From the Super Mario Wiki
Blinky (Japanese: アカベイ Akabei) is a red ghost from the Pac-Man series who has only appeared in two Mario games to date – Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, where he appears as a playable character and has a strong acceleration. He is the archenemy of Pac-Man and his wife and the leader of the other ghosts Inky, Pinky, and Clyde. He debuted in the same game as Pac-Man, titled Pac-Man. Blinky's special items are Ghost Shield, Monster's Hammer, Petit Monster, Flare Ball, and Ghost Morph.