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In response, Player B casts Swords to Plowshares, targeting Nekrataal.
The stack looks like this (top first):
- Swords to Plowshares, targeting Nekrataal.
- Nekrataal's triggered ability, targeting Suntail Hawk.
Does the Suntail Hawk die?
My thinking is mixed. If I remove the source of the triggered ability, what happens?
- The ability doesn't happen. Either the ability is removed from the stack when its source is removed, or the ability is removed when it tries to resolve and sees that the source isn't there.
- The triggered ability is simply an object on the stack, and it doesn't matter what happens to the Nekrataal that created it.
Any help would be appreciated.