MTMTE AU where Empurata works not only externally but also internally: mechs who are punished with Empurata, have also their coding modified: every sparkling they’re gonna carry or sire, will look like an Empurata victim
Actually my head canon in regards to inheritance had that for a different reason. Since cybertrons live so long and change their forms to adapt the situation so often, I think it would make sense for their evolution to be almost Lamarckian. That is, they pass on the features they currently sport. NAILS would have kids that look like then now, not what they originally looked like, otherwise their kids would be very unadapted to their non-cybertron homeworlds.
So empurata kids looking like their parents would be an unintended side effect.
That just my personal musing on the issue.