Happy birthday, Jenna-Louise Coleman: 10 'Doctor Who' GIFs proving she's an amazing companion

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"Doctor Who" may be in-between seasons, but it's always a good time to celebrate one of the Doctor's companions. It's Jenna-Louise Coleman's birthday and while Whovians aren't quite sure what her chemistry with new Doctor Peter Capaldi will be like, she's given every indication that she's a pretty perfect companion.

If you need proof, check out the animated GIFs below. Coleman proves time and again that both she and her character Clara are the best.

She has a sarcastic streak needed to keep the Doctor in line.

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As with most companions, she's still sort of got a thing for him, though.

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Still, once in a while she knows how to put him in line.

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She's always up for trying new things, which is an important trait when traveling the galaxy. Take crazy food, for instance.

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Food isn't the only thing she's willing to take a chance on, though.

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She challenges the Doctor. This one quote says it all, turning his usual phrase on its side.

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It's not just Clara, either. Jenna is obviously a fan of her first Doctor, Matt Smith.

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No, she's really a fan.

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Maybe the most important trait Clara has that is needed is she's constantly asking the same question we all want to know.

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