mimic vat questions about exiled creatures

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so  im playin an all white deck with shadow theme its kewl right? w/e... get to the point. goin againts this guy that uses mimic vat to copy sakura-tribe elder then after some turns, he casts a phantasmal image and copies my priest, so im like no biggie, i got swords to plowshare to exile the image right before it "dies" right? wrong i exile it and he still gets to imprint it.... im like WHOA  HOW!?!??!?! the image never died, it didnt go to graveyard it was straight up "removed from the game". now im either really mad at myself cause i dont know my rulings, or some crazy  just happened here. anyone clarify this for me please, tnx. 

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i  hate mimic vat
Read the cards before you rant. Phantasmal Image is sacreficed whenever it's the target of a spell. When you cast Swords to Plowshares it died before the spell resolved (to get exiled).

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Phantasmal Image gains an additional ability as part of its copy effect: "When this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it." Its ability triggers when you target it with Swords to Plowshares. It is sacrificed, and your Swords to Plowshares does not resolve, because your spell's target is no longer on the battlefield.
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