- It's Lobo's fault he's dead! He hunted Rasputin -- even attacked me so he could get him! Well, that's it! I'll find him and make him pay -- even if I have to scour the whole galaxy! And when I get him -- no more Mr. Nice Guy! I'll smack his naughty wrist, but sore!
- -- Gold Star src
Ernest Widdle was secretly Harmony's greatest superhero, Gold Star. He was the most virtuous, upstanding and gosh-darn pleasant fellow there was. With his power to "radiate rectitude," Gold Star made crime a rare occurrence on his home planet.
Ernest was one of two twin boys fathered by a philosopher whose field was the study of good and evil. He conducted an experiment using his own children. Ernest was raised in a loving, moral environment, whereas his brother Rasputin was handed over to slavers.
It would be many years later when Ernest had become Gold Star that he would be reunited with his long lost bother, who had become the violent criminal, Bludhound. His psychopathic twin had come to Harmony because he had a terminal disease, and his dying wish was to take his fortunate brother down with him. Bludhound had a large bounty on his head and was being pursued by Lobo.
When Gold Star intervened with the brawling thugs, he met his brother for the first time, but it was short lived. Bludhound's disease was in the final stages and he died before Lobo could kill him. Gold Star was devastated and vowed to track down Lobo and make him pay for the death of his twin.
Gold Star tracked down Lobo after he broadcast his new religion around the galaxy, The Church of the Almighty Frag. Disguised as one of the congregation, he tried to denounce the charlatan's extortionate scam but was ejected from the meeting by Pastor Jonas. Determined to make the wicked men pay for their indecency, he continued to follow them to Planet Hoozer, where Lobo intended to make one last big haul before giving up his blasphemous scheme for more violent pursuits. Gold Star uncovered their plot for a false revelation of planetary apocalypse by staging an explosion. He smashed the detonator and confronted the con-men at the stadium, but was overpowered by the two brutes and their dog. Lobo had the foresight to have a backup timer on the explosives, and the explosion in a cave rich with concussium set off a chain reaction, obliterating the entire planet. While Lobo and Jonas were able to escape, Gold Star survived the blast, left suspended in space, unconscious.
Later Goldstar would gain amnesia to becoming a janitor to a men's restroom which lead to a run-in and spiteful mockery by Lobo and Jonas Glim in their bounty hunting means against a wanted club owner resulting the public restrooms' destruction.
- Superhuman Strength: Gold Star could match Lobo's strength. He once crushed coal into a diamond.
- Superhuman Durability: Gold Star could repel bullets and has easily recovered from a direct frag grenade explosion, not to mention an entire planet exploding.
- Superhuman Speed: Gold Star caught two people falling at terminal velocity.
- Self-Sustenance: Gold Star has survived in the vacuum of space.
- Flight: Gold Star had self-propelled flight.
- Enhanced Senses
- Ernest Widdle is a saccharine, goody-two shoes satire to Superman. Goldstar is the "heroic" foil of Lobo who completely hates Goldstar for his puritanical, unrealistic morals.
- 3 Appearances of Ernest Widdle (New Earth)
- 1 Images featuring Ernest Widdle (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Ernest Widdle (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Ernest Widdle (New Earth)