A rather lame one during his feud as Black Reign with Kazarian in TNA. Black Reign had carried a rat around named "Misty." Kazarian stole it and renamed it "Marlena."note Aside from the obvious, rat, short for ring rat, is the pro wrestling equivalent of groupie.
Ambiguously Gay: Though it could be argued that that was all part of his mindgames to get into his opponent's head. Jerry Lawler once outright asked the question, to which Goldust shouted "NOOOO!" before beating him down.
What Could Have Been: The character was supposed to be the first openly gay wrestler, and was portrayed as one for about a month (his first major feud was sending love letters to Razor Ramon). However, gay rights groups got upset over a gay person also being "evil," so Marlena was introduced and it all became "mindgames."
Finishing Move: The Curtain Call/Lone Star State Of Mind (Falling inverted DDT). As Dustin Rhodes, he usually used the bulldog.
Fun with Acronyms: After Dustin burned the Goldust suit on the May 11, 1998 Raw, he went back to his real name and started a gimmick as a born-again Christian. It was mostly played straight and serious (in fact, his warning before the Sable-Wrestling/Jacqueline bikini contest at WWF Fully Loaded, July 26, 1998, was a definite precursor to WWE's subsequent Real Life problems with the Parents' Television Council, which spawned the Right to Censor gimmick), though Dustin also appeared in taped vignettes where he would attempt to spread his message and would claim to be speaking for an organization called Evangelists Against Television Media and Entertainment.
G-Rated Sex: During a 1996 match with The Undertaker, Taker was knocked out and Goldust... took advantage of his prone state. By laying on him and rubbing himself against Taker. Likely as close to male-on-male molestation as the WWF/WWE would ever show. (Of course, Undie was laying in wait, immediately grabbed his throat impressively fought his way to a standing position while holding Goldie in midair ... and went on to deliver a huge chokeslam before defeating him.)
Large Ham: What do you expect from someone whose face is painted gold and wears gold suit and a wig?
Nepotism: Being Dusty's son, and with Dusty's booking power in WCW, he had to work to overcome the implications of this.
Largely averted in fact. Goldust's greatest success came in the years beginning the WWE Attitude Era, where he and his father worked in different promotionsnote Dusty Rhodes was working in WCW while Goldust was in the aforementioned WWF/E and weren't even on speaking terms.
Parts Unknown (as Black Reign in TNA): "The Deepest Darkest Corner of His Mind"
Rage Against the Author/Real Life Writes the Plot: Dustin got tired of being Goldust at one point and tried to be a born-again Christian wrestler. (See above under Fun with Acronyms.) The gimmick sadly didn't take, in part because WWEdidn't care and in part because it was just him in a t-shirt and blue jeans just preaching before matches. Even when Dustin went to WCW and TNA, he never tried (or they never let him try) the gimmick again.
Red Baron: "The Bizarre One", "The Prince of Perversion", "The Man With The Golden Power"
As Dustin Rhodes, he was called "The Natural," "The American Nightmare," or "Lonestar."
The Rival: Though the history wasn't ever referred to in WWE, Dustin has had a lot of matches against William Regal dating back to the early 90s in WCW.
Goldust regularly quoted or otherwise referenced movies in his promos, starting with the initial pre-debut vignettes.
His new facepaint as of his late-2013 WWE run is basically a golden Darth Maul.
Still Got It: Oh hell yes. Beat The Shield along with his brother in two consecutive matches - a feat that's been done very few times, if at all - won the Tag Team Titles at age 44, and (both in-universe and in Real Life) is said to look as good or better in the ring as at any point during his long career.
Villain Team-Up: In his TAKFA Goldust days in early 1998, he and "Marvelous" Marc Mero randomly joined forces against the Headbangers, with Goldust dressing up as Marilyn Manson. This fell apart when Sable and Luna Vachon started their own feud.
Wrestling Family: Son of Dusty Rhodes and half-brother of Cody. He was married to Terri Runnels for a couple of years. Also, Jerry Sags of The Nasty Boys and Fred "Tugboat"/"Typhoon" Ottman are/were uncles at one point, as they have both been Dusty's brothers-in-law