- Fountain of Expies:
- Christopher Nolan has said that this film partially inspired his characterization of The Joker in The Dark Knight. Mabuse's speeches about sowing chaos certainly could come from The Joker's mouth, and vice versa.
- Mabuse-Baum's Organisation with its grandiose schemes of a reign of crime and terror over entire countries, which involves targeting the monetary and banking system and involves weapons of mass destruction (poison gas) is also a worthy uncle to outfits like S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and so on.
Trivia / The Testament of Dr. Mabuse