* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: The Germans. Unsurprising, considering Franco-German relations at the time.
* AdaptationDisplacement: Unless you're French, you probably know the name "Lupin" as ''Franchise/LupinIII'' better than the ''Literature/ArseneLupin'' stories that inspired it.
** Or Remus Lupin from ''Franchise/HarryPotter''.
* EpilepticTrees: The Arsène Lupin in ''WesternAnimation/NightHood'' lives in the mid-20th century and is somewhat colder than the early 20th century Lupin from the books. Because of that fans have speculated that WesternAnimation/NightHood's Lupin is actually the original Lupin's son, Lupin II and father of Franchise/LupinIII.
** If you want to carry this further, ''WesternAnimation/NightHood's'' Lupin might as well be the grandfather of ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo's'' Riko Mine a.k.a. Lupin IV.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Manga/DetectiveConan fans might be surprised to know that Kaito Kid owes a lot to Lupin. From using the sleight of hand to steal jewelry to his dress code (with the only difference being that Lupin wore black while Kid wears white, and Lupin's cape didn't turn into a glider).
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: One of the earliest examples of classic literature; Arsene Lupin is an uncatchable burglar who always makes a classy escape, while Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant detective who always gets his man. Naturally there had to be a story in which one of Lupin's crimes was investiaged by Holmes. This was even homaged in anime, where [[Franchise/LupinIII Arsene's grandson]] having a crossover in which he's pursued by [[Manga/DetectiveConan a detective who models himself after Sherlock Holmes.]]