Because DA has so many categories, I can guarantee that every artist has had a moment where they sit there, staring at the screen going "but this could fit 2 or 3 of those, how do I know where it should go?" Fan Art is especially confusing because every media based subcategory exists as other categories in the submission tree. When you throw Original Characters (OCs, also called Fan Characters), characters created by fans to exist in a universe copyrighted to someone else, the confusion only grows. Licensed art is the cherry on top of the messy submissions sundae. Hopefully I can untangle some of this for you below.
What counts as Fan Art?
Fan art is defined loosely as "art depicting characters and concepts to which you do not hold the copyright." So if I draw characters from FullMetal Alchemist or Legend of Zelda or The Wheel of Time, it would be considered Fan Art. If I were to draw a chocobo or an ent, that