During season 31 of "Survivor" we saw several new twists to the game, especially when it came to the hidden immunity idols, and it looks like there are some more in store for season 32.
For the first time ever during "Second Chance," every hidden immunity idol looked different, which led to a lot of confusion once the idols were eventually played. What was even more confusing about the idols was where they were hidden. While the clues were still hidden at camp, the idol itself was physically hidden in the middle of the challenges, making it extremely hard and stressful for the contestants to decide if it was worth the risk to try and grab the idol in front of the entire tribe.
Now, for season 32 "Survivor: Kaoh Rong," there will be yet another hidden immunity idol twist to evolve the game once again. Season 32 will start off with three separate tribes instead of two, which isn't something that's completely new, but it also doesn't happen very often. Each camp will then have a hidden immunity idol, as it usually does, but they will all look very similar instead of looking different like they did during "Second Chance." The reason they look similar, though, is because idols, for the first time ever, can be combined.
If a castaway finds two idols, they can connect them, giving them a super power. "The super power idol will be similar to the diamond power of veto from 'Big Brother,'" "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett explained, according to Celebrity Dirty Laundry. This super idol will give the player more of an advantage during tribal council. The details of the advantage remain vague, but host Jeff Probst revealed that it's a "huge game changer."
All we really know about this super idol is that it will look like a yin-yang symbol once put together. Each idol will be a hand-carved wooden ornament that looks like one-half of the symbol and will also have a carved animal emblem for that specific tribe on it, according to Inside Survivor. The Brains tribe will have a crocodile, the Brawn tribe will have a tiger and the Beauty tribe will have a snake. It is believed that the idols can still be used as they normally would before the votes are read at Tribal Council to nullify any votes cast against them, but now, when two idols are combined, it increases the power in some unknown and special way.
"Survivor Kaoh Rong: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty" premieres on CBS on Feb. 17, 2016. Click here to find out everything we know so far about the upcoming season.