Was it the act of seducing Eve to eat the apple that was his downfall, was he already fallen before that, or was it after?
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That happened before the Garden of Eden incident. Before then, he walked in heaven (on the holy mount of God).
He was actually cast down because he became proud.
Then he thought that he could be God, that he could take God's place in the universe as ruler of it:
That was his downfal: Pride--he thought he was as good as God.