|“||Be careful who you trust, don't forget that the devil was once an angel.||”|
— Raven Castillo
Raven Castillo is a main character in Horrifically Wicked Tales:HIVE Academy.
Raven Castillo was once a heavy-set young man with low social standing in the school, bullied by the popular cliques' members, usually by the jocks and the mean girls (known collectively as the Bitchettes). The Bitchettes' former leader at the time, Callista Ranza, was the worst, never failing to put Raven down because of his weight.
Raven first appears in a flashback to the masquerade ball one year ago, where he ran into Queen Bee Callista Ranza, spilling her drink. He is insulted to the point of tears and is banished from the dance. A year later an entirely new Raven arrives at Windsor Academy, looking lean and fit, and catching the eye of Vevina Ferozco. He is invited to attend a party hosted by Cassandra Clooney, the new head of the Bitchettes. He agrees to attend the party, but halfway through needs to lie down due to a migraine. He walks into a bedroom to find Olivia Wright hiding from the party and everyone's expectations. He bonds with her due to their similar transformations that have elevated their status within the academy. After Olivia leaves, Raven downs some painkillers to treat his migraine and falls asleep in her bed. He awakens in the dark shortly after the ghastly video of Callista is played in the common room. As he tries to leave, he trips over the corpse of Cameron Johansson, getting her blood all over his hands and arms, only to be discovered moments later by Cassandra.
Callista Ranza used to torture Raven about his weight, even up to the night of her death.
Olivia becomes Raven's friend during the party when they bond over their shared experience of being "chameleons" in order to fit in at the school.