indirectly responsible for all fallout from making Jack immortal, including [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia the return of the Master]] (and by extension, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment Professor Lazarus's rampage]]) and [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]. Once again, though, this all happened under the influence of the Bad Wolf.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: As the Bad Wolf entity, she destroys half a million Daleks in seconds.
* PhysicalGod: Again, Bad Wolf is a basically a god of time because Rose consumed the Time Vortex.
* PluckyGirl: Rose might not always opt for doing the smartest action imaginable, but she definitely has a hefty amount of stubborn courage when the situation calls for it.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: To the Ninth Doctor, mainly. The Tenth and her become closer and are less interested in hiding their mutual affection.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: She just doesn't feel at home with her mum any more after a while, especially in "The Parting of the Ways".
* SympathyForTheDevil: Rose is one the few New Who companions who takes pity on a Dalek in pain - twice - and helps it find peace in it's final moments.
-->'''Rose''': Do it.
-->'''Dalek''': Are you frightened Rose Tyler?
-->'''Rose''': Yeah.
-->'''Dalek''': So am I.
* TechnoBabble: She picked up this habit from The Doctor.
-->'''Rose''': One word in the wrong place can change an entire causal nexus.
-->'''UNIT officer''': She talks like that... a lot.
* TookALevelInBadass: She appears to have taken one (off-screen) in series 3 because she gets a lot of respect from [=UNIT=]. Series 4 makes it explicit with her carrying a {{BFG}} and blowing up Daleks.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: A downplayed example. It was at times suggested throughout the second series that the Tenth Doctor and Rose, having become more arrogant, cocky, self-centered, hubristic and at times even petty, were not always the best influence on each other, and that she started to become increasingly arrogant, reckless and cocky to try and impress him. It was also suggested that Rose was becoming increasingly co-dependent on the Doctor, to the degree that she was gradually isolating herself from everything and everyone else in her life and could no longer fathom her life without him in it. This only led to Rose's heart being shattered in "Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday".
%%* {{Tsundere}}: The "sweet" type.
* UnreliableNarrator: Everything she says about her death is metaphorical or just dramatic.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: To the Doctor, to the point where she became a PhysicalGod to save him.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her Union Jack T-shirt.
* WorkingClassHero: Her family's stature is rather like this, and when she first meets the Ninth Doctor, she's working as a shop assistant in a department store.

[[folder:Mickey Smith]]
!!Mickey Smith (Ninth and Tenth Doctors)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]" (2005)
->'''Joins TARDIS Crew:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]" (2006)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel]]" (2006)

->'''Played by:''' Noel Clarke (2005–06, 2008, 2010)\\
'''Young Mickey played by:''' Casey Dyer (2005)

%% Yes, it's "Man In Havana". The reference is to the Graham Greene novel and/or its film adaptation.
-->''"Me? I'm their 'man in Havana', their technical support... Oh God, I'm the tin dog."''

Mickey was Rose's boyfriend, abandoned by her when she became the Doctor's companion. This didn't stop him from running around for a few adventures during that series anyway, although he and Rose never quite managed to patch things up. He later joined the TARDIS crew as a companion for a few episodes early in the second series, only to stay behind off-planet ([[AlternateUniverse sort of]]). He returned at the end of the second series, as well as the end of the fourth and briefly in the 2009 specials. In the end, he found true love and [[PairTheSpares married Martha Jones]].
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Played straight with Rose, later averted with Martha, whom he married.
* AlternateUniverse: His counterpart in the zeppelin world is a gay gangster named Ricky. (The gay part is suggested from a deleted scene, but it's debatable if the scene is canon or not.)
* AlwaysSecondBest: He can't measure up to the Doctor even after taking his level in badass. However he stops trying to and decides to become his own person. [[CharacterDevelopment Leading him to look for his own purpose in life,]] away from the TARDIS [[AllLoveIsUnrequited and Rose.]]
* BadassBeard: Once he starts fighting aliens freelance.
* BadassNormal: A powerless human that eventually becomes a cybermen slayer.
* BlackAndNerdy: He's a more than capable hacker.
* ButtMonkey: The Doctor considers him an idiot, his girlfriend gives him little to no respect, his girlfriend's mother accuses him of murder when her daughter goes missing, Jack starts making fun of him within ten seconds of meeting him, and even K-9 gets to throw in a bit of snark while informing him, "We are in a car." Hell, his own parallel-universe equivalent finds him embarrassing, and this is a guy who considers himself a badass because of the number of parking tickets he's accrued.
* HumiliationConga: His girlfriend runs off with an alien after basically snarking how useless he was. She goes missing for a year and the police haul him in five times, while her mother and the entire estate gives him hell about it. The Doctor keeps calling him Ricky and turning into better looking guys while hauling his girlfriend all over the cosmos. [[TookALevelInBadass Then Mickey pisses on everyone and decides to show his worth.]]
* IChooseToStay: At the end of "The Age of Steel," he stays behind in the alternate universe to help his dead alternate self's [[WordOfGay boyfriend]] (long story) fight the Cybermen and take care of his parallel-universe grandmother. Then he comes back for good at the end of "Journey's End" (after returning briefly in "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday").
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the end, he gives up on Rose.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Carries a torch for Rose for years despite her affections for the Doctor, but as soon as the Metacrisis Doctor is sent to live with Rose and company in Pete's World, returns to the prime universe. Between this and his parallel-universe grandmother having passed away, Pete's World no longer has anything to offer him.
* LoveTriangle: Rose leaves him as soon as she meets the Doctor, although she considers herself "sort of" Mickey's girlfriend for a while after that. When she also starts fancying Jack, Mickey pretty much gives up on the relationship. He becomes part of the family again when he and Rose are left without the Doctor for a few years, but eventually steps out of her life forever when Rose gets together with the Doctor's half-Donna clone.
* MyGreatestFailure:
** He was guilty for not helping his grandmother fix the stair carpet, which caused her to fall and die. He decided to not let that happen again when he saw her parallel counterpart and decided to take care of her until she passed away peacefully.
** Also when his counterpart Rickey was deleted, he decided to not let it happen again.
* NiceGuy: A pretty laid-back boyfriend if abit aimless [[TookALevelInBadass at first.]]
* PairTheSpares: With Martha Jones, offscreen.
* PokeThePoodle: Ricky Smith is London's Most Wanted. ...For parking violations.
* PunnyName: Perhaps not intentional, but to "take the mickey" out of someone is to take any fight/vigor/self importance out of them by mocking them, and Mickey does have to put up with a great deal of mockery and bullying from Rose and the Doctor (mostly Nine, but Ten has his moments), and Jackie at first.
* RebelLeader: Alternate Mickey. (It's ''Ricky''.)
* RefusalOfTheCall: Initially, after his help in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]], the Doctor offered him a spot in the TARDIS only to be turned down (one of the few companions to do so).
* ReplacementGoldfish: Becomes one for Jake, Ricky's [[WordOfGay boyfriend]]. Jake copes pretty well with the idea, but since Mickey's not gay, it's a dysfunctional setup to say the least.
* SaltAndPepper: Alongside his partner in crime, Jake.
* TakingUpTheMantle: When his alternate self dies, Mickey simply assumes his identity and continues the fight.
* TokenMinorityCouple: With Martha, of the "Independently-Made" variety.
* TookALevelInBadass: Multiple. To wit, from lovable but aimless boyfriend to a capable hacker and fully-fledged companion. Ends up fighting Cybermen in an alternate reality and respected member of that reality's Torchwood, and finally [[SelfMadeMan earns his happy ending with a woman who saved the world with the power of story.]]

[[folder:Adam Mitchell]]
!!Adam Mitchell (Ninth Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]" (2005)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame The Long Game]]" (2005)

->'''Played by:''' Bruno Langley (2005)

-->''"When I was eight, I hacked into the US defence network… you should have seen them running about!"''

Short-lived companion; a TeenGenius from 2012. Holds the dubious honor of being the only companion to be evicted from the TARDIS for bad behaviour.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Has a job that revolves around alien artifacts, but sees alien abduction stories as nonsense.
* BigBad: For [[spoiler:''[[ComicBook/DoctorWhoPrisonersOfTime Prisoners of Time]]'']].
* ButtMonkey: He doesn't get a lot of respect.
* DitzyGenius: A teen genius who thinks that his plan to sell information back to his own time is a good idea.
* {{Jerkass}}: Intentionally written as a troublemaker to show what kind of person makes for a bad companion.
* InsufferableGenius: Very smug about it.
* TeenGenius: And quick to mention it.
* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: Shows up again in the comics as an elderly man to show what happened to him after being left behind by the Doctor. It isn't pretty at all, and Adam's enormously pissed.
* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: Attempts to change his own future by sending information back from the year 200,000. It doesn't end well.

[[folder:Jack Harkness]]
-->[[Characters/DoctorWhoJackHarkness Has his own page]], owing to his impact on the wider franchise.

[[folder:Martha Jones]]
!!Martha Jones (Tenth Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones]]" (2007)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords]]" (2007)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/FreemaAgyeman (2007–08, 2010)

-->''"I traveled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe..."''

''The Girl Who Walked the Earth''

Martha was a medical student when her hospital ended up on the Moon in the early 21st century. She and the Doctor saved each other's lives a few times that day, and she ended up as the third female (second regular female) companion of the Tenth Doctor. Tries hard not to fall in love with him, but fails rather spectacularly at that. After she left the TARDIS, Jack Harkness pulled some strings to get her a job with UNIT in what seems to be Harry Sullivan's old job. She remains friends with Jack, and has popped up in a a couple of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episodes helping out Torchwood Cardiff. She left UNIT to become a freelance monster fighter but, at least in ''Torchwood'' comics, still work with them.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Develops a crush on the Doctor big enough to rival Rose's feelings. He acknowledges her feelings, she outright tells a group of strangers that she loves him and acknowledges this in conversation with Jack out of the Doctor's earshot. But nothing ever happens with the Doctor due to the episodes establishing that he is still pining the loss of Rose during their original time together; "Last of the Time Lords" directly indicates that this is a factor in Martha's decision to leave the Doctor. By the time she's no longer a companion, she's over him and they go back to being just friends, happier this way, when they reunite later and in "Journey's End" she's actually overjoyed to discover the Doctor finally found Rose again. Later, we learn that she marries Mickey Smith.
* AlwaysSecondBest: How she feels about replacing Rose.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: She accidentally gives quite a few with the Doctor, most noticeably in Family of Blood.
* BadassBookworm: During her first trip through time, she saves the world by quoting from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* BadassNormal: Unlike the other New Series companions, who saved the day by becoming a PhysicalGod or half-Time Lord, Martha saved the world with herself alone.
* BetterAsFriends: Leaves the TARDIS when she realizes the Doctor's never going to like her "that way". In season 4, she's recovering from her crush on him, and they're much happier together just being friends.
* BigDamnKiss: With the Doctor in her first episode ("genetic transfer!"). Also ''eventually'' kisses Jack Harkness in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', simply because "everyone else has had a go". Jack just sort of stares at her and grins.
* BlackAndNerdy: Medical student, natch. She also saves the world by quoting ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* TheBusCameBack: She returned for the series 4 finale (along with making prior guest appearances in both ''Doctor Who'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'') after officially "leaving" her role of companion.
* CombatMedic: She joins [=UNIT=] in Series 4 and her progression to full "doctor" status is accelerated by them because of her field experience.
* ClingyJealousGirl: A mild case, but more so when Rose is brought up, adding to her frustration about being in the 'friend zone' with the Doctor. Once she's getting over her crush on him, she's actually really happy when the Doctor and Rose are reunited.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Whereas Rose was a blonde working-class shopgirl in a life slump, Martha was a black middle-class medical student with an ambitious personality.
* {{Determinator}}: At the end of Series 3 where she spends one year traveling the entire world telling people about the Doctor.
* DudeMagnet: She basically gets a guy almost every adventure through series 3. First Shakespeare, then Riley, then Tom. There's also others who showed attraction to her, though she ironically didn't get the one guy she wanted to notice.
* DysfunctionalFamily: While she loves them, her relationship with her parents and some of her relatives is a bit strained and there's tension in their household.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To John Smith in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]].
* GoodIsNotSoft: Willing to blow up ''the entire Earth'' to save it from the Daleks. She also gives the Doctor a short WhatTheHellHero speech in "The Sontaran Stratagem" when he lumps her in with the mindless, gun-carrying grunts he (sometimes) thinks the rest of UNIT are.
* HospitalHottie: Studying to become a doctor and hot enough to become Shakespeare's "Dark Lady".
* IgnoredEnamouredUnderling: Just after their first meeting, the Doctor makes her promise not to start fancying him. She agrees, but falls in love with him anyway.
* ItsAllMyFault: It's understated, but the final few episodes of Series 3 imply Martha feels guilt about the damage the Master caused to the world and her family, since it was the Doctor, Martha and Jack's trip to the future that set the Master free and Martha who advised Yana to open his fob watch. "The Sontaran Stratagem" confirms that Martha feels at least partially responsible for what happened to the Jones clan, for not being honest more honest with them about what she was doing with the Doctor.
* JustFriends: With the Doctor, to her great frustration, as he still hung up on Rose.
* LawOfInverseRomanticInterest: Outright states numerous times to being in love with the Doctor, but the Doctor, still pining for Rose, is not interested in going beyond JustFriends, contributing to her decision to leave the TARDIS.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I46VKOE1mEU Martha's Theme]]" and it's reprise, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgpuIjPbs00 Martha Triumphant]]". The series composer also wove the opening notes of "Martha's Theme" into the Tenth Doctor's leitmotif, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmAZCI_9C60 The Doctor Forever]]", to symbolize their growing friendship that season.
* NiceGirl: Martha is one of the Doctor's friendlier companions and generally outgoing, and as such tends to make friends easily (Shakespeare, Tallulah, Riley, Jenny, Chantho, Jack, Tom, the odd Hath).
* NoEqualOpportunityTimeTravel: Expresses worries about going back to the early 17th century, given fear of prejudice over her ethnic origins. The Doctor reminds her that not all black people living in Britain at the time were slaves and assures her that he'll look after her. When they visit 1913 in a later episode, several people are incredulous of her having a medical degree (not just because she's black, [[StayInTheKitchen but also a woman]]). She quickly proves them wrong [[MomentOfAwesome when she shows of her extensive medical knowledge]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Although not TheStoic, Martha does keep a grip on her emotions. When she gets angry ("The Sound of Drums") or really scared ("The Sontaran Stratagem"), you know things are very bad.
** One of the reasons the Doctor quickly suspects Martha's clone in "The Poison Sky" (besides the 'clone smell') is that she's far too cavalier about her loved ones being in danger when the safety of Martha's family has always been a top priority of hers ("The Lazarus Experiment", "The Sound Of Drums", "Last Of The Time Lords"). For all that the unrequited love hindered their friendship, the Tenth Doctor and Martha do know each other well.
* PairTheSpares: With Mickey Smith. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to her engagement to Thomas Milligan from Series 4]] was never explained onscreen (according to WordOfGod, Tom was the rebound). It's also a case of a TokenMinorityCouple.
* ReplacementGoldfish: It doesn't take long for her to feel as though she's simply this for Rose. She doesn't put up with it, sits the Doctor down and makes him tell her what's going on.
* SmartGuy: Studying to be a doctor, quick thinking but also great at planning? Martha is one of the smartest characters in the show.
* TechnicalPacifist: Doesn't carry a gun, but has a position of command in a military organisation.
* TheConfidant: As strained as her friendship with the Tenth Doctor gets at times, she's always willing to listen to him carefully when he's reminiscing about his past and the things he's lost and offer him emotional support.
* TokenMinority: Nicely averted. The only time her ethnic background is brought up in a major way is when she's worried about time travelling to more prejudiced historical eras.
* TookALevelInBadass: Not long after meeting the Doctor and enjoying their travels through time, Martha comes to have faith in his intellect and abilities, but she also comes to realize he can't be everywhere at once and will sometimes be incapacitated, and when that happens it's up to his friends to pick up the slack and do what they can to help. Whether it's electrocuting the pig slaves, getting Professor Lazarus' would-be victims to safety and leading him into a trap, saving the S.S. Pentallian from destruction, or fending off the Family of Blood, Martha starts to step up as the Doctor's companion, revealing an incredible amount of emotional strength in the process. It's this emotional strength that allows her to play a long con on the Master in The Year That Never Was and beat him at his own game. She joins UNIT not long after.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Creator/FreemaAgyeman was Adeola Oshodi in "Army of Ghosts", a Torchwood employee who is possessed by the Cybermen and then killed. To explain why Adeola looked similar to Martha, they had Martha refer to Adeola as her cousin in "Smith & Jones".
* WalkingTheEarth: During the Year That Never Was; the entire earth in one year and on foot.
* WhatTheHellHero: The Doctor's reaction when he hears about Martha's plan to blow up Earth to stop a Dalek plot is outrage.
* YaoiFangirl: As revealed in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', where she takes interest in Jack and Ianto's "dabbling".

[[folder:Donna Noble]]
!!Donna Noble (Tenth Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]" (2006)
->'''Joins TARDIS Crew:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Partners in Crime]]" (2008)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" (2008)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/CatherineTate (2006, 2008–10)[[note]]Donna first appeared in a special in 2006, then became a companion for one full season in 2008. She made a final appearance in both parts of a two-part story, part 1 airing on Christmas Day 2009, while part 2 aired on New Year's Day 2010.[[/note]]

-->''"Didn't I ever tell you? Best temp in Chiswick -- 100 words per minute!"''

''The Most Important Woman in the Whole of Creation''

Donna was a temp worker from Chiswick, London in the 21st century. She first met the Doctor when the Racnoss queen fed her an ancient energy normally only found inside [=TARDISes=], and the TARDIS pulled her into itself as a result. Played by established comedienne [[Series/TheCatherineTateShow Catherine Tate]]. Originally a one-off character for the 2006 Christmas Special [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]], Donna returned as a regular companion for the fourth series as well as a role in the Tenth Doctor's last two specials.
* AmusingInjuries: The Doctor fails to catch Donna when she swings over a massive alien ravine, causing her to slam into a nearby wall. It's played for laughs though.
* AscendedExtra: Donna was originally intended purely as a one-shot character to bridge the gap between Rose and Martha during the 2006 Christmas special. However, she was brought back as a full-time companion in series 4 and has become one of the most popular revival series companions.
* AbusiveParents: Donna's mom, Sylvia, is verbally abusive to both Donna and Wilf (Donna's grandfather) in a depressingly realistic way. The Doctor is actually shocked when he realizes the extent of it, and tells Sylvia to stop it.
* AllWebbedUp: Happens to her in "The Runaway Bride" Christmas special as a manner of restraint.
* BadassBureaucrat: She was an office worker prior to being a companion, and her office skills prove extremely useful in "The Sontaran Strategem", "The Doctor's Daughter" and "Journey's End". Her ability to understand office files, work a calendar system and type 100 words a minute ends up saving the universe several times over.
* BadassNormal: The Doctor infiltrated (and later broke into) a corporate office building [[MagicTool with psychic paper and the sonic screwdriver.]] She did the same with little more than really good BS skills and an absurd amount of patience.
* BetterAsFriends: With the Doctor, to his great relief. In fact, he wouldn't have let her into the TARDIS otherwise, because he was very tired of everyone falling in love with him. (They share one snog, but it's completely for comic relief and not remotely romantic. And she does find him attractive, but not in ''that way''.)
* BigDamnKiss: With the Doctor, of the "LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain" variety.
%%* BoisterousBruiser:
* CatchPhrase: "Oi!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Oh, very much. It's a testament to Tate's acting talent when Donna's mom and grandfather beg the Doctor to let her keep her memories, as traveling with him made her a better person -- and we see her revert to her shrill, gossipy, ''idiotic'' old self when those memories are erased.
* ChristmasCake: Over 30 and not married. This is most an issue in her first episode where she's desperate to get married.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Averted; the Doctor expects the same snarking he got from Rose/Sarah, but when Donna meets Martha they just shake hands and get along fine. Donna's concerns are more that she might lose her position as the Doctor's companion.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Whereas Rose and Martha both fell in love with the Doctor, Donna repeatedly states that she finds him unattractive.
* CrazyPrepared: After her debut episode, drove around with every type of clothing she might ever need to travel with the Doctor, just in case he showed up again one day and made her a companion.
* CursedWithAwesome: Doctor Donna: a human woman with a Time Lord brain and mankind's unique spark that makes her use her newfound intellect at maximum proficiency, even surpassing the Doctor himself. But the strain this puts on her human frame is so hard that it starts to ''kill her'' and forces the Doctor to make her forget ''everything'' about her travels with him in order to suppress her super intellect and save her life. Worse yet, if Donna ever remembers ''anything'' about her time with the Doctor, her Time Lord brain will resurface and she will ''burn''.
* DeadpanSnarker: She's great at lobbing sarcastic remarks at the Doctor.
-->'''The Doctor''': [stepping out of the TARDIS] Ah! Smell that air! Grass and lemonade! And a little bit of mint. Just a hint of mint. Must be the 1920s.\\
'''Donna''': You can tell what year it is just by smelling?\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh, yeah.\\
'''Donna''': Or, maybe, that big vintage car coming up the drive gave it away.
* FailingATaxi: In "The Runaway Bride" ChristmasSpecial where we first meet her, she tries to hail a taxi and gets one driven by an alien {{Mook|s}}, forcing the Doctor to save her with some fancy TARDIS manoeuvres.
* FieryRedhead: Scorching temper and attitude, be it against The Doctor, Daleks, or her own mother.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: PlayedWith. Donna is frequently horrified by the amount of responsibility the Doctor has, but copes by going back to being snarky for the start of each new adventure. This means that her CharacterDevelopment is gradual and zig-zaggy. It makes it all the more horrifying when we see her go back to her ''old'' old self.
* GenreRefugee: She's the kind of shouty comic grotesque who'd be played in a sketch show by Creator/CatherineTate, although with plenty of HiddenDepths and [[HeReallyCanAct much better acted than you'd expect]].
* GoodWithNumbers: It's more than just math, though -- she's spent most of her life temping, and she's gotten ''ridiculously'' good at it, having gained a knack for spotting patterns in numbers not even the Doctor would notice.
* HalfHumanHybrid: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]], she saves herself from Dalek-inflicted doom by splicing her DNA with the Doctor's. She then indulges in {{technobabble}}, yelling like the Doctor, and hijacking the Dalek's motor commands to make them spin in circles. Fun is had by all, but it does not last.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Her entire character arc is wanting to be more than "useless". And she'll never know what a difference she made.
* JumpedAtTheCall: In her second appearance, she is searching for The Doctor and has already packed her bags.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: She's loud and abrasive because she believes she isn't important.
* LargeHam: Extremely large and loud presence at times and then she becomes [[UpToEleven Doctor Donna]]
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Her relationship with the Doctor. In fact, most people initially believe they're married or [[SiblingRivalry brother and sister.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She and the Tenth Doctor have this dynamic, both trading sarcastic barbs constantly but obviously caring deeply for each other. The Doctor outright calls her his [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming best friend]].
* MissingTheGoodStuff: In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]", her first appearance, she has (somehow) managed to avoid all of London's previous encounters with extraterrestrials.
* MoralityChain: Explicitly considers herself one for the Tenth Doctor. She thinks he "needs someone to stop him".
* PityTheKidnapper: When she was in peril, she often made the bad guys regret putting her there, even without the Doctor's interventions.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her and the Doctor. It's even invoked when she first begins traveling with him, with the Doctor telling her he "just wants a mate".
* PluckyGirl: Explicitly called a "plucky young girl who helps me out" by the Doctor and she lives up to such a description with her fiery determination (but she doesn't like the description).
* PrettyInMink: Wore a black fur-trimmed coat during "Planet of the Ood".
* RedPillBluePill: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] is basically someone force feeding her the blue pill after the fact and make her live a normal life. The future version of the alternate Donna then has to make sure the past version of the alternate Donna spits out the blue pill so that Donna Prime can resume her red pill adventure.
* RefusalOfTheCall: When the Doctor first asks her if she'll travel with him, she says no -- being, understandably, weirded out by his tranquil fury. She later regrets this and begins searching for him.
* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: Mainly just one episode, "Turn Left." Rose goes out of her way to get her out of town, and then to use her to change her past.
** Her importance to the universe as a whole is lampshaded by the Doctor in the same episode: "Most times, the universe just compensates around [changes in the timeline], but with you? Great big parallel world."
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Quite honestly so this time.
-->"We're not even the same species. There's probably laws against it."
* ShoeSlap: Declined. In "The Poison Sky", she was supposed to use a shoe to knock out a Sontaran. Thing is, she'd only wear trainers, and those don't have quite the kick needed. Fortunately, PercussiveMaintenance leaves mallets around when you need them.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Because Donna begged Ten to "save someone" in Pompeii, he saved Lobus Caecilius and his family. This led to the Doctor choosing the face of Caecilius when he became Twelve so that he could always remember to "save someone", which led to him saving Ashildr by making her immortal. Making Ashildr immortal led her to much misery, and Ashildr herself led to Clara's death. Thus, Donna, who ''doesn't even remember anything of her time with the Doctor'' is responsible, however unwillingly or indirectly, for Ashildr's centuries-lasting misery and Clara's death.
* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: After preventing a Dalek-induced genocide, she's {{Mind Rape}}d to prevent [[MySkullRunnethOver her skull runnething over]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Was prone to giving Ten this when he acted rudely or otherwise went too far, such as when he initially refused to save a soon-to-be-dead family in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]]. Donna set him straight in short order, and continued to do so over the course of her run.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Lampshaded by Rose in "Turn Left." Even without the bug on her back, she still warps reality/destiny.

[[folder:River Song]]
-->[[Characters/DoctorWhoRiverSong Has her own page]].

[[folder:Wilfred Mott]]
!!Wilfred Mott (Tenth Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]" (2007)
->'''Joins TARDIS Crew:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]" (2009-10)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/BernardCribbins (2007–10)[[note]]A cameo in the 2007 Christmas Special, a RecurringCharacter in the 2008 season, finally PromotedToOpeningTitles as a companion in a 2-part story which aired on Christmas Day 2009 and New Year's Day 2010.[[/note]]

-->''"Every night, Doctor, when it gets dark, and the stars come out, I'll look up on her behalf. I'll look up at the sky, and think of you."''

A newspaper salesman from 21st century Chiswick, London. Originally a one-off character in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], Wilfred was eventually revealed to also be Donna Noble's grandfather (a last-minute rewrite due to the actor hired to play Donna's father [[ActorExistenceFailure dying]]). This resulted in quite a few recurring roles throughout the fourth series, leading to fan-favorite status for the character and finally full-fledged companion status in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], the Tenth Doctor's final story.
* AscendedExtra: Originally intended to be named "Stan" for [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] and never show up again. This changed when Howard Attfield, the actor playing Donna's father, passed away and Wilf was written in as Donna's grandfather.
* BadassNormal: Dalek. '''Paintball gun'''. It didn't ''work'', but that's still quite a few levels of badassness above the norm.
* CatchPhrase: [[ProperlyParanoid "It's them aliens again!"]]
* ChekhovsGun: Owns one, and convinces the Doctor to accept it as a gift.
* CoolOldGuy: Willing to do anything to save the world.
* LikeASonToMe: Despite being the Doctor's junior by more than 800 years.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'd be proud.\\
'''Wilf:''' What?\\
'''The Doctor:''' If you ''were'' my dad.
* ManlyTears: His friendship with Ten is very emotional.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: For all his talk about the aliens, when the Adipose ship is hovering over London, horns blaring all the way, Wilfred is too busy looking through his telescope to notice.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: He tried to talk the Tenth Doctor out of his HeroicSacrifice because he knows that the Doctor is a hero on a grand scale and he himself is just an old human man. The Doctor's response is basically, 'No, you're not.'
* OlderSidekick: Obviously more than qualifies in the real world; he's more than twice David Tennant's age. In fact, Creator/BernardCribbins is the oldest actor to have played a companion on the show, and as the man himself once said appeared in Dr Who before Tennant was born. In-universe, the Doctor is still ''much'' older.
* ParentalSubstitute: Is this to Donna. After her father died, and given her mother's aloofness, she always turns to "Gramps". In "The End of Time" he also takes on some of these traits with the Doctor.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: For the Tenth Doctor's final story.
* ProperlyParanoid: Firmly believes in alien visitors to earth. Since he lives in the Whoniverse, ''boy'' is he right.
* ProphecyTwist: "He will knock four times." The Doctor was absolutely sure that it referred to the Master (and, admit it, so were you.) Instead, after the Master is defeated, Wilf politely knocks four times on the door of his glass cage, hoping the Doctor will let him out.[[note]]It should also be mentioned he does the four-knock four times.[[/note]] Wilf previously trapped himself in the cage to save a random guy's life. The only way the Doctor can get him out is by killing himself.
* ARealManIsAKiller: Defied - he refuses to be ashamed of never actually killing during his military service.
* RetiredBadass: He served in Palestine when he was younger, though by his own admission never took a life while there.
* WeaponOfChoice: A paintball gun or his old service revolver. That works, too.

[[folder:Amy Pond]]
!!Amelia "Amy" Jessica Pond (Eleventh Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]" (2010)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan]]" (2012)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/KarenGillan (2010–2012, 2013)[[note]]A companion from 2010–2012 (making her the longest lasting companion since the start of the Revival Series), she was BackForTheFinale in one episode of 2013 for Matt Smith's final regular episode.[[/note]]\\
'''Young Amelia Pond played by:''' Creator/CaitlinBlackwood (2010–2012)[[note]] An unknown [[FakeShemp stand-in]] played her in 2013 when she came BackForTheFinale- Caitlin had become a teenager by that time and was too old to pass as a little kid anymore.[[/note]]

-->'''Amy:''' Twelve years! And four psychiatrists!\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Four?\\
'''Amy:''' I kept biting them.\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Why?\\
'''Amy:''' They said you weren't real.

''The Girl Who Waited''

Amy, a [[MsFanservice kissogram]] (and, later, a model), is a Scot raised in a small village in rural England. She first met the Doctor as a little girl in 1996, an encounter that everyone but Amy dismissed as imaginary. But Amy never forgot her "raggedy Doctor", and he served as a sort of imaginary friend for her… until he finally returned, twelve years later. Her relationship with the Doctor is arguably inspired by Wendy Darling's relationship with Literature/PeterPan... except that in this case, Wendy is Peter's mother-in-law.
* ActionGirl: She exerts this when "pushed into a corner." "The Girl Who Waited" sees her exhibit this to her fullest potential by surviving 36 years in a Kindness Facility against an army of hostile robots.
* AdultFear: Between Series 6 and Series 7, her marriage with Rory became strained after discovering she's infertile, due to something done to her at Demon's Run. At the beginning of Series 7, they're about to sign their divorce papers before the Doctor's adventure causes them to reconcile.
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: [[AvertedTrope Amy is sent to therapy in two separate realities]] when others find out what she’s experienced and can’t believe it’s real: in "The Eleventh Hour" because of her tales of The Raggedy Doctor [[note]] She bit all four of them [[/note]], and in “The Big Bang” where all the stars have gone out and young Amy is the only person in the world who remembers them.
* AlwaysSaveTheBoy: The Doctor even lampshades it.
--> '''Doctor''': [[DistressBall Rory! Rory!]] ''[[DistressBall Always]]'' [[DistressBall with the Rory.]]
* AmnesiacLover:
** From the end of "Cold Blood" to the end of "The Pandorica Opens", she doesn't remember Rory because he never existed.
** Played with during "The Wedding of River Song." Amy remembers that she has a husband named Rory whom she loved dearly, but can't remember what he looks like, and therefore doesn't recognize "Captain Williams". It's the Doctor who tries to restart both their memories.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: While she often takes Rory for granted, if anything happens to him, she'll be crushed, even [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice suicidal]]. After she reads about Auton-Rory's disappearance in the Blitz during [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang",]] she's utterly devastated. "The Girl Who Waited" is testament to how deeply she's in love with him.
-->'''Old Amy''': You're asking me to defy destiny, causality, the nexus of time itself for a ''boy''.\\
'''Young Amy''': You're Amy, he's Rory... and oh yes I am.
* BackForTheFinale: She returns briefly as a hallucination in the Eleventh Doctor's dying moments.
* BerserkButton: Growing up, the Doctor was her button.
---> '''Doctor:''' ''Four'' psychiatrists?\\
'''Amy:''' I kept biting them.\\
'''Doctor:''' Why?\\
'''Amy:''' They kept saying you weren't real.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When pushed enough or her family's in danger, she can be ''terrifying''. Her ([[PayEvilUntoEvil much-deserved]]) murder of Madame Kovarian, for example.
* BiTheWay: She clearly loves Rory, but that doesn't stop her from flirting with herself in the 2011 Comic Relief short.
* BigDamnKiss: Has a few incredibly Big Damn Kisses with Rory, first in "Amy's Choice" when she made her choice, then in "The Big Bang" which is her wedding day and "The Girl Who Waited", which is effectively "Rory's Choice". She also snogs the Doctor after "Flesh and Stone" while he scrambles to shove her off of him.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Because of the cracks affecting her reality so much and leaving her with a fear of abandonment even before the Doctor entered and then left her life, she treated Rory pretty badly during Series 5. She got much better once time was fixed, but she still has her moments.
%%* BoundAndGagged: ''Ripper's Curse''.
* BrokenBird:
** The Doctor abandons her repeatedly in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]], leaving her with lifelong psychological problems as a result.
** She [[TraumaCongaLine repeatedly suffers this]] in "A Good Man Goes to War": First she gives birth in captivity, held prisoner God-knows-where in time and space. Then her baby girl is taken away from her by the villains. Then after [[HopeSpot the sheer joy of getting Melody back and reuniting with her husband and the Doctor]], the villains reveal that they've already taken off with the baby and replaced her with a flesh duplicate, which promptly dissolves in Amy's arms.
** In "The Girl Who Waited", she's left to fend for herself against killer robots for 36 years, hardening her into a bitter old woman whose faith in the Doctor has dissolved into hatred.
** Finally, in "The God Complex", the Doctor [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim deliberately breaks that faith in order to save both her life and her future.]]
* TheCallPutMeOnHold: As above, she answered yes to [[CallToAdventure the call]] ''long'' before she was able to actually have the adventure associated.
* ChangedMyJumper: She's a worse offender than the Doctor himself. Wearing a miniskirt in public would probably have at least caused some comment in some of the places she went (though not always the ones you'd expect).
* CharacterDevelopment: Though she starts as an innocent and adventurous young girl, after being abandoned by the Doctor for 14 years [[BreakTheCutie she grows up to be jaded, snarky and emotionally damaged]], as well as finding herself sexually conflicted between the Doctor and Rory. Throughout Series 5 and 6 she comes to realise just how much she loves Rory, and her mask of overconfidence is toned down as she becomes more mature. She also comes to see the Doctor as less of a childhood hero and more of a friend and equal.
* CharacterTic: In Series 5, she would bulge her eyes and pucker her mouth a lot.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets pretty annoyed when she thinks Rory is more focused on another woman. It's justified for a few reasons; he's her husband, he's had a SingleTargetSexuality on her for most of their lives, he has a tendency to die and she's feeling guilty over calling him her "sort of boyfriend" in their first episode.
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: in the 2011 Comic Relief short when she had a twin and wouldn't stop flirting with it.
* DoubleConsciousness: After the events of "The Big Bang", she remembers two different versions of her life, as stated in the "Good Night" mini-episode. In "The Wedding of River Song", this is now ''triple'' consciousness, with Amy remembering her life in the time-everywhere universe.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: She emotionally and physically beats Rory over the head a whole lot, something hinted to be a result of her epic scale abandonment issues. She gets called out on it ''hard'' on occasion, and slowly learns that there are other ways to love someone. It's still her default defence mechanism when she feels her that relationship isn't heading the right way.
* DrivenToSuicide: After Rory is sent to the past and "killed" by a Weeping Angel, she chooses to get sent back in time by that same Angel and die early. The Doctor sounds like he's trying to talk her off of a high ledge.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: According to Rory.
---> '''Rory''': Uh, Doctor, ''don't''. Seriously, I let her drive my car once.\\
'''Amy''': Yeah, to the end of the road.\\
'''Rory''': Yeah. Where, according to Amy, there was an unexpected ''house''.\\
'''Amy''': Aw, he's jealous because ''I'' passed my test first time.\\
'''Rory''': You cheated: you wore a skirt.\\
'''Amy''': I didn't wear a skirt. ... No, no; I ''did'' wear a skirt, but it was any old skirt.\\
'''Rory''': Did you see Amy drive, Doctor?\\
'''Doctor''': No?\\
'''Rory''': [[DistractedByTheSexy Neither did her driving instructor...]]
* {{Expy}}: Shares quite more than a few traits with Sally Sparrow from "Blink", a story Creator/StevenMoffat wrote before taking over as the head writer, right down to having a guy that's interested in her that's considered way out of his league. Unlike Larry Nightingale, Rory definitely does hook up with the girl he likes.
** She also shares more than a few character traits with Rose Tyler. However, unlike Rose, she actually comes to love her {{Muggle}} boyfriend (it helps that he became a MemeticBadass not far short of the Doctor himself), grows out of her crush on the Doctor, and generally does a lot of growing up.
* FagHag: Believed herself to be this to [[MistakenForGay Rory]] for years.
* FairCop: Subverted in her first appearance, when she uses a Kissogram outfit to pretend to be a cop.
* FanserviceModel: Amy was this for a time before starting her adventures with The Doctor. But different from most of the characters on this trope, she didn't wear lingerie nor swimsuit, but FanserviceCostumes since she worked as a kissogram. By the time she saw the Doctor again after being a child, Amy was wearing a [[FairCop police officer costume]].
* FieryRedhead: This ginger companion is quick to lose her temper. As early as her episode, there's her smacking the Doctor with a cricket bat and sticking his tie in a car door because he left her alone for 12 years and then won't explain what's going on.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E6TheBellsOfSaintJohn "The Bells of Saint John"]], the characters -- including the Doctor, eventually -- read an old-looking book titled "Summer Falls". It's written by "Amelia Williams".
* FriendsWithBenefits: Wants to be this with the Doctor and she gets one kiss in before he pushes her away. She tries again ''during'' her wedding -- twice.
* FutureBadass: Thirty six years spent defending herself from robots with a sword.
* HappilyEverAfter: While Amy and Rory are dead in the present, they have 50+ years in the past, and Amy's final note assures the Doctor that they had a full and happy life together until their deaths of old age. Karen Gillan herself also [[https://twitter.com/karengillan/status/648941198514614272 thinks]] they had BabiesEverAfter as well - at the very least, they definitely adopted a child.
* HehHehYouSaidX: Gives one in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time Of Angels"]] when River asks the Doctor to "sonic her" device in order to amplify its signal, as part of her general winding the Doctor up over his relationship with River.
--> '''Amy:''' Ooh Doctor, you ''soniced'' her.
* HeroesWantRedheads:
** Inverted with the Doctor, who really doesn't want to fancy her no matter how hard she flirts.
** It's played straight with Rory.
** In the 2011 Comic Relief short, Amy Pond flirts with ''herself''.
* HiddenDepths: She really loves Van Gogh's work.
* InSeriesNickname: The Girl Who Waited. Twice.
* JumpedAtTheCall:
** ''Asked'' to come along, as a girl; unfortunately, [[TheCallPutMeOnHold the caller got waylaid]] and she had to [[TheSlowPath wait for fourteen years]] before she got to see the inside of the TARDIS.
--->'''Amy''': When I was a little girl, I dreamed of time and space. Last night, all my dreams came true.
** Invoked by the Doctor with his repeated [[PhraseCatcher declaration]].
---> '''Doctor''': Amelia Pond! ''Get your coat!''
* KilledOffForReal: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]], her permanent death is confirmed by her tombstone.
* LadyOfWar: In "The Girl Who Waited" the future Amy has [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] and become one of these. This attitude is also very much in evidence in "The Wedding of River Song".
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Done to her memories of Rory courtesy of the time-crack, and, it later turns out, to her memories of her parents as well.
* LastNameBasis: The Doctor has the habit of calling her “Pond.“
* {{Leitmotif}}: There's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zABNs6Dbn4s "Locked On"]] which plays while she gives her narrative, at the start of every one of Eleven's second season episodes. As well as a musical piece called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BuPBQXTcMk Amy's Theme]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Despite a chronic case of WillTheyOrWontThey, she and the Doctor ultimately end up like this when she realises that Rory is her true love.
* LimitedWardrobe: For the first six episodes of the 2011 series, appeared to have nothing in her wardrobe except two or three similar-looking plaid shirts. It turned out to be a subliminal hint to the audience that she's actually a mind-linked Doppelgänger in these episodes.
* LoveTriangle: Thinks she's in one with Rory and the Doctor. Rory and the Doctor both disagree. She readily accepts the fact that the Doctor wouldn't necessarily ''love'' her, being a 907-year-old alien and all, but she still hopes for a quick shag. While it largely dies to nothing by the end of Series 5, the ShipTease around it eventually becomes a major plot point, due to TrollingCreator, when she becomes pregnant in Series 6 and people start to assume that it might be the Doctor's baby. Of course, it's not -- despite there being, at first, overwhelming circumstantial evidence for it.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: After she marries Rory, she becomes Amy Williams. The Doctor knows, but calls her "Pond" regardless (he even calls Rory "Rory Pond" consistently), unless things get properly serious.
* MaleGaze: Her first appearance as an adult is a slow pan up her legs.
* MamaBear: Very nearly kills a spaceship full of people, including herself and Rory, to save their child. No guarantee that anyone died, but none that everyone lived, either. Madame Kovarian learns this, too.
-->'''Amy''': You took my baby from me and hurt her. And now she's all grown up and she's fine. But I'll never see my baby again.\\
'''Madame Kovarian:''' But you'll still save me, though. Because he would. And you'd never do anything to disappoint your precious Doctor.\\
'''Rory:''' Ma'am, we have to go. ''Now.''\\
'''Amy:''' The Doctor is very precious to me, you're right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Kovarian? ''Not here.'' ''[reattaches Kovarian's eye-drive, condemning her to a torturous death by electrocution]'' River Song didn't get it all from you... ''sweetie''.
* MarryThemAll: In her first season, she genuinely intends to have both Rory and the Doctor as her "boys", with Rory's unhappiness with such an arrangement going largely over her head (and the Doctor [[ShipperOnDeck not having any intention to come between them - quite the opposite]]). She pointedly ignores their protests even ''during her and Rory's wedding'', and tells the Doctor he can kiss the bride. (He doesn't.)
--> '''Amy:''' ''[to the Doctor]'' Oi! Where are you sneaking off to? We haven't even had a snog in the shrubbery yet!\\
'''Rory:''' Amy!\\
'''Amy:''' Shut up, it's my wedding!\\
'''Rory:''' ''Our'' wedding!
* MeetCute: She and the Doctor have one when he shows up in a crashed TARDIS asking for an apple.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Towards Rory in Series 5 and early in Series 6 where he goes from her boyfriend to her "sort of boyfriend" to her fiance, to one of her two "boys" and then forgetting him entirely due to a time crack. Since then, she's clearly established him as her number one priority.
* MsFanservice:
** She's a Kissogram, and so has several...interesting outfits. Seen onscreen is a FairCop police uniform; refered to are {{Naughty Nurse Outfit}}s, [[NaughtyNuns Naughty Nun]], and FrenchMaid outfits. She has a general liking for short skirts or hotpants that show off Creator/KarenGillan's long legs; there's only two episodes of the fifth series in which we don't see her in something like that.
** This causes a minor disaster in the 2011 Comic Relief skit, when her wearing a short skirt [[DistractedByTheSexy distracts Rory enough]] to cause him to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero drop a thermocoupling, causing a spatial paradox]].
** It's also implied she {{Invoked|Trope}} this to pass her driving test.
** As of the end of season 6 and the beginning of season 7, she had a quite successful modeling career. By "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", she seems to have quit.
* MultipleChoicePast: After the mess with the cracks in time has been resolved, Amy is left with two largely incompatible childhoods - one where she had a mum and dad, one where she was raised by her aunt. She remembers ''both'' of them, which is a bit of a headache.
* MysticalPregnancy: Straightforward example--Amy is subjected to a horrifying pregnancy and delivery. It leads to a half Time Lord child - though not by the means that anyone expected.
* ObliviousToLove: For a kissogram, she was a little bit slow in realising that Rory liked her.
* PaintedOnPants: If she's not wearing a miniskirt, she's probably wearing these.
* PajamaCladHero: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]], she saves all of Space Ship U.K and the Star Whale carrying her while in her nightie.
* ParentalAbandonment: When we first meet her, she's living with her aunt (who's never there). The question of what happened to the rest of her family is part of the season arc.
* ThePeepingTom: Had no problem watching the Eleventh Doctor's bare backside when he just started changing clothes right in front of her and Rory not long after his regeneration.
-->'''Rory:''' Are you not gonna turn your back?\\
'''Amy:''' *smirks* Nope.
* PhraseCatcher: "Come along, Pond."
* ThePowerOfLove: With Rory, going both ways. In her case, it helps restore her memories of him in the time-everywhere reality, just in time for her to interrupt his attempted HeroicSacrifice [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend by mowing down half a dozen Silents with an assault rifle.]]
* RealityWarper: Her RippleEffectProofMemory is the only reason the Doctor's second Big Bang goes off without a hitch and is also the only way the Doctor comes back into existence.
* RippleEffectProofMemory:
** Develops this as an actual explicit power, though not so much ripple-''proof'' as ripple-''resistant''. She can lose memories of her own history if she doesn't really concentrate when the moment is rewritten, but she can get those back. This culminates with her remembering the Doctor back into existence after a nasty RetGone.
** This skill comes back again in "The Wedding of River Song". She and Rory can both remember bits and pieces of the correct timeline, but Amy is the only one able to remember the correct order of things -- with a lot of effort and many scribbled illustrations.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Frequently wears one throughout series 5. Less so afterward - which, ironically, is about the time she TookALevelInBadass.
* ScrewYourself: When the TARDIS gets tangled in a time loop, Amy finds her slightly-time-displaced-self rather fetching.
-->'''Doctor:''' [[SurroundedByIdiots Ohhh... this is how it all ends]]. Pond flirting with herself -- true love at last. Oh, sorry, Rory.\\
'''Rory''': [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Absolutely no problem at all.]]
* SecurityCling: The Eleventh Doctor and Amy have a variation. Because Amy's story is one traumatic BreakTheCutie moment after another, the Doctor develops a habit of clinging tightly to her and rubbing her back while delivering each new piece of bad news. Asking permission from her husband Rory every time, of course, that being Eleven's method of making clear that he's ''not'' trying to rekindle Amy's affection for him.
* ShesGotLegs:
** The "Time" short is based on her long legs, her short skirt, and how her husband is distracted by them.
** Clara's thoughts on the subject:
-->'''Clara''': Dear GOD, that woman is made of legs! That's the most legs on any living human!
** Amusingly, the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor mutters about her legs in comparison to those of the much shorter Clara... because they're both tied up and Clara's trying to reach the dropped sonic screwdriver with her feet.
* ShipTease: With the Doctor. While it seems to die around the end of Season 5 (the Doctor, for his part, never reciprocated), this becomes a major plot point when she becomes pregnant and her baby turns out to have Time Lord DNA. Rumours promptly start flying about the universe as to exactly what happened, with Dorium noting that anyone now hunting Amy or her family will be in serious trouble, explicitly remarking to the Headless Monks, "I've even heard who's child you've taken. Are. You. Mad?!", before talking up the Doctor's reputation as TheDreaded, implying that the Doctor is the father. Due to TrollingCreator, it takes a ''while'' before we find out that it was all a big RedHerring, and the Doctor has never touched Amy.
* ShowSomeLeg: According to Rory, this is how she got her driver's permit.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Very mild case of this sometimes, as she tends to overestimate her own competence.
** Case in point, during a conversation with River about the Doctor, River says she knows what Amy is thinking. Amy's immediate response is to confidently state that River doesn't. As it turns out, River does in fact know what Amy's thinking - though in fairness to Amy, she didn't
* SurprisePregnancy: She had no idea she was pregnant, even after having done the deed on her wedding night.
* TangledFamilyTree: From late series 6 onwards, Amy and Rory are together and have a daughter, Melody, who was named after their childhood best friend, Melody a.k.a. Mels. Amy, however, fancied the Doctor and snogged him early on (he did not reciprocate and was extremely surprised, to say the least). She later marries Rory and has a daughter who she names Melody, after her and Rory's best friend. Melody turns out to be River Song, who eventually marries the Doctor after a childhood spent as said best friend Melody, meaning that she was accidentally named after herself. On top of that, Melody's second mother is the TARDIS, who considers herself married to the Doctor and has a romantic (as well as biologically symbiotic) relationship with him. Things get more complicated when Amy accidentally marries Henry VIII in a throwaway gag -- because the Doctor, rather briefly, married Queen Elizabeth I in his previous incarnation, who happens to be Henry VIII's daughter, making her simultaneously his biological mother-in-law ''and'' his step-mother-in-law. In the middle of all that, the Doctor snogs Rory for no obvious reason - though the main incident of this was a ThrowItIn, and could just be the Doctor being excitable and, well, the Doctor. TARDIS, meanwhile, also fancies "Pretty Boy".
* TookALevelInBadass: Thirty-six years of defending yourself from killer robots will do this.
* TrappedInThePast: Amy and Rory's final fate is to be locked into early 1900s New York by Weeping Angels.
* TraumaCongaLine: She gets severely traumatised roughly every two episodes, from kidnapping to abandonment to adult fear and death.
* {{Tsundere}}: A textbook examples. She's the "Harsh" type at the beginning of Series 5, thanks to her many, many issues ("Twelve years! Twelve years, and ''four'' psychiatrists!"), and "sweet" by the end.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Not actually Glaswegian, but she's still Scottish and still very bad tempered when the mood takes her. She invokes it in "Asylum of the Daleks".
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: It's ''really'' not a good idea to mess with Rory. While he's a MemeticBadass in his own right, Amy is considerably more ruthless than he is.
* WhamLine: To The Doctor, when he's grilling this 'policewoman' on why she lied about how long the Pond family has been gone.
-->'''The Doctor:''' This is important! Why did you say six months?
-->'''Amy:''' ''*screaming*'' Why did you say five minutes?!
* WistfulAmnesia: Finds herself crying over Rory without realising it or knowing why several times in series 5 after [[{{Retgone}} he'd temporarily been swallowed by a crack in reality.]]
* YaoiFangirl: As shown in the comics, when Rory kisses the Doctor by accident and Amy asks them to do it again, but slower.
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: As she points out, the Doctor only calls her "Amelia" when he's worried about her, and "Amy Williams" when things get very, very serious.
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough: Amy runs off with the Doctor on the night before her wedding.

[[folder:Rory Williams]]
!!Rory Arthur Williams (Eleventh Doctor)

->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]" (2010)
->'''Joins TARDIS Crew:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The Vampires of Venice]]" (2010)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan]]" (2012)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/ArthurDarvill (2010–2012)\\
'''Young Rory played by:''' Ezekiel Wigglesworth (2011)

-->''"Rory Pond is everything I could never be — brave enough to show when he's scared, man enough to take his wife's name, and so steadfastly in love that he'll wait 2,000 years and not complain once. Everyone needs a Rory in their life."''
--->-- '''Creator/StevenMoffat'''

''The Last Centurion''

Rory is a nurse, Amy's [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend childhood friend, and now her husband]]. Growing up together with Amy, she used to make him dress up as her "raggedy Doctor", and he's appropriately freaked out to learn that the man actually exists. He starts off incredibly reluctant to travel with the Doctor, out of love for Amy and fear for his own life, but quickly rises to the challenge and becomes a tremendously courageous force to be reckoned with.
* {{Adorkable}}: His [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice attempt to fence]] [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing using a broom]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon inability to pass for an American]] are but two examples. He also tends to lapse into BuffySpeak.
-->'''Rory:''' [[ManlyTears Oh God, I was gonna be cool.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I wanted to be cool, look at me]]...
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: If you suggest that his girlfriend is less important than the universe, then he will punch your lights out.
* AmnesiacLover: In "The Wedding of River Song", in which he's lost all his memories of the correct timeline and only knows Amy as his boss (albeit who he is quietly devoted to). The Doctor tries to get them back together again... and fails, at first.
* TheAtoner: As an Auton, following the (apparent) death of Amy by his own hands.
* BadassAdorable: "A Good Man Goes To War" has him terrifying Cybermen and then later crying with joy at his baby daughter.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Normally a gentle soul (he's a nurse, after all), but he's capable of amazing destruction if his family is threatened.
--> '''Rory''': I have a message from the Doctor... and a question from me. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHERE. IS. MY. WIFE?]] Oh don't give me those blank looks, the twelfth Cyber-legion monitors this entire quadrant! You hear ''everything''. So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now'' and I'll be on my way...\\
'''Cyber-Leader''': What is the Doctor's message?\\
''[the entire Cyberman fleet outside the window explodes]''\\
'''Rory''': Would you like me to ''repeat'' the question?
* BigDamnKiss: Apart from a few very Big Damn Kisses with Amy, the Doctor (well, Creator/MattSmith, [[ThrowItIn improvising]]) rather unexpectedly snogs him once. Rory makes a "yuck" face.
* BullyingADragon: Rory is normally a gentle soul, but it is ''not'' a good idea to test his patience whenever Amy is in trouble.
* ButtMonkey: Started out as Amy's put-on "sort of boyfriend" so wasn't taken seriously by anyone and regularly made a fool of himself. Many, ''many'' [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass later...]]
* TheChampion: Spent 2000 years as the Guardian of the Pandorica, simply to make sure Amy would remain protected.
* CharacterDevelopment: He went from an insecure Mickey-type character whose main purpose was to look hurt, to a BadassAdorable man who is willing to spend two thousand years protecting his wife.
* TheChewToy: Where Amy gets horribly tortured emotionally, it is Rory's lot to suffer physically, in new and interesting ways. At one point, fans on Website/{{Twitter}} jokingly threatened to come after Moffat with a pitchfork if he tortured Rory ''again''. Moffat responded they'd have to haul the pitchfork out of Rory first.
* ChickMagnet: Gathers quite a few looks from various female characters (and, after a while, [[BiTheWay from Eleven as well]]). Even ''the TARDIS'' fancies him, calling him "the pretty one" -- one episode later, it's revealed that they have a child together.
%%* ColonelBadass: "A Good Man Goes to War", then fully grows into the role in "The Wedding of River Song".
* CovertPervert: In "Space" and "Time" he accidentally causes a major malfunction in the TARDIS because (a) His wife is wearing a skirt and (b) The TARDIS has a glass floor.
* DeadpanSnarker: An often dry and understated example, he responds to the insanity that is his life with frequent snark.
* {{Determinator}}:
** Auton Rory spent 1894 years protecting the Pandorica simply because Amy was inside and she was, just about, a bit safer with him there.
** In "The Wedding of River Song", in another version of reality, to give Amy time to flee, he ignores the fact he's being ''electrocuted''.
---> '''Amy''': You have to take your eye-drive off!\\
'''Rory''': I can't do that ma'am, I can't forget what's coming.\\
'''Amy''': But it could activate at any moment!\\
'''Rory''': ''[with trembling, clenched fists]'' It ''has'' activated, ma'am.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Rory tops himself, and quite possibly takes the all-time Companion Crowning Moment, in Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comic "The Chains of Olympus", where he lets out a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner in the form of "Hi, honey! Is this bloke bothering you?", announces himself as Roranicus the First of the Upper Leadworth Empire, and whips out a Your Mom joke... all before taking on Ares, the Greek god of war in SINGLE COMBAT, and wiping the floor with him. Eat your heart out, Kratos.
** He also once slugged the Doctor, who has been known to do a fair impersonation of Cthulhu himself/send Cthulhu crying for his mummy. That said, in that case, the Doctor was intentionally provoking him, to see how much of him was Auton and how much was Rory.
* DisneyDeath: He has a knack for wiggling his way out of being KilledOffForReal.
* DistressedDude: Frequently. Amy never takes it well.
* DoubleConsciousness: Rory remembers both his original life and his life as the Last Centurion in the universe of the Total Event Collapse. However, he's worked out how to block away the latter set of memories most of the time -- [[LetsGetDangerous unless he decides he needs to access them]].
* TheDreaded: After the reboot of the universe, he's been woven into all human legends as "The Last Centurion".
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** He's first introduced as being the ''only'' one in the hospital ''not'' to dismiss the rumour about coma patients wandering about, which attracts the Doctor's attention when he notices he's busy taking photos of them, rather than [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight the sun going dark]]. He's only then introduced properly as Amy's fairly timid boyfriend.
** As a companion this moment comes in "The Vampires of Venice", when he quite angrily tells the Doctor that "you have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves", establishing himself as the first companion since Donna who doesn't outright idolise the Doctor, and someone who is perfectly willing to call him out.
*** In the same story he witnesses an apparent vampire attack... and focuses on trying to save the victim rather than chasing the vampire.
* {{Expy}}: Shares traits with Larry Nightingale from "Blink", a story Creator/StevenMoffat wrote before taking over as the head writer, right down to being interested in a girl that's considered way out of his league. Unlike Larry, he definitely does hook up with the girl he likes.
* FanservicePack: Mild version. In Series 6, the costume department gave the character more flattering clothes (like tighter jeans) and hair gel. It's also applied to the Roman uniform when it reappears.
* TheFettered: Remembering his time as The Centurion hurts, so he blocks it out for his own sanity. When needs must, he has 2,000 years of experience as well as years of training as a Roman soldier that he can draw on.
* {{Foil}}: The Nurse to the Doctor's Doctor.
* FromBadToWorse: Story of his companionship and non-existence right up through the penultimate episode of Series 5, which culminates in an Auton with his memories killing Amy against Rory's will.
* GenreSavvy: Rory knows a bit about science and science fiction, and the Doctor gets peeved when Rory doesn't need anything explained to him, especially how he perfectly understands the TARDIS interior being bigger on the inside.
* TheGoodCaptain: In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]", he is "Captain Williams" in Amy's anti-Silence organization.
%%* GuileHero: Rory definitely fell into this mold over time,
* TheHeart: This is a common trope for companions of the Doctor, but Rory's compassion and kindness are showcased more than just about any other companion in the Revived Series. These traits are often {{Lampshaded}} by the Doctor and it makes him an UnwittingPawn in "The Rebel Flesh"/"The Almost People".
* HenpeckedHusband: He's okay with it most of the time, and offers only mild resistance to being called her boy or taking her last name.
-->'''Amy:''' Would I make it up at a time like this?!\\
'''Rory:''' Well, you do have a history of [''receives DeathGlare'']... being very lovely.
* HeroicBystander: Though not a fan of adventuring, Rory sets the tone early when, upon coming across a vampire attack, his first impulse is not to flee or chase the monster, but to stop the victim from bleeding to death. Throughout his time with the Doctor, he tends to act to save life first and foremost. This leads to him not only tending the wounded, but frequently doing awesome things like punching Hitler out to stop him shooting an apparent innocent bystander, and then locking him in a closet!
* HeroicSacrifice: In "The Angels Take Manhattan", he commits suicide by jumping off of the top of a building in New York to create a paradox that would prevent the Weeping Angels from taking over New York.
* HeroicWillpower:
** In his Auton form as the Centurion, he uses willpower to keep himself from going insane. He draws on this again in "The Wedding of River Song," but it nearly fails. Despite this he manages to keep his gun aimed through nigh unbearable pain. Rory gives Samuel L. Jackson a run for his money in BAMF territory.
** This has the unexpected bonus of making Rory completely resistant to MindRape, if "The Doctor's Wife" and "The God Complex" are any indication.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Early in "The Big Bang", he spent 1894 years worth of history guarding the Pandorica. [[NoodleIncident Probability of zany adventures: extremely high]].
--> '''The Doctor:''' So. Two thousand years. How did you do?\\
'''Rory:''' Kept out of trouble.\\
'''The Doctor:''' How?\\
'''Rory:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Unsuccessfully.]]
* HospitalHottie: In case you could ever forget, he's a nurse, and a pretty one at that.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Rory's ideal world as recreated by the Dream Lord is rather quiet -- he is a doctor instead of a nurse, Amy is pregnant, and most of the residents of their hometown are over 90.
* InSeriesNickname: The Last Centurion.
* InternalHomage: He succeeds Creator/BigFinish companion [[Characters/BigFinishDoctorWho Hector Schofield]] as a cute nervous nurse (and sci-fi dork) who goes from TheChewToy to intergalactic hero. Creator Creator/StevenMoffat is a huge Big Finish fan and loves to reference the series.
* JustFriends: He had feelings for Amy to the point of SingleTargetSexuality, whilst she was ObliviousToLove to the point [[MistakenForGay she thought he was gay.]]
* KilledOffForReal: After '''eight''' attempts, Moffat finally kills him permanently in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]]. He has a grave stone and everything. While Amy and Rory are dead in the present, they still have 50+ years in the past, and Amy's final note assures the Doctor that they are living HappilyEverAfter there.
* KnightInSourArmor: Series 6 thanks to spending 1,894 years straight guarding the Pandorica from anything and everything that could possibly threaten it. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]" he says he neither fears nor believes in anything anymore. His eye roll at Eleven's inability to wait for even five minutes gets quite magnificent at times.
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever Amy is threatened, Rory is no longer content to hold back and stay by the sidelines. He's been pushed to the point where he is going to wage ''War!''
* LivingLegend: As the Lone Centurion, he is interwoven into a significant number of Earth's legends, right up until his presumed death in World War II.
* LoveMartyr: After he dream-dies in "Amy's Choice", Amy admits to the Doctor that she never told him she loved him, and this was the (constant) day before their wedding.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: After he marries Amy, she legally takes on his last name... at which point the Doctor merrily starts to call him "Rory Pond". Rory protests, a bit, at first. It becomes fairly hilarious once the Doctor insists on also calling Rory's ''father'' "Pond".
* ManlyTears: He sheds a few when reunited with Amy and their daughter [[YankTheDogsChain before the rug gets pulled out from under them]]:
-->'''Rory''': Oh God, I was gonna be cool. I wanted to be cool, look at me...\\
'''Amy''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crying Roman with a baby. Definitely cool]].
* TheMedic: Rory is a nurse, and acts like it. (See HeroicBystander above.) As of "A Good Man Goes to War" he's evolved into CombatMedic.
* MissingMom: Rory's mother has never been mentioned.
** Given his father managed to spend several days in the TARDIS without anyone noticing, that suggests she's not in the picture anymore for whatever reason.
** In the episode "The Rebel Flesh", Rory remarks that his Mum is obsessed with Dusty Springfield.
* MistakenForGay: Amy never saw him show any attraction to any girl, and assumed this because she was too thick to realise that there was at least one he liked...
* NervesOfSteel: At the start of series 5, he's a nervous nurse who's in no way ready to deal with space/time travel. By mid-series 6, he believes he's lost the ability to feel fear from the amount of crap he's seen and experienced, making him immune to this week's form of MindRape. [[note]]Although it's his lack of ''faith'' that is the important bit here[[/note]] When he thinks he and Amy are dead, his only reaction is "We're dead. ''Again''". His alternate universe self, in the TimeCrash, is like this too. The only thing that frightens him is the thought of losing Amy.
* NiceGuy: Really, really nice guy; he's a popular nurse at his hospital.
* NoodleIncident: He spent 1894 years staying out of trouble... unsuccessfully.
* NotAfraidToDie:
** He knows full well that he might not survive the 1894 years guarding the Pandorica. He still does so ''anyway''.
** In "The Angels Take Manhattan", after seeing the death of his future self who spent over 50 years without Amy simply as food for the Angels, Rory decides to jump off of the roof. When Amy protests, he says it's BetterToDieThanBeKilled and his intention is not suicide, but to create a paradox large enough that it will [[TakingYouWithMe take the Angels with him]] and prevent ''any'' of this from happening!
* NotSoDifferent: To the Doctor and it's best shown in "A Good Man Goes To War", where his actions demonstrate that episode's title could be interpreted as referring to either the Doctor or himself.
* OlderSidekick: At least in "The Big Bang", following 2,000 years of guarding the Pandorica as an Auton. Outside of that episode is more debatable, being physically in his twenties, while retaining the Auton memories.
* OneManArmy:
** Best demonstrated in "A Good Man Goes To War", where Rory, in full Centurion gear and armed only with a sword (and a screwdriver), managed to waltz through a Cyberman-controlled vessel and scare the living crap out of them. In the same episode, he takes down a half a dozen Headless Monks armed only with a ''[[SwordAndGun Gladius and Pistol]]''.
** In "Day of the Moon", Rory has over ''twice'' the number of tallied markings on him, implying that during the three months he spent in 1969, he's dealt with the Silence on nearly a daily basis (while also constantly outwitting the U.S. Secret Service).
* OnlySaneEmployee: Unlike his boss, he's the only one in the hospital to take the rumours of wandering coma patients seriously.
* OnlySaneMan: Acts as the voice of reason on the TARDIS. Unlike the Doctor and Amy, he recognises the danger they often find themselves in, and isn't afraid to call out the Doctor on his tendency to act cavalier with people's lives.
** Moffat says that Rory [[EnforcedTrope actively makes himself this]] because otherwise he'd get sucked into life with the Doctor like Amy.
* PhraseCatcher: Manages to get a good "Oh, ''Rory''..." out of the Doctor every once and awhile.
* ThePowerOfLove: When Amy was trapped in the Pandorica, Rory protected her for two thousand years. It was his love that kept him sane.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: As of the 2010 Christmas special, and thereafter.
%%* PuppyDogEyes: They can rival the Tenth Doctor's.
* Really700YearsOld: Mentally, he's almost two thousand years old, which makes him technically ''older than the Doctor'' [[note]] until "The Time of the Doctor" where he spends some 800 years guarding Christmas [[/note]].
* ReluctantWarrior: He honestly ''doesn't'' want to fight anyone, but if you threaten Amy, [[LetsGetDangerous all bets are off]].
* RetGone: Temporarily; he's not only fatally shot, but absorbed by one of the cracks afterwards. The Doctor remembers him, but Amy doesn't.
* SarcasticDevotee: To the Doctor, and to Amy, if he can get away without being hit with her shoes afterwards.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The Doctor casually threatens Rory's family to see if the Auton-Rory he's talking to has genuine human emotions. He does.
* SecularHero: After his stint as the Last Centurion, he fears nothing and believes in nothing; not religion, not superstition, and not even friends of his like the Doctor.
* ShroudedInMyth: In his Auton form as the Centurion, getting written into legends all over the world as a result. No one knows for sure if he's real or not, but there are many accounts of him.
* SingleTargetSexuality:
** Only ever shows attraction to Amy; his entire life, just Amy. Which leads to MistakenForGay, ''by Amy''. The moment they focus on his face when Amy says them being together is impossible is sad, then a few seconds later when Amy reveals she thinks he is gay is very funny.
** In a very sweet comic from IDW's ongoing series, Amy and the Doctor get body-swapped. Rory decides that he doesn't even ''care''. He kisses the Doctor, realizing a bit too late that the body switch has already been corrected again. (Amy asks them to do it again but [[YaoiFangirl slower]].)
* TheSlowPath: As the Centurion, he spent 1,894 years waiting while the Doctor skipped ahead with the Vortex Manipulator. Note that he explicitly ''chose'' TheSlowPath, despite the Doctor trying to talk him out of it.
* SmarterThanYouLook:
** In his first episode, while the rest of the planet pays attention to the sun going wobbly, Rory (who up til now has just been an easily cowed nurse) pays attention to the coma patient that's out walking his dog. Later on, he figures out why the TARDIS is bigger on the inside remarkably quickly and without any help from the Doctor at all. The only companion to have done this so far.
** Done rather subtly throughout series 5 and 6, and tied to [[TookALevelInBadass his taking a level in badass]]. He was already smart enough to spot Prisoner Zero, but when the Doctor comes back for him a few episodes later, he's studied up on enough physics and time travel to know more than most comparable companions. Add in his years as the Centurion and he's become one of the Doctor's most competent companions in a while. For all of his occasional mocking, the Doctor seems to trust him more than any other companion, probably due to their similar experiences. He could be the strongest and smartest companion the Doctor will ever have, with the possible exceptions of River and Jack Harkness - which, since one is a part Time Lord SuperSoldier trained to assassinate the Doctor himself, and the other is a centuries old ex Time Agent with CompleteImmortality (depending on whether or not he's actually the Face of Boe, who was millions/billions of years old, and even then, the Face ''chose'' to die) and incalculable levels of military experience, isn't too shabby.
* StraightMan: According to Moffat, Rory ''has'' to make himself this, otherwise he'll get sucked in to the life like Amy.
* SubmissiveBadass: He is no doubt a BAMF, but he'll always be an adorable dork and Amy will always be the one in charge.
* SuperStrength: In his Auton form as the Centurion, he can drag the Pandorica from a burning building.
* SwordAndGun: Due to his memories of being the Last Centurion, he has over 2000 years of experience in this form of combat. He wields them to ''devastating'' effect in Series 6, as shown by managing to infiltrate and blow up a Cyberman fleet and successfully hold off the Headless Monks.
* TakingTheBullet: At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]]... and ''then'' he gets retconned out of existence.
* TangledFamilyTree: Albeit his part of the family tree is probably the least tangled about it. See River Song, Amy Pond above.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Rory Williams: the man who dies, and dies again. In ''Doctor Who: Best of the Companions'', one of the commentators equated him ''to'' Kenny from South Park, and believes Moffat [[TrollingCreator gets some]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7cbfuA5KI1qi3xkvo1_500.png sick pleasure out of torturing Rory.]] It gets to the point where he complains at one point that he's dead... ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny again.]]''
* ThousandYardStare: He has one whenever he remembers the 1,894 years as The Last Centurion. The Doctor mentioned that he sometimes catches Rory just staring.
* TomatoInTheMirror: In "The Big Bang", he did ''not'' come back from the dead. He was a Nestene replicant whose programming killed Amy.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** At least 20 levels after his resurrection into an Auton and nearly 2,000 years as the Lone Centurion. The man really would do anything for his wife.
** Again in "A Good Man Goes to War". [[PunctuatedForEmphasis 'WHERE. IS. MY. WIFE?']]
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]], the titular HellHotel shows people their worst fears so the Minotaur can feed on their faith. Rory is not religious nor superstitious, has experienced enough in his travels to be left with very little to fear anymore and unlike Amy, does not have faith that the Doctor will always be around to save them. In the end, all the Hotel can do is show him the exit. Shows just how amazing he is.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]", Rory is not shown to have been subjected to any MindRape by House, suggesting that either House knew it'd not work on him, or that it happened off-screen and Rory was simply better at shrugging it off.
* TrappedInThePast: Rory and Amy's final fate is to be trapped in 1930s New York by Weeping Angels.
* TraumaCongaLine: Like Amy, though where hers is emotional/psychological, his is mostly physical - the only characters to die more than him are the Doctor himself (depending on whether or not one counts regeneration as dying) and Captain Jack Harkness, who's got CompleteImmortality going for him.
* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: Amy cites this as the reason she fell for Rory:
-->'''Amy:''' You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick? Then there's other people, when you meet them you think, "Not bad. They're okay." And then you get to know them and... and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality's written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory's the most beautiful man I've ever met.
* UndyingLoyalty: 1,894 years guarding what was basically Amy's coffin so she could revive.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: He was friends with Amy back when she was "Amelia".
* VitriolicBestBuds:Both the Doctor and Rory seem to enjoy the level of snark they throw at each other.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** As the Last Centurion, he favors the Roman gladius.
** He also uses a mop as an improvised weapon in many episodes, including "Vampires in Venice", "Night Terrors" and "The God Complex".
* WhatTheHellHero: Often calls the Doctor out on constantly making people try to ''impress'' him, often putting them in serious danger.
--> '''Rory:''' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves?!]]
* WhenHeSmiles: While flirting with him when working the controls, older Amy tells him to give her a minute and his cutest smile in order for her to fix them properly.
-->'''Older Amy:''' That's the one.
* YankTheDogsChain: Just as Amy remembers who he is... the Auton programming overruns him and he's forced to shoot her.

[[folder:Craig Owens]]
!!Craig Owens (Eleventh Doctor)
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]" (2010)

->'''Played by:''' James Corden (2010–11)

-->''"Has anyone ever told you that you're a bit weird?"''

Rented a room out to the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]" when the latter was stranded on Earth by a malfunctioning TARDIS. {{Hilarity Ensue|s}}d. As Amy Pond was in the malfunctioning TARDIS and thus also separated from the Doctor, Craig had to act as a makeshift companion for him. As a result of a hasty MindMeld InfoDump, he got the Doctor's memories beamed directly into his brain, and knows more about the Doctor's general history than most characters. The Doctor has come to view him as a very good friend. Craig returned in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime Closing Time]]", this time in a more clear (if still brief) companion role, helping the Doctor defeat the Cybermen.
* AccidentalPervert: Comes off this way in the lingerie department in "Closing Time", resulting in Kelly calling security on him.
* {{Adorkable}}: Especially in "Closing Time", with his fatherly bumbling and comical failure to investigate.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The Doctor to Craig, with regards to football and his job. Probably not the best thing to do to your landlord.
* AmbiguouslyBi: He casually tells the Doctor that he's always welcome to bring over a girlfriend or boyfriend, and his only objection to the Doctor trying to snog him (ItMakesSenseInContext) is that he's already taken. He and the Doctor get MistakenForGay by just about everyone, and while he finds it aggravating, it is, again, because he's already spoken for.
* BadassNormal: Emphasis on the latter to justify the former. He's so ordinary that a LotusEaterMachine ''exploded'' instead of killing him, and he once ''blew up an entire Cyberman base'' by simply letting them feel the mental feedback of his intense desire to protect his infant son.
* BadassUnintentional: None of BadassNormal stuff he did was on purpose, and he was for the most part scared out of his mind.
* BreatherEpisode: Both "The Lodger" and "Closing Time" were low intensity and largely comical episodes between big and heavy stuff.
* CannotSpitItOut: Craig and Sophie, even though EveryoneCanSeeIt, they can't admit to it until the end of their first episode.
* CharmPoint: For the Doctor. Lampshaded that their relationship is similar to people opening up to talk to Craig whenever he brings his baby with him.
--> '''Doctor:''' That's why I usually take a Human along with me.\\
'''Craig:''' So I'm your ''baby''?\\
'''Doctor:''' You're my baby!
* ExpositionBeam: The Doctor gives him one during "The Lodger". One headbutt for general context and then a second for details about the current crisis. It gives them both significant headaches.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Craig and Sophie for most of "The Lodger"; they eventually [[RelationshipUpgrade decide to ruin their friendship]] ''properly''. In their next episode, they have a child.
* MistakenForGay:
** The Doctor and Craig. As Val tells them, "There's no need to be coy these days." Val has more reason than most do for this trope, what with the way Craig and the Doctor [[HoYay act throughout the episode.]] She sees them hug, and they refer to each other as their 'partner'. Also, the Doctor tries to kiss Craig, but (as usual) that was to save their lives.
** Craig also makes it a point to make no assumptions about the Doctor when they first meet, telling him that he's always welcome to bring over a girlfriend -- or a boyfriend.
* NiceHat: When the Doctor says he is going to America, Craig gives him the Stetson as a parting gift.
* OnlySaneMan: Often points out how completely ''mental'' being around the Doctor is.
* PapaWolf: Fatherhood stresses him out, but it also inspires him to fight Cyberman conversion.
* PowerOfLove: "I blew them [Cybermen] up with love!"
* RunningGag: The Doctor "Shhh"-ing people and Craig wanting to be taught how.
* StoutStrength: According to the Doctor, he had to be pretty strong to keep the cybermat from biting him.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Craig is so happy in his mundane life that it overloads the alien spacecraft in "The Lodger". In "Closing Time", [[ThePowerOfLove his paternal instincts overload the Cybermen's emotional inhibitors]], blowing up their whole ship.
* UnwantedAssistance: The Doctor's attempts to help Craig (joining his football team, filling in for him at work when he's sick, trying to get Sophie to admit that she loves him, etc.) just make him look like [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter the better man]] who's driving Sophie away.
* UseYourHead: In order to save time explaining why he's staying with Craig, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Doctor headbutts him twice]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With the Doctor. Craig may express exasperation, terror and irritation whenever the Doctor shows up, but it's clear he's secretly having the time of his life.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Played With. Craig recognises that everywhere the Doctor goes, disaster will come... and also that the safest place for him and Alfie is by his side, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because the Doctor]] ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint always]]'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint wins]]. While this seems to be a rather dubious assumption, but then again - he ''has'' had the concise summary of the Doctor's life downloaded into his brain, which probably includes just how far the Doctor will go to [[FriendToAllChildren protect a child,]] so he may not actually be wrong. Plus, safety around the Doctor is a rather relative term.

[[folder:Clara Oswald]]
-->[[Characters/DoctorWhoRevivalSeriesCompanionsClaraOswald Has her own page]], owing to her impact on the Doctor's lives and extensive CharacterDevelopment.

!!Nardole (Twelfth Doctor)
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Are you the Surgeon? There's a medical emergency!"'']]
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song]]" (2015)
->'''Joins TARDIS Crew:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio The Return of Doctor Mysterio]]" (2016)[[note]]First story in which he appears as a companion; he actually joins the Doctor earlier in his timeline, as depicted in "Extremis"[[/note]]
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]" (2017)
->'''Final Appearance:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime Twice Upon a Time]]" (2017)

->'''Played by:''' Creator/MattLucas (2015, 2016, 2017)

-->''"[[BadassBoast I am the only person you have ever met, or ever will meet, who is officially licensed to]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis kick. The Doctor's.]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Arse.]]''''' ''I will happily do the same to you, in the event that you do not align yourself with any instructions I have issued which I personally judge to be in the best interests of your safety and survival."''

A timid, unassuming HumanAlien of the 54th century who was a servant of River Song during her caper to reclaim a valuable diamond from (the head of) the tyrannical cyborg King Hydroflax, whom she'd recently married to get close to. On Mendorax Dellora in 5343, he was sent to fetch the surgeon River hired to perform the... "operation"... and a misunderstanding meant that he brought back the Twelfth Doctor. ''Long'' story short, by the end of this misadventure Hydroflax himself was destroyed and Nardole's head -- just the head, mind -- was peacefully sharing and controlling his deactivated robot body with that of Ramone, one of River's many husbands and also involved in the scheme; together they served as a waiter at a restaurant near the Singing Towers of Darillium. However, during the long night the Doctor spent with River on Darillium (long as in equivalent to 24 Earth years) he "reassembled" Nardole into a cyborg.

Before River went to her death in the Library, she tasked Nardole with becoming the Doctor's "valet"; he promised to take care of the Doctor, to keep him from losing his sense of self and his noble morals...by any means needed, up to and including kicking his arse. Thus, he followed the Doctor to what ''was'' to be the execution of Missy, and from there they took to guarding the Vault beneath St. Luke's University on Earth. Nardole is determined to make sure the Doctor holds to his vow to watch over Missy for 1,000 years, but this becomes harder when, several decades into the vigil, the Doctor meets and befriends Bill Potts.

* AscendedExtra: Started out as a supporting character in "The Husbands of River Song", getting upgraded to a companion in Series 10. While "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" was being filmed, Creator/StevenMoffat said that initially Matt Lucas had been contracted for certain episodes of Series 10, but ended up appearing in more. By the time the series came to broadcast, he was in every episode.
* TheAtoner: "The Doctor Falls" implies he used to be a conman.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Spends most of his early appearances as ComicRelief, yet he is capable of piloting the TARDIS and was used as MissionControl when the Doctor and Bill had to navigate a Dalek spaceship in "The Pilot". In "Oxygen", he gives the Doctor a brutal WhatTheHellHero speech when an escapade nearly gets them killed, potentially leaving the Vault and its occupant unguarded. Then he is proven correct when the Doctor reveals the trip blinded him.
* BumblingSidekick: To River Song. The whole plot of "The Husbands of River Song" gets underway when he is sent to fetch the surgeon involved in her scheme, and instead brings back the Twelfth Doctor. Both she and the Doctor treat him haughtily, as well.
* ButtMonkey:
** In "The Husbands of River Song": He fetches the wrong person for River and learns of his mistake at the worst possible time. He ends up interrogated and ''decapitated'' by Hydroflax's body, his head kept alive to serve as ''its'' new head. In this state he is forced to effectively hold himself hostage so the body can interrogate Ramone. ''Then'' it takes Ramone's head too, and Nardole's head ends up "stored" within its torso, a hot and smelly place. And he almost goes down with the ''Harmony and Redemption'' when it crashes. (Not to mention that the robot short-circuiting can't be a pleasant experience.) All this in one story! When the dust has settled, however, he adjusts to his odd new existence nicely.
** In Season 10 he's constantly belittled and treated as an annoyance who's less important to the Doctor than his new companion Bill. Like others in this situation, he finds that [[SnarkToSnarkCombat giving as good as he gets]] is the best response.
* CharacterDevelopment: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" reveals that he's grown some backbone since "The Husbands of River Song" -- he can hold his own in snarking with the Twelfth Doctor, and he has enough insight into him to know that he's trying too hard to mask his post-River loneliness, particularly when preparing to set the villains' bomb on a course for New York City ("I know you miss her, but can't you write a poem?"). By "Oxygen", he is capable of standing up to the Doctor about as well as some of his more forthright companions.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Compared to most other companions. Other companions would've probably panicked when the Doctor, say, set a villain's bomb on a course for a city. Nardole's response (after the immediate panic) is to say that he ''knows'' that the Doctor has been through a lot, but couldn't he think of another way to express it?
* CowardlyLion: While his fear is played for comic relief, he's willing to follow the Doctor through the increasingly insane situations the Doctor puts all his companions through. By the season finale Nardole is entirely willing to perform a HeroicSacrifice in the Doctor's stead, though he's talked out of it.
* CowardlySidekick: Once he realises River's scheme is going awry because of his mistake, all he can do is hope for the best; once confronted by Hydroflax's body all he can do is plead for his life, and he's quickly rendered helpless.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Lampshaded by Bill in "Extremis", after Nardole informs her he is the only being in all the Universe who has standing permission to kick the Doctor's arse should the need arise. Her words are, "Are you secretly a badass?"
* DeadpanSnarker: Can surprisingly hold his own with The Doctor during [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio "The Return of Doctor Mysterio."]] He really has his moments in "The Doctor Falls" when he nonchalantly reveals that most of the surrounding farmland like windmills and bushes are highly explosive.
-->'''Woman:''' You think you're really something, aren't you?\\
'''Nardole:''' Try not to state the obvious.
* ExpansionPackPast: About OncePerEpisode after his initial would-be one-off appearance, he throws out some new and bizarre factoid about himself.
* {{Foil}}: He and the Twelfth Doctor have a bit of FatAndSkinny going on. Nardole is timid, anxious, unsuspecting, affable, good-mannered, and round-figured, while this particular Doctor is tall, near-bony, snarky, and grouchy with NoSocialSkills.
* HumanAlien: Though it's not mentioned on screen pre-Series 10, according to Matt in Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine #507, Nardole's not human, and is possessed of strange abilities and knowledge - making him the TV series' first non-human companion (not counting Handles) since the Fifth Doctor's era. He admits that he isn't human in "The Doctor Falls", though he's close enough that a virus that is lethal to humans still affects him severely, and he barely survives it.
* InsistentTerminology: He makes a resounding point that he has been given full permission by the late River Song to ''"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Kick. The Doctor's. ARSE.]]"''
* LiteralMinded: Does not understand that "restroom" and "little boy's room" are euphemisms for the same thing.
* LosingYourHead: He lost his to Hydroflax's body! He got it back by the time of "The Return Of Doctor Mysterio" though.
* ManChild: Has shades of this in his first two appearances, considering his primary outfit is a duffle coat (usually worn by small children) and he uses the term "little boy's room". It's gone entirely by series 10.
* MixAndMatchMan: Matt's understanding, in Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine #518, is that Nardole's an alien, "with [[{{Cyborg}} some robot replacement parts]], and some human lungs".
* MoralityChain: River Song assigned him to be this to the Doctor before her death, knowing that he shouldn't be alone. At Missy's execution, he warned the Doctor not to go through with killing her, and subsequently did his best to hold the bored, lonesome Doctor to his vow to watch over her and the Vault.
** Interestingly, he considers the Doctor to be this to him, and worries that he'll default back to being a crook if he doesn't have the Doctor to keep him busy. Given that he used to work for River Song, it's hardly improbable that he's got a criminal past.
* MysteriousPast: We know he used to be blue at some point (thanks to a comment in "World Enough and Time") and in "Oxygen" he stated how this face wasn't his original as he had to change that while on the run. Why he went on the run and changed his appearance is never made ''completely'' clear, but "The Doctor Falls" reveals he used to be involved in black market dealings. In the same episode he mentions that he doesn't actually know his origins, only that he was "found".
* NoodleIncident: His "few accidental stop-offs" during "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", including one [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire in 12th-century Constantinople, where he claims to have accidentally become the Emperor and "ruled firmly but wisely."]]
* Really700YearsOld: The Doctor's scanner in the sonic sunglasses (in "The Pyramid at the End of the World") shows that he's 237 years old.
* RoboticReveal: The opening scene of "The Pilot" strongly implies that at least part of Nardole's replacement body is robotic, as it ''squeaks'' when he moves and a bolt drops out of his sleeve when he's not carrying anything.
* ServileSnarker: '''''Extremely.''''' He's forced to follow the Doctor out of a sense of gratitude, but is pretty honked off at him for using the notion of rebuilding him as an excuse to have someone to talk to [[ReplacementGoldfish when everyone else is gone.]] And 24 years as the Doctor's toady have rendered him incapable of taking any of his crap anymore. In fact, there are a few times when he outright states a desire to kick the Doctor's arse!
* TookALevelInBadass: Somewhere between the opening of "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" and the end, he becomes a lot more intelligent and savvy, and by the time of series 10, is more than capable of unleashing a brow-beating on the Doctor (with the occasional threat that he can and would kick his arse should the need arise).
* UnexplainedRecovery: How exactly he got a new body isn't really explained, beyond the Doctor mentioning he "rebuilt" him.
* UnfazedEveryman: Nardole handles the rigors of time travel quite well, even becoming Emperor of the Byzantine Empire in the 12th century for a time during an accidental side-trip by himself. The only thing that really makes him panic is when the Doctor decides to do something particularly crazy and stupid.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's utterly terrified at the thought of going near Daleks.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In "The Doctor Falls", the Doctor -- after so often belitting and ignoring him -- asks him an ArmorPiercingQuestion as they debate which one of them will stay behind to destroy the Cybermen hordes on Floor 507 and which will lead the solar farmers to safety and help protect them against future attacks -- which of them is ''stronger?'' The Doctor is implying that it's Nardole who will be able to handle the latter option, and Nardole realises he is right and accepts this.

[[folder:Bill Potts]]
!!Billie "Bill" Potts (Twelfth Doctor)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bill_3.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm having the time of my life, and I wouldn't miss it for the world. Even if it kills me."'']]
->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot The Pilot]]" (2017)
->'''Departure Story:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]" (2017)
->'''Final Appearance:''' "[[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime Twice Upon a Time]]" (2017)

->'''Played by:''' Pearl Mackie (2017)

-->''"Have you seen any sci-fi?"''

''The Passenger''

The principal companion of 2017, though she was first introduced with a two-minute video clip in 2016. A cafeteria worker at St. Luke's University in Bristol, she is fascinated with the lectures on time and space given by one particular, long-tenured "professor" even though she's not actually enrolled in his classes at first. The Doctor, in turn, is fascinated by her curiosity and he becomes her tutor. A crisis involving her potential girlfriend Heather leads to the Doctor having to reveal his true nature to Bill, and though he is trying to hold himself to ThePromise regarding his presence at the university, he subsequently takes her on as a companion to show her the wonders she's only heard him lecture about thus far. While her relatively short tenure as a companion sees her undergo horrifying ordeals both on Earth and in the stars, the Doctor's guidance and her inner strength will bring her to a happier ending than even he can imagine is possible.

* SeventiesHair: She has an afro.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: Her departure has her leaving to explore the universe further with her LivingShip and lover Heather.
* ApocalypseMaiden: Becomes this thanks to her consenting to let the Monks conquer the planet; though they don't realize it, she is the psychic conduit their MassHypnosis of humanity works through. Missy advises the Doctor to kill her or render her braindead to stop the Monks, and over his objections Bill is ready to make a HeroicSacrifice to do so. However, she survives ''and'' breaks off their link, whereupon they flee.
* BareYourMidriff: In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen Oxygen]]" and briefly in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot The Pilot]]".
* BlackAndNerdy: She's quite geeky, and likes sci-fi. She is also undoubtedly very clever, enough to sit in on and understand the Doctor's lectures despite not being a student and manages to pique his curiosity purely through her intellect. When she formally becomes a student, she very ably steps up to the Doctor's challenge of getting a first and her scores are all excellent.
* BraidsOfAction: Her hair is in this style in "The Empress of Mars". She's a veteran companion by then after all.
* BreakTheCutie: Her experiences in "World Enough and Time"/"The Doctor Falls" as she ultimately becomes the first Mondasian Cyberman. In the end, she gets ''much'' better.
* ButchLesbian: Downplayed, but Bill is gay, and she has a TomboyishName and clothing style. Her interview with the Doctor and EstablishingCharacterMoment has her telling a story about flirting with a girl by giving her extra chips and unwittingly making her fat.
* CharacterDevelopment: By the time of "The Pyramid at the End of the World", she has learned enough from the Doctor to make the kind of choice he would when she's faced with the prospect of his death: She agrees to let the Monks TakeOverTheWorld if they'll restore his lost eyesight so he can escape the lab that's about to explode, taking the line of thinking that she'll not only save him but he will be able to liberate her and her people. While she must suffer through six lonely months and a grueling SecretTestOfCharacter in "The Lie of the Land" before she and the Doctor are reunited and he can put his plan to defeat the Monks into action, she endures and ultimately is willing to make a HeroicSacrifice to save Earth. Luckily, she survives the process.
* ChubbyChaser: She tried to woo a girl by serving her extra chips in the canteen and, as a result, accidentally caused the girl to gain a large amount of weight. But Bill realized she liked seeing the girl bigger because she was the one who caused it.
* ConstantlyCurious: She's ''always'' asking questions, which amps up the teacher/student vibe that she and the Doctor have going.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Coming after the [[Characters/DoctorWhoRevivalSeriesCompanionsClaraOswald closest thing he had to a soulmate]], Bill is established from the outset as a lesbian (other companions have been at the most BiTheWay, including the aforementioned soulmate). Her interaction with the Doctor is that of tutor/student or surrogate parent/granddaughter, as opposed to the romance Twelve had with Clara Oswald.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She endures incredible suffering in "World Enough and Time" and "The Doctor Falls" that puts the ordeal of the Monks to shame, including getting most of her chest vaporized, spending ten years trapped in a creepy hospital, getting betrayed by a False Friend (who turns out to be none other than the Master) and converted into a Cyberman, and watching the Doctor die, but she holds onto her sanity long enough to get rescued by Heather and ends up leaving to explore the universe with her. Moreover, she (or more specifically an avatar of her) is happily reunited with him shortly before his regeneration, which also lifts the burden of his guilt over not being able to undo her Cyber-conversion himself.
* TheEveryman: As much as any companion can be. Out of the Series 10 Team TARDIS dynamic of Bill, Nardole, the Doctor and Missy she's the only one new to an adventuring life.
* FridgeLogic: InUniverse, when she wonders why Daleks say "Exterminate" instead of shorter words, like "Kill". Her unusual, questioning perspective on the Doctor's world is key to her character, according to WordOfGod.
* GayBestFriend: She has this dynamic with the Doctor, having of course no interest in him romantically. When they talk to each other for the last time in "The Doctor Falls", she heavily implies to him that she loves him in a platonic way.
* GenderBlenderName: "Billie", her full first name, is the feminine form of "Bill"; she typically uses the masculine form.
* GenreSavvy: She was into sci-fi and space before meeting the Doctor, and recognizes the attempt by the Doctor to erase her memories before he does it based on having previously seen it in movies.
* ImaginaryFriend: Her MissingMom becomes this once she has pictures of her. In "The Lie of the Land", she talks to her as a friend because she has no one else to turn to at the time; she knows the truth about the Monks but no one else around her does and she will be arrested for speaking up. Ultimately, her created memories of her mother and their conversations -- a pure fiction -- are what defeat the Monks in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, as they cannot rewrite fiction, only the truth.
* MissingMom: Her biological mother died when she was young. She didn't even have any pictures of her until the Doctor went back in time to take some.
* NaiveNewcomer: She's had an ordinary life in an ordinary modern day England with nothing particularly extraordinary happening to her until she was attacked by a puddle, so she doesn't know a thing about Daleks and things from outer space beyond what she's seen in movies. This is why she asks a lot of questions.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: She and Heather are named after Creator/WilliamHartnell and his wife.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Goes by "Bill" rather than "Billie".
* ParentalAbandonment: She was fostered after her mother died. Her father is never mentioned, and her foster mother appears somewhat indifferent to her.
* ParentalSubstitute: The Doctor takes on the role as a surrogate father or grandfather, assisting in such mundane tasks as helping her move house.
* PreserveYourGays: While she was turned into a Mondasian Cyberman in "World Enough and Time", she is assimilated by the Heather creature and they travel the universe together by the end of "The Doctor Falls". They even have an onscreen BigDamnKiss after both have "died". However, she doesn't regain her human form. She's basically like Heather by that point, although she ''could'' turn back into a human if she wanted.
* RunningGag: Subverted. When meeting the Doctor for the first time, she asks "Doctor what?", rather than "[[TitleDrop Doctor who]]?" It also takes her a while to realize that the TARDIS is "bigger on the inside".
* SorryImGay: A good few episodes end up with her telling potential love interests this, ''including the Doctor''. It's inverted when a Roman legion actually finds it rather cute that she's so… ''restricted''.
* StepfordSnarker: "Friend from the Future" suggests that she copes with life-threatening situations by cracking jokes and asking deliberately silly questions.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Has this dynamic with Twelve, who has to work not to crack a smile while explaining how much trouble they're in in "Friend From the Future".
* SwissArmyTears: She has these because of her connection to Heather/The Pilot. In "The Doctor Falls", they call Heather back to her ''and'' reignite the Doctor's regeneration ability.
* TomboyishName: "Billie" and "Bill". She goes by the masculine latter.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black lesbian.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Part of her BreakTheCutie experience. First, she ended up with her heart being replaced by a metal one after it was vaporised by a gun blast. Then she trusted the wrong person and ended up the first full-blown Mondasian Cyberman.
* WorkingClassHero: She works in a university canteen and it's noted that Bill can't afford to attend any classes herself -- until the Doctor becomes her private tutor, that is.
* YouRemindMeOfX: It's implied her ConstantlyCurious nature reminds the Doctor of his granddaughter, Susan Foreman.
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!!Yasmin Khan (Thirteenth Doctor)
->'''Played by:''' Mandip Gill
!!Ryan (Thirteenth Doctor)
->'''Played by:''' Tosin Cole
!!Graham (Thirteenth Doctor)
->'''Played by:''' Bradley Walsh