* FridgeLogic: [[spoiler: Mabuse fails at first time he tries to hypnotize von Wenk. Why does he succeed at the second time?]]
* "M'abuse" is French for "I hurt myself" (roughly). So it's been suggested that his name implies that his downfall is part of his nature. That what might be taken as BondVillainStupidity is his underlying desire to get caught.