Let's say I have an Immortal Phoenix in my hand, and an opponent casts a Reaper of Night (the adventure, not the creature). If I discard the Phoenix, will it return to my hand?


No, it won't. Dies is a term with a very specific meaning: it means to be put in the graveyard from the battlefield. If it is put there from your hand, the ability won't trigger.

700.4. The term dies means “is put into a graveyard from the battlefield.”

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