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The Hidden Immunity Idol is a twist that features in almost every season of Survivor which do NOT feature the Back to Basics twist. The purpose of it is to, one way or another, give the holder immunity when they choose to play it. The idol has influenced many of the contestants' strategies, whether they utilize the object, or defuse its powers. The Hidden Immunity Idol made its début in the new generation seasons in the third season, Survivor: Brazil (the first season not to feature Back to Basics) and has featured in every season since.

OverviewEdit

The idea of the Hidden Idol is that the owner is able to get Individual Immunity without the need of winning an Individual Immunity Challenge. The idol, when played at Tribal Council after the votes are cast and counted but before the host reads the votes, negates the votes that the holder would receive from the votes that were cast prior to its play at Tribal Council. Despite its potential to make its owner survive longer in the game, it can only be used once (where the idol will be either re-hidden or discarded after its use). With this, owners should be careful about divulging information about possessing one and/or when to use it, because a player can still be eliminated with the idol, thus going home bringing his/her idol with him (dubbed as "flushing"). Another limitation is that, the idol is only valid until a given deadline, usually a few Tribal Councils before the FTC. It is possible for a player may hold more than one idol.

AppearanceEdit

Similar to the Immunity Idol and the Immunity Necklace, the Hidden Immunity Idol is a small ornate talisman that is designed depending on the season's theme and/or location. Other idols are designed like small necklaces or bracelets.

FormatEdit

To find Hidden Immunity Idols easier, clues are provided to castaways. As the season progresses, more clues will be provided, regardless if the idol has already been found or not. The way that clues are given and how the idol is found varies from season to season.

  • In all standard idol seasons, only the tribe(s) that won the Immunity Challenge were granted access to a clue for the idol. The losing tribe heading to Tribal Council were excluded from this privilege.

TwistsEdit

  • In Sri Lanka, due to the The Hitlist twist, no clues were given out. Instead, to receive an idol, players had to ensure their designated targets were voted out of the game before the merge.
  • In Second Chances the Instant Idols twist changed the way you could receive idols. Now, at selected point(s) in the game, the castaways were offered the chance to get a free idol, but would receive a pre-set consequence for taking one.

Idol HistoryEdit

Season Hiding Place Found By Given To Episode Used Successful? Victim
S3 Logo Ikpeng camp S3 Tyler F.
Tyler F.
Never used
Iguazu camp S3 Qaz W.
Qaz W.
"Twas Sloppy" No!
negated 0 votes
S4 Logo Titao camp S4 Riley A.
Riley A.
"One or None" No!
negated 0 votes
S5 Logo Malolo camp S5 Ashley N.
Ashley N.
Never used
S7 Logo Rawaki camp S7 Max C.
Max C.
Never used
Tarawa camp S7 Will T.
Will T.
Never used
Vostok camp S7 Will J.
Will J.
"Can't Wait to be Quadruple Idol'd Out" No!
negated 0 votes
S8 Logo Eliminated both
Hitlist targets
S8 Will S.
Will S.
"OMG Power Move Dayum" Yes!
negated 4 votes
[4-2-1-1]
Israel G.
Israel G.
Sri Pada camp David M.
David M.
"OMG Power Move Dayum" Yes!
negated 2 votes
[4-2-1-1]
S9 Logo Inti camp Michael W.
Michael W.
"I'm Fucking Irrelevant" No!
negated 1 vote
[6-1]
Quilla camp Crypt A.
Crypt A.
No!
negated 0 votes
S10 Logo Raiatea camp Jim B.
Jim B.
"This Challenge Gave Me Cancer" No!
negated 0 votes
Maiao camp S10 Brandon R.
Brandon R.
"At Least You Tried There Hunny" No!
negated 2 votes
[3-2-2]
Brosses camp S10 Nick R.
Nick R.
Never used
S11 Logo Asosa camp Colin P.
Colin P.
Adam T.
Adam T.
"Hell Of A Move" Yes!
negated 5 votes
[5-4-2]
Jay H.
Jay H.
S12 Logo Took Instant Idol S12 Anthony C.
Anthony C.
Never used
Koba Faahana camp S12 Ronnie R.
Ronnie R.
Never used
Took Instant Idol S12 Stoner D.
Stoner D.
Never used
Took Instant Idol S12 Brittany J.
Brittany J.
"Idol Mania" No!
negated 0 votes
Took Instant Idol S12 Kiko D.
Kiko D.
Yes!
negated 3 votes
[3-3-1]
S12 Ethan C.
Ethan C.
Took Instant Idol S12 Mearl E.
Mearl E.
Yes!
negated 3 votes
[3-3-1]
Took Instant Idol S12 Robby J.
Robby J.
S12 Mel T.
Mel T.
Yes!
negated 1 vote
[3-3-1]
Mulaku camp S12 Kiko D.
Kiko D.
"Going To Decide How This Game Ends" No!
negated 0 votes
S13 Logo Coamo camp Robin H.
Robin H.
Vlad T.
Vlad T.
"Scramble To Survive" Yes!
negated 6 votes
[6-2-2]
Jake B.
Jake B.
S14 Logo Notus camp Ikah H.
Ikah H.
"Paranoia Gripping My Every Thought" Yes!
negated 4 votes
[4-3-2-1]
Mud N.
Mud N.
Athens camp Ikah H.
Ikah H.
"Anything But Qdoba" Yes!
negated 4 votes
[4-4-1]
Ray L.
Ray L.
Eurus camp Mike R.
Mike R.
"Votes Tell All And Speak All" No!
negated 0 votes


NJ's Survivor Twists
Back to Basics Double Tribal Council Exile Island Extra Vote Four-Tribe Format
Hidden Immunity Idol Instant Idols One-Day Tribes One World Redemption Island
Returning Players The Hitlist Three-Tribe Format Tribe Division Twists Tribe Switch

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