So at the very end of Volume 2, Raven talks with Yang. But it hasn't come up yet in Volume 3. So on my way home from work today I was thinking about this. And I started wondering, is it possible that Raven is the Queen, and that Cinder is just a high level underling?
So when we first see Raven, she appears to save Yang from being stabbed by Neo. Neo doesn't even attempt to engage her, but just hurriedly leaves. Is this because she knows who she is, because Neo doesn't seem to be a scaredy cat. So it seemed odd she didn't even give it a try.
When we see Raven she is wearing a Grimm mask, like the White Fang bad guys. Does this mean she is a bad guy too?
After Raven saves Yang, she does nothing else to help the situation. She just leaves and lets the bad guy's plot continue on its merry way.
The fact that Yang hasn't mentioned her yet apparently. Did Raven swear her to secrecy? Suspicious I say!
Qrow mentions that the Queen is there at Beacon, and Raven was there to talk to Yang at the end of Volume 2. Could cutting to Cinder after Qrow's announcement just be a way to make us think she is the head bad guy?
Is Qrow the one scouting this all out because he knows his sister(?) best.
And then also remember when Yang was telling Blake her childhood story about looking for her mother and she tracked her down to some cabin in the forest and only Grimm were there, did Raven lure the Grimm there with her negative emotions, or worse made them? and Qrow just happened to be there to save Yang and Ruby? What was Qrow doing, tracking down Yang, or Raven?
Qrow says the queen has made things that are fear, Cinder doesn't seem to be making anything, she is just a badass. Maybe Raven can make Grimm... or something like that? could also explain the Grimm mask.
Anyway just some thoughts I wanted to share.