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If you are with the title character in the Doctor Who series when he regenerates, you'll have seen two versions, the former and the new Doctor. Are there any Earthlings featured in the series that met more than two Doctors, and if so, who were they?

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Well the impossible girl (clara) met 3 in one episode. David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt.I guess you could say rose did as she was the 'ghost' that John Hurt was seeing. –  Simon Mar 19 at 9:15
Also Sarah Jane Smith did. Third, Fourth and Tenth (Good ol David) –  Simon Mar 19 at 9:17
When Clara jumped into The Doctor's timeline-thingy on Trenzalore she met, or at least saw, all 11 (at the time), also later saw The War Doctor and has now met the 12th. –  Meat Trademark Mar 19 at 9:32
No one has met a Dr Who because that is the name of the series, the character is called 'The Doctor' –  JamesRyan Mar 19 at 11:41
@JamesRyan, What about a doctor in the WHO? :D (Tying back into DW, Peter Capaldi is the newest Doctor, and he was a WHO doctor in World War Z!) –  Brian S Mar 19 at 14:20

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Yes. This list is not complete, but counts companions who knew more than two Doctors, or who met two Doctors out of turn (i.e., they weren’t around for his regeneration). I may have missed some, but I think this is all the obvious ones.

  • Sarah Jane Smith: a companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors, who then meets the First, Second and Fifth in The Five Doctors, the Tenth Doctor in School Reunion, and the Eleventh Doctor in Death of the Doctor (SJA).

  • Also in Death of the Doctor was Jo Grant, who was a companion of the Third Doctor, and met the Eleventh Doctor in DotD.

  • Clara Oswald briefly saw every incarnation of the Doctor (including the War Doctor and up to Eleven) when she entered through the Doctor’s time stream. We know she met the Tenth, Eleventh and War Doctors in the 50th Anniversary Special.

    She seemed to interact with the First Doctor in his time stream, but it’s not clear if she “met” any other Doctor who she didn’t know already.

  • Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart: appears with the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Doctors.

    He may also have met the Eleventh Doctor, who calls trying to see him in The Wedding of River Song, but is informed that he has passed away. The Tenth Doctor also made reference to him in The Sontaran Stratagem, so may have visited him in his final year.

  • Also from UNIT, Sergeant Benton: works alongside the Second, Third and Fourth Doctors.

  • Peri Brown travelled alongside the Fifth and Sixth Doctors, and also met the Second Doctor in The Two Doctors.

  • In The Two Doctors, Jamie McCrimmon, a companion of the Second Doctor, likewise meets the Sixth Doctor.

  • There’s also a charity special Dimensions in Time which ran for the 30th anniversary, which had various companions meeting a different Doctor to their own.

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Nice list, just to add to it Rose Tyler met both 9 and 10 –  Liath Mar 19 at 11:36
@Liath: Doesn’t Rose fall in the set of companions who only saw two Doctors because she was with him when he regenerated? –  alexwlchan Mar 19 at 12:13
If Big Finish audio dramas are taken as canon, Romana and Leela have both met at least the Fourth and Eighth Doctors, and Charley travelled with the Sixth and Eighth Doctors. –  Ben Williams Mar 19 at 13:38
Of course, technically, River Song belongs on this list as well, as she has met multiple incarnations of the Doctor but not been present during the regeneration of any of them. –  Roger Mar 19 at 15:05
Also, Tegan, Turlough, and Susan also met multiple Doctors in The Five Doctors. And since the OP says "Earthlings", not "Companions", there's also Harriet Jones and Lady Cassandra (who both met Nine and Ten), for a start. –  Roger Mar 19 at 15:09

When Clara Oswald jumped into The Doctor's timeline on Trenzalore she met, or at least saw, all 11 (at the time).

Still, this act of bravery by the "ordinary girl" — the 21st century original — created the "impossible girl" who so intrigued the Doctor, largely by repeatedly dying in front of him. It meant that the Doctor met her out of synch with his own timeline, as had been the case with River and Mel. The Eleventh Doctor alone met a couple of versions of her before meeting the original: Oswin Oswald, a hyper-intelligent crew member onboard the Alaska who got converted into a Dalek; and a barmaid-cum-nanny called Clara Oswin Oswald in Victorian era London. Though her assistance mostly went unnoticed by Doctors prior to the Eleventh, she met and subtly helped them all. Significantly, she was able to attract the attention of the First Doctor and convince him to steal the "right" TARDIS when he first left Gallifrey with Susan.

Following these events (in The Day of the Doctor) she saw The War Doctor, and did not recognize him.

Clara: But I never saw that one. I saw all of you. Eleven faces. All of them you.

The Doctor: I said he was me. I never said he was the Doctor.

Clara: But I don't understand.

The Doctor: My name, my real name, that is not the point. The name I chose is the Doctor. The name you choose, it's like, it's like a promise you make. He's the one who broke the promise. {Clara collapses} Clara? Clara! He is my secret.

Then, after the events of The Time of the Doctor, when The Doctor is given a new set of regenerations, she meets the newest (12th) Doctor.

Clara has met or seen them all, excepting the non-canon TV doctor (Peter Cushing) from The Dalek movies: Dr. Who and the Daleks and Dr. Who : Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

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@alexwlchan obviously has a better answer (as mine was too specific) but I'm going to leave mine up anyway in case someone wants a little more detail on The Impossible Girl. +1 for Alex. –  Meat Trademark Mar 19 at 10:11

Winston Churchill has meet the 2nd, 6th, 11th and probably more.

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