The Power of Veto is a power in a Big Brother game that allows the owner to veto one (or in some cases, two) of the nominees off the block. The Head of Household is then forced to make a new nomination.
The Power of Veto is usually won via competitions. The Head of Household and two nominees are automatically eligible to compete. They are then joined by three randomly selected houseguests. This format may be changed in some instances as a form of a twist.
Powers of Veto may be won under rare occurrences besides competitions, such as a prize in some twists.
In the event that the Power of Veto Holder fails to declare if he/she/they is going to use the Power of Veto within the allotted time period, the Veto will be considered unused and the nominations made by the Head of Household will remain the same.
Types of Powers of Veto
Golden Power of Veto
The Golden Power of Veto allows the winner to veto a nomination from Nomination Block if they so desired, including themselves. The HoH would select the replacement nominee if the Veto was used. If a person not on the block wins the PoV, they can then take a nominee down and be safe at the same time. Or they can choose to leave the nominations the same.
This is the most common type of Power of Veto and it is usually won via a weekly Power of Veto competition.